Storms Slam TomorrowWorld Festival, Leaving Fans Scrambling for Shelter
Refunds are being offered for those who were forced to sleep in the muddy streets on Saturday night
TomorrowWorld is one of EDM’s biggest festivals in North America, drawing tens of thousands of visitors to Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia for headliners that this year include Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angelo, Kaskade, DJ Snake, Afrojack, and Hardwell. This weekend, however, many fans found themselves stuck on festival grounds after storms ripped through the area. According to fans, festival organizers closed the roads on Saturday night, canceled shuttles back to area hotels, and left attendees scrambling for shelter — many resorting to sleeping in the mud and even atop police cars.
On Sunday morning, the only fans allowed back on festival grounds were those who’d slept in the TomorrowWorld on-site camping grounds, “Dreamville,” which sounds anything but that. Per organizers:
Friends, Today – Sunday September 27 – Mother nature has decided otherwise… TomorrowWorld will only be accessible to visitors currently camping at DreamVille. Continuous rainfall over the last three days has severely limited capacity of the parking lots, entrance roads and drop off locations in and around the festival site. The experience of the TomorrowWorld visitors is always number one priority, so TomorrowWorld was forced to close all daily parking lots and drop off locations. TomorrowWorld regrets that festivalgoers with day tickets, guest list tickets, and anyone not already camping at DreamVille will unfortunately not be able to access the festival. The last day of the festival will go on for the 40,000 visitors already situated in DreamVille, with David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, and Martin Garrix all on deck. More information and refund policy will be available soon.
Here’s the apology and refund information:
Dear TomorrowWorld visitor,
First of all we would like to sincerely apologize for the inconveniences due to the weather conditions and to all who couldn’t be part of the 3rd day of TomorrowWorld 2015.
Continuous and unexpected rainfall over the last three days has severely limited capacity of the parking lots, entrance roads, and drop off locations in and around the festival site, and has led to severe traffic congestion. The experience and safety of the TomorrowWorld visitors is and always was our top priority.
You are the true People of Tomorrow and deserve all the respect in the world.
Below are tweets and photos from the disastrous site:
— pocahontas (@EDMPocahontas) September 27, 2015
— Mashable (@mashable) September 28, 2015
TomorrowWorld is a disaster lol pic.twitter.com/gNADPAkpe2
— Mr. Rager (@MrRagerx) September 27, 2015
@TomorrowWorld shuttle situation is an absolute disaster. Thousands of people stranded in the woods. Way to completely drop the ball.
— Erica (@EMooch_) September 27, 2015