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Shauna Walter · Burnaby, British Columbia Bankruptcy doesn't happen overnight, these execs knew they were in trouble and continued to sell tickets; therefore it's a scam! I would say that they should feel shame but the greedy don't care who they rip off! Disgusting! Unlike · Reply · 3 · 19 hrs Tait Jonnson Yup Like · Reply · 1 · 16 hrs Julie Ali · University of Alberta It was the wrong thing to do and don't think citizens will forget.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3463960/pemberton-music-festival-2017-cancelled-ticket-holders-out-more-than-1000/?fb_comment_id=fbc_1258141094283662_1258143807616724_1258143807616724#f37067aaa2bf4d8

May 19, 2017 7:14 am
Updated: May 19, 2017 7:15 am

Pemberton Music Festival 2017 cancelled: Ticket holders out more than $1,000

By Amy JuddOnline News Producer Global News
The biggest music festival of the year in BC has been cancelled. Concert fans are scrambling to figure out how they can get a refund. Catherine Urquhart has more.
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The Pemberton Music Festival for 2017 has been cancelled and ticket holders are left wondering what they can do to try and get their money back.
Documents obtained by Global News show there will be no automatic refunds for tickets as “the festival is now in bankruptcy and has no ability to provide refunds for tickets purchased.”
Sherina and David Raza are out more than $1,000 now as they bought two tickets to the festival as a grad gift for their son. The two tickets were about $700, and camping and parking came to about $300.
“The lineup was really good and he was really excited once he heard who was coming,” said Sherina. “So that was another downer on the whole thing.”
The lineup for this year’s event included acts such as Muse, Chance the Rapper, A Tribe Called Quest and dozens of others.
Court documents reveal the Pemberton Music Festival’s revenue to date was just over $8 million but expenses had reached $22 million.
Poor ticket sales and a low Canadian dollar are at least partially to blame.
It’s not surprise people are so intent on coming back after experiencing their first Pemberton Musical Festival. That includes the artists.
It’s not surprise people are so intent on coming back after experiencing their first Pemberton Musical Festival. That includes the artists.
Photo Credit: Mark C Austin
The contract producer for the event, U.S.-based Huka Entertainment, issued a statement saying they are heartbroken and it was not their decision to cancel the event.
But for Sherina and David, they are now left wondering what they are going to do.
“It’s going to be a real upsetting conversation to have with our son,” said David. “It was his graduation present.”
Ernst & Young has been appointed trustee. Ticket holders are encouraged to contact them and their credit card companies as some may offer a refund.
— With files from Catherine Urquhart and Yuliya Talmazan
Julie Ali · 
There needs to be money paid back to families and their kids. If the festival took the money for a service it did not provide then the money needs to be returned. It is unfair for anyone to expect others to bear the costs of their own failure to do the work required.
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Neil Bowman
One big problem Julie, they got NO money........MONEY GONE !
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Julie Ali · 
Neil Bowman Why were they taking money like this when they weren't able to do the festival?
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El Luco · 
Most credit card company will give back the money! Call them this morning they are aware of it. Took me 5 minutes to do but long wait before you can talk to someone. Anyway my friends and I all did it so I would suggest that everybody that has ticket call their bank if they paid on credit card
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Adam Browne · 
You obviously don't understand how bankruptcy works...as Neil said, money gone!
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Julie Ali · 
El Luco Thanks for the information. I appreciate it.
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Julie Ali · 
Adam Browne How come they were aware of their dire straits but decided to keep going? This is more than a bankruptcy problem; this is a character problem.
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Tom Anderson
So getting refunds is going to be almost impossible, we sure have poor laws in Canada..for the innocent .
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Tait Jonnson
Thievs !
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Gary Heynsbroek
This is called fraud.
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Shauna Walter · 
Bankruptcy doesn't happen overnight, these execs knew they were in trouble and continued to sell tickets; therefore it's a scam! I would say that they should feel shame but the greedy don't care who they rip off! Disgusting!
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Tait Jonnson
Yup
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Julie Ali · 
It was the wrong thing to do and don't think citizens will forget.
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Tom Anderson
Just go to it ,sit in the field get stoned and you won't even know there was no concert
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Jim Froome · 
Thats the way american coporations do business. I'll bet the execs got paid and then pulled the plug. Sad for those who bought tickets.
LikeReply3May 19, 2017 9:26am
Tait Jonnson
Good God !
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Rara Roland
Ticket sales poor? Perhaps because the line-up was less than good.
LikeReply2May 19, 2017 8:27am
Jesse Letain · 
Works at WorleyParsons
Just an FYI - I bought my tickets with my BMO credit card back in Feburary and was able to make a dispute. Right when they answered the phone they apologized for the wait and mentioned how there was a music festival that just got cancelled. All I said was that's exactly why I'm phoning!

The person that took care of my dispute was super helpful!
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Julie Ali · 
Good to know about this. Thanks.
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