REVOLVE Releases Statement After Disastrous 2022 Festival Mishaps — Everything We Know
REVOLVE has spoken out about their Coachella event allegedly becoming Fyre Festival 2.0.
"In anticipation of the high level of interest in attending REVOLVE Festival this year, REVOLVE worked closely with all appropriate city and safety authorities to ensure a safe and secure path for guests to access the 2-day invitation-only event," the company said in a statement to E! News.
"With an event of this magnitude, city regulations mandate an off-site location for guest check-in and parking, as well as licensed shuttle transportation to and from the venue," they continued. "The off-site lot was set up with guest parking, as well as rideshare drop-off and pickup access with added WIFI for car booking, restrooms, shade, water, medics and security."
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"As the festival was reaching capacity late Saturday afternoon, shuttle access to the venue was limited in order to remain in compliance with safety requirements causing longer wait times for entry and resulting in some guests not being able to attend the festival," the company noted. "The safety of our guests is of the utmost importance to us and we will always make that a priority."
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"We sincerely apologize to all the guests who were impacted," the representative concluded. "We always strive to provide a great experience and we promise to do better."
Although the event may have appeared to be a glamorous day in the sun for the likes of attendees such as Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Olivia Culpo, other influencers took to their social media platforms to detail the chaotic experience, even going on to compare it to the infamous 2017 Fyre Festival — which had severe problems related to security, food, accommodation and medical services.
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"Influencers stranded in the dirt with no water, under the hot sun for HOURS waiting for buses that were coming to bring them to the actual festival," Los Angeles Magazine editor Joseph Kapsch recalled in a tweet of his experience. "'Alleged fights, screaming, everyone is dizzy. Security had crowds of influencers yelling how 'important they were and why they deserved the first seat.'"
TikTok star Hannah Kosh completely agreed with Kapsch's recollection of the day, stating in a video, "You guys, it was all of that and more. People were raiding the buses, the bus drivers refused to come back, I saw three people pass out in line myself — wild."
"There was pushing, shoving, shouting, yanking in front of the buses, people standing in-between the buses, like, while they were moving," attendee Averie Bishop explained while sharing footage from the messy event. "Just to get on these buses and get to the REVOLVE Festival. Sorry REVOLVE, but I really hope you take into consideration everyone's safety and security next year."