Matty Roberts, the organiser of AlienStock music festival in southern Nevada has pulled out with just over a week to go.
“Due to the lack of infrastructure, poor planning, risk management and blatant disregard for the safety of the expected 10,000+ AlienStock attendees, we decided to pull the plug on the festival,” Roberts and his team announced via the AlienStock website. “We are not interested in, nor will we tolerate any involvement in a FYREFEST 2.0.”
Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” went viral in July with two million people worldwide clicking that they were “Going” to the highly classified US Air Force facility in Rachel, Nevada, to “see them aliens.”
Area 51 has long been rumoured to contain extra terrestrial life, but as the event gained traction, the Feds got increasingly wary about the gathering, which is billed to take place from 19-22 September.
“I’m trying to advocate against the storming as much as I can,” Roberts told CNN in August “I just want a gathering of all these weirdos in the desert.”