After 2 million Storm Area 51 RSVP’s, a warning from the U.S. government, and a personal visit from the FBI, Storm Area 51 founder Matty Roberts has officially backed out of the Alienstock Festival. And he doesn’t mince words.
From Fox 5/Las Vegas:
On Monday night, a statement was sent from his representative saying he’s pulling the plug on the entire festival, while another organizer of the event said it is still happening.
Roberts said the person they were working with didn’t have the financing, contracts or infrastructure and they didn’t want to be responsible for the safety of thousands of people who are going to show up in Rachel in two weeks.
Roberts said he’s taking Alienstock to downtown Las Vegas the same weekend.
In full, his statement said:
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. The permit holder (Connie West) was given multiple opportunities to provide us with the proof that things expected at this festival were in place. In fact, she refused to provide to us, as agreed upon, contracts, proof of deposits or any paper proof of anything.
We are officially disconnecting from Connie West, Rachel NV and AlienStocks affiliation with them. We will no longer offer our logo, social media, website or Matty Roberts likeness or scheduled appearance. In short, the relationship has ended permanently, and AlienStock will be moving to a safe, clean secure area in Downtown Las Vegas as an alternative.
We are not interested in, nor will we tolerate any involvement in a FYREFEST 2.0. We foresee a possible humanitarian disaster in the works, and we can’t participate in any capacity at this point.
AlienStock is a brand that stands for unity and concern for like minded people. It’s grown into much more than a location. It’s a phenomenon that can only promise absolute safety and peace, and we need to move the Festival to guarantee that. Stay tuned for more news… it’s BIG!
– Matty Roberts Founder of StormArea 51 and the AlienStock Festival
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