After two days of torrential weather Tomorrow World decided to limit access to the festival for the third and final day of the festival. Located in Chattanooga Hills in Georgia, the first two days of the festival were marked by intense rainfall and thunderstorms. On Saturday, parking lots and all roads to the festival became huge mud pits, limiting access for the estimated 190,000 festival goers. Taxi locations were moved five miles away from the venue while a new parking lot was designated 9 miles from the actual site. While shuttles were promised to be running 24/7, they were extremely delayed, causing attendees to either wait 4-5 hours for a bus or walk miles to gain access to the venue. Early this morning the promoters of TomorrowWorld released the following statement:
Today, Sunday September 27, 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 TomorrowWorld’s 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.
The announcement follows initial reports on social media of attendees facing horrendous situations leaving and entering the festival. Communication from staff and promoters was nonexistent, so many festival attendees slept hours in the mud and rain, with no shelter, food or water, waiting hours and hours for shuttle services.
Frustrated with the issues surrounding this event, attendees made an Instagram account to document the various miscues. Reports includes waiting for shuttles and entrance into the venue, and only being able to spend 2 hours inside the festival due to intense weather conditions. Some festival attendees are already talking about litigation to address the lack of security at the event.
Further rumors have circulated about the conditions of today’s event. The live broadcast is only running the rebroadcast from Saturday’s festivities, and is not currently showing anything from Sunday. Many sets have been moved around or delayed in order to get everyone out of the rain and into tent stages. For over 40,000 people camping and attending TomorrowWorld today, we here at DMNW hopes the situation improves. Stay tuned for more information as it comes in!
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