Coachella is one of the biggest music festivals of the year that takes place in California, and this year the Revolve Festival happened to fall on the same dates.
Clothing brand Revolve hosted its fifth festival in La Quinta, California and it happened to coincide with the first weekend of Coachella this year. A host of celebrities and influencers attended the event and documented their experience on social media, but although their time at the festival seemed fun, there are multiple accounts coming out that say the weekend was actually a horrible experience.
Some Attendees Say the Revolve Festival "Sinks to Level of Fyre Festival"
Many influencers were invited to the Revolve festival, including A-list celebrities like Halsey and the Kardashian-Jenner sisters, but there are more and more people who cite "bad management" and "poor transportation" that resulted in them being stranded in a parking lot feeling hot and dizzy, without access to water.
A representative for the fashion brand said there were off-site locations that had shuttle transportation and ride-share access, but the system wasn't reliable on Saturday afternoon when there were many attendees gathered in one place. Some influencers even claimed that there were people getting "trampled" in an attempt to reach shuttles.
Averie Bishop shared her experience on TikTok, saying she had to wait for two hours to even get on a bus to go to the Revolve Festival. "There was pushing, shoving, shouting, yanking in front of the buses, people standing in-between the buses, like, while they were moving," she said. "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," she concluded.
It turned into such a terrible experience that people called it the "most unorganized event" and were even comparing it to the infamous Fyre Festival that forced people to stay in FEMA tents even though they paid up to $100,000 for tickets.
Revolve has since apologized for the inconveniences they caused by the disorganization of the event. “As the festival was reaching capacity late Saturday afternoon,” they said in a statement. "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 safety of our guests is of the utmost importance to us, and we will always make that a priority.”
“We sincerely apologize to all the guests who were impacted,” they said. “We always strive to provide a great experience, and we promise to do better.”