Wilco addresses fans’ call for a refund for the Mexico Festival

In May 2021, Wilco Sky announced Blue Sky 2022, a “destination concert experience” at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Mexico. It takes place next week from the 17th-21st. January. The originally announced lineup for the sold-out event included three shows from Wilco, plus sets from Spoon, Kurt Vile, Thundercat, Waxahatchee, Stephen Malkmus, Nubya Garcia, Jeff Tweedy solo and others. The starting price for ticket packages was $ 1699.

In comments to the band and festival organizers on the event’s Facebook page, several people called for reimbursement and asked if the event would be rescheduled due to the widespread omicron variant of COVID-19. Today (January 11) the site shared the event schedule with an update: Soccer Mommy and Ohmme had joined the lineup as Waxahatchee, Mountain Man and Julian Lage “are no longer able” to attend. Wilco and the festival’s promoter Cloud 9 Adventures have now released statements that respond to fans’ concerns.

“As for the Sky Blue Sky Festival, Wilco has been awarded an independent contract to perform at this event and have their name used to promote ticket sales in the same way as most other live performances by the group,” a Wilco representative said. said in a statement. “The festival promoter, Cloud 9, is solely responsible for and determines all ticket policies, including prices and availability of refunds or credits.”

Tweedy also addressed the issue on his family’s livestream broadcast The Tweedy Show Thursday, January 6:

“I understand 100% all the anxiety and anger and confusion that has been around the Sky Blue Sky Festival. Wilco, we are in a similar boat as everyone, obviously not the same boat but a similar boat because we are trying to find out of it.We are a contracted entity for this event … We hope there is a situation that gets clear and resolves itself in a way that makes everyone happy.I find that it is an unlikely outcome at present “I do not think there is anyone who deliberately tries to fuck anyone. I think there are many stones and many hard places to be in on this particular topic.”

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