Mud is synonymous with music festivals. From Woodstock to Bonnaroo, there are always photos of mud soaked festival attendees dancing on the earthy brown ground.
However, mud is only good in moderation. There needs to be a fine line between music and mud and just a mud bath. Unfortunately, it seemed like the latter took over at Y Not Festival.
The northern England festival started out with a solid camping concept and lineup but a week of torrential downpour was enough to cripple the entire festival.
Headliners cancelled and eventually Y Not canceled the entire show over safety concerned:
“The safety of our guests, performers and crew is our primary concern and the potential risk was too severe for Sunday to go ahead,” organizers said in a statement. “We are very sorry for the disappointment and disruption caused to everyone who was looking forward to the final day of the festival.”
With that being said, we cant help but notice a Fyre Festival familiarity: Tents were robbed, underage drinking ran rampant, mud, so much mud, and an overall lack of security, was enough to enrage the attendees. Found below are Instagram posts depicting just how awful Y Not turned out.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Check out this article on Junkee for the full photoset.
Natural disasters are one thing but when that is combined with an overall lack of care, that is when we get upset. Let us hope Y Not steps it for next year or not at all.