It’s been a rough spring for music lovers in North America.
First, there was the nightmare in The Bahamas known as Fyre Festival (goodbye forever, Ja Rule), and now, in our very own country, BC’s massive Pemberton Music Festival got axed and is bankrupt.
Unfortunately for fans on both ends, refunds are not easy to come by due to lawsuits and bankruptcies.
Enter Ontario’s epic WayHome Music & Arts Festival.
If you haven’t heard of WayHome, you might not be from Ontario. The festival began two years ago, and has steadily drawn a summer music crowd with incredible headliners.
Among this year’s headlining acts over the July weekend are Flume, Solange, Imagine Dragons, and Frank Ocean. Yes, I repeat, FRANK OCEAN.
Organizers of one of Toronto’s favourite festivals wanted to make sure music fans didn’t miss out on that summer feeling, and the use of their purchased flower crowns, and have offered up free admission to anyone who has purchased tickets for the two cancelled festivals.
That is correct. If you hold a ticket to Fyre Festival or Pemby, you can get a free general admission weekend pass to WayHome, which is currently going for $249.99 CA plus tax.
“First and foremost, we are music fans, and as such belong to an international community that share in our mutual successes and disappointments,” said Republic Live Partner, Eva Dunford, in a statement. “It’s saddening to hear of the struggles Pemberton Music Festival organizers are dealing with, and therefore want to help by honouring all purchased ticket holders with a free pass to WayHome this summer”
To redeem your tickets, you’ll need to send a copy of the unique confirmed ticket to [email protected] WayHome’s offer is open until June 30, and of course, they will authenticate all requests. Tickets will be redeemed on a one for one basis, and will not include camping, parking or VIP offers.
Plus, you’ll get to see the glory of Ontario summers.
WayHome will be taking place July 28 to 30 at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, in Oro-Medonte, Ontario.