Storm Area 51 event axed as creators brand it 'Fyre Festival 2.0'

The creators of the viral ‘Storm Area 51’ event in the Nevada desert have called the whole thing off, electing to go to Las Vegas instead.

The event, which started as a joke Facebook post, quickly grew to a point where over two million people said they would attend.

It was rebranded as Alienstock and scheduled to go ahead deep in rural Lincoln County, Nevada. But, citing concerns over safety, infrastructure and lack of organisation the creators have pulled the plug. There’s probably the fact the US Air Force said they’d shoot anyone that got too close as well.

Instead, they’re welcoming everyone to go to an event on September 19 in downtown Las Vegas instead.

‘We are not interested in, nor will we tolerate any involvement in a FYREFEST 2.0,’ they wrote on their website.

‘We foresee a possible humanitarian disaster in the works, and we can’t participate in any capacity at this point.

‘AlienStock is a brand that stands for unity and concern for like minded people. It’s grown into much more than a location. It’s a phenomenon that can only promise absolute safety and peace, and we need to move the Festival to guarantee that.’

It’s still not known exactly how many people will show up to the event.

So many people signed up to the original ‘Storm Area 51’ Facebook event that the US Air Force issued a warning to anyone thinking of trying to infiltrate the facility.

‘[Area 51] is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces,’ a US Air Force spokesperson said in a statement.

‘The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.’

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