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Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Has Broken His Silence About Fyre Festival

Written by Jackson Langford on April 3, 2019

Blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus has finally spoken out about the absolute disaster that was Fyre Festival, as the band were slated to headline the event’s lineup.

Speaking to NME, Hoppus revealed that the band pulled out of the festival before it took place as they were pretty sure that something wasn’t right.

Hoppus, like the rest of the bloody world, watched Netflix’s documentary on the chaotic event, and said he was shocked by everything that happened.

“It was pretty shocking,” Hoppus said.

“It was shocking but not entirely surprising.”

“We had indications kind of early on that there were problems. Our production crew was having problems getting even the most basic of answers as to staging, power and things that you would normally have well in advance of the show. That being said, us and our crew have always prided ourselves on being able to put on a good show.”

“We continued in good faith, the show got closer and closer,” he continued.

“Travis doesn’t fly so he was going to have to get on a boat for several days to get there then our production crew just said, ‘I don’t think that this is going to happen, I think we should pull out now’. That’s when we issued our statement.”

In other Blink related news, Travis Barker recently confirmed that the band’s highly anticipated new album will be out before June. Let’s hope they bring that album to Australia, and that their performance goes off without a Fyre Fest-sized hitch.

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