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Blink-182's Mark Hoppus Opens Up About Pulling Out Of Fyre Festival

April 4, 2019

Blink-182 was set to headline Fyre Festival, the infamous music festival that turned out to be a worldwide scam. The band noticed early on that something didn't quite add up, and backed out of their performance last minute. 

Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 told NME,  "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." 

Aside from the communication gap, drummer Travis Barker has a fear of flying. The band would have had to travel days by boat to arrive at the Fyre Festival location in Exuma, in the Bahamas.

Blink-182 was the first to drop out of the show and ultimately lead others to question Fyre Festival's legitimacy.