Mother Nature has not been kind to TomorrowWorld this year. Bad weather and bad planning left people stranded with no food, water, or shelter for miles.

Thunderstorms and rain created dangerous conditions for the single-day ticket holders as well as the campers, but attendees were super pissed when the festival announced that only campers in Dreamville would be allowed to attend, meaning anyone with a single-day pass or guest list spot was denied entry. This resulted in disaster, with hundreds or maybe even thousands of people stranded, and not enough transport to carry people to safety. Several attendees ended up sleeping in cold, wet mud, pictures of which have popped up all over social media.

This result has been blamed on a lack of contingency planning on part of TomorrowWorld. After closing down the original parking lot that had become inundated, a new parking refuge was created nine miles from the festival venue, with shuttles running to and fro. When several of the shuttles were cancelled on Day 3, people were forced to walk the distance in the rain.

Here’s the statement issued by the festival organisers on September 26:

“At TomorrowWorld, the safety and enjoyment of our guests is always our number one priority.

The inclement weather has muddied our parking fields and caused traffic delays. To address this, we have redirected drivers to alternate parking lots. With the wet conditions, entry has been slower than usual but we are working diligently and with caution on that.

We count ourselves lucky that this festival site has a strong infrastructure already in place, so we can maintain it easily. It must be noted that the community of Chattahoochee Hills has come to our assistance in a big way – from neighbors providing hay and woodchips to cover muddy areas, to the police department helping to ensure a safe traffic flow – we could not be more grateful.”

Following their decision to selectively deny entry to people on the 3rd day of the festival, TomorrowWorld has also issued refund information on their website.