My Slice Fest – When ‘London’s Biggest Pizza Festival’ Goes Wrong
Would you go to London Biggest Pizza Festival? Course you would! Promises of pizza, music and a warm Wembley park to while away your Saturday? Too good to be true? Nah, not for London. This kind of festival happens all the time. The festival in question however, My Slice Fest, didn’t quite live up to expectations and instead ended in a social media stream of misery with attendees tweeting their anger and demanding refunds.
‘A slice of pure disappointment’ said one, another tweeted Pizza Hut asking for a delivery. Advertising stated that the festival would be held in Wembley Park and that there would be 15 vendors, two stages and even Mac ‘n’ Cheese pizza – but the reality was a little different…
Tickets cost £25 and £49.50 for V.I.P (which didn’t even guarantee any pizza), they had five pizza vendors for 10,000 people and it wasn’t in Wembley Park but in fact, the car park of Wembley Stadium. Yikes.
Understandably so, people were pretty pissed. The queues were long, the pizza was undercooked and it turns out, they ran out of pizza after five hours too…
One attendee noticed that the team were removing negative comments from their social media pages:
Removing your Facebook reviews won’t hide the fact that @myslicefest was an absolute disaster of a ‘festival’ and a disgrace
There were pictures of undercooked pizza:
And screenshots of imagery that had now been deleted showing promises of fruit and popcorn pizza:
Not quite the Italian pizza dream people were hoping for. A spokesman for the festival, Xclusive Touch has said,
“We’re really sorry some people felt the queues for pizza let down their experience of MySliceFest on Saturday.”
“We’re an enthusiastic and committed events company and what we delivered didn’t live up to our high expectations for everyone.”
“We take this very seriously and will be replying individually to everyone who has taken the time to get in touch. In spite of this, thousands of people did enjoy our unique festival of music and pizza, and we’ll be learning from what worked and what we needed to improve on as we go forward.” (via The Evening Standard)
If there were any people excited about the festival, we couldn’t find them. Though we did notice that Little Mix’ Leigh Anne Pinnock did go. Wonder what she thought because VIP was just as shocking!
Were you at My Slice Fest on Saturday? We’d love to know your thoughts. Comment below…
Featured image via Munchies.