After the original Facebook event page went viral, and the US government warned potential visitors about the dangers of storming a military base, the event split in two: There are now at least two events known as "Alienstock."
One, in Rachel, Nevada, is a free music festival from the owners of the Little A'Le'Inn.
The other, a Bud Light-sponsored music festival that took place on Thursday night in downtown Las Vegas, was more of a spin on the original theme than anything else. There was an outright split between the folks in Rachel and the event's original planners.
The latter group posted the following statement on its website:
"Due to the lack of infrastructure, planning, and risk management, along with concerns raised for the safety of the expected 10,000+ attendees, we decided to transition Alienstock away from the Rachel festival towards a safer alternative.
We are officially disconnecting from the Little A'LE'INN, Rachel NV, and AlienStock's affiliation with them. We will no longer offer our logo, social media, website or Matty Roberts likeness or scheduled appearance. In short, the relationship has ended permanently.
AlienStock will be moving to a safe, clean secure area in Downtown Las Vegas as an alternative.
We are not interested in, nor will we tolerate any involvement in a FYREFEST 2.0. 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."