It has now been revealed that the organisers of the New Years Eve Above the Harbour event in Sydney are also in charge of organising this years summer.
Organisers of the NYE party, Mothership Media, were left red faced when attendees of the event at the Domain on Sydney Harbour started complaining about having to wait over two hours for food and drinks, lack of toilets, poor entertainment and obstructed views of the fireworks on the Harbour.
Now, Mothership Media are in hot water again when it was revealed they were also given the contract to organseSydney’s summer. Complaints have been steady on their Facebook page, with most people complaining that summer is meant to be three months long, hot, sunny and fun.
One commentator, Chris Lee, wrote: “I was expecting a good three months of beach weather , so far I’ve been to the beach twice in 2 months.” Amanda Schuker posted: “When was the last time we saw the sun? I’ve got a fridge full of snags and beer, now I’ve gotta go to the shops and get some lamb shanks and red wine”
When contacted about the complaints relating to its organisation of summer, Mothership Media said in a statement: “We are in contact with customers who bought a long hot summer. We are also disappointed that some issues have arisen and are working with our suppliers to remedy the situation. We are also looking to offer partial refunds to people who wanted a long hot summer.”
But not everyone was impressed by the company’s response. Michelle Dominics from Bondi tweeted: “A partial refund wtf? I went to sleep in January and felt like I woke up in August#refusetoberippedoff”
A Mothership Media spokesperson told The (Un)Australian that all complaints would be dealt with one on one and they were now moving forward with their next big event, the Above the Harbour Australia Day events, which are set to be held on April 25.
Gus W. Templeton