WME boss Marc Gieger had said that he may take legal action over the bankruptcy of the Pemberton Festival on the news that fans are unlikely to receive automatic ticket refunds. Geiger, whose agency had HAIM and Big Sean amongst a number of acts booked at the planned British Columbia event, said "I'm not going to allow this. We deal with cancelled events all the time on an artists' side, but nobody stiffs consumers. I'm the head of music for the biggest talent agency in the world who does more of this than anybody. I've never been on the phone with reporters talking about anything like this." Pointing out that event organisers had a variety of options they could have taken to avoid leaving fans carrying a loss, he added that in the larger scheme of things, this could cause festival goers losing confidence in events.