Conspiracy theorists and UFO enthusiasts who were originally planning to storm Area 51 may now just be going to party in the desert.
After the creation of a Facebook page for the event to raid the actual military base went viral, the little motel near the secretive Air Force facility started booking up.
The original event “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” drew the attention of more than 2 million people who responded to attend the event scheduled for September 20. Several major brands also announced promotional tie-ins, including Bud Light as it announced an Area 51-themed beer and pledged a free drink to any ETs that escaped the facility. Arby’s also revealed that they would have a food truck at the event.
The event creator Matty Roberts is now planning to launch an actual alien-themed festival instead of raiding Area 51. Called as Alienstock, the festival is set to feature arts, live music, and camping under the sky. It is set to take place for the same dates as the original Area 51 event but does not include running faster than bullets and storming Area 51, which is a heavily guarded military base.
According to Alienstock website, the festival will be set in Rachel, a town in Nevada that reportedly holds a population of 54 permanent residents. The site claims to be working with an extraterrestrial-themed motel/restaurant The Little A’Le ‘Inn, which is the only motel/restaurant in the entire town.
The motel/restaurant website does put in a link to the Alienstock website. It announces the inn is booked solid for Alienstock. It also warns visitors to fill up their tanks at nearby towns as there’s no gas available in Rachel.
While no acts have been confirmed for the live music, Limp Bizkit will reportedly be performing in the area. Representatives for Limp Bizkit and Alienstock did not immediately return our requests for comment, but the band did a post on Instagram about performing at S4, a secretive location near Area 51.