All the juicy details about the Fyre Festival #fail are coming to TV
It seems our fascination with the failed Fyre Festival is not going away anytime soon with Billboard, Mic and The Cinemart developing a documentary series examining why this so-called 'luxury' music festival failed so spectacularly earlier this year.
The Fyre Festival was created by 25-year-old Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule and marketed as the ultimate luxe music festival for cashed-up millennials. The organisers promised an adventure of a lifetime thanks to an insanely Insta-worthy tropical island location in the Bahamas, five-star private villa lodgings, gourmet celeb chef nosh and of course a stellar line up of music performances.
Enlisting the hottest millennial model/It girls as the face of the festival, including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Elsa Hosk enticed festival goers into paying up to $12,000 for tickets to an event that ended up being the biggest scam of the year. Instead of five-star villas there were a couple of flimsy tents, gourmet food turned out to be days-old cheese on stale bread in a styrofoam container and the promised stages for performances hadn't even been built. And as for the music acts? Nowhere in sight.
Since the epic fail of Fyre Festival co-founder Billy McFarland has been charged with wire fraud to which he pleaded not guilty - he's currently out on bail according to Billboard, but could face up to 20 years in jail if convicted. Who wouldn't want to watch a TV series about all of that?
"Billboard, Mic and The Cinemart will expose what went wrong and who is to blame," according to Billboard for the as-yet-untitled docuseries, using, "...thousands of emails from Fyre staff that foreshadowed its forthcoming downfall, material from attendees on the ground at the event site, news articles and investigative journalism."
No details yet on the air date for the documentary.
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