Netlflix has announced plans to release their documentary exploring the disastrous Fyre Festival.
The planned music festival, which was scheduled to take place on the Bahamian island of Great Exuma over two weekends in April and May 2017, was uncovered as a fraudulent mess which resulted in founder Billy McFarland being sent to prison.
With rapper Ja Rule at his side, Fyre Festival sought after “social media influencers” such as models Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and actress Emily Ratajkowski to promote the highly expensive ‘luxury’ event.
With horrendous planning, the event collapsed due to extensive problems related to security, food, accommodations and artist relations. Despite festival goers already attended, the event was postponed on the spot with those people left stranded with makeshift tents and pre-packed sandwiches. What ensued was eight lawsuits with one seeking damages in excess of $100 million.
Having admitted to wire fraud, McFarland was sentenced to six years in prison and ordered to forfeit $26 million. Now, Netflix attempts to delve deep into the details of the disaster and say the film “gives a first-hand look into the disastrous crash of Fyre as told by the organisers themselves.”
Due out January 16th, here’s the trailer: