Fyre Festival Was a Catastrophic Disaster — and Netflix Is Releasing a Documentary About It Next Month
Get ready, because the biggest train wreck in music entertainment history is about to hit your streaming device.
The Fyre Festival, an ill-fated, heavily hyped and ultimately disastrous luxury music festival that (sort of) went down in April 2017, was meant to be the greatest, most exclusive music event ever. In reality, it ended up looking like a scene out of post-apocalyptic movie.
Now there’s going to be a documentary about it.
Back in 2017, attendees essentially paid thousands of dollars to sit in what looked like a natural disaster area eating pre-packaged sandwiches rather than enjoying luxe accommodations and gourmet food they were promised by scores of social media influencers and celebrities. No music, no entertainment, no big acts that said they were going to be in attendance.
In the end, the organizers of Fyre Festival — namely Fyre Media founder Billy McFarland — are subject to eight different lawsuits and over $100 million in damages, including one count of wire fraud. According to the AV Club, McFarland has been sentenced to 6 years in prison.
Now, Vice Studios, in conjunction with Netflix, is releasing "FYRE," a documentary about the music catastrophe on Jan. 18, 2019, and the trailer looks incredible.
Just watch the video and you’ll see why this may be the ultimate documentary subject matter. The film was also made by Chris Smith, the documentarian behind “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,” AV Club reported.
In addition to the documentary, Fyre Festival has also inspired a few other projects, some that will undoubtedly mock the event. According to the AV Club, Hulu will also be premiering a full-on docuseries about the festival, while Seth Rogen and the Lonely Island have been rumored to be collaborating on a feature film.
But until January, all we have is this trailer to enjoy the madness.