Remember the brouhaha surrounding 2017's ill-fated Fyre Festival, meant to be the most fabulous and posh destination music festival the Bahamas? You say you're trying to forget, but if you're like most people, its the trainwreck you kind of love to relive in all its gory detail. It's the schadenfreude that helps gets you through your own worst days. "Hey, today work/dating/life sucked, but at least I had nothing to do with the Fyre Festival..."
Well, if that describes you, you're in luck: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hulu has just acquired a doumentary in multiple parts, and it's set to run in 2019. The series is set to include interviews with sources such as local Bahamians, would-be festival-goers, vendors, and investors. It will also include hours of previously unseen footage as well as leaked documents. And you can take it all in from the comfort of your home, with indoor plumbing and an array of delicious takeout options.
To recap, the Bahamas music festival, planned for last April, was touted in advance as a luxurious event filled with music, food, culture, and more. Behind the bash were entrepreneur Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, and the biggest stars and influencers out there — think Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid — promoted the event on social media.
But in the end, it was a complete disaster that had no security, little in the way of food, and cancelled performances. It even left ticket holders stranded on an island for a weekend, after the event was put on lock down. (Your Coachella sunburn/hangover doesn't seem so bad now in comparison, does it?)
Ultimately, organizers called the whole thing a wash, stating on Instagram that flights to the fest's private Caribbean island would be canceled, and ticket holders — who had paid up to $12,000 — would get a refund.
Afterward, things continued to decline: Ticket holders banded together for a class-action lawsuit. And it wasn't much longer before the FBI, too, began investigating just what went on at the infamous event. And now, co-founder McFarland faces eight to 10 years in prison, with sentencing scheduled for June 21.
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