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Fyre Festival


It’s been just over one year since the booze-soaked, model-endorsed fiasco unfolded, two scathing documentaries have released via Netflix and Hulu investigating the head-scratching series of events that ultimately led to its failure, and the saga of the elusive Fyre Festival continues. Founder and convicted con-artist Billy McFarland has made headlines again, this time by his own …

According to all reports, day 1 of the Ultra Music Fest generally started well with few reports issues with shuttles getting festival goers to the event. There were some power outages around 3pm but in general the event seemed to flow smoothly. Until the end. As the festival ended, a large palm tree caught on …

In the past week, Instagram models Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski among others and their talent agencies have been served subpoenas by the court-appointed investigator diving deep into the Fyre Festival’s financials. In addition, music talent agencies CAA, Paradigm and ICM have been served regarding $1.4 million in up-front payments for talent which …

A GoFundMe fundraiser campaign has been launched this past weekend on behalf of Maryann Rolle, owner of the Exuma Point Resort who was out more than $50,000 after providing thousands of meals to Fyre Festival workers only to be stiffed on the bill for food as well as lodging. The campaign has been trending since this past …

While Netflix got the initial jump on the Fyre Festival documentary buzz with their trailer last fall, Hulu has beat them to the punch with their Fyre Festival doc “FYRE FRAUD” available today for streaming while Netflix’s “FYRE, The Greatest Festival That Never Happened” drops on this Friday the 18th. Both documentaries focus on the …

From the gift that keeps on giving aka the Fyre Festival fiasco, this January a new documentary about the ill fated event in the Bahamas is set to premiere on Netflix. Promising unseen footage and reactions from attendees, we hope the doc gives more visual evidence to the horribly produced event which led to the …

The 27 year-old, disgraced Fyre Festival creator, Billy McFarland, discovered his fate today in a New York court for his debunked 2017 festival in the Bahamas. A Manhattan judge sentenced the fraudster to 6 years in prison, 3 years of probation, and to pay back $26 million in restitutions. Federal judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said …

The XO Festival set for (and we use those words loosely) this upcoming weekend has been canceled after the venue, the Contra Costa Event Park, proactively canceled the event after the promoters did not live up to the terms of the contract. Various industry parties have been quoted for months their skepticism that the event …

According to TMZ, Billy McFarland the founder of the imfamous Fyre Festival has pled guilty to 2 counts of wire fraud. Each count  carries up to a 20 year sentence. This appears to end the saga of what may go down as the worst example of hubris is launching a festival that any of us …

Yesterday in Manhattan Federal Court, Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland plead not guilty to charges of wire fraud and making false statements to a bank. As the charges were brought in a document known as “information,” this typically suggests a plea deal is in the works. If convicted, McFarland would face up to 20 years …