Fyre Festival

Netflix’s Fyre Fest Doc Apparently Tried to Pay Billy McFarland, Too

Our cultural fascination with Fyre Festival continues. After not one but two popular documentaries that give detailed looks behind the scenes of Billy McFarland and…
Andy Cush / February 12, 2019

Fyre Fest Promoter Billy McFarland Ordered to Pay More Than $3 Million to Former Investor

New York County Judge Joel H. Cohen has ordered Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland to pay back nearly $3 million to a sponsor of the…
Taylor Mims, Billboard / February 11, 2019

Fyre Fest Documentary Star Who Was Gonna Suck Dick For Water May Get His Own Show

Did you watch Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, Netflix’s recent documentary about the spectacular Fyre Festival debacle? Event producer Andy King has emerged as…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / February 2, 2019

Tim Heidecker Trolls Jerry Media With New Song “Fuck Fuck Jerry”

In the wake of his recent EP Another Year in Hell, Tim Heidecker is back with a new comedy song aimed at the social-media-aggregator-turned-marketing-consultant Elliot…
Rob Arcand / February 2, 2019

Fyre’s Billy McFarland Also Lied About Deals With the Foo Fighters, Jennifer Lopez, and Lil Wayne

Documents published today by the Daily Mail offer yet more insight into how Billy McFarland, the doughy dunce behind Fyre Festival, convinced investors to sink money into his doomed…
Tosten Burks / January 24, 2019

Ja Rule Slams New Fyre Festival Documentaries: “That Money Should Have Went to the Ppl in the Bahamas”

Two documentaries recounting the ill-fated Fyre Festival were released over the last week; Hulu's Fyre Fraud was released just days before Netflix debuted their documentary…
Rob Arcand / January 20, 2019

Which Fyre Festival Documentary Should You Watch? That’s a Complicated Question

Why watch a documentary about Fyre Festival? Why watch two? You don’t actually need to, which was the admission implied in Hulu’s decision this week…
Anna Gaca / January 18, 2019

Hulu Releases Fyre Festival Doc Days Before Competing Netflix Project

Noted video streaming titans Netflix and Hulu will face off this week with two competing documentaries about 2017's notorious destination-music-festival-that-wasn't Fyre Festival. Hulu first announced…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 14, 2019

Watch the Harrowing Trailer for Netflix’s Fyre Festival Doc

After dropping a brief teaser video last month, Netflix has released a proper trailer for Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, the Fyre Festival…
Maggie Serota / January 10, 2019

Fyre Festival Documentary Coming to Netflix in January

FYRE, the first of many projects about the unmitigated disaster that was Fyre Festival, is coming to Netflix next month. The 2017 festival, the…
Maggie Serota / December 10, 2018

Billy McFarland Is Sorry About Fyre Festival

Fyre Festival scam artist Billy McFarland, who recently began a six-year prison sentence, is really sorry about that whole thing! The 26-year-old promoter of last year's Bahamas sandwiches boondoggle issued a public…
Anna Gaca / November 6, 2018

Fyre Festival Organizer Billy McFarland Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland was sentenced to six years in federal prison in a Manhattan court today. McFarland was sentenced for two charges of wire…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 11, 2018

Fyre Fest Founder Billy McFarland Deserves 15 Years in Prison, Government Says

Federal prosecutors have requested a minimum sentence of 15 years and eight months for Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland, the New York Daily News reports. McFarland…
Tosten Burks / October 4, 2018

Ja Rule Maintains Fyre Festival Idea Was “Beyond Brilliant”

Once, Ja Rule was known as a eternal hitmaker with a rough but seductive voice who progressed from being a promising sideman on Jay-Z's "Can I…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 24, 2018

Fyre Fest Founder Billy McFarland Pleads Guilty to New Ticket Fraud Charges

Last month, notorious Fyre Fest founder Billy McFarland was slammed with two new criminal changes for a wire fraud and money laundering scheme based around scam…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 26, 2018
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