2017’s Fyre Festival was the most talked-about music festival of the last few years. But it’s not because anyone had any fun there. Quite the contrary. The festival that had been promoted and advertised by famous faces Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Hailey Baldwin, was a hyped-up glamorous beach getaway party on a deserted island in the Bahamas. Or at least, that’s what the creators wanted people to think.
The tickets were sold and cost up to $100,000 each! The guests who booked the festival were promised “luxury accommodation” and “the best in food, art, music, and adventure.” Sounds amazing, right? Well, the attendees weren’t so happy when they turned up to mattresses on rain-soaked floors, “meals” including cheese slices and bread, and seeing their luggage thrown into a dark parking lot.
So what exactly happened between the star-studded promotional videos to people crying on the beach? That’s exactly what you’re about to find out.