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After The Fyre: A Brief History Of Other Festival Disasters

By now we’re all aware that Fyre Festival — in theory a three-day luxury music festival in the Bahamas for supermodels and rich dudes who…
Kelly Conaboy | May 1, 2017 - 11:58 am


Fyre Festival Disaster: The Best Burns On Twitter

The story keeping us all entertained today is the schadenfreude-soaked saga of Fyre Fest, the misbegotten, Ja Rule-repped luxury festival that was supposed to be…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2017 - 12:07 pm

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Blink-182’s Matt Skiba Says He Shut Down Fyre Festival By Being A Witch

What is it about singing in Blink-182 that makes you start saying crazy shit in public? Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba, who took over for Tom…
Anna Gaca / Spin | July 11, 2017 - 10:27 pm

Fyre Festival’s Billy McFarland Arrested For Wire Fraud

Fyre Media founder Billy McFarland, who organized the disastrous Fyre Festival alongside poor Ja Rule, has been arrested by the FBI on charges of wire…
Peter Helman | July 1, 2017 - 10:54 am

Leaked Email From Fyre Festival Exec: “We Could Get Away With 75 Toilets”

Lower-level staff warned Fyre Festival executives about conditions on the island -- including insufficient housing and restrooms -- days and weeks ahead of the…
Anna Gaca / Spin | June 5, 2017 - 6:42 pm

FBI Investigating Fyre Fest For Mail, Wire, And Securities Fraud

The organizers of last month's disastrous Fyre Festival are already battling a whole mess of lawsuits, and now, they've become the focus of a federal…
Peter Helman | May 21, 2017 - 9:14 pm

Fyre Fest Founders Tell Employees They’re Not Getting Paid, Ask Them To Work For Free

Billy McFarland shelled out $250,000 to Kendall Jenner to promote his disastrous Fyre Festival, but apparently he can't spare a cent for his actual employees.
Peter Helman | May 11, 2017 - 7:33 pm

“King Of Festivals” Dave Matthews Explains Why Fyre Fest Was One Of The Greatest Things That’s Ever Happened

The Dave Matthews Band is probably one of our only remaining musical institutions that's too big for festivals; they can, after all, cram stadiums full…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2017 - 10:15 am

Fyre Festival Organizers Hit With Sixth Lawsuit; PR, Marketing Companies Named Co-Defendants

As much as the ill-fated Bahamian Fyre Festival jumped way beyond the proverbial shark in how badly and extensively it crashed and burned before takeoff
Andy Gensler / Billboard | May 8, 2017 - 10:58 pm

Everyone Is Suing Fyre Fest

Four class action lawsuits have now been filed against Fyre Media, the organizers of the viral shitshow that was last weekend's Fyre Festival. And now…
Peter Helman | May 5, 2017 - 8:38 pm

Fyre Festival Hit With Third Lawsuit

It hasn't even been a week since the beautiful viral disaster that was Fyre Fest, and the festival's organizers have already been hit with three…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2017 - 11:57 am

How The Fyre Fest Nightmare Burned Through Millions

The warning signs were evident as early as December 2016. Billy McFarland, a 25-year-old "tech bro," as The New York Post once described him, decided…
Dave Brooks / Billboard | May 3, 2017 - 8:03 pm

Fyre Festival Debacle Sparks Another Class Action Lawsuit

It hasn't yet been a week since the Fyre Festival went down in flames, but the event has already sparked multiple class action lawsuits.
Ashley Cullins / The Hollywood Reporter | May 2, 2017 - 10:32 pm

Fyre Festival’s Pitch To Investors Is Exactly As Absurd As You Would Imagine

Are you still at a loss about Fyre Festival? Are you wondering how the would-be luxury Bahamian music festival actually got to the point of…
Winston Cook-Wilson / Spin | May 2, 2017 - 12:32 pm

Fyre Fest Lawyers Threaten Disgruntled Tweeters

Perhaps the best part of last weekend's spectacular Fyre Festival debacle was the incredulous live-tweeting from fans on the ground. But unsurprisingly, the festival's organizers…
Peter Helman | May 1, 2017 - 7:53 pm

Fyre Fest-Goers Offered Tickets For Next Year In Lieu Of Refunds

Two amazing things about last weekend's catastrophically botched Fyre Fest: First, festival organizers Billy McFarland and Ja Rule are planning on doing another festival next
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2017 - 3:35 pm

Bahamas Bans Ja Rule & Billy McFarland From Doing Another Festival

The legendarily disastrous Fyre Fest was supposed to take place on the Bahamas island of Great Exuma last weekend. Those plans imploded in the grandest…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2017 - 12:31 pm