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2017 In Review

Wayne Coyne Reviews 2017: On The National, Fyre Fest, Taylor Swift, Punching Nazis, & More

It's that time of year again. The time where, no matter how dire and infuriating and confounding the world is, you can at least try…
Ryan Leas | December 13, 2017 - 1:10 pm

2017 In Review

Vince Staples Reviews 2017: On Fyre Fest, Fidget Spinners, Rick And Morty, & More

In a series of interviews, we're asking some of the artists behind 2017's best albums to reflect on the year that was. Yesterday was Perfume
Ryan Leas | December 7, 2017 - 12:24 pm

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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

More Fyre Fest stories

Fyre Fest’s Billy McFarland Pleads Guilty To New Fraud Charges

The promoter of a failed music festival has pleaded guilty to charges that could result in a prison sentence of over a decade. …
Associated Press | July 26, 2018 - 1:33 pm

XO, Another “Fraud” Music Festival, Cancelled At The Last Minute

The aftermath of the faux-luxury-island-getaway-fest Fyre Festival is still unfolding. Two attendees won $5 million settlements for their suffering. Founder Billy McFarland pled guilty to…
Julia Gray | July 12, 2018 - 8:52 pm

Two Fyre Fest Attendees Win $5M Settlement For Their Suffering

Fyre Fest is truly the schadenfreude that keeps on giving. The disastrous island music festival getaway was well over a year ago, but its fallout…
Chris DeVille | July 3, 2018 - 2:24 pm

Fyre Fest Promoter’s Bail Revoked

Bail has been revoked for the promoter of a failed music festival on a Bahamian island, with a judge calling him a flight risk and…
Associated Press | June 18, 2018 - 5:26 pm

Fyre Fest Organizer Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud, Faces Up To 40 Years In Prison

Fyre Fest organizer Billy McFarland has pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud. McFarland originally pleaded not guilty in October. TMZ reports that the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 6, 2018 - 4:31 pm

2017 In Review

Vince Staples Reviews 2017: On Fyre Fest, Fidget Spinners, Rick And Morty, & More

In a series of interviews, we're asking some of the artists behind 2017's best albums to reflect on the year that was. Yesterday was Perfume
Ryan Leas | December 7, 2017 - 12:24 pm

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
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