Fyre Festival

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…
Peter Helman | February 2, 2019 - 2:18 pm

Ja Rule Criticizes New Fyre Festival Documentaries

Netflix and Hulu both released documentaries about the disastrous Fyre Festival this past week. Fyre Fraud and Fyre follow the failed music festival and its…
Julia Gray | January 20, 2019 - 2:13 pm

Hulu Debuts Fyre Festival Doc Days Before Rival Netflix Project

Fyre Fraud, a documentary chronicling the lead-up and aftermath of 2017’s disastrous Fyre Festival, is airing on Hulu. Hulu dropped the documentary, produced…
Melinda Newman / Billboard | January 14, 2019 - 11:26 am

Watch The Trailer For Netflix’s Fyre Fest Doc

The first in a slew of documentaries and fictionalizations about the ill-fated Fyre Festival is scheduled to hit Netflix next week (1/18). It's called FYRE:
James Rettig | January 10, 2019 - 2:07 pm

Netflix Releasing Fyre Festival Documentary Next Month

If you thought you'd heard the last of the corporate shitshow that was Fyre Festival, well then you don't know how pop culture works in…
James Rettig | December 10, 2018 - 11:44 am

Fyre Festival Promoter Billy McFarland Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison

The promoter of a botched, highly publicized music festival in the Bahamas has been sentenced to six years in prison.
Associated Press | October 11, 2018 - 2:00 pm

Fyre Festival Promoter’s Lawyer Asks For Lenient Sentence, Citing Mental Illness

A lawyer says mental illness caused the promoter of a failed music festival to rip off investors and commit other crimes. Attorney Randall…
Associated Press | September 24, 2018 - 8:19 pm

SEC Settles $24.7M Fraud Case Against Fyre Festival Founder Billy McFarland

The United States Security and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday (7/24) it has settled charges against Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland and his associates. New York…
Taylor Mims / Billboard | July 24, 2018 - 5:44 pm

Fyre Festival Promoter Billy McFarland Arrested On Fraud Charges

The promoter of a failed music festival in the Bahamas has been arrested again on fraud charges as he awaits sentencing in the earlier case.
Associated Press | June 12, 2018 - 7:01 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

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

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

50 Cent Trolls Ja Rule Over Fyre Festival Fiasco

Last week, Ja Rule was pummeled by the media after the fiasco that ensued at the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas. On Sunday, his arch-nemesis…
Carl Lamarre/Billboard | May 1, 2017 - 11:43 am

Fyre Fest Ticketholders Have To Apply For Refunds

The horrifying and hilarious story of last week's misbegotten Fyre Fest is not over yet. Even after the last-minute cancellation, the Ja Rule "NOT MY
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2017 - 9:35 am

Fyre Fest Villains Billy McFarland And Ja Rule Describe Their Meet-Cute

Last fall, entrepreneur Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule -- the people behind the epic fuck-up that was (is?) (will always be?) Fyre Festival --…
James Rettig | April 28, 2017 - 5:34 pm