This Sandwich Served on Emirates May Be Worse Than Fyre Festival’s

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After $200,000 was raised for the Fyre Festival caterer who never got paid, a new GoFundMe is trying to repay the construction workers who were stiffed

Netflix In Netflix’s new documentary about Fyre Festival, it was revealed that the festival creators never paid a significant number of workers.  First a GoFundMe page raised over $ 200,000 for caterer Maryann Rolle. Now another page is trying to crowd source $ 400,000 for the local day laborers who worked overtime to build out […]

The 6 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Fyre,’ ‘First Man’

This week’s big movie to watch at home is, wonderfully enough, a documentary (well, two of them). And boy are this week’s disc releases an embarrassment of riches: an unconventional biopic, a first-rate bio-doc, and new treats from Criterion and Twilight Time. Off we go: ON NETFLIX Fyre: Director Chris Smith (American Movie) digs deep […]

Recommended Reading: Conan O’Brien, Oscar Villains, and the Fyre Docs

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, a tale of two documentaries, the legend of the aged doctor-turned-rapper, some thoughts on the Oscar race, and an enlightening new interview with a comedy […]

Organizer of disastrous Fyre Festival admits he misled investors

Billy McFarland has admitted that he forged documents and lied to investors to convince them to pour a total of $ 26 million into his company and the now infamous Fyre Festival. He was arrested last year after what he touted as “the cultural experience of the decade” in the Bahamas turned out to be […]

Fyre Festival founder arrested, charged with wire fraud

There has been one arrest following April’s disastrous Fyre Festival event, as the Southern District of New York US Attorney’s office announced the arrest of Fyre Media founder William McFarland. He’s charged with wire fraud for allegedly lying to investors about how much money the company was making from artist bookings. According to Assistant Director-in-Charge […]

Fyre Festival Founder Billy McFarland Charged with Fraud

New York entrepreneur Billy McFarland — founder of the disastrous Fyre Festival, which was billed as a luxury music event in the Bahamas earlier this year and endorsed by celebrities that included Kendall Jenner— was arrested Friday and has been charged with wire fraud. “William McFarland promised a ‘life changing’ music festival, but in actuality […]


The founder of the disastrous Fyre Festival has been arrested on federal wire fraud charges. Billy McFarland was arrested Friday in New York, federal prosecutors said, accusing him of promising a “‘life changing’ music festival,” when instead he delivered “a disaster.” “McFarland allegedly presented fake documents to induce investors to put over a million dollars […]

Fyre Festival Founder Tells Employees They Won't Be Paid For The Disastrous Event

The company behind Fyre Festival, the luxuriously advertised music festival in the Bahamas that never happened and instead descended into a public disaster, won’t be paying its employees for their work on the failed event either. That’s the news that Fyre co-founder Billy McFarland gave employees last week in a telephone conference that was obtained […]

Most Fyre Festival attendees still want to attend next year’s event

YourTube/Fyre Festival (Mic) — Ah, the Fyre Festival, treasure-hunting island getaway for the Instagram elite, what fond memories we had: the cold, disassembled sandwiches, the shoddy tents, the lack of water, security and electricity, the feral dogs and that general feeling of fear and organized chaos. It was a musical experience unlike any other, largely because […]