Director: Chris Smith
Starring: Billy McFarland, Ja Rule, Grant Margolin, Andy King, Brett Kincaid, James Ohliger, Samuel Krost, Mdavid Low
The Fyre Festival was marketed to be the next great big music festival for the millennial generation. It was going to be held on an island once owned by Pablo Escobar. His notoriety combined with beautiful people, booze, musicians, yachts, and villas sounds too good to be true but people went for it. The idea sprung from Billy McFarland, the entrepreneur of Fyre and Magnisus who partnered with hip hop artist Ja Rule. Word about the Fyre Festival spread to models, musicians, and social influencers promising a weekend they’ll never forget. As the months and days got closer, the festival was nowhere near ready and soon concertgoers were going to be in for one massive surprise.
Fyre was co-produced by Jerry Media, the marketing company behind the festival. The Netflix documentary takes you inside what it was like working with McFarland and the disaster that started to implode long before concertgoers arrived on scene.
Here’s my review