Inside the Fyre Festival: How hundreds of people lost thousands of dollars

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Ja Rule and Billy McFarland in the Netflix’s “Fyre” documentary. Credit: Netflix.

The Fyre Festival was supposed to be a luxurious music festival for elite millennials, held on a private island once owned by Pablo Escobar. Tickets ranged from $5,000 to $250,000, and they sold out in the first 48 hours. Hundreds of people made their way to the Bahamas. But when they got there, what they found was more “Lord of the Flies” than paradise. This is the subject of a new Netflix documentary called “FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened.”


Festival attendees ended up saying in tents. Credit: Netflix.
Credits

Guests:
Chris Smith - director of “Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened”, Seth Crossno - Fyre Festival attendee

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer