The trailer for a new Netflix documentary chronicling the biggest music festival balls-up in human memory, Fyre Festival, has arrived.
Directed by Chris Smith (Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond) and dubbed simply FYRE, the doco pledges to tell the story of the “insanity and rapid unraveling of Fyre Festival: the greatest party that never happened”.
The film will take a deep dive into the dumpster fire of a music event, examining just how organisers Billy McFarland and Ja Rule managed to cook it so spectacularly, before taking a look at the incredible legal aftermath of the whole bizarre affair.
If you need a quick refresher, McFarland and Ja teamed up to set up Fyre Fest across two weekends last April and May. It was promoted on social media by the likes of Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and other supermodels and celebs as an ultra-luxurious music festival in the Bahamas, with ticket packages ranging from US$1,200 to over a batshit insane US$100,000.
However, it ended up being nothing short of a catastrophe, with punters rocking up expecting to see live performances from the likes of Blink-182, Migos and more instead learning that all the music had been cancelled, while their ‘luxury accommodations’ and ‘gourmet food’ were in actuality leaky tents and cheese sandwiches.
It’s not the only documentary about Fyre Fest coming our way in 2019 either. Hulu is also promising content next year, with a multi-part docu-series in the works, filled with hours of unseen footage, leaked documents, recordings, interviews with locals and more.
For now, you can watch the trailer for Netflix’s FYRE, below.
It’s due to hit US screen on January 18. No word on when it’ll arrive on Aussie Netflix but we’ll keep you looped.
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— Netflix Queue (@netflixqueue) December 10, 2018