Netflix’s Fyre Festival documentary debuts January 18th

The event’s organizers tell the story of its downfall.

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Fyre Festival was billed as "the cultural experience of the decade," but as we all know, it actually turned out to be a massive disaster that was far from the luxurious, celebrity-filled event it was advertised to be. A lot has gone down since it all fell apart, but soon you'll be able to see where it all went wrong, thanks to a new Netflix documentary. Written and directed by Chris Smith (Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond), Fyre gives viewers a look into the festival as described the organizers themselves.

Those behind Fyre Festival were hit with a number of lawsuits as well as fraud charges from the SEC. Earlier this year two attendees were granted $2.5 million each in compensatory and punitive damages while founder Billy McFarland was sentenced to six years in a federal prison.

The ill-fated festival is the subject of another documentary as well. In April, Hulu picked up a documentary series that will reportedly include event footage, interviews with stranded fans and local Bahamians as well as leaked documents about the festival and its downfall.

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Fyre debuts January 18th, 2019.

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