Festival goers stranded after spending upwards of $12,000 a ticket.
Fyre Festival was promoted as a “exotic alternative” to Coachella created by Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy McFarland. The festival was scheduled April 28-30 in Bahamas, but the luxuries turned out to be something very different when patrons arrived.
— Matt Halfhill (@MattHalfhill) April 28, 2017
Headliners for the event have pulled out last minute and guests have been stranded on the island. Reports of short supplies of food, drink, electricity, and muggings are creating chaos for festival goers who paid upwards of $12,000 for tickets to this “exclusive event”.
— FyreFestivalFraud (@FyreFraud) April 27, 2017
Here’s the “culinary experience” we got for our artists pass at Fyre Festival. pic.twitter.com/Kk9q9uvkX0
— William N. Finley IV (@WNFIV) April 28, 2017
— Tr3vor (@trev4president) April 28, 2017
The festival paid social media influencers to promote the event with glamorous videos. Tickets for the event ranged from $4000USD – $250,000 for a VIP package split between 12 people. Festival goers were promised private beaches, luxury accommodation, and entertainment from acts such as Blink 182(who cancelled last week), Skepta, Rae Sremmurd, Desiigner, Tyga and Pusha-T.
— Steven Stubbe (@Steven_Stubbe) April 28, 2017
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism released a statement
— The Bahamas (@VisitTheBahamas) April 28, 2017
Update: Ja Rule has issued a statement
— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) April 28, 2017