Hot off the highly successful Coachella, Hulu announced its plans to release a docu-series on perhaps the most least successful and infamous festival of all-time, last year’s snafu known as the Fyre Festival.
In case you forgot, or you attended the Fyre Festival and blocked it out of your memory banks, this failed event was set to take place on the Bahamas. Promoted as an upscale event that would attract the likes of Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid, the festival was anything but.
The festival was to have catered meals and performances by Migos, Major Lazer, Disclosure, and Blink-182. However, when funds and plans concocted by 25 year old Billy McFarland and Ja Rule fell through, influencers and musicians started to pull out. In turn, those who showed up for the party were greeted with cheese sandwiches and tents…as well as no music.
Now, the full story is set to be told. In 2019, a documentary series with never-before-seen footage and audio recordings are going to be used to tell the tale. Set to be produced by Billboard, Mic, and The Cinemart, this story will follow the fall-out which found McFarland guilty of two counts of federal wire fraud. The young mogul was slapped with a fine of $26 million and will face up to 40 years in prison. Along with Ja Rule, the two owe a total of $100 million in civil lawsuits.