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Published on December 12th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Remember the disastrous Fyre Music Festival? There’s a documentary in the works.

One of the biggest fiascos in the history of music events was 2017’s Fyre Festival, a debacle in the Bahamas that saw chief organizer Billy McFarland sentenced to six years in prison.

What was supposed to be a luxurious festival featuring big-name entertainment pretty much collapsed before it began, taking millions of punters’ dollars with it.  

If this sounds like it’s ripe for a documentary, you’re right.

Fyre, due January 18 and directed by Chris Smith, will chronicle how this disaster unfolded. And while Netflix promises a proper trailer in the coming days, they do have this teaser.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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