Tech: A luxury music festival where tickets cost up to $12,000 turned into a nightmare — here's what happened
Festival-goers are stranded without food or water. Instead of dancing on the white-sand beaches of Great Exuma in the Bahamas, Fyre Festival-goers have found themselves stranded in airports without any food or water, unable to get home.
This three-day party, organized by Ja Rule and tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland's Fyre Media company, was due to take place on a private beach in the Bahamas for two weekends (April 28-30 and May 5-7).
But guests, who had spent between $450 and $12,000 on tickets, are describing the festival as a "complete disaster," with half-built tents, delayed flights, and no one around to help.
Take a look at what happened here:
The three-day party was due to take place on a private beach on the island of Great Exuma in the Bahamas.
It had been promoted on Instagram by a host of supermodels, including Hailey Baldwin, Emily Ratajkowski, and Bella Hadid.
Major artists were planning to headline at the party.
Guests spent as much as $12,000 on tickets, which included accommodations and flights to the island.
But when they arrived, it was a very different scene…
Blink 182, who were supposed to be headlining at the festival, had dropped out.
The accommodations were not as luxurious as expected.
Many of the tents hadn't been put up.
There were also problems with the luggage delivery.
And there was no one around to help.
The concierge hadn't been built yet.
The festival claimed to offer gourmet food.
But guests complained that they were given bread, cheese, and salad with no dressing.
The organizers updated the website to say that they would be sending guests back to Miami.
But many ended up being stranded at the airport.
One guest described how she was kept in a room without food or water, waiting for a flight to take off. She claimed a person fainted as the conditions were so bad.
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has even weighed in.
Source: New feed
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