Frye Festival Documentary Coming to Netflix

The disastrous event will be documented in all its gritty glory!

December 11, 2018

If you were at all conscious in 2017, you probably heard about the Frye Music Festival.  It was supposed to be an opulent festival, glorious with gourmet meals and luxury accomodations and the best performers.  The brainchild of Ja Rule and promoter Billy McFarland, the event was to take place on a private island in the Bahamas, and the pricey tickets were purchased by the creme de la creme.

What actually happened is something different.  Wholly unprepared, the campgrounds were unsanitary, the accomodations were not ready, and the food was more of the "packaged sandwich" variety.  Things devolved further when the wealthy attendees were essentially trapped on the island, unable to leave due to the airport closing.  Guests, who had paid anywhere from $1,000 - $250,000 a ticket were greeted with tents, chaos, and a serious lack of organization.

So, what better course of action than for Netflix to made a documentary about the disaster???

Billboard writes, "Fyre, directed by Chris Smith, gives viewers an inside look into one of the most notorious scams in music festival history."

A teaser was released for the documentary on December 10th, which you can watch below:


Frye premieres on Netflix on January 18th.