Fyre Festival hit with $100 million lawsuit

'Once in a lifetime' Fyre Festival ends in chaos

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court, names festival co-founders Ja Rule and Billy McFarland, along with Fyre Media, as defendants.

He said the festival cancellation was not his fault, but was taking responsibility and was "deeply sorry" to everyone inconvenienced by the event. One takeaway is to make sure you have the chops to handle what you promise to deliver.

There is now an updated statement on Fyre Festival's website. Numerous attendees were then stranded on the island. As such, Attendees were unable to purchase basic transportation on local taxis or busses, which accept only cash.

At least one fan suffered a medical emergency after getting locked inside a building and had to be airlifted off the island, according to the complaint. This unique combination of interests led them to the idea that, through their combined passions, they could create a new type of music festival and experience on a remote island. After delayed flights, which were promised to be VIP ready 737s, festival goers arrived to The Exumas in the Bahamas, an island formerly owned by Pablo Escobar, to find their luggage dumped out of cargo crates in pitch dark on Friday, April 28.

"Mr. McFarland and Mr. Atkins began personally reaching out to performers and celebrities in advance of the festival and warned them not to attend - acknowledging the fact that the festival was outrageously underequipped and potentially risky for anyone in attendance".

The suit anticipates a class of "more than 150 "plaintiffs for whom it seeks a minimum of $100 million".

From a social media standpoint, the festival looked like it was going to be a fun weekend with partying on yachts, unlimited drinking and awesome music with dancing on beach.

The "accommodations" included tents and mattresses.

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The swimming pigs are a famous Bahamas tourist attraction.

Geragos suit lists "lying" and "fraud" against the rapper and McFarland and the two have yet to respond. "We were a little naive in thinking for the first time we could do this ourselves". Krispy said the type of planning that goes into a festival like this takes years to organize, and the planners tried to do it in a matter of months. Apologies are flowing in after the Bahamas-based festival captured headlines around the globe for what a disaster it became.

The Fyre Festival's now notorious sandwich photo was the staff lunch and guests actually got awesome food.so claim sources connected to festival organizers. We spent $20 million to make this event special and everyone hates us for it.

We haven't gotten any word that anyone has received a refund.so far. And then the crew had been on for too long, (so we) got off again at 6 a.m., waited for another plane and another crew. "The reality is, we weren't experienced enough to keep up". "The drinks were room temperature, there was absolutely no food".

It was more akin to the "Hunger Games" than Coachella.

McFarland explained that though they had sites built, "early Thursday morning a big storm came through and busted our water system and affected half of our housing tents".

When you have to cite Lord of the Flies in your lawsuit, you know you mean business. And it did, only in a more "I can't believe this is happening to me" kind of way.

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