'Closer to The Hunger Games than Coachella': why Fyre festival went up in flames

'Closer to The Hunger Games than Coachella': why Fyre festival went up in flames
 

“Just take it away and let me start a new beginning … it really pains me when I have to talk about it.” MaryAnn Rolle sits outside her restaurant on Great Exuma in the Bahamas, holding back the tears as she looks towards the camera.
Like many other Bahamians, she believed that a new luxury music festival organised by rapper Ja Rule and serial entrepreneur Billy McFarland would bring money and attention to the island. Instead, Fyre – which had been promoted by top models including Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner, and promised acts including Migos, Drake and Major Lazer – became one of the... read more

 
12 January 2019 in World News, Views: 41
Source: Guardian
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