Stranded & Starved! Model-Promoted Fyre Festival CALLED OFF Amid Total Chaos

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Apr. 28 2017, Published 5:21 p.m. ET

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Ja Rule's highly anticipated Fyre Festival in the Bahamas — advertised as a "once in a lifetime luxury" weekend including top-billing music performers and gourmet dining — has been postponed indefinitely following a chaotic false start, which left concert goers stranded without proper accommodations. See photos of the disastrous event on

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Back in December, a slew of promotional photos and videos went online, starring models like Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski and Hailey Baldwin.

The ads made the festival — which was set to feature bands like Blink-182, Migos, Lil Yachty, Major Lazer and more — seem like a dream, catering to its "luxury" branding.

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After paying thousands of dollars to attend, festival-goers were rudely surprised by what the festival was actually like.

Instead of gourmet food provided by celebrity chefs, they received undercooked dishes and simple sandwiches.

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The tents which were supposed to be quintessential "glamping" stations, were wet and run down.

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Staff members were nowhere to be seen, and when festival-goers managed to track them down, they didn't have any answers, according to multiple tweets.

Some angry ticket buyers were even left stranded on the grounds, which provided little electricity, after flights were cancelled.

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According to one Twitter user, the U.S. Embassy was even called in for assistance.

“Fyre Festival set out to provide a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience on the Islands of the Exumas,” the organizers said in a statement. “Due to circumstances out of our control, the physical infrastructure was not in place on time and we are unable to fulfill on that vision safely and enjoyably for our guests.”

“At this time, we are working tirelessly to get flights scheduled and get everyone off of Great Exuma and home safely as quickly as we can,” they continued. “We are working to place everyone on complimentary charters back to Miami today; this process has commenced and the comfort and safety of our guests is our top priority.” We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for Email us at, or call us at 800-344-9598 any time, day or night.



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