This week thousands of people, many of them millennials, travelled to the Bahamian private island of Fyre Cay to attend the luxurious Fyre Festival.
The festival, which was co-organised by rapper Ja Rule and promoted by the likes of Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski, was advertised as a two-weekend event packed with music, culture and food. Promoters even said there was more than $1 million in real treasure and jewels hidden on the island.
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According to the BBC, festival-goers paid up to $12 000 to attend the event, but once they arrived on the island, the reality was far from the extravagant, celebrity-packed experience they were expecting.
The headline act Blink 182 had pulled out, and amid reports of cancelled flights, no security, and a lack of infrastructure on the island, Fyre Festival organisers officially postponed the event, leaving ticket holders stranded on the island.