Some paid up to $12,780 for what was advertised on the festival's website as "an immersive music festival on a remote and private island in the Exumas" featuring "the best in food, art, music and adventure." "The festival's lack of adequate food, water, shelter, and medical care created a dangerous and panicked situation among attendees -- suddenly finding themselves stranded on a remote island without basic provisions -- that was closer to The Hunger Games or Lord of the Flies than Coachella," the suit states.
"Festival-goers survived on bare rations, little more than bread and a slice of cheese, and tried to escape the elements in the only shelter provided by Defendants: small clusters of 'FEMA tents,' exposed on a sand bar, that were soaked and battered by wind and rain." The suit also claims that since the festival was promoted as "cashless," attendees were encouraged to load funds onto their Fyre wristbands, which resulted in many lacking the money needed to transport themselves away from Fyre.
"As a result of Defendants' roadblocks to escape, at least one attendee suffered a medical emergency and lost consciousness after being locked into a nearby building with other concertgoers waiting to be airlifted from the island," the suit alleges.
"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," a statement on the site said.
"They simply weren't ready for what happened next, or how big this thing would get."