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The Chainsmokers Reveal They Nearly Fell For The Fyre Festival

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

12:42 22 Feb 2019


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The Chainsmokers have said they nearly fell for the Fyre Festival

The Chainsmokers joined American radio station Nova 969 for a chat about their music.

They started talking about the infamous Fyre Festival.

Alex Pall said, 'they killed it on the marketing. I was even sold on it.'

 

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Alex admits it was the video advertisement which really lured him in.

He joked, 'I was like you have Bella Hadid, it looked like she was gonna be your best friend if you just bought a ticket.'

 

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Pall admits he even contacted his manager to see if The Chainsmokers could get involved in the festival.

'I definitely sent a message to my manager and agent when it started rolling before things went south.'

'Like what's the deal, are we going to get an offer for this festival?'

 

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The Fyre Festival took place back in 2017

Ja Rule and businessman Billy McFarland founded FYRE Festival in 2017.

The event should have taken place on a luxury island in The Bahamas over two weekends in April 2017.

Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski helped promote the festival.

Tickets cost between $500 to $12,000 and the event quickly sold out.

However, the festival ended in disaster. Going viral for all the wrong reasons.

What went wrong?

1. Festival promoters advertised a fake island that didn't exist.

2. They spent a $4 million investment loan on an office in New York.

3. They ignored financial advice and the suggestion to push the festival back to November 2017.

4. Ticket holders arrived to an unorganised event with minimum food and water.

The Chainsmokers shared where they think it all went wrong.

'Housing is where they went wrong. If they had hotel rooms… but then it wouldn't have been the vibe.'


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