Watch: Trailer for nightmare Fyre Festival documentary released

Netflix has released a trailer for a documentary about Fyre Festival, which will focus heavily on Billy McFarland, the alleged conman responsible for the event.

The infamous music festival had been billed as a luxury event and was promoted by the likes of Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski - but it fell apart, with the actual event being compared to The Hunger Games and refugee camps.

FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened is said to give a "first-hand look into disastrous crash of Fyre as told by the organisers themselves".

The Netflix documentary is directed by Chris Smith, the filmmaker behind acclaimed Jim Carrey piece Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond.

"Fyre really played into this idea of perception versus reality," Smith told Entertainment Weekly.

"[The organisers] created this amazing facade in their marketing materials, but in the same way that social media is often used to show the best parts of our lives, what was beneath the surface was something entirely different that had very dramatic real-world consequences."

FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened is a Netflix documentary.
Photo credit: Netflix

Consequence of Sound calls the feature is an "exploration of the most captivating festival disaster of the millennial era", while Fashionista says viewers can "see how the event descended from bikini-clad models to total chaos".

Rapper Ja Rule co-founded Fyre Festival along with McFarland, who is currently serving a six-year jail sentence for defrauding investors.

The Netflix documentary is being released later this month.

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