'We just went for it': James Scarlett on the rise of rock festival 2000 Trees

James Hanley

Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened caused a real stir after premiering on Netflix at the start of this year. Not only was the documentary 24 carat TV gold, but beneath its tawdry surface lie some salient lessons for more scrupulous event organisers.

“It was probably the best bit of TV I’ve seen for many, many years,” chuckles James Scarlett, co-founder of the UK’s 2000 Trees and ArcTanGent festivals. “I do a bit of lecturing every now and again ...

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