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Infamous Billy McFarland prepares for Fyre Fest 2.0

Yes, you read that correctly. A six-year prison sentence for fraud and a court-ordered $26 million restitution payment are more than enough to discourage even the most ambitious of businessmen. But Billy McFarland is no ordinary businessman, and as he sits in his prison cell supposedly learning his lesson from the disaster that was Fyre […]

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Ja Rule officially cleared in Fyre Fest lawsuit

Ja Rule‘s name is officially cleared in the $100 million Fyre Festival lawsuit. Multiple reports confirm that the rapper will not face charges in the messy fallout from the failed festival. The judge overseeing the case dropped Ja Rule’s name from the lawsuit because he was believed to not be unaware of the major details […]

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Ja Rule secures legal victory in ongoing Fyre fallout

In the seemingly never ending fallout from the Fyre Festival disaster, Ja Rule has reportedly walked away with somewhat of a legal victory. In a court ruling from Judge Kevin Castel, both Ja Rule and Fyre’s chief marketing officer Grant Margolin are decidedly not being held liable for promoting the doomed festival. The ruling concluded […]

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Ja Rule secures legal victory in ongoing Fyre fallout

In the seemingly never ending fallout from the Fyre Festival disaster, Ja Rule has reportedly walked away with somewhat of a legal victory. In a court ruling from Judge Kevin Castel, both Ja Rule and Fyre’s chief marketing officer Grant Margolin are decidedly not being held liable for promoting the doomed festival. The ruling concluded […]

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You can now buy the infamous private island from Fyre Festival

The Fyre Festival Fiasco is really just the gift that keeps on giving, with everyone still seemingly infatuated by the moment influencer culture nearly imploded into life-threatening and pocket cleaning chaos back in 2017. Though, while the story is largely remembered as a historic shitshow, some good has come out of the Fyre disaster. The […]

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Belgian festival VestiVille canceled after events likening it to Fyre

Belgium’s VestiVille festival was canceled on the first day of its debut following a chain of events that some of its guests have likened to Fyre. At 5pm CET, the fallen event’s official Twitter posted a statement that the mayor of Lommel, the city where VestiVille was taking place, decided to shut things down after […]

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Billy McFarland is now an author, wants to bring Fyre Festival back

Billy McFarland is apparently spending his time behind bars writing a book about the Fyre Festival experience from his perspective, reports NY Mag. It’s also reported by Josh Raab, a freelance editor who briefly worked with McFarland on the memoir, that the working title—believe it or not—is Prometheus: The God of Fyre. The purpose of […]

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Billy McFarland is now an author, wants to bring Fyre Festival back

Billy McFarland is apparently spending his time behind bars writing a book about the Fyre Festival experience from his perspective, reports NY Mag. It’s also reported by Josh Raab, a freelance editor who briefly worked with McFarland on the memoir, that the working title—believe it or not—is Prometheus: The God of Fyre. The purpose of […]

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Billy McFarland is now an author, wants to bring Fyre Festival back

Billy McFarland is apparently spending his time behind bars writing a book about the Fyre Festival experience from his perspective, reports NY Mag. It’s also reported by Josh Raab, a freelance editor who briefly worked with McFarland on the memoir, that the working title—believe it or not—is Prometheus: The God of Fyre. The purpose of […]

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Billy McFarland is now an author, wants to bring Fyre Festival back

Billy McFarland is apparently spending his time behind bars writing a book about the Fyre Festival experience from his perspective, reports NY Mag. It’s also reported by Josh Raab, a freelance editor who briefly worked with McFarland on the memoir, that the working title—believe it or not—is Prometheus: The God of Fyre. The purpose of […]

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Fyre documentaries on Hulu & Netflix complicate the festival’s bankruptcy case—potential subpoena is afoot

Fyre Festival‘s bankruptcy trustee, Gregory Messer, is working toward subpoenas for both Netflix and Hulu after both their respective documentaries were revealed to have mysterious exclusive footage. Reports had already been circling around that both streaming platforms had spent large sums in order to use this footage. According to bankruptcy law, if they payments had […]

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Fyre documentaries on Hulu & Netflix complicate the festival’s bankruptcy case—potential subpoena is afoot

Fyre Festival‘s bankruptcy trustee, Gregory Messer, is working toward subpoenas for both Netflix and Hulu after both their respective documentaries were revealed to have mysterious exclusive footage. Reports had already been circling around that both streaming platforms had spent large sums in order to use this footage. According to bankruptcy law, if they payments had […]

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The Chainsmokers wanted to headline Fyre Festival

The “most iconic festival that never was,” in Ja Rule’s own words, Fyre Festival promised attendees a luxuriant escape from their daily routines. The exclusive event famously devolved, to stray quite far from Billy McFarland‘s vision of a chic, boutique festival rife with VIP guests. The catastrophic conditions that ticket holders faced illustrated a stark […]

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Ja Rule wants to stage another Fyre Festival

Ja Rule, the onetime New York rapper turned festival promoter and app developer, wants to take another shot at putting on the “most iconic festival that never was.” The flames that Fyre Festival famously went down in back in 2017 still continue to burn, already churning out two well-received documentaries and a Lonely Island spoof […]

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The Lonely Island’s Jorma Taccone confirms band’s Fyre spoof with Seth Rogen is still happening

“This seems like a good time to mention the movie we are making with @thelonelyisland about a music festival that goes HORRIBLY WRONG,” tweeted Seth Rogen shortly after the Fyre chaos unfolded across social media. Nearly two years later, The Lonely Island‘s Jorma Taccone confirmed in an interview with The Daily Beast that the film […]

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Andy King of Fyre Festival elicits multiple TV offers following Netflix’s ‘Fyre’ documentary

Andy King’s ears have been burning with delight. Event-producer-turned-meme-sensation, King has ascended to internet phenomenon status following his cameo on Fyre, Netflix‘s wildly popular documentary on the boutique festival that never was. Viewers of the Netflix original will recall King as the interviewee who recounted a now-infamous phone call with Fyre Festival founder, Billy McFarland, who in […]

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Re-live the Fyre catastrophe in Detroit with LARP – details ‘TBA’

Remember how Fyre Festival took on a life of its own in 2017 thanks to the help of social media influencers and the vague, yet desirable promise to have a party of the ages on a secluded island? If not, both Netflix and Hulu have got this topic covered in their respective documentaries. Or, something […]

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Fyre Festival models facing subpoenas over promotional payments

Fyre Festival had positioned itself in 2017 to be the world’s top luxury festival experience, capitalizing on promotion from globally revered models and eye-catching locations to draw millions of dollars in ticket sales. However, Fyre’s grisly end yielded a new reputation as something of an anti-festival, ending in open-and-shut catastrophe and, ultimately, cancellation. Recently released documentaries […]

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Fundraiser for wronged Bahamian Fyre Festival chef exceeds $130,000

With the new year came two visceral documentaries on the Fyre Festival disaster from streaming titans Hulu and Netflix. Both explored the chaos leading up to the event, and just how far Billy McFarland had gone in scamming and defrauding investors, staff, and fans alike. Netflix’s documentary focused more on the business angle, taking an […]

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