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Fyre festival founder burns again with fresh ticket fraud charges

The case of William McFarland is quite the embodiment of the old adage around “leading a horse to water.” Despite going down in flames over the notorious blunder that was Fyre Festival — which collected thousands of dollars from each upper-middle class ticket holder and then thrust them into FEMA-esque conditions — it seems he […]

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The merch is Fyre: A Fyre Festival pop-up shop opened in NYC, and of course it sold out

Fyre Festival will never die. Thanks to a new group of New York entrepreneurs, anyone lucky enough to have attended the one-night NYC pop-up shop can see that the Ja-Rule and Billy McFarland failure will withstand the test of time — forever sewn into the seams of its very own commemorative merch. Of course, Fyre Festival’s […]

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Hulu secures Fyre Festival docuseries

Hulu has secured a new series just days after announcing its intent to release a joint subscription service with Spotify at $12.99 a month, a currently untitled, multi-part documentary focused on Billy McFarland’s infamously mishandled Fyre Festival. Expected to air in 2019, the docuseries is in developmental stages, overseen by Billboard, Mic, and leading producer, The […]

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Fyre Festival head Billy McFarland pleads guilty to fraud, faces 40 years in prison

Billy McFarland‘s career appears to have officially gone up in flames, the Fyre Festival organizer pleading guilty to two counts of wire fraud on Tuesday, March 6. McFarland had originally plead not guilty to charges of wire fraud and the admission of false statements to a bank in early October. The Fyre Festival spearhead was arrested back in June […]

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Fyre Festival founder pleads not guilty to fraud charges

Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland has pleaded not guilty to charges of wire fraud and making false statements to a bank.McFarland was arrested in June on two counts of wire fraud and two counts of making false statements to a bank after he reportedly defrauded investors in Fyre Media. McFarland allegedly presented fake documents to […]

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New details of Fyre Fest founder’s financial mismanagement arise

Just when it seemed that Billy McFarland’s failed Fyre Festival was finally extinguished — McFarland was charged with fraud — and required to place the LLC under involuntary bankruptcy, the organization of yet another McFarland enterprise has come into question.Seemingly the next McFarland-run company set to smolder is Magnises, a “members-only concierge service.” Founded prior […]

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Blink 182 member blames his ‘pagan witchy ways’ for the demise of Fyre Festival

Blink 182‘s Matt Skiba has opened up and proclaimed that he may have had a hand in the demise of Fyre Festival, one of the biggest disasters since TomorrowWorld 2015. Statements from Skiba have surfaced, and he claims he used witchcraft to hex the festival into non-existence.“I’ll take responsibility and everyone can blame me. Shazam. […]

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Fyre Festival founder arrested for wire fraud

Billy McFarland has become one of the most infamous names on 2017 entertainment headlines after botching Fyre Festival to almost comically epic proportions. It became evident very quickly how incompetent he’d been at budgeting and organizing festivals when guests who’d spent upwards of $12,000 arrived to find cafeteria food, barren disaster relief tents, and general chaos […]

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Fyre Festival Founder, Failure Billy McFarland Arrested On Charges Of Wire Fraud

When Billy McFarland teamed up with Ja Rule for the luxury Fyre Festival, he probably couldn’t have predicted just how big of a mess this ordeal would become. But based on the new charges filed on suspicion of wire fraud, it sounds like he may have had some ill-intent after all. Tickets for the failed […]

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Want a Piece of History? People Are Selling Fyre Festival Merchandise on Ebay

Fyre Festival attendees certainly suffered when they arrived in the Bahamas and found a dirty island filled with rabid dogs and no shelter in sight. And now some of those festival-goers are trying to make a little coin on Ebay with merchandise from an event that is going down as one of the most disastrous—if not […]

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Fyre Festival reportedly under investigation by FBI for fraud

The New York Times reports the company behind Fyre Festival is under investigation by the FBI.According to a source close to the matter, Billy McFarland’s Fyre Media is being investigated by the FBI for possible mail, wire and securities fraud. The investigation is being overseen by “a prosecutor assigned to the complex frauds and cybercrime […]

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Wayhome Music Festival offers Fyre Festival ticket-holders free tickets

A rare positive has arisen from  the never-ending saga of the disastrous Fyre Festival as the Canadian-based Wayhome Music Festival has decided to lend a helping-hand to the distraught, trust-fund occupying attendees who suffered through 48 hours of rationed food portions while stranded on the Bahamian island until outgoing flights resumed.Embracing the stereotypical Canadian way of life, the Wayhome committee […]

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Wayhome Music Festival offers Fyre Festival ticket-holders free tickets

A rare positive has arisen from  the never-ending saga of the disastrous Fyre Festival as the Canadian-based Wayhome Music Festival has decided to lend a helping-hand to the distraught, trust-fund occupying attendees who suffered through 48 hours of rationed food portions while stranded on the Bahamian island until outgoing flights resumed.Embracing the stereotypical Canadian way of life, the Wayhome committee […]

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Fyre Festival founders tell employees they are not getting paid in leaked phone call

As the initial eruption of Fyre Festival reaches its three-week anniversary, the embers of its follies continue to burn. Today, May 11, Vice News published a recording of a May 5 phone conversation between the festival founders and several employees. On the call, celebrity cofounder Ja Rule says little after noting, “I’m on the phone but I […]

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Fyre Festival continued to sell VIP passes after cancelation, seventh lawsuit alleges

It doesn’t seem extraordinary that Fyre Festival has faced the legal trouble that it has thus far when considering its short, mired lifespan. Indeed, the surprising notion to comprehend is just how recently the debacle transpired. Since the event fell apart just under three weeks ago, on the evening of April 27, Billy McFarland and Ja Rule’s Fyre […]

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Would You Have Sex with Billy McFarland, Fyre Festival Bro-in-Chief?

Please: light a candle, lean back, and close your eyes. You are standing on a beach adjacent to a Sandals resort, dehydrated and frantically looking for the inhaler stored inside your missing luggage. A crowd of angry millennials swarms nearby. Above the horde, a sweaty, dark-haired figure emerges, balancing atop an…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Fyre Festival founder claims 81% of attendees would like to return in 2018

Fyre Festival organizers Billy McFarland and Ja Rule are facing a second class action lawsuit, however, McFarland has told Rolling Stone 81% of the attendees requesting refunds for the 2017 fiasco would like to attend the planned 2018 festival. While the first suit targets the dangerous conditions due to lack of infrastructure faced by festival attendees upon arrival, […]

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Fyre Festival lawyers threaten patrons for live-tweeting the calamity

As the Fyre Festival saga continues to unfold, lawyers hired by the event are now threatening festival-goers with legal action for live-tweeting their experiences on the ground.It has been reported that organizers have already dispatched a letter of cease and desist to an individual who has expressed their grievances on Twitter, and that their complaints […]

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Fyre Festival offering 2018 VIP passes in lieu of refunds

In the days since the Fyre Festival meltdown, the Bahamian festival’s colossal failure has consumed headlines across the globe.Attendees, who paid thousands of dollars to attend, were promised the “unparalleled best in music, cuisine, design and hospitality on a private island in the Exumas.” When they arrived, however, they were met with the total chaos […]

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Fyre Festival: Ja Rule Slapped With $100 Million Class Action Lawsuit, Banned From Brahamas

Ja Rule just continues to take Ls after with business ventures outside of music. The now festival promoter is being served by the Federal government for a failed attempt to put on a lavish festival that ended in complete and utter diaster. Set to have inaugural launch this weekend in Exumas, Bahamas. Fyre Festival made […]

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