Billy McFarland Announces ‘Fyre Festival II’ Tickets On Sale After First Event Landed Him In Prison

 Billy McFarland is giving his infamous Fyre Festival a second try after disastrous results on the first go-round.

The 31-year-old convicted felon and entrepreneur announced on YouTube that Fyre Festival II tickets were on sale, with ticket prices ranging from $499 to $7,999. 

“It has been the absolute wildest journey to get here and it really all started during the seventh-month stint in solitary confinement,”  McFarland said in the video update. “I wrote out this 50-page plan of how I would take this overall interest and demand and fire and how I would take my ability to bring people from around the world together to make the impossible happen.”

McFarland said he “spoke to people as far away as in the Middle East and South America and ultimately we decided that Fyre Festival II is coming back to the Caribbean.”

“We are targeting Fyre Festival II for the end of next year. In the meantime, we’ll be doing pop-ups and events across the world. Guys, this is your chance to get in. This is everything we’ve been working towards. Let’s f***ing go.”

The original Fyre Festival, which occurred in 2017, made headlines for months and became the topic of multiple documentaries. It was pitched as a luxury music festival and touted by social media influencers, including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, and Emily Ratajkowski, who failed to disclose they were being paid to promote it. 

Fyre Festival started falling apart before it began but McFarland insisted on proceeding anyway. The event had major issues with security, food, accommodations, venue setup, employees, medical services, and the promised performers who began canceling their appearances. The disaster situation was all well documented on social media, which created even more of an uproar.


McFarland pled guilty in 2018 to two counts of wire fraud and faced up to 20 years in prison. He was sentenced to six years as part of a plea deal but was released early after serving four years and time in solitary confinement. McFarland was also ordered to pay $26 million to help reimburse people.

The entrepreneur announced his intention to put on a second Fyre Festival earlier this year. In a recent X update, McFarland claims the latest ticket drop has “sold out.”

“Since 2016 FYRE has been the most talked about festival in the world. We now saw this convert to one of the highest priced GA pre-sales in the industry,” he wrote

“FYRE is about people from the (sic) around the world coming together to pull off the impossible. This time we have incredible support. I’ll be doing what I love while working with the best logistical and infrastructure partners. In addition, all ticket sale revenue will be held in escrow until the final date is announced.”

“We look forward to surprising the world alongside our partners as we build FYRE and FYRE Festival II into the island adventure of a lifetime,” McFarland concluded.

Billy McFarland Announces ‘Fyre Festival II’ Tickets On Sale After First Event Landed Him In Prison Billy McFarland Announces ‘Fyre Festival II’ Tickets On Sale After First Event Landed Him In Prison Reviewed by Your Destination on August 23, 2023 Rating: 5

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