Billy McFarland

Fyre Fest Organizer Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud, Faces Up To 40 Years In Prison

Fyre Fest organizer Billy McFarland has pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud. McFarland originally pleaded not guilty in October. TMZ reports that the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 6, 2018 - 4:31 pm

Fyre Festival’s Billy McFarland Arrested For Wire Fraud

Fyre Media founder Billy McFarland, who organized the disastrous Fyre Festival alongside poor Ja Rule, has been arrested by the FBI on charges of wire…
Peter Helman | July 1, 2017 - 10:54 am

Leaked Email From Fyre Festival Exec: “We Could Get Away With 75 Toilets”

Lower-level staff warned Fyre Festival executives about conditions on the island -- including insufficient housing and restrooms -- days and weeks ahead of the…
Anna Gaca / Spin | June 5, 2017 - 6:42 pm

FBI Investigating Fyre Fest For Mail, Wire, And Securities Fraud

The organizers of last month's disastrous Fyre Festival are already battling a whole mess of lawsuits, and now, they've become the focus of a federal…
Peter Helman | May 21, 2017 - 9:14 pm

How The Fyre Fest Nightmare Burned Through Millions

The warning signs were evident as early as December 2016. Billy McFarland, a 25-year-old "tech bro," as The New York Post once described him, decided…
Dave Brooks / Billboard | May 3, 2017 - 8:03 pm

Bahamas Bans Ja Rule & Billy McFarland From Doing Another Festival

The legendarily disastrous Fyre Fest was supposed to take place on the Bahamas island of Great Exuma last weekend. Those plans imploded in the grandest…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2017 - 12:31 pm

Billy McFarland Announces Fyre Fest 2018!

Today's big story is the hilarious slow-motion car wreck that has been Fyre Fest, the luxury festival in the Bahamas that basically descended into a…
Peter Helman | April 28, 2017 - 9:06 pm

Fyre Fest Villains Billy McFarland And Ja Rule Describe Their Meet-Cute

Last fall, entrepreneur Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule -- the people behind the epic fuck-up that was (is?) (will always be?) Fyre Festival --…
James Rettig | April 28, 2017 - 5:34 pm