Billy McFarland

Fyre Fest’s Billy McFarland Requests Early Prison Release Because Of Coronavirus

Fyre Fest organizer Billy McFarland has requested an early release from prison, per TMZ. His lawyers argue that the Elkton, OH federal correctional facility where…
James Rettig | April 15, 2020 - 4:22 pm

Fyre Fest Documentary Star Who Was Gonna Suck Dick For Water May Get His Own Show

Did you watch Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, Netflix's recent documentary about the spectacular Fyre Festival debacle? Event producer Andy King has emerged…
Peter Helman | February 2, 2019 - 2:18 pm

Watch The Trailer For Netflix’s Fyre Fest Doc

The first in a slew of documentaries and fictionalizations about the ill-fated Fyre Festival is scheduled to hit Netflix next week (1/18). It's called FYRE:
James Rettig | January 10, 2019 - 2:07 pm

Netflix Releasing Fyre Festival Documentary Next Month

If you thought you'd heard the last of the corporate shitshow that was Fyre Festival, well then you don't know how pop culture works in…
James Rettig | December 10, 2018 - 11:44 am

Fyre Festival Promoter Billy McFarland Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison

The promoter of a botched, highly publicized music festival in the Bahamas has been sentenced to six years in prison.
Associated Press | October 11, 2018 - 2:00 pm

Fyre Festival Promoter’s Lawyer Asks For Lenient Sentence, Citing Mental Illness

A lawyer says mental illness caused the promoter of a failed music festival to rip off investors and commit other crimes. Attorney Randall…
Associated Press | September 24, 2018 - 8:19 pm

Fyre Fest’s Billy McFarland Pleads Guilty To New Fraud Charges

The promoter of a failed music festival has pleaded guilty to charges that could result in a prison sentence of over a decade. …
Associated Press | July 26, 2018 - 1:33 pm

SEC Settles $24.7M Fraud Case Against Fyre Festival Founder Billy McFarland

The United States Security and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday (7/24) it has settled charges against Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland and his associates. New York…
Taylor Mims / Billboard | July 24, 2018 - 5:44 pm

Two Fyre Fest Attendees Win $5M Settlement For Their Suffering

Fyre Fest is truly the schadenfreude that keeps on giving. The disastrous island music festival getaway was well over a year ago, but its fallout…
Chris DeVille | July 3, 2018 - 2:24 pm

Fyre Fest Promoter’s Bail Revoked

Bail has been revoked for the promoter of a failed music festival on a Bahamian island, with a judge calling him a flight risk and…
Associated Press | June 18, 2018 - 5:26 pm

Fyre Festival Promoter Billy McFarland Arrested On Fraud Charges

The promoter of a failed music festival in the Bahamas has been arrested again on fraud charges as he awaits sentencing in the earlier case.
Associated Press | June 12, 2018 - 7:01 pm

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
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