After serving time for fraud, Billy McFarland is back with plans for a second Fyre Festival.
According to Entertainment Weekly, he recently unveiled his intentions in a YouTube video, announcing Fyre Festival II, slated for the Caribbean in late 2024.
While specific details remain under wraps, ticket prices range from $499 to $7,999, as listed on the festival’s website.
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In the video, McFarland dons Airpods and a white robe and expresses his excitement.
“This is a big day. It has been the absolute wildest journey to get here, and it really all started during a seventh-month stint in solitary confinement. I wrote out this 50-page plan of how it would take this overall interest and demand in Fyre and how it would take my ability bring people from around the world together to make the impossible happen.”
McFarland’s 2017 Fyre Festival promised a lavish musical experience but infamously delivered subpar accommodations and food.
He served four years for defrauding investors over Fyre Festival, and McFarland was released in May 2022.
He has since been on supervised release since.
Last year, McFarland’s lawyer, Jason Russo, mentioned his client’s efforts to generate restitution for those affected by the failed festival.
McFarland also expressed remorse during a Good Morning America interview
“I let people down. I let down employees. I let down their families. I let down investors. So I need to apologize. I’m wrong and it’s bad.”
Ja Rule, who previously apologized for the Fyre Festival debacle, clarified he won’t be part of any Fyre sequel.
The 2017 fiasco inspired two documentaries, and McFarland hinted at a Broadway musical based on the event.
$7,999?? Me & my homies will not be attending.
— Collins (@collinscollin77) August 23, 2023
How can you have a part 2 if the first one never went down?
— Mark Garcia (@Tomatoehed) August 21, 2023