A tweet from fallen entrepreneur Billy McFarland has garnered attention… as he claimed that a sequel to Fyre Festival was in the plans, but is it really serious?
Billy McFarland is promising that there will be a “Fyre Festival II,” even though there was never a Fyre Festival I. https://t.co/YcpSJ86K0p
— Variety (@Variety) April 11, 2023
“ Fyre Festival II is finally happening,” McFarland tweeted, as he just got out of jail after pleading guilty to defrauding investors and defrauding ticket buyers for the first Fyre Festival (which never really happened, other than in a catastrophic and dangerous form).
Fyre Festival II is finally happening.
Tell me why you should be invited.
— Billy McFarland (@pyrtbilly) April 10, 2023
In addition to investors, McFarland had deceived many famous artists and spectators who had paid good money to travel to an island for the festival… whose facilities, access to food and water left much to be desired… or were downright non-existent.
This leaked Fyre Festival pitch deck shows how Billy McFarland was able to secure millions for the most overhyped festival in history https://t.co/qFEjAzFcV0
— Insider Business (@BusinessInsider) April 12, 2023