it’s in the best interest of those I owe for me to be working. people aren’t getting paid back if i sit on the couch and watch tv.
and because i served my time.
— Billy McFarland (@pyrtbilly) April 11, 2023
No further details have been released, and it is yet to be seen whether any plans will come to anything.
The post comes just over a year after McFarland was released from prison, having served more than four years and being ordered to pay $26 million to investors after pleading guilty to two counts of wire fraud in relation to the festival scandal.
Fyre Festival’s original edition was a disaster, which co-founded by McFarlane and Ja Rule, promised a luxury festival and “culture experience of the decade” to attendees.
But upon turning up to the island of Great Exuma, ticket buyers – many of whom had paid up to $100,000 (£75,000) – found leaky FEMA tents with wet mattresses and cold cheese sandwiches as the billed gourmet food.
It’s not the first time McFarland has been active in marketing event announcements. In November, McFarland teased a new treasure hunt in the Bahamas, PYRT, which was swiftly shut down by the Bahamian authorities, who described him as a “fugitive”, and that anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts should report him to the Royal Bahamas Police Force.
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Written by: Tim Hopkins