Fyre Festival fraudster Billy McFarland just announced that a Fyre Fest II is happening

By Charlie Sawyer

Published Apr 11, 2023 at 12:14 PM

Reading time: 2 minutes

Billy McFarland, aka one of the only individuals in the world whose Wikipedia page headline includes the label “fraudster”, has officially announced plans for a Fyre Festival II. Having only been out of prison for a year, the conniving con man took to Twitter on 10 April 2023 to let his so-called ‘fans’ know that he’d be spearheading another festival. Clearly, he wasn’t properly scathed from his last attempt at party planning…

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In 2017, McFarland, along with his merry band of men (which included R&B star Ja Rule), set out to put on one of the most exclusive, expensive and extravagant music festivals of all time. Held in the heart of the Bahamas, McFarland promised guests a magical weekend full of VIP experiences, quality food and incredible accommodation.

This, of course, all went terribly wrong after high-paying customers arrived on the island, only to find zero facilities, half-made wrecked camping sites, and a seriously distressed McFarland. If you’re interested in watching the train wreck play out, Netflix naturally packaged it into an easy to digest 90-minute documentary for you.

In 2018, the 31-year-old pled guilty to two counts of wire fraud and was sentenced to six years in prison. However, he was released early in March 2022 and subsequently ordered to pay back £23 million to festival investors.

Since the incident, McFarland has expressed some regret, telling Good Morning America that he was “wrong” to go ahead with the event, as reported by The Independent.

Clearly, however, this remorse lasted about as long as McFarland spent on planning the festival itself, because as seen in his recent tweet, the fraudster is right back to his old tricks.

After announcing that “Fyre Festival II is finally happening,” McFarland also encouraged users to reply in the comments section why they should be invited. One individual simply put: “Because I’m not Ja Rule,” to which McFarland replied “You’re in.”

Another user wrote: “Tell me why you shouldn’t be in jail?” And in quintessential McFarland fashion, he wrote back: “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.”

Oh and it looks like one of McFarland’s old pals Andy King will be rejoining the troops. In response to the festival creator’s tweet, King posted: FYRE Festival 2.0. Who’s in?? Let’s go.”

For anyone who may have forgotten the role King played in the Fyre Festival fiasco, he was the man tasked with bribing the man from customs to release all of the Evian water by providing him with a particular sexual favour. Not sure how McFarland has managed to recruit him back onto his team.

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We’ve been told very little details about what this next event may entail, but one thing’s for sure, if McFarland is involved, it’s guaranteed to go down in flames.

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