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Ja Rule Is Planning a New Music Festival That Is Definitely Not a Scam

Oh Ja Rule, what are we gonna do with you?
Taylor Hosking
2.15.19
tv

Ten Lessons We Took Away from That Fyre Documentary, 'Fyre'

How much of it is about the mouthwash scene? Quite a lot of it is about the mouthwash scene.
VICE Staff
1.24.19
Film

Inside the Making of the New Fyre Festival Documentary

"The thing that the founder, Billy, wanted more than anything – in my opinion – was to be in the middle of it all. He wanted to be The Guy."
Niloufar Haidari
1.17.19
NETFLIX

Netflix Has Dropped the Trailer for VICE's New Fyre Festival Documentary

The film lifts the lid on one of the greatest dumpster fires of the modern age.
Gavin Butler
1.11.19
fyre festival

Two Fyre Festival Attendees Just Won $5 Million for Their Trauma

A North Carolina judge awarded the judgement against promoter Billy McFarland, including millions in punitive damages.
Gabrielle Bluestone
7.1.18
Noisey News

Fyre Festival Promoter Billy McFarland Bought Blink-182 a $160k Yacht

So obviously I thought of a bunch of other shit he could've spent the money on instead.
Lauren O'Neill
3.7.18
Noisey News

Fyre Festival Organizer Billy McFarland Has Been Arrested

The 25-year-old has been charged with wire fraud in connection with the festival. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison.
Alex Robert Ross
7.3.17
VICE News

Fyre Festival CEO Faces Charges For Luring Investors With Fake Artist Deals

Billy McFarland allegedly made out that performers like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Chance the Rapper were generating income for his company.
Gabrielle Bluestone
7.2.17
VICE News

Fyre Festival’s 25-Year-Old Organiser: “This Is the Worst Day of My Life”

The 25-year-old tech entrepreneur behind the festival described the fiasco as essentially an act of God.
Gabrielle Bluestone
4.30.17