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fyre festival

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
fyre festival

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
1.22.19
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
1.16.19
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 Fest

Fyre Festival founder facing up to 75 years in prison with new guilty plea

Billy McFarland stole more than $100,000 while out on bail for charges related to his Fyre Fest scam.
Gabrielle Bluestone
7.26.18
Fyre Fest

Fyre Fest's founder is going to prison, but the spirit of his scam lives on

Founder Billy McFarland was still pursuing business deals while out on bail, and Fyre Fest attendees are still getting offers.
Gabrielle Bluestone
6.12.18
Noisey News

Fyre Festival's Billy McFarland Has To Pay Investors $26 Million

The ruling came from a Manhattan court on Friday 9 March.
Lauren O'Neill
3.12.18
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's Billy McFarland Pleads Not Guilty to Charges of Fraud

He responded in court on Monday to two counts of wire fraud and two counts of making false statements to a bank.
Noisey Staff
10.3.17
thump news

Fyre Festival Creator Billy McFarland Arrested and Charged with Wire Fraud

If convicted, McFarland could face up to 20 years in jail.
Britt Julious
7.3.17
fyre festival

Fyre Festival CEO allegedly lured investors with fake deals with celebrities

Gabrielle Bluestone
7.2.17
billy mcfarland

Fyre Festival founder arrested and charged with wire fraud

Gabrielle Bluestone
6.30.17
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