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Billy McFarland pronounces Fyre Pageant II, reveals presale tickets are bought out

Prepare for Fyre Pageant II.

Sure, the ill-fated music pageant from 2017 is coming again to the Caribbean.

The announcement was made on Sunday by Billy McFarland, the pageant’s promoter.

“It began throughout my seventh-month stint in solitary confinement,” he defined in a video posted to social media. “I wrote out this 50-page plan of how I might take this total curiosity in demand in Fyre and the way it will take my potential to carry folks from around the globe collectively to make the not possible occur.”

On this March 6, 2018 file photograph, Billy McFarland, the promoter of the failed Fyre Pageant within the Bahamas, leaves federal courtroom after pleading responsible to wire fraud costs in New York. Greater than three years after the extremely publicized Fyre Pageant famously fizzled out within the Bahamas. (AP Photograph/Mark Lennihan, File)

McFarland mentioned he spoke to “folks as distant because the Center East and South America” to host the pageant however “finally determined” to return to the Caribbean.

The goal date for the occasion is the tip of 2024 however he mentioned his group will do “pop-ups and occasions the world over” till then. The date on the occasion’s web site reads Dec. 6, 2024.

Up to now, there is no such thing as a lineup for the pageant, however that didn’t appear to trouble those that determined to buy presale tickets.

McFarland announced early Monday morning that these tickets have bought out.

“Since 2016 FYRE has been probably the most talked about pageant on this planet,” he wrote on X, previously often called Twitter. “We now noticed this convert to one of many highest priced GA pre-sales within the business. FYRE is about folks from around the globe coming collectively to tug off the not possible. This time we’ve got unimaginable help. I’ll be doing what I really like whereas working with one of the best logistical and infrastructure companions.”

“As well as, all ticket sale income might be held in escrow till the ultimate date is introduced. We stay up for stunning the world alongside our companions as we construct FYRE and FYRE Pageant II into the island journey of a lifetime.”

McFarland and rapper Ja Rule co-founded the 2017 pageant, which was closely promoted on social media by huge names like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski and Hailey Baldwin.

It was promoted because the premiere music pageant, like a Coachella of kinds however on an island “as soon as owned by Pablo Escobar.”

Nonetheless, the pageant was something however that.

It ended up being a catastrophe with not one of the lodging promised.

Again in 2018, McFarland was sentenced to 6 years in federal jail for fraud after pleading responsible to 2 counts of wire fraud for his position in defrauding Fyre Pageant buyers and ticket distributors of about $26 million.

He was launched early in Could of 2022, based on Rolling Stone. He was held underneath home arrest till September 2022.


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