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Billy McFarland says that 'Fyre Festival II is happening' on his last tweet


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Billy McFarland, founder of Fyre Festival, the festival that never happened, is at it again. 13 months on from his release from a federal prison after serving 4 of his 6 year sentence, Billy has made it public that a sequel to the 'epic' Fyre Festival I is on the schedule. Actually he tweeted yesterday, April 10: “Fyre Festival II is finally happening, tell me why you should be invited.” The tweet was close to April 1st and we originally thought that this was maybe an April fools' joke, but it's not!


For those who forgot about Fyre Festival I, don't worry, because it never happened! But just to remind you, Fyre Festival I was the 'next-level' festival which promised to deliver a luxurious, immersive music festival "on the boundaries of the impossible" in the Bahamas in 2017. Promoted by glossy adverts on social media channels and shared by popular influencers/models/actresses/reality TV stars including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski, Fyre Festival I was scheduled as a two weekend high-end music festival like no other festival in history, and was set to take place on the island of Great Exuma on the weekends of April 28-30 and May 5-7, 2017. However, it ended in a very, very bad and tragic way. Zero artists performing, panicked guests fighting for sub-Guantanamo Bay lodgings and food scraps, festival producer Andy King being encouraged to perform fellatio to obtain water and founder Billy McFarland getting sentenced to 6 years in jail after defrauding investors of $27.4 million. Well, that's a lot to remember about right?


If you want to relive or watch for the first time what actually happened, we got you covered with two captivating and hilarious documentaries about Fyre Festival: Netflix's Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (2019) and Hulu's Fyre Fraud (2017).

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Images Credit: NBC News / Vogue

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