What food was served at Fyre Festival? Cheese sandwich,” the NFT’s auction site description reads. “From an inauspicious dinner, photographer Trevor DeHaas captured the most iconic image from 2017’s most famous debacle—the Fyre Festival. Two limp white slices on wheat bread lay, like the lifeless body of Icarus, bemoaning the hubris of man.
How much did a Fyre Festival ticket cost? Organisers of the 2017 event had promised a luxury two-weekend Bahamas getaway, with tickets costing upwards of $1,200. The event reportedly sold about 8,000 tickets with an advertised musical line-up that boasted of top artists, luxury accommodation and gourmet dining. Some VIP packages sold for as much as $12,000.
What happened to Billy McFarland and Ja Rule? The festival’s producer, Billy McFarland, was convicted of a $26m fraud in the affair and sentenced to six years in prison. Ja Rule was targeted by a class-action lawsuit but avoided sanction when it was determined that he did not know at the time that what he was selling did not exist as such.
Did any celebrities attend Fyre Festival? The event was promoted on Instagram by social media influencers and models including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, and Emily Ratajkowski, many of whom did not initially disclose they had been paid.