What happened at Fyre fest? In 2018, McFarland was sentenced to six years in prison after admitting to defrauding investors in the disastrous 2017 Fyre Festival, which was promised to be a luxury destination music event with extravagant promotion from A-list celebrity influencers.
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.
Did Fyre Festival attendees get refunds? Fyre Festival: Ticket-holders to receive money from $2m class action settlement. Four years after the Fyre Festival fiasco, 277 ticket-holders could see some $7,220 (£5,226) returned, thanks to a settlement in a US federal court.
Why did Fyre Festival fail? With a lack of actual capital, Fyre Media (which the government says only booked $57,443 in revenue between May 2016 and April 2017) was forced to cut corners on the luxury festival McFarland had promised to thousands of attendees, while also stiffing numerous vendors who had performed work (from on-site construction