Fyre Festival co-founder pleads guilty to fraud, faces 10 years in jail and $300k fine

Nine months after being arrested on charges related to the flaming Caribbean clusterfuck that united the world in spiteful laughter last spring—4/28/17, never forget—Fyre Festival co-founder Billy McFarland has pled guilty to two counts of wire fraud, as NPR reports. Fyre Festival was supposed to be a luxury weekend…

Canada’s WayHome Festival is offering free tickets to FyreFest survivors

People have been using words like “pitiful” to describe Ja Rule and Billy McFarland’s Fyre Festival for a few weeks now, ever since it started making the bad kind of headlines in droves. Now, though, the widely reported debacle is finally starting to evoke some actual, useful pity for its participants. Consequence Of…

Fyre Festival isn’t firing its employees, but it isn’t paying them either

Though the scope and horror isn’t quite as massive, the continued slow-motion collapse of the Fyre Festival is starting to look more and more like the massive trainwreck that is the Trump administration. Just yesterday, we reported that a new lawsuit was accusing festival organizers Ja Rule and Billy McFarland of…

New Fyre Festival lawsuit claims organizers were selling VIP passes even after the festival was canceled

Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival continues to be the hot new lawsuit destination of the season; the island event—which managed to strand a bunch of hard-partying Blink-182 fans in a Caribbean tent city, where pre-loaded wristbands were no longer respected as currency, and survival of the fleekest was thoroughly in place—has…

New lawsuit claims Fyre Festival organizers threatened to sue Twitter users

Actually attending the disastrous Fyre Festival sounds like it was a miserable experience, but making fun of the Fyre Festival on Twitter has been the sort of harmless fun that everyone can enjoy. Apparently, though, the organizers running—or “running”—the fest didn’t think it was so harmless. As reported by Pitchfork…

Suing the Fyre Festival is the hot new trend, apparently

Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival is quickly becoming the “Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival”—i.e., a haphazard, hastily assembled clusterfuck—of consumer litigation, with Vulture reporting that the much-maligned music festival is now facing its third lawsuit in a week. Previous suits against the festival—which stranded a bunch of…

Fyre Festival’s pitch deck somehow does not include FEMA tents and feral dogs

The Fyre Festival may now be but wisps of black, billowing smoke destined to float through years of prolonged, multi-million dollar lawsuits, but let us not forget the old adage that “those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat another day of damp mattresses, cheese sandwiches, feral dogs, and air not…

Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island are working on a movie about a disastrous music festival

Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island have been working together on a film that has now been retroactively ripped from the internet headlines, apparently, courtesy of this weekend’s disastrous Fyre Fest. Per The Hollywood Reporter, both Rogen and the comedy musical group tweeted out last night that they’ve been working for…

Fyre Festival’s co-organizer has pulled this shit before, says they’ll try again next year

The first weekend of Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival has not been what most people would consider an unqualified success. (Marketing tip: You usually don’t want Lord Of The Flies or The Hunger Games referenced quite so heavily in press coverage of your island getaway destination.) A number of would-be partygoers are stranded…