Fraudster Billy McFarland claims $500 tickets for Fyre Fest II are sold out

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By Dan Sears

There’s a sucker born every minute — or 100 of them if you are to believe Fyre Festival fraudster Billy McFarland.

The convicted con man claimed all 100 tickets — at $499 a pop — have been sold for his second attempt at throwing a music festival on a Caribbean island.

McFarland, 31, spent four years in prison for defrauding investors after the first Fyre Festival debacle in 2017 — when music fans arrived on an ill-equipped island in the Bahamas to find tattered tents, no bathrooms and a menu featuring cheese sandwiches.

On Tuesday, the huckster announced via YouTube video that he was resurrecting his ill-fated concept and that tickets were available on ticketing platform Posh.VIP.

The site shows presale tickets for the Dec. 6 event are sold out and that nearly 700 other tickets will soon go on sale ranging in price from $799 to an eye-popping $7,999.

Fyre Festival II’s vague description is a grave reminder of the first festival’s laundry list of empty promises.

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Not even one day after convicted fraudster Billy McFarland announced that tickets to Fyre Festival II were on sale, they sold out.
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Even though the first 100 tickets are sold out, Fyre Festival II's site shows that nearly 700 other tickets are going to be sold ahead of the event starting at $799 and soaring as high as $7,999.
Even though the first 100 tickets are sold out, Fyre Festival II’s site shows that nearly 700 other tickets are going to be sold ahead of the event starting at $799 and soaring as high as $7,999.
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The botched Fyre Festival in 2017 promised guests a star-studded concert surrounded by models, but they received pop-up tents without bathrooms and an off-putting cheese sandwich.
The botched Fyre Festival in 2017 promised guests a star-studded concert surrounded by models, but they received pop-up tents without bathrooms and cheese sandwiches.
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Per the festival’s site, the one-day event is taking place somewhere in the Caribbean — again — though an exact location has yet to be determined.

McFarland did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.

McFarland, who has been staying at a halfway house in Brooklyn after being freed last year, said Tuesday: “This is a big day. It has been the absolute wildest journey to get here, and it really all started during a seven-month stint in solitary confinement.”

“I wrote out this 50-page plan of how it would take this overall interest and demand in Fyre and how it would take my ability bring people from around the world together to make the impossible happen,” he added.

He noted that he is working with the “best partners in the world,” though only music manager Andy King is currently attached to the project, according to McFarland.

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King starred in Netflix’s “Fyre” documentary and famously declared he would “suck d–k” to provide Evian water to patrons at the disastrous music fest.

McFarland also claimed in the clip that he secured adequate funding from an unnamed partner to pay back all of Fyre’s Festival’s investors, and develop a Broadway musical about the original event.

Rapper Ja Rule, who helped conceptualize the 2017 fiasco, will not be involved this time around, McFarland said.

“In the meantime, we’ll be doing pop-ups and events across the world. Guys, this is your chance to get in. This is everything I’ve been working towards. Let’s f–king go,” McFarland said.


Billy McFarland
McFarland spent four years in prison for defrauding investors after the first Fyre Festival debacle in 2017.
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Specific location and festival lineup have not been shared, and the only VIP perks listed — such as “FYRE Pop-Ups,” “The FYRE Crew Community” and “FYRE Experiences” that include “FYRE Fights,” documentary and film screenings and weekend trips — are equally indefinite.

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