Remember that awesome 2019 festival in the Bahamas? Yea, me neither.
If you are unfamiliar with the infamous Fyre Festival, it was a fraudulently marketed luxury music festival founded by Billy McFarland, CEO of Fyre Media Inc, and rapper Ja Rule. (Yes, you read that right) It was created with the purpose of expanding the company’s Fyre app for booking music talent and now the 277 people who got stranded during the festival are getting some money back!
After four years, festival attendees who endured terrible circumstances are getting their payback – $7,220 from a class-action settlement. The $2 million settlement was announced this week, ending a lawsuit against festival organizers including Billy McFarland – who is currently serving a six-year prison sentence on fraud charges. Attendees spent anywhere from $1,000 to $12,000 to attend the 2017 festival, which was canceled before it even started, leaving guests stranded on an island that resembled a disaster camp.