The boundaries of the possible
April 17, 2021

Fyre festival attendees to receive $7,000 each

A group of 277 attendees at the notorious Fyre festival are to receive settlement payouts of $7,220 each, according to the latest lawsuit ruling, at the US bankruptcy court in New York. The 2017 event drew global attention after the supposedly luxury music experience, promoted by supermodels and set to feature artists such as Major Lazer and Migos, turned out to resemble a disaster relief camp with windswept tents and decidedly non-gourmet food. Attendees had spent between $1,000 and $12,000 on tickets to the festival, which was cancelled on its opening day. Organiser Billy McFarland was sentenced to six years in prison for fraud in October 2018, The Verge reports.