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Fyre Festival ticket holders to get $7,226 as part of class action settlement

277 ticket holders should see payouts from the $2 million agreement

Fyre Festival ticket holders are expected to get $7,226 as part of a class action settlement.

Nearly five years after the first — and last — Fyre Festival event went disastrously wrong, ticket holders are expected to recieve payouts as a result of the $2million class action lawsuit brought against organiser Billy McFarland.

The class action agreement was reached last Tuesday (13th) — subject to approval and changes — and would see 277 ticket holders recieve $7,226 (£5,226). 

Fyre Festival will go down as one of the the most disastrous festivals in history, after party-goers who paid thousands of dollars for tickets were left stranded on a private island in the Bahamas in 2017. Reportedly housed in “refugee” grade tents and given only basic food, the festival was met with a barrage of negitive publicity as disappointed festival-goers flocked to Twitter and Instagram to express their distain.

In October, it was reported that Fyre Festival’s Billy McFarland had been placed in solitary confinement following a new podcast launch. McFarland is currently serving a six year sentence at FCI Elkton in Lisbon, Ohio, for wire fraud related to the calamitous festival that never was.

While Billy McFarland remains in federal prison, in July last year, Judge Kevin Castle ruled that festival co-founder Ja Rule, and Fyre's head of marketing Grant Margolin, would not be liable for the festival falling apart.