Everyone is talking about Fyre Festival, the luxury festival on an island in the Bahamas that never happened. A post shared by Marc Weinstein (@warcmeinstein) on Oct 23, 2017 at 9:57pm PDT. Yesterday, McFarland faced the charges against him in court. It … If you've watched Netflix's Fyre Fest documentary, than you definitely know Andy King, the festival producer that Billy McFarland asked to perform oral sex with a customs agent in return for getting water to the festival site. Marc is first introduced in the documentary as a music festival consultant. A post shared by Samuel Krost (@samuelkrost) on Sep 15, 2016 at 8:48pm PDT. It says "Krost is a salute to friends and their ability to move and inspire us. Reportedly, the promotor will likely face a sentence of eight to ten years, and a fine up to $300,000, under the terms of his plea agreement. According to the Daily Mail, McFarland tells Harbinger that he wants to set the record straight in light of the documentaries on Netflix and Hulu, the latter of which he was reportedly paid to consult for. [5] The festival, to be held in April 2017, was advertised by a video which included a bevy of Instagram models including Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski who, along with Kendall Jenner, were all expected to be at the festival. The 2017 Fyre Festival controversy saw well-heeled festival-goers cheated of hundreds and even thousands of dollars, and local islanders not paid for services after brash entrepreneur Billy McFarland’s music festival imploded. [33], McFarland is currently incarcerated at FCI Elkton, in Lisbon, Ohio. And in the infamous clip from Fyre, the Netflix documentary on the wreckage of a festival, King recalled: “[Fyre CEO] Billy [McFarland] called and said, ‘Andy, we need to take one big thing for the team.’, “He said: ‘You’re our wonderful gay leader and we need you to go down [to the customs officer’s home]… will you suck d**k to fix this water problem?’”, Celebs you didn’t know have an LGBT sibling. That one is done well. According to his LinkedIn he has worked at companies such as Groupon. [32] On October 11, 2018, McFarland was sentenced to six years in federal prison. A little over two years into his six-year prison sentence and three years since Fyre Festival burned spectacularly on the funeral pyre of internet schadenfreude, Billy McFarland is back. He's described as a "meme mogul" because of the "Fuck Jerry" Instagram page. I may not know what a "meme" is, but I know hard work and dedication. King captioned the post: “It only took 58 years to find true love.”, The event planner peppered the post with the hashtags: “#neverstoplooking #scotland #usa #spreadlove.”. He later founded and acted as CEO of Fyre Media, which developed the Fyre mobile app for booking music talent. [7][10][11], McFarland dropped out of college toward the end of his freshman year and founded the short-lived online advertisement platform Spling where he served as CEO. In a term sheet sent to investors, Fyre Media claimed to be worth $90 million.