NME Festival blog: Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland has been ordered to pay $26 million back to investors


Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland has been ordered to pay $26 million back to the festival’s investors.

The failed festival hit headlines last year, after the first edition of the ‘luxury’ event soon turned into a dystopian nightmare in May.

Despite promising punters luxury accommodation and a line-up that included the likes of Major Lazer, the event quickly descended into chaos when it took place. The company behind it was later forced into bankruptcy.

Appearing in court last week (March 6), McFarland…



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