For most of 2023, Beyonce and Taylor Swift were the most in-demand music tickets, but now apparently the hottest event to get tickets to is….Fyre Fest? Yes, you read that correctly. Fyre Fest 2 is not only happening, but the initial drop of tickets have already sold out in under two days.
Despite the fact that Fyre Fest 2 did not have an artist lineup, location, or even an exact date yet, 100 presale tickets went up for sale on August 21 for $499 apiece ($549.89 after taxes and fees). Tickets will be offered in waves with prices continuing to increase incrementally, ultimately culminating in the final round of tickets, which will go for $7,999 apiece. (No word on what accommodations and benefits will accompany those tickets.)
The website was updated on Wednesday to state that the event start date would be Friday, December 6, 2024 in the Caribbean. (No exact location was announced.)
Billy McFarland (the original Fyre Fest organizer) posted a video to Instagram on Monday to talk about the ticket drop with the caption “FYRE Festival 2 Pre-Sale is LIVE 🔥🔗 in bio.”
Wearing a white robe and Airpods, McFarland (who completed an four year stint for wire fraud in 2022), spoke to followers, saying:
What’s up guys? This is a big day because as of right now Fyre Festival 2 tickets are officially on sale. It has been the absolute wildest journey to get here and it really all started during the seventh month stint in solitary confinement. I wrote out this 50-page plan of how it would take this overall interest and demand in Fyre and how it would take my ability to bring people from around the world together together to make the impossible happen, but how it would find the best partners in the world to allow me to be me while executing Fyre’s vision to the highest level. In my first year, I partnered with one of the biggest and best TV companies in the world to produce a documentary called “After the Fyre.” I’ve also worked with one of the biggest production companies to sign a deal to produce Fyre Festival, the Broadway musical and finally today we are announcing Fyre Festival 2. I spoke to people as far away as the Middle East and South America and ultimately we decided that Fyre Festival 2 will come back to the Caribbean. We are targeting Fyre Festival 2 for the next year. In the meantime, we will be doing pop-ups and events across the world. Guys, this is your chance to get in. This is everything I’ve been working for. Let’s f***ing go.
The original Fyre Festival, which took place back in 2017, was billed as a luxurious “cultural experience of the decade.” However, attendees (who paid between $1,200 to upwards of $100,000 per ticket) found themselves stranded with minimal food and shelter on the Bahamian island of Exuma. Headliners such as Blink-182, Migos, Tyga, Desiigner, Lil Yachty, and more pulled out of performing at the last minute and the event never took place, ultimately leading to the federal wire fraud charges against McFarland.
Interested parties can check out https://posh.vip/e/fyre for more details.