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Fyre Pageant ticket holders to get $7,226 as element of course action settlement

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

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Monday, April 19, 2021 – 13:00

Fyre Pageant ticket holders are expected to get $7,226 as component of a course action settlement.

Just about 5 years following the first — and final — Fyre Competition event went disastrously incorrect, ticket holders are anticipated to recieve payouts as a final result of the $2million course motion lawsuit brought from organiser Billy McFarland.

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

Fyre Festival will go down as a person of the the most disastrous festivals in background, following party-goers who compensated countless numbers of dollars for tickets were still left stranded on a personal island in the Bahamas in 2017. Reportedly housed in “refugee” quality tents and provided only basic foods, the pageant was achieved with a barrage of negitive publicity as unhappy competition-goers flocked to Twitter and Instagram to express their distain.

In October, it was described that Fyre Festival’s Billy McFarland experienced been placed in solitary confinement pursuing a new podcast launch. McFarland is at the moment serving a six year sentence at FCI Elkton in Lisbon, Ohio, for wire fraud related to the calamitous competition that hardly ever was.

Even though Billy McFarland remains in federal jail, in July final year, Choose Kevin Castle ruled that competition co-founder Ja Rule, and Fyre’s head of advertising Grant Margolin, would not be liable for the pageant slipping aside. 

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