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Where are all the key players in the Fyre Festival documentary now?

Did they survive the shit show?

WE’RE GUESSING BY now that if you haven’t already watched the Fyre Festival documentaries, you’re setting aside some time in your week to do so. 

Yes, they are the most talked-about thing online right now, much like when the festival all went to shit back in April 2017. 

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The documentaries told the story of the fraudulent behavior, lies and deceit that went on behind the scenes in Fyre Media, which all led to one of the most disastrous festivals ever and the imprisonment of the event’s co-founder.

But what about the other members of the Fyre Media team who viewers got to know through the documentaries?

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While a lot of them have chosen to keep an incredibly low profile (not sure why, tbh?), some have made efforts to make amends and others are facing lawsuits of their own. 


Billy McFarland – Fyre Co-founder

Billy McFarland was the man at the centre of the Fyre Festival scandal and the star of the recently released documentaries on the failed event.

After being charged in May of 2017 with six federal and four individual lawsuits, McFarland was arrested a month later and charged with wire fraud. In March 2018, he plead guilty to two counts of wire fraud and admitted to using fake documents to secure investments of up to $26million into his company.

In June of last year, he was charged with selling fraudulent tickets to the Met Gala and Coachella, as well as other high-profile events, and was later sentences to six years in federal prison.

He is currently incarcerated at FCI Otisville.

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Ja Rule – Fyre Co-founder

Ja Rule partnered with McFarland to launch the Fyre Media venture which set out to be a music booking app. While Ja was not the main target of the documentary, his participation in the fraudulent festival has led to huge criticism – shock!

Criticism Ja isn’t happy about at all. 

Yes, he’s taken to Twitter to look for sympathy, claiming he too was a victim. 

Like McFarland, Ja faced a $100million class action suit shortly after the scandal, however, he was never charged or convicted of fraud.


Michael Ciccarelli – Software engineer

Michael Ciccarelli worked at Condé Nast and VICE before joining Fyre Media. Since the disaster, he’s now working for himself.

He has yet to post about the documentaries despite appearing in the Netflix production, although he has liked some tweets from viewers who showed support. 


MDavid Low – Fyre Creative Director

MDavid continues to work as a creative director but appears to be working for himself now. He keeps a low profile on social media and has not posted or interacted with anything to do with the documentaries.

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Samuel Krost – Fyre Media

Having worked as the booker for the event (a job which Krost admits in the documentary that he had no experience of), Krost has now turned to the world of fashion, starting his label, Krost New York.

His face might be somewhat familiar as he’s been romantically linked with Gigi Hadid and, most recently, Selena Gomez.


Andy King – Event Producer

Possibly one of the most shocking moments in the Netflix documentary came from event producer, Andy King.

His lack of presence on social media makes it hard to work out what he’s up to, but no doubt it’s a hell of a lot better than when he was working with McFarland.

He is the co-founder and creative director of a marketing and advertising agency, so it’s likely he has returned to that work.

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Brett Kincaid – Matte Projects Director

Brett Kincaid continues to work in content creation and was a part of the team that made the Netflix documentary exposing what went on in the lead-up to the 2017 festival.

Since its release, he has promoted the GoFundMe page that has been set up by Maryann Rolle who lost her life savings during the festival.

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Grant Margolin – Fyre Marketing Director

Grant Margolin was another key decision-maker in Fyre Media but chose not to take part in the documentaries, although archive footage of him was included.

Margolin still has an active lawsuit against him, with a pending motion to dismiss. 


Marc Weinstein – Music Festival Consultant

One of the more vocal contributors on the Netflix documentary was Marc Weinstein. He worked as a contractor on the festival but called multiple times for the event to be called off when growing concerns suggested it would be a failure.

His final warning email the day before festival-goers arrived was met with the response that at least they’d be lucky enough to see his “smiling face”.

Marc also posted the links where people could go to donate to Maryann Rolle and has written about his experience working for the infamous festival for Medium

Weinstein is now working in the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain and also continues his work as a yogi on the side. 

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