The conman behind the disastrous Fyre Festival is back at it with a new virtual event he claims will feature a livestream of ‘artists and creators’ having fun in the Bahamas.
Billy McFarland, 31, announced his new venture, PYRT (ironically pronounced ‘pirate’), in a recent TikTok, describing it as a ‘virtual immersive decentralized reality.’
Using a whiteboard and poster in a clip filmed at his rented apartment, McFarland said: ‘PYRT is not a festival. It is not an event. And it’s definitely not the metaverse,’ the convicted fraudster says in the video before going on to describe PYRT as a festival in the Bahamas with a virtual festival online.
As he explains, the project will partner with a ‘small, remote destination’ to host a ‘handful of artists, content creators, entrepreneurs and any of you guys who end up joining the PYRT crew.’
At the same time, others across the world can join a virtual recreation of the island to ‘not only watch what’s happening live, but they can…