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Billy McFarland is offering a second chance for Wonka Experience organizers at Fyre Festival II

Billy McFarland is offering a second chance for Wonka Experience organizers at Fyre Festival II

They live in a world of pure imagination.

The organizers behind Scotland's latest disastrous Willy Wonka-themed event have some explaining to do – and Billy McFarland wants to offer his expertise in event failures.

TMZ asked McFarland31, for his thoughts on the 'Willie Chocolate Experience' at Glasgow's Box Hub Warehouse – which many likened to his viral disaster event, the Fyre Festival.

Billy McFarland told TMZ that Wonka Experience organizers may have the opportunity to have a second chance at Fyre Festival II. TMZ

The Wonka experience, which cost $45 per person, promised guests “a journey full of wondrous creations and enchanting surprises” — but instead ended with crying children and angry parents.

The organizers, House of Illuminati, were reportedly forced to issue more than 800 refunds for inconvenience to guests. They apologized for the horrific experience they had to endure Facebook page.

“I am truly sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment caused over the weekend. Refunds have been issued and will continue to do so. This was an event that went wrong, and the House of Illuminati will not be holding any further events for the foreseeable future.” The post said.

One user in the comments mocked the event and compared it to the famous Fyre Festival, writing: “Are you related to Billy McFarland?”

The Wonka experience promised guests “a journey full of wondrous creations and enchanting surprises.” tmx/sons
TMZ asked Billy McFarland for his thoughts on the “Willie's Chocolate Experience” at the Box Hub warehouse in Glasgow. Jenny Fogarty/SWNS

The convicted con artist told TMZ that Wonka event organizers need to make things right as soon as possible, and if they do, they may have the chance to get a second chance at Fyre Festival II.

McFarland wants to give the House of Illuminati a chance to salvage its reputation – while putting up some roadblocks to make sure everything stays on track.

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Food served at Billy McFarland's Fyre Festival Disaster. Splash News
In 2017, Fyre Festival was promoted as a luxury music festival in the Bahamas. Lee/Prahal/Splash News

McFarland announced in August 2023 that Fyre Festival II had officially begun. The event will take place in the Caribbean on December 6, 2024, although there are no other specific details about the event yet. the site.

In 2017, Fyre Festival was promoted as a luxury music festival in the Bahamas, which was promoted by influencers and models such as Kendall Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski, and at one point was announced by Blink-182, Pusha T, Kaytranada, Major Lazer and Lil Yachty as actors.

This cataclysmic event went viral, and its downfall spawned documentaries on both Hulu and Netflix: “Fyre Fraud” and “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened,” respectively.

In March 2018, McFarland He pleaded guilty Electronic fraud He was sentenced to six years in prison – and ultimately served nearly four years in federal prison for defrauding investors and committing wire fraud.