Fyre Fest co-producer Andy King infamously offered to perform oral sex on a customs agent in exchange for drinkable water. It appears that years later, he’s still very much about “servicing” people when live music is at stake. To celebrate what would have been the three-year anniversary of the dumpster Fyre event, King is hosting a new virtual music festival called Room Service.
The event is scheduled to stream on YouTube from Friday, April 24th through Sunday, April 26th, and features a long list of artists performing from their own quarantine spaces. Confirmed acts include Chromeo, Gallant, Yungblud, Zeds Dead, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, RAC, Big Gigantic, Adam Melchor, Channel Tres, and Clean Bandit.
“I’m beyond thrilled to host Room Service this weekend and bring everybody some well-deserved joy and distraction,” King said in a statement. “This festival gives us a chance to translate the anniversary of Fyre into some real good that’s needed in the world right now.”
In a separate post on Instagram, King said he is “inviting you all into my farmhouse, and keeping you hydrated with feel-good beats all weekend,” referencing his recent bizarre water bottle deal with Evian.
While the original Fyre Fest served to line the pockets of disgraced founder Billy McFarland, at least Room Service will help the greater good. The event is free to the public, but viewers are encouraged to donate. “Proceeds from the event will go directly to charitable partners benefiting those affected by COVID-19, including Sweet Relief and Feeding America,” per a statement.
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BIG news. Cancel ALL your plans this weekend. On the third anniversary of 🔥, I'm excited to officially serve you a new music festival: ROOM SERVICE 🛎️ I'll be hosting the 3 day fest – inviting you all into my farmhouse, and keeping you hydrated with feel-good beats all weekend 💽. No one will leave this fest parched 💦. Tune in for an amazing cause. No pants required. 😉👑❤️ . . . #roomservicefest #trapnation #chillnation #stayhome #spreadlove #youtube #livestream #music #musicfestival #edm #quarantine #covid19 #sweetrelief #feedingamerica #charityevent
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Idea💡… What if I brought together the wonderful artists that were going to perform at Fyre for a benefit livestream – where proceeds directly help those impacted by COVID-19? Would you tune in? Tag who you would like to see perform 🙏 To my artist friends 🎵 – who's in? The world needs a little bit more of our ❤️ right now. @majorlazer @blink182 @tyga @disclosure @raesremmurd @migos @lilyachty @skeptagram @matoma @daya @klingandemusic @kaytranada @claptone.official @leyouth @djleeburridge @tensnake @thugfucker @blondish @nicone_allez.allez @rampue @bedouin_official @furcoatmusic @janblomqvist_official @lovecraftmusic @batuhanones @daniel.cowel @sezer.uysal @lakeavalon_ofc @rancidomusic @nicifaerber @stefanorichetta @offsetyrn @quavohuncho @yrntakeoff #spreadlove #stayhome #withme #covid #edm #corona #wereinthistogether #dowhateverittakes #music #staysafe