Fyre Festival reportedly set to auction off merchandise in attempt to cover legal costs

The proceeds will be going back to the victims of the festival

Fyre Festival merchandise is reportedly set to be sold in an online auction in an attempt to raise funds to cover the failed festival’s legal costs.

The Manhattan US Attorney’s Office has allegedly chosen to auction off some official merchandise from the 2017 music event to return funds to its backers. According to reports, there is an estimated $26 million in damages to payout to a variety of stakeholders.
 


“We have an assortment of the ‘real thing’ Fyre Festival-branded tee-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, hats, wristbands and medallions,” a United States Marshals spokesperson said, according to NME. “We know that there is tremendous interest in these items in the NY metro area in particular…Our objective always is to get the funds back to the victims as fast as we can in cases where there are victims.”

The date of the online auction has not yet been set and photos of the merchandise are not yet available, but they will be posted for the auction, according to the spokesperson.