Does Fyre Festival Booking Mean ‘Cruel Winter’ Is Coming?

Carl Williott | January 5, 2017 12:16 pm

On Wednesday afternoon (January 4), Kendall Jenner announced that the “G.O.O.D. Music Family” is a headliner for the inaugural Fyre Festival. What is the G.O.O.D. Music Family? What is the Fyre Festival? Why is Kendall Jenner breaking the news? These are great questions!

We know an answer to one of them: Fyre is a music, art and food fest on the private island Fyre Cay in the Bahamas. As you can guess, it is prohibitively expensive (tickets are $1,500, and premium packages are $50,000, according to Pigeons and Planes). As for the G.O.O.D. crew, it could mean a set from some combination of Kanye West, John Legend, Pusha T, Big Sean, Tyga, Teyana Taylor and Desiigner, or it could be none of those people. But the booking does seem to be another clue on the trail to Cruel Winter.

The follow-up to Cruel Summer, Kanye’s first G.O.O.D. compilation, has been rumored for more than four years, and the buzz kicked up again last year when West premiered “Champions,” billing it as the album’s first single. Shortly before that, the label’s newly minted president, Pusha T, said putting out Cruel Winter “is a goal of mine and I reach my goals.” Then Travi$ Scott surmised that the album would be arriving in February of this year. Conveniently, this is a couple months before Fyre’s April 28-30 and May 5-7 dates.

Then again, never believe any promises coming out of the G.O.O.D. Music camp.