Celebrating the 15th year of what’s grown to be LA’s most vibrant, eclectic and lovingly curated music event, FYF Fest 2018 is here. Having grown from a roaming party at various venues along Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park, FYF has blossomed into a one of a kind can’t miss event.
You may remember Janet Jackson, who appeared on site to support her friend and last year’s headliner, Missy Elliott, returns this summer at the top of this year’s bill for her only LA area performance. Florence + The Machine makes an eagerly-anticipated return to Los Angeles at the top of this year’s bill as well. The FYF 2018 lineup also sees a return to the festival by some previous year’s crowd favorites, like My Bloody Valentine (on their only west coast date of the year) and The Breeders, while marking FYF Fest debuts for many artists on the bill, such as Future, The XX, St. Vincent, Charlotte Gainsbourg (on her only west coast show of the year), and Kali Uchis.
The festival will include performances by (in alphabetical order):
Car Seat Headrest
Florence + the Machine
My Bloody Valentine
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Weekend and Single Day GA and VIP passes go on sale Friday, April 6th at 12pm PT. American Express® Card Members can purchase all passes before the general public beginning Tuesday April 3rd at 10am through Thursday April 5th at 10pm PT.
Since its humble beginnings as Fuck Yeah Fest, scattered around club venues in Echo Park, FYF Fest has excelled at providing Los Angeles music lovers with a festival as diverse as they are. The famously eclectic line-ups bring break-out stars of the moment together with established, beloved and iconic acts. Goldenvoice came on board as co-promoters in 2011 and are now the sole owners of the festival. Under their care, FYF grew into a two-day outdoor event and arrived at its current home of Exposition Park – with headliners The Strokes – in 2014. The following year saw the arrival of The Woods, which has quickly earned its place as a highlight of the festival and of LA’s dance music scene in general. The Woods features extended sets from DJs not usually found at U.S. festivals, as well as showcasing DJs from the local and international Queer scene. The festival’s growing global reputation has lured some of music’s most charismatic performers to Downtown Los Angeles, including Grace Jones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kanye West, Morrissey, Erykah Badu, Grimes, LCD Soundsystem, Solange, Bjork, D’Angelo, My Bloody Valentine and Missy Elliott.
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