Festival Preview//FYF Fest
In the midst of prime national and international music festival season, the lineup for Los Angeles’ own FYF Fest was released last week, via their twitter page. The two-day festival is being held on August 22 and 23 at The LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park.
This years headliners are exponentially different, but share one thing in common; hey are notoriously elusive. They are Los Angeles’ very own R&B singer/songwriter, Frank Ocean, and former Smith’s front man, the infamous Morrissey. Ocean took himself off all social media, with an exception of his personal Tumblr, where he recently announced that the follow-up to his beloved Channel, Orange will be dropping in July. As for Morrissey, after not announcing an LA date for his most recent tour, him headlining the festival makes sense. No fear, Moz is coming to “Moz Angeles.”
Since it’s creation in 2005, by 18-year-old Sean Carlson, FYF has grown into one of the prominent festivals for the Los Angeles area, but has not reached the traction of Coachella or Outside Lands yet. In 2011, FYF partnered with one of the biggest concert and festival companies, Goldenvoice. 12 years later and the festival has booked huge names like FKA Twigs, Flume, Chet Faker, D’Angelo & the Vanguard, Belle & Sebastian and Tobias Jesso Jr.
FYF is all ages and children under the age of 10 get in for free, but need to be with an adult at all times. The festival also has shade tents for attendees to cool off at and hydration stations with multiple water fountains to refill water bottles. The festival also includes close to 50 food vendors, with vegetarian and vegan options.
Tickets for FYF went on sale last week, but there are still many available on theirwebsite. They are also available at local record stores. General admission is $175 and VIP is $329. VIP includes access to the VIP area, which is a beer and liquor garden, and it also includes private toilets, personal food trucks, comfortable couches and designated VIP areas by the main stage.
This is a fest you will not want to miss out on experiencing.