Saturday: Florence + the Machine
Sunday: Janet Jackson
and performances by: Future, the Xx, My Bloody Valentine, St. Vincent, Kali Uchis, Daniel Caesar, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Nina Kraviz, Rhye, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yaeji + more
Exposition Park, Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Passes on sale Friday, April 6th at 12pm PT
Los Angeles, California (March 30th, 2018) – Celebrating the 15th year of what’s grown to be LA’s most vibrant, eclectic and lovingly curated music event, Goldenvoice has unveiled the lineup for 2018’s highly anticipated FYF Fest. Having grown from a roaming party at various venues along Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park, FYF has blossomed into a world-class event, drawing talent from around the globe and music lovers from across the country.
Global music icon, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist 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):
Weekend and Single Day GA and VIP passes go on sale Friday, April 6th at 12 pm PT. Pass pricing below. American Express® Card Members can purchase all passes before the general public beginning Tuesday, April 3rd at 10 am through Thursday, April 5th at 10 pm 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.
For FYF 15, Goldenvoice booker Jennifer Yacoubian is working hand in hand with CEO Paul Tollett and former FYF Presents team Dave Peterson and Emily Twombly, whose work in bringing the festival to fruition dates back to 2009. Together, they’ve crafted the dynamic and vibrant festival Los Angeles deserves.
“FYF has been a Los Angeles staple for the past 15 years (happy anniversary to us!), and a very special event with a diverse booking that is unique to the festival,” says FYF/Goldenvoice booker Jennifer Yacoubian. “In the past 15 years, this festival has grown immensely with a strong team of women and men behind it to bring fans the best weekend of summer. And with incredible artists like Janet Jackson and Florence + The Machine topping this year’s bill, we are so psyched to have two badass women leading the roster as we head into FYF Fest 2018.”
For the fourth year in a row, FYF Fest has partnered with Plus 1 to donate $1 of every ticket sold to high impact organizations working to support the people in our communities who need it the most, both locally and globally. Through this partnership over the last 3 years, $135,000 has gone to organizations such as My Friends Place, Partners In Health, Be The Match, American Immigration Council, and Skateistan, with FYF Fest’s 2018 charity partners to be announced shortly.
Additionally, FYF Fest’s long-standing commitment to local artists and businesses continues to be a vital part of their overall programming, with art installations from Los Angeles artists, as well as food and beverage options from some of the city’s favorite restaurants, and so much more.
2-Day GA: $249 + fees
2-VIP: $549 + fees
Saturday GA: $149 + fees
Sunday GA: $149 + fees
Official FYF Fest lineup poster: $20 + fees
PRAISE FOR FYF:
“The best LA weekend of the year” – Consequence of Sound
“FYF is now easily one of the best festival experiences in Southern California, if not the entire country.” – LA Weekly
“FYF Fest always brings one of the more impressive cross-genre lineups on the summer-festival scene” – Stereogum
“Simply the best summer music festival around” – Cosmopolitan
“What started as a small, one-day punk-indie concert has become a massive, highly anticipated weekend festival that is now rivaling Coachella” – PEOPLE.com
“something for everyone” – VIBE
“FYF has finally perfected the city festival” – Mixmag
Goldenvoice, creators of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Panorama Festival, Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival and Arroyo Seco Weekend also operates successful Los Angeles music venues including the Fonda Theatre, El Rey Theatre, and Shrine Auditorium. Beginning as an independent punk rock promoter in the early 1980s, Goldenvoice grew to be the preeminent alternative promoter in Southern California by forging strong relationships with both bands and music fans. Goldenvoice promotes over 1400 concerts a year in California, Nevada, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, and Canada. They took over sole ownership of FYF in February 2018.