In its most nostalgic way, FYF Fest announced the 2018 festival lineup. The fest has returned to its two-day programming and will feature performances from Florence + The Machine, Janet Jackson, Future, The XX, My Bloody Valentine, St. Vincent and more.
Founder Sean Carlson has stepped down following recent sexual assault allegations. The change has forced the festival to place complete faith into the hands of local promoter Goldenvoice. With Goldenvoice assuming responsibility and promoting the fest like never before, the promotion group has made placing fresh female leadership at the forefront its first mission. Goldenvoice booker Jennifer Yacoubian is working closely with CEO Paul Tollett and former FYF Presents team Dave Peterson and Emily Twombly to book this year’s festival.
In a recent statement, Yacoubian discussed her sentiments for the festival, “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. 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.”
Dubbing themselves as the best weekend in summer, FYF has become a local staple. Every year the festival takes over the Exposition Park joining music lovers in one space for a few days.
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 6 at noon. 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. Two-day passes cost $249 while single-day tickets cost $149. A VIP pass will set you back $549.
In its fourth year, FYF is teaming up 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.