FYF Fest (Fuck Yeah Fest Festival…don’t ask) has been a favorite day festival for Los Angeles’ city dwellers for a couple years now. The festival, which started as a promotion of punk bands, has included a plethora of bands from different genres bringing it mounting attention over the past few years, and has finally built enough momentum to maintain itself for two whole days. While a few names on the line up look familiar (Simian Mobile Disco, Lightning Bolt and Purity Ring) we’re just as excited for newcomers TYCHO, M83, Aesop Rock, Sleigh Bells, Yeasayer, James Blake, etc. But nothing, NOTHING, compares to the reunion of Quicksand. We know Madman’s excited about this one — he basically plays Slip on repeat at The Meadows headquarters on the daily, which kind of drives the rest of us nuts. But seeing as the epic New York post-hardcore band broke up way back in 1995, we’re all stoked on the comeback of Walter Schreifels, Tom Capone, Alan Cage and Sergio Vega. We expect them to bring the heat.
FYF has been held in the same location for the past three years, L.A.’s State Historic Park located next to Chinatown (also the site for HARD Summer), and we’re excited to visit the park again this Labor Day weekend (Sept. 1 & 2) as its location is reflective of the festival-goers. And Los Angeles too, a cultural mosaic if you will. Tickets go on sale tomorrow for $77 via TicketFly. Although the price has bumped up from last year, with this kind of location and line up, you’re getting way more bang for your buck.