FYF Fest is almost here, and we have plenty to share from the summer music festival. The folks at FYF continue to step it up compared to their humble beginnings at the Echo all those years ago. The result is a fest that's well-curated albeit a little rough around the edges—true to its "Fuck Yeah" namesake, we suppose—but still leaves us curious to see what next year will bring. Check out our thoughts on and best photos from this year's fest—and before you know it, FYF Fest 2017 will be here.
What are the FYF Fest 2017 dates?
FYF Fest 2017 will take place July 21, 22 and 23, 2017—now three days and not in August, as it has traditionally taken place.
When do tickets go on sale?
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 24th at noon.
How much do tickets cost?
Three-day passes cost $299, with single day tickets thankfully still available for $125. A VIP pass will run you $549.
What's the FYF Fest 2017 lineup like?
Missy Elliott and Björk co-headline Friday night of the now three-day festival, followed by sets from Frank Ocean and Nine Inch Nails over the weekend. A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, Iggy Pop, Solange, Run the Jewels, Flying Lotus, Anderson.Paak, MGMT, Nicolar Jaar and Slowdive round out the rest of the lineup.
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The FYF Fest 2017 set times are here
Folks, start strategizing your days for this year's FYF Fest, the onetime upstart music festival that's now expanded to three days and six stages. The set times were released today via FYF social media accounts and phone app—though you can also find the full schedule on FYF's website. Fans will be glad to know that Missy Elliott and Björk's sets will not overlap at all. Friday will be a late start at 5pm and end very late with Flying Lotus, who is debuting a 3D experience, at 12:20am and Majid Jordan at 12:25am. You'll have to brave the inevitable afternoon heat on Saturday to see the first DJ set, which starts at 2pm. There are some conflicts here, too. Built to Spill, Perfume Genius and King Krule start within minutes of each other. Mitski's set is at 5:10pm, which is only 20 minutes before Thundercat's at 5:30pm. The most important thing to remember, though: Frank Ocean at 11pm. The final day presents more of a challenge to your stamina as the packed schedule offers very little time for rest and relaxation. If you catch a little bit of Moses Sumney at 7pm does that mean you'll be stuck all the way in the back for Iggy Pop at 7:20pm? Can you watch all of Solange but still find a spot for Run the Jewels? And will you be able to still feel your legs by the time Nine Inch Nails is done after midnight? Check out the schedule below. Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
FYF 2017 lineup includes Frank Ocean, Björk, Missy Elliot and Nine Inch Nails
Sorry, Coachella, but we think FYF takes the crown for the best music festival lineup this year. The FYF 2017 lineup is here, and we're so blown away we don't even know where to start. Missy Elliott and Björk co-headline Friday night of the now three-day festival at Exposition Park, followed by sets from Frank Ocean and Nine Inch Nails. A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, Iggy Pop, Solange, Run the Jewels, Flying Lotus, Anderson.Paak, MGMT, Nicolar Jaar and Slowdive are performing as well during the late July fest. Notably, comedian Hannibal Buress is also on the lineup, which could either hint at the return of a comedy stage to FYF or just a random one-off stand-up set—which is kind of awesome. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 24, at noon. Three-day passes cost $299, with single-day tickets thankfully still available for $125. A VIP pass will run you $549. The three-day pass price is definitely a bit steep compared to the fest's more affordable pass, but considering that last year's two-day fest was $199, it's a reasonable increase for the extra day. FYF first teased its lineup last week with a "coming soon" video that identifiably featured Nine Inch Nails playing in the background. A tweet from Nine Inch Nails this morning seemed to confirm their slot in the fest. pic.twitter.com/jv0odeceAL — nine inch nails (@nineinchnails) March 21, 2017 The lineup was first teased over a short Instagram live video on FYF's account that showed a lin