After finally graduating from its status as an upstart, FYF was almost a goner: Sexual assault allegations against its founder had seemingly put the fest at a dead end. But local promoter Goldenvoice has assumed full ownership of the brand and placed fresh female leadership at its helm.
The 2018 edition of the fest is on, and coming sooner than you think. Janet Jackson, Future, Florence and the Machine, St. Vincent, the XX and My Bloody Valentine headline this year’s event, set to take over Exposition Park on July 21 and 22.
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 6 at noon. Two-day passes cost $249 while single-day tickets cost $149. A VIP pass will set you back $549. For those keeping score, a two-day pass is only $50 less than last year’s three-day festival, but $50 more than 2016, the last time the fest was only two days.
After last year’s expanded three-day event and stacked lineup (Björk, Missy Elliott, Frank Ocean, Nine Inch Nails), this year looks a bit more like the FYF of yore, for better or worse. Other acts set to play the two-day event include Kali Uchis, Daniel Caesar, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Nina Kraviz, Rhye, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yaeji and more.
Check out the full lineup below, presented through these adorable cassette tape cases.