Coachella in the City: 7 Acts You Don't Want to Miss at This Year's FYF Fest
By Sam Brodey
Calling all indie music mavens, hipsters and aspiring hipsters: Dust off your festival duds and bust out that sunscreen you've had since Coachella. Now in its ninth year, FYF Fest will grace Los Angeles for a Labor Day weekend of alternative-minded music. A local group heavily involved in the Eastside punk scene, FYF is partnering with Goldenvoice to bring a diverse mix of acts to Los Angeles State Historic Park in Downtown L.A.
Booked to headline the two-day festival are Swedish punks Refused, French electronic outfit M83 and folksters Beirut. Other notable acts slated to perform are noise popsters Sleigh Bells, electro-R&B man James Blake, Carrie Brownstein's punk supergroup Wild Flag, Conor Oberst's punk outfit Desaparecidos and a host of critically acclaimed indie darlings (Cloud Nothings, Yeasayer, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Chairlift, to name a few).
FYF Fest will rock from noon until midnight on September 1st and 2nd. Tickets, which will run $77 for the whole weekend, go on sale this Friday at 5pm. VIP passes — a cool $169 — will get you entry to a VIP beer garden, specialty food and drink and a tent area with couches. You can snag your passes on Ticketfly or the old-fashioned way at local record stores in the area.
The schedule has yet to be released, but here's the full list of artist slated to play:
Paul Banks (Interpol)
DJ Coco (Primavera Sound)
Father John Misty
I Break Horses
King Khan & the Shrines
Simian Mobile Disco (Live)
The Allah La's
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The Soft Pack
The Suicide of Western Culture
Tiger & Woods
If you need more convincing, check out last year's FYF recap.