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:

AA Bondy
Aesop Rock
Against Me!
American Nightmare
Atlas Sound
Paul Banks (Interpol)
Baroness
Beirut
Black Dice
Black Mountain
Ceremony
Chairlift
Chromatics
Cloud Nothings
Converge
Cursive
Dam Funk
Desaparecidos
Devin
Dinosaur Jr.
DJ Coco (Primavera Sound)
DJ Harvey
Doldrums
Father John Misty
FIDLAR
F... Up
Future Islands
Givers
Gold Panda
Health
Hot Snakes
I Break Horses
James Blake
John Maus
Joyce Manor
King Khan & the Shrines
Kishi Bashi
Liars
Lightning Bolt
M83
Moonface
Nick Waterhouse
Nite Jewel
PAPA
Purity Ring
Quicksand
Redd Kross
Refused
Sandro Perri
Simian Mobile Disco (Live)
Sleigh Bells
Tanlines
The Allah La's
The Field
The Growlers
The Men
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The Soft Pack
The Suicide of Western Culture
The Vaselines
Tiger & Woods
Turbonegro
Twin Shadow
Two Gallants
Tycho
Warpaint
White Arrows
White Fence
Wild Flag
Wild Nothing
Yeasayer

If you need more convincing, check out last year's FYF recap.