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Coachella in the City: 7 Acts You Don't Want to Miss at This Year's FYF Fest

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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.

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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)
Black Dice
Black Mountain
Cloud Nothings
Dam Funk
Dinosaur Jr.
DJ Coco (Primavera Sound)
DJ Harvey
Father John Misty
F... Up
Future Islands
Gold Panda
Hot Snakes
I Break Horses
James Blake
John Maus
Joyce Manor
King Khan & the Shrines
Kishi Bashi
Lightning Bolt
Nick Waterhouse
Nite Jewel
Purity Ring
Redd Kross
Sandro Perri
Simian Mobile Disco (Live)
Sleigh Bells
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
Twin Shadow
Two Gallants
White Arrows
White Fence
Wild Flag
Wild Nothing

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