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Praise Yeezus: Kanye West Is Now Headlining FYF Fest

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Kanye West (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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FYF Fest just threw a curve ball at us: Kanye West is now headlining the music festival on Saturday.

This announcement comes just a couple of days before the two-day event is expected to hit the L.A. Sports Arena and Exposition Park on August 22 and 23. He'll be replacing Frank Ocean, who was originally scheduled to headline Saturday's lineup, but "decided on his own terms to cancel his appearance," according to an FYF Fest release.

Deerhunter also dropped out of the festival, but !!! is now replacing them.

The Yeezus rapper will still be in good company this year, joining other big names on the bill like Morrissey. Other notable acts include Jesus & Mary Chain, Belle & Sebastian, fka Twigs, Bloc Party, Run The Jewels, Mac DeMarco, The Purity Ring, Savages, Solange, Toro y Moi, METZ, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

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Hey, maybe we'll even get a Kim Kardashian sighting. Is FYF becoming Coachella now?

Although single-day tickets are sold out, you can still get weekend passes at $175 a pop in advance, or $199 at the box office. Visit the FYF Fest website here for more info.

And, while you're checking out the music at FYF Fest, just know that they also have a stellar food lineup as well, with droolworthy dishes like mac 'n' cheese waffles, hot dogs with Japanese toppings and poke bowls. Feel free to study their food lineup with our guide here.