As founder Sean Carlson pointed out in our interview with him last winter, the Los Angeles-based FYF Fest is your feel-good success story. I started this when I was 18, he said. And it took place at a bunch of little venues in Echo Park. For free. And were slowly moving to this national level where people fly in for it and its a lot bigger than it was. For its eighth incarnation, set to take place at 1st and Main in downtown LA on September 3rd, the festival will look to further make its mark on the North American festival scene with a lineup topped by two of the year’s hottest reunites — punk legends the Descendents and Toronto noise rock duo Death From Above 1979.
Other notable acts include Broken Social Scene, Explosions in the Sky, Guided By Voices, Simian Mobile Disco, Cold War Kids, The Dead Milkmen, No Age, Dan Deacon, The Head and the Heart, Four Tet, YACHT, Smith Westerns, and The Weakerthans.
Rounding out the bill are Cults, Kid Dynamite, Girls, Glass Candy, Cass McCombs, OFF!, Japandroids, Future Islands, Ty Segall, Twin Sister, Pink Mountaintops, Chromatics, Olivia Tremor Control, The Strange Boys, Mister Heavenly, Avi Buffalo, Nosaj Thing, Title Fight, Purity Ring, Fool’s Gold, Touche Amore, and Tijuana Panthers.
Tickets for FYF Fest will start at $35 when they go on sale Friday, June 17th at 3:00 PM PDT. Once that allotment sells out, the price will increase to $40. VIP packages will also be available. Visit the festival’s website for more information.