FYF 2014




  • When do tickets go on sale for FYF?

    General admission and VIP tickets go on sale at 12:00pm on Thursday, May 22nd online and at various record stores and retail outlets in the greater Los Angeles area. Please check the ticket section of the site for more information.

  • Will I be able to upgrade my General Admission weekend pass to VIP?

    Yes, based on availability. Please contact Front Gate directly.

  • What time does the festival start?

    Gates open at 2:00pm and the festival starts at 2:30pm

  • What time does it end?

    12:00am each night

  • When will set times be released?

    We will be posting set times the week of the festival.

  • I am having issues ordering my tickets online – help!

    To order by phone or help with your order please contact Frontgate Tickets at 888-512-SHOW or http://support.frontgatetickets.com

  • Will you have an iPhone application this year?

    Yes, to be available mid-summer on both iOS and Android.

  • Are there ins and outs?

    There are no ins and outs.

  • Can I bring my child?

    Yes, kids 10 years of age and under are free but need to be attended by an adult 18 or over at all times.

  • Will there be lockers on site?

    Yes! More information will be posted soon.

  • What are the food options?

    There are over a dozen different vendors that cater to all dietary needs including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.

  • Is there free water?

    Bottle water is $2 but we have two hydration stations with multiple water fountains.

  • Can I bring an empty water bottle?

    Yes, empty water bottles are allowed in the festival.

  • Are there shade tents?

    Yes, there are a number of large shade tents and misters all over the park for your comfort. These areas will be located on the map in the festival guide.

  • Is there a Lost & Found?

    Yes, the Lost & Found booth is located near the entrance of the festival.

  • Is there bike parking?

    Yes, there will be secure bike parking. Please check the site map when we release it the week of the festival.

  • Where is the best place to park?

    There are plenty of affordable parking lots located near the LA Sports Arena.

  • ADA Accessibility?

    Yes, there is an ADA viewing platform for the main stage. For more information, select the ADA tab on the left

    ADA Access: For your transportation needs, LA Yellow Cab has wheelchair accessible vehicles available for your transportation needs. To request an accessible cab, please call LA Yellow Cab directly at (424) 222-2222.

  • What type of public transportation is available to FYF Fest?

    Metro Expo Line, Expo Park/USC drops you off directly in front of FYF Fest. Bus lines are also available. Metro is extending their hours for FYF Fest attendees.

  • Are you hiring volunteers for the Festival?


  • I lost my wristband, what should I do?

    If you purchased your passes online via Front Gate, please contact Front Gate’s customer service at support.frontgatetickets.com or if onsite at the festival go to the box office. Depending on the situation they may be able to assist you.

  • I bought my wristband at a record store and lost it, what should I do?

    Unfortunately, you'll have to purchase a new pass to replace the lost one.

  • I'm a non-food vendor and/or a food vendor, are you taking any applications?

    If you're interested in becoming vendor please contact vendors@fyffest.com.

  • Will there be first aid on site?

    Yes, medical stations will be clearly marked on the Festival guide.

  • What about bringing my medical prescriptions? (Asthma, insulin, etc)

    Before entering the Festival please make sure all of the medications are properly labeled with name, phone number and emergency contact. Names on prescriptions must match the persons ID. Notify a security guard at the entrance and the medical staff on site will assist you with storing your medications.

  • Will there be ATMs available?

    Yes, ATM’s will be available at various locations, please check the Festival guide day of show.

  • Will there be Wi-Fi?

    No. Please turn off your phone and enjoy the show.


FYF Festival is accessible to all guests with disabilities. During our festival the LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park will feature a designated wheelchair user and companion area, along with accessible portable restrooms and concession stands. Please know that every year we are continually upgrading these features, and we thank you for your continued participation and support.


If you require an accessible entry into the venue please proceed to the VIP entrance near the box office. The Access Center will also be set up near this gate entrance.


Please be advised that law enforcement WILL verify that each vehicle's ADA PLACARD or LICENSE PLATE corresponds with current DMV registration along with matching ID of the ADA patron inside the vehicle at the time of arrival. ADA parking will be located on College Street.


Animals are not allowed onto the festival grounds. An exception is made for patrons with service animals.


Please refer to festival maps or the FYF Fest App for locations of the nearest ADA viewing area. Access is limited and in order to gain access to the wheelchair and companion area you must obtain a wristband from the Access Center.

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    Coming to FYF from out of town? Check out our exclusive travel packages including passes, hotel and convenient shuttle transportation. http://www.cidentertainment.com/events/fyf-fest-2014/

    929 S Broadway
    Los Angeles, CA 90015
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    Los Angeles, CA 90071
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    3540 S Figueroa St
    Los Angeles, CA
    (213) 748-4141

In 2004, 18yr old Sean Carlson started FYF Fest for the same reason you would start a band, out of boredom and a need to do something.

As the years went on, with a small group of friends behind the wheel, the festival grew. Attendance increased and so did the size of the bands. With a need for more space the festival was moved from Echo Park to the Los Angeles State Historic Park in Chinatown. In 2011, Goldenvoice joined as a producer of the event.

Now in it's 11th year, the festival will be moving to new home at The LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park and will be taking place on Saturday August 23rd and Sunday August 24th.

Have a look at this video from last year and get ready for the best weekend of summer!: http://vimeo.com/77658396.

FYF Fest 1
Friday, July 2nd 2004

@ The Echo The EchoPlex (before it was the EchoPlex and was a banquet hall), Sea Level Records, the alley way behind Sea Level Records and Casa De Pablo

Wires on Fire • The Mean Reds • Toys That Kill • Poulain • Michael Runion Will Never Die • Horse The Band • Subtitle • Sabertooth Tiger • The Mae Shi • Big Muscles • Snake Vs. Lizard • Jesus Christ Makes A Shotgun Sound • Werewolf With Robot Hands • Shark Pants

FYF Fest 2
Saturday, July 2nd 2005

@ The Echo, Jensen Rec Center, Sea Level Records, and the space above the American Apparel on Sunset just west of Alvarado that was someones loft turned venue for one night

Dillinger Four • The Mean Reds • Giant Drag • Limbeck • Beehive and the Barracudas • Wires on Fire • Darker My Love • Curl Up and Die • Wives (No Age) • Rolling Blackouts • Greg Ashley of Gris Gris • The Oohlas • The Mojo Filters • Toys That Kill • Upsilon Acrux • Travis Shettel of Piebald • The Red Onions • Division Day • The Hips • The Pope • Bobby Dazzler

Comedy: Morgan Murphy • Sarah Silverman • Jonah Ray • Matt Dwyer

FYF Fest 3
August 18th, 19th, 20th 2006

@ Echo, Sea Level Records & Jenson Rec Center

Aug 18th: Circle Jerks • The Bronx • 400 Blows • The Black Lips • Burning Brides • Future Pigeon • Horse the Band • Nudity • Gayrilla Biscuits • Blood Meridan • The Po Pos • Issiea Saccua • Bad Dudes • Black Fag • Horses • Sex Eyes

Aug 19th: Giant Drag • Silversun Pick Ups • Envy • The Thermals • Dios Malos • Darker My Love • Foreign Born • Subtitle • Hit Me Back • Brother Reade • Chuck Ragan • Graf Orlock • The Rolling Blackouts • Whiskey Biscuit • Sleeping People • Strange Boys

Aug 20th: Dead Meadow • the Ponys • Erase Errate • Mika MIko • Midnight Movies • Gris Gris • Icarus Line • Plot to Blow up The Eiffel Tower • Partyline • Wires on Fire • The Adored • Bobby Birdman • Barr • Matt & Kim • No Age

FYF Fest 4
August 25 & 26 2007

@ Echo, Echoplex, Rec Center

Aug 25th: The Explosion • The Fuse! • Lavender Diamond • Busdriver • Boom Bip • American Steel • Entrance • the Mae Shi • Fleshies • Bobby Birdman • Thee More Shallows • Greg Ashley of Gris Gris • Upsilon Acrux • Residual Echoes • Imaad Wasif • Times New Viking • Hit Me Back, • Brother Reade • Wooden Shjips • Love or Perish • Devon Williams • Japanese Motors

Aug 26th: Deerhunter • Indian Jewelry • The Blood Arm • Midnight Movies • Jay Reatard • Foreign Born • Pissed Jeans • No Age • xBxRx • Darker My Love • The Nice Boys • Langhorne Slim • Great Northern • Triclops • Red Fang • Best Fwends • Whispertown 2000 • Moonrats • Rumspringa • the Strange Boys • 60 Watt Kid • Abe Vigoda • the Muslims (Soft Pack) • The Prayers • Bad Dudes • Jail Wedding

Comedy: Jonah Ray • Bob Odenkirk • Josh Fadem • Matt Braunger • Cracked Out • Anthony Jeselnik • Aziz Ansari

FYF Fest 5
Saturday August 30th 2008

@ the Echo, Echoplex, Jensen Rec Center, Taix

No Age • Negative Approach • Matt & Kim • Fucked Up • Two Gallants • Ladyhawk • David Vandervelde • Glass Candy • High Places • Paint it Black • Off with their Heads • Past Lives • Mae Shi • Halloween Swim Team • Underground Railroad to Candyland • Japanther Mika Miko • Monotonix • The Strange Boys • Trash Talk • Anavan • Frank Fairfield • Michael Runion • Dimitri Coats • Tod Adrian Wisenbacker • Preacher and the Knife • Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death • Mannequin Men • Best Fwends • Crystal Antlers • War Tapes • Frank Farfield • Graham Forest • Nodzz • Witch Hats • Rusty Lazer

Comedy: Bob Odenkirk • Jeff Garlin • Josh Fadem • Matt Dwyer • Jonah Ray • Andy Daly • Matt Besser • Matt Braunger • Natasha Leggero • Jarrett Grode • Kyle Kinane • Brody Stevens

FYF Fest 6
Sept 5th 2009

@ LA State Historic Park

Black Lips • Tim & Eric • Lightning Bolt • No Age • Converge • Lucero • Fucked Up • Glass Candy • Dillinger Escape Plan • Torche • The Thermals • Times New Viking • Wavves • Mika Miko • Darker My Love • Crystal Antlers • Woods • Telepathe • Peanut Butter Wolf • Japanther • the Strange Boys • Cold Cave • Kurt Vile • Avi Buffalo • Dios • Eat Skull • Ninjasonik • Nobunny • Carbonas • Har Mar Superstar

FYF Fest 7
Sept 4th 2010

@ LA State Historic Park

The Rapture • Panda Bear • Sleep • Dead Man’s Bones • Unbroken • !!! • Man Man • 7Seconds • Thee Oh Sees • The Mountain Goats • Ted Leo & the Pharmacists • Local Natives • Delorean • Cold Cave • Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti • Washed Out • Wavves • School of Seven Bells • AA Bondy • The Blow • Best Coast • Davila 666 • Titus Andronicus • The Soft Pack • Abe Vigoda • Warpaint • OFF! • Vetiver • Ceremony • Big Freedia • Screaming Females • Magic Kids • The Growlers • Lower Dens • Let’s Wrestle & Cults

Comedy: Janeane Garofalo • Skylar Bros • Matt Besser • David Koechner • Matt Braunger • Jen Kirkman • Brent Weinbach • Brody Stevens • Jarrett Grode • Matt Dwyer • Kyle Kinane • Harris Wittels • Joselyn Hughes • Josh Fadem

FYF Fest 8
September 3rd 2011

@ LA State Historic Park

Descendents • Death from Above 1979 • Broken Social Scene • Explosions in the Sky • Guided by Voices • Simian Mobile Disco (Live) • Cold War Kids • Girls • No Age • Kid Dynamite • The Dead Milkmen • Dan Deacon • The Head and the Heart • Glass Candy • Cass McCombs • Four Tet • YACHT • The WEakerthans • Cults • Chromatics • Olivia Tremor Control • Smith Westerns • OFF! • The Strange Boys • Mr. Heavenly • Ty Segall • Japandroids • Pink Pink Mountaintops • Avi Buffalo • Fool’s Gold • Nosaj Thing • Twin Sister • Title Fight • Touche Amore • Future Islands • Purity Ring • Tijuana Panthers

FYF Fest 9
September 1st & 2nd 2012

@ LA State Historic Park

September 1st: Refused • M83 • James Blake • Sleigh Bells • Quicksand • Simian Mobile Disco (Live) • Hot Snakes • Warpaint • Black Mountain • The Growlers • Fucked Up • Chromatics • The Vaselines • Future Islands • Tanlines • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart • Chairlift • Tycho • Purity Ring • Cloud Nothings • Two Gallants • Redd Kross • AA Bondy • Dam Funk • The Men • The Soft Pack • King Tuff • DJ Harvey • Moonface • John Maus • FIDLAR • Nite Jewel • The Suicide of Western Culture • The Orwells • Sandro Perri • White Arrows • Doldrums • Devin • JDH and Dave P

Comedians: Baron Vaughn • Jonah Ray • Matt Braunger • Pete Holmes • Sklar Brothers • Greg Barris • Jim Hamilton • Neil Hamburger • Leo Allen • Eric Andre Show (Live)

September 2nd: Beirut • The Faint • Yeasayer • Nicolas Jaar (Live) • Desaparecidos • American Nightmare • Dinosaur JR • Against Me! • Turbonegro • Twin Shadow • Glass Candy • Lairs • Health • Paul Banks • Cursive • Converge • King Khan & The Shrines • Lightning Bolt • Gold Panda • Aesop Rock • Atlas Sound • Black Dice • Ceremony • The Field • Givers • Father John Misty • Wild Nothing • Nick Waterhouse • Tiger & Woods • Papa • Joyce Manor • Allah Las • White Fence • DJ Coco • Daughn Gibson • Kishi Bashi • Lovely Bad Things • JDH & Dave P

Comedy: Jerrod Carmichael • Joe Sib • DJ Douggound • Garfunkel & Oates • Rory Scovel • Maria Bamford • Sean O’Connor • Matt Dwyer • Brendon Walsh • Brent Weinbah • David Cross

August 24TH & 25TH 2013

@ LA State Historic Park

August 24th: Yeah Yeah Yeahs • TV on the Radio •FLAG • Deerhunter • Devendra Banhart • The Breeders (performing Last Splash) • The Locust • Toro y Moi • Death Grips • Rocky Erickson • STRFKR • Simian Mobile Disco B2B Bicep • Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires • Thee Oh Sees • Ty Segall • Dan Deacon • Nosaj Thing • Title Fight • Classixx • Delorean • Eleanor Friedberger • Joyce Manor • Horse Meat Disco • METZ • Crystal Antlers • Mikal Cronin • The Underachievers • Lemuria • Waxahatchee

Comedians: Doug Benson • Brendon Small • Brett Gelman • Hampton Yount • Jim Hamilton • Jonah Ray

August 25th: My Bloody Valentine • MGMT • Beach House • Solange • Yo La Tengo • Washed Out • Holy Ghost! • The Melvins • No Age • Les Savy Fav • Shlohmo • Kurt Vile & the Violators • Flume • !!! • Jonathan Richman • Baroness • Poolside • Touché Amore • Omar Souleyman • Mac Demarco • Glasser • How to Dress Well • Chelsea Wolfe • The Orwells • Guards • Pional • Fear of Men • Antwon

Comedians: Paul Scheer & Rob Huebel • Karen Kilgariff • Ron Funches • Chris Fairbanks • Matt Dwyer • Cameron Esposito • Kumail Nanjiani

Ticket Purchase Information






Pay 50% of your order total now and the remaining 50% will automatically be charged to the same card on July 1st 2014. DEFAULT on payments will result in cancellation of your order and loss of deposit. NO exceptions. It is 100% YOUR responsibility to manage your payment plan. You must pay attention to your bank and credit card statements to make sure your second payment is deducted. You will have a 10 day grace period to pay. If your payment is not made in full by the 10th day after the initial charge is run your order WILL BE CANCELLED and you will forfeit all monies paid up to that point to offset your default.

All wristbands will begin shipping in Late July. You will receive a tracking notification once your wristband has shipped.

For the safety and comfort of festival attendees, artists and staff, your FYF Fest pass will be a high security wristband. Each wristband contains RFID encrypted technology that will be scanned upon entrance to festival grounds. As a part of this system, everyone is required to wear a wristband within the perimeter of the festival grounds.

Treat your wristband like cash. It will not be replaced if lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed. Wristband is VOID if tampered with or removed. Each wristband is good for entrance by one person for both days of the festival and is non-transferable. Once put on, DO NOT REMOVE or attempt to loosen your wristband! Improperly applied wristbands will delay your entrance to the festival and require a readjustment fee.

To order by phone or help with your order please contact Front Gate Tickets at 888-512-SHOW or visit http://support.frontgatetickets.com


A VIP Ticket gets you access to the festival each day and access to the VIP areas. The area is a beer and liquor garden which acts as a great place to take a moment and chill, meet up with friends and to use as a convenient meeting spot at the fest. All VIP areas will feature exclusive sight lines to their respective stages. Please note you must be 21 years of age or older to enter this area. All VIP Wristbands will be shipped in advance. VIP's also have a separate entrance into FYF Fest. There will be no single day VIP tickets, only weekend passes available online. You must have your VIP wristband to enter each day.


Amenities include:


Coming to FYF from out of town? Check out our exclusive travel packages including passes, hotel and convenient shuttle transportation. http://www.cidentertainment.com/events/fyf-fest-2014/


International orders will be accepted. All international orders will be filled at will call.