Can I still buy a ticket to FYF?
General admission and VIP tickets go on sale at 12:00pm on Thursday, May 16th 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 there be comedians this year at FYF Fest?
Yes, we will be announcing the comedians performing at FYF Fest in mid June.
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 is bike parking in the lot across the street from the park located in the parking lot on College & Spring.
Where is the best place to park?
There are plenty of affordable parking lots located all over Chinatown and Downtown LA within walking distance of the festival.
Where is the best place to stay near the park?
Please check out the Lodging Section on the left of this list.
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?
Gold Line, Chinatown Station drops you off directly in front of FYF Fest. Bus lines are also available. Metro is extending their hours for FYF Fest attendees.
Taxi Magic, our official transportation sponsor is offering $10 off your first cab ride. Download the app, register, and input the code “FYFFEST13” to claim your Magic Credits (visit taximagic.com for more info)! Avoid the hassle of finding parking and take a cab; and for your convenience, there will be a taxi stand on site with cabs ready to take you back.
Are you hiring volunteers for the Festival?
I lost my ticket, what should I do?
If you purchased your tickets online via Front Gate, please contact Front Gate’s customer service. They'll be able to assist you.
I bought my ticket at a record store and lost it, what should I do?
Unfortunately, you'll have to purchase a new ticket 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 Sonya@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.
Items NOT allowed into the festival:
No Outside Food or Beverage No Unauthorized Vending No Weapons No Animals No Chains No Open Cigarette Packs No Drugs No Drug Paraphernalia No Skateboards No Tents No Coolers No Laser Pointers No Professional Cameras No Detachable Lenses, Tripods, Zoom Lenses etc No Fireworks No Audio Recording Devices No Sharpies/Markers No Large Backpacks No Instruments No Chains / Chain Wallets No Blankets No Flags No Tailgating No Refunds, Exchanges, or Cancellations No Chairs No Video Cameras No Umbrellas
Items ALLOWED into the festival:
OK (Small) Backpacks 18.5" x 11.75" x 4.3" (think Jansport/Incase) OK All Ages Welcome OK Empty Water Bottles OK Chapstick OK Hats OK Sunblock OK Lighters OK Cellphone OK Sunglasses OK Closed & Sealed Cigarette Packs OK Children 10 and Under Free. But must be accompanied by an Adult 18+ OK Fannypacks OK Digital Cameras - Non Professional (No Detachable Lens) OK Film Cameras - Non professional (No Detachable Lens) OK Walkie Talkies OK Strollers OK 35mm Camera & Point and Shoot Cameras
FYF Festival is accessible to all guests with disabilities. During our festival the LA Historic 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.ACCESS CENTER / ADA ENTRANCE
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.PARKING/DIRECTIONS
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.SERVICE ANIMALS
Animals are not allowed onto the festival grounds. An exception is made for patrons with service animals.WHEELCHAIR & COMPANION AREA
FYF Festival provides a wheelchair user and companion area at Main St. Stage. Please see the festival map or contact the nearest event staff worker. Access is limited and in order to gain access to the wheelchair and companion area you must obtain a wristband from the Access Center.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Los Angeles Downtown
120 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
*The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown is a 10 minute walk to the festival in downtown Los Angeles.
7000 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
*The Roosevelt is located in Hollywood and is near the red line which will get you to the festival via Metro.
Best Western Dragon Gate Inn
Address: 818 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours: 24 Hours
Metro Plaza Hotel
Address: 711 N. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours: open daily 24/7
Royal Pagoda Motel
Address: 995 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours: 24 Hours
The “About” section of this site has been “Coming Soon” for the past five years. I planned to write something being that this will be the 10th year of festival but have once again waited until the last minute and didn’t get it done. This clip sums it up much better anyway.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 PantsFYF 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 DwyerFYF 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 AgeFYF 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 AnsariFYF 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 StevensFYF 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 SuperstarFYF 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 & CultsComedy: 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 PanthersFYF 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