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.
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 CrossFYF FEST 10
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 NanjianiFYF FEST 11
AUGUST 23 & 24TH, 2014
@ LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park
AUGUST 23: Phoenix • Interpol • Slowdive • Julian Casablancas + The Voidz • Grimes • Little Dragon • Caribou • Future Islands • Tycho • Slint • Against Me! • Albert Hammond Jr. • Todd Terje (Live) • Run The Jewels • Ty Segall • Boris • Man Man • DJ Harvey • Angel Olsen • XXYYXX • Mount Kimbie • Joyce Manor • Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks • Chet Faker • Mariachi El Bronx • Connan Mockasin • Daniel Avery • Jacco Gardner
AUGUST 24: The Strokes • Haim • The Blood Brothers • Flying Lotus • Blood Orange • Darkside • Jamie XX • Built To Spill • Earl Sweatshirt • Four Tet • Murder City Devils • Mac Demarco • The Bronx • Tanlines • John Talabot • Daphni • Presidents Of The USA • Deafheaven • La Dispute • Thundercat • Kindness • Kelela • Ryan Hemsworth • Les Sins • Benjamin Booker • Jessy Lanza • Balance & Composure • Joanna Gruesome • Twin Peaks
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?
Set times have been released and can be found HERE.
Will there be a general store on site?
Yes. Tampons, deodorant, hair ties, pepto, Tylenol, tissue, chapstick, sunscreen... you know, everything you need
- Will you have an iPhone application this year?
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.
Are we allowed to bring strollers into the festival?
Yes, strollers with babies are ok.
Will there be lockers on site?
Yes. There are two sets of lockers. One set out is located near the FYF entrance on Vermont Ave next to bike parking. And another set of lockers near the vending village.
What are the food options?
There are over a dozen different vendors that cater to all dietary needs including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. A full list of vendors will be posted soon.
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 near the festival entrance on Vermont Ave & 39th ST. Please check the site map for exact location.
Where is the best place to park?
There are plenty of affordable parking lots located near the LA Sports Arena.
Where can I go to breast pump?
You can visit any of the medical station in the venue. Check the festival map for station locations.
When should I activate my wristband?
Activate your wristband using the FYF app before you arrive.
What's the camera policy?
Cameras with detachable lenses are not allowed inside the festival.
What about backpacks?
Standard backpacks (regular Jansport 12 x 12) are allowed inside the festival. Nothing bigger.
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?
Attendees are strongly encouraged to ride Expo Line trains, as Metro will run enhanced service on both days. Be sure to exit at EXPO/VERMONT for the closest station to the entrance. Trains take just 15 minutes to get here from Culver City or Downtown LA, where you can transfer to other Metro Rail lines. Metro will be extending service on all their rail lines until 2:00am on Saturday, August 23rd and Sunday, August 24th for FYF attendees. Please go to metro.net for more details.
Are you hiring volunteers for the fest?
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 ATM's on site?
Yes, ATM’s will be available at various locations, please check the Festival guide day of show.
LAST YEAR YOU NAMED THE STAGES AFTER SEX IN THE CITY CHARACTERS, WHY NOT THIS YEAR?
Would you tell the same joke twice?
Will there be wifi on site?
No. Please turn off your phones and enjoy the show.
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 email@example.com.
Black Bean Ice Cream
Bling Bling Dumpling
Bruns Creole Soul Kitchen (Truck)
Cambalaches Gourmet (Truck)
Cousins Maine Lobster (Truck)
Creative Blend / 118 Degrees
Dang Brothers Pizza
Deano's Deli (Truck)
Good Greek Grub (Truck)
Good Times Ice Cream (Truck)
Grilled Cheese (Truck)
Joe's Pizza (Truck)
Juice Served Here
Kogi BBQ (Truck)
La Panini (Truck)
Lem N Man BBQ
Malibu Hot Dog
Mandoline Grill (Truck)
Me So Hungry (Truck)
No Jodas Cuban (Truck)
Peace Love Tacos
Poutine Your Mouth (Truck)
Rushed Art (Truck)
S&R Thai BBQ
Sage Bistro (Truck)
Slummin Gourmet (Truck)
Southern Fried Vegan
Street Foods (Truck)
The Panini Truck
Tony's Darts Away
Two Guys Pasta & Pizza
White Guy Pad Thai
LOST & FOUND
Put LOST KEYS GROUP # (put the group number you see your keys in) in the subject line. Describe which key(s) from that group is yours. Include a mailing address. If you would like them FedEx’d to you, please include a FedEx Account Number.
Put LOST PRESCRIPTION GLASSES # (put the number of your glasses) in the subject line. Describe the glasses in detail (brand, near or far sighted, prescription strength, any unique markings) so we can determine if it is indeed your property. Please send us a picture of you wearing them!
If you would like it FedEx’d to you, please include a fed ex billing number. Otherwise we will bubble wrap and stick in regular mail and hope for the best.
SUNGLASSES ARE LOW PRIORITY AND YET WE GET THE LARGEST NUMBER OF EMAILS FOR THESE. IT IS GOING TO TAKE US A WHILE TO GET TO THESE INQUIRIES.
We have a few higher end non-prescription sunglasses that we are not posting photos of. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and put LOST SUNGLASSES in subject line to inquire. Describe the glasses in detail (brand, color, style, in a case, any unique markings) so we can determine if it is indeed your property. If we have them we will email you back.
Wallets/ID/Coin Purses/Credit Cards For ID and Driver’s Licenses, please include your last name, State and Date Of Birth. If wallet/coin purse, please describe the contents. If it was a credit card, include your name and Credit Card Company. Include a mailing address you would like it sent back to. If you would like it FedEx’d to you, please include a FedEx Account Number.
We don’t just blindly mail to the address on the ID because a lot of people move without updating their license.
Click HERE to see the list of ID's and passports.
Put LOST CAMERA ITEM # (and the number you see on your item) in the subject line. Please describe color, model, brand, which weekend it went missing, etc. If a camera, please describe NON festival pictures such as photos of your German Sheppard or trip to the zoo, etc., something to prove it’s yours.
If you want the item FedEx’d please include a FedEx Account Number. Otherwise we will bubble wrap and send in regular mail. Include your mailing address. Locals can pick up at our office in LA.
About 20 phones were turned in over the course of the weekend. Most were successfully reunited with their owners.
After hunting down and contacting as many people related to these phones as possible, below are the remaining unclaimed phones. We have iPhone 4s, and 5s, some Samsung’s, LGs and Misc.
We do NOT have any iPhone 3G or 5C.
If you are missing one of those types of phones, please email us at email@example.com Include make, model, color, carrier, background image, IMEI number, cover, and other detailed info that could help identify the phone as yours. For iPhones we have plugged them all into iTunes and have a “name” of the phone for most. Almost all phones were charged and investigated for info.
Here we have some random misc items. Did you lose a bag? Jacket? Shoe? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire. Please include as many details as possible.