To be sure, 2010’s FYF Fest did have some issues. The Labor Day Weekend event experienced long concession lines, a shortage of water and other organizational problems, according to the Los Angeles Times blog Pop & Hiss. FYF promoter Sean Carlson issued an apology regarding the event less than 24 hours after the festival ended.
So, what’s different for FYF this time around? The festival, scheduled for Sept. 3, has acquired an upgrade in organizational skills by partnering with Goldenvoice, the concert promotion company that brings you the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals. FYF has also changed locations, moving from Los Angeles State Historic Park to downtown L.A., specifically the area surrounding City Hall. There’ll be more food, more vegan and vegetarian options, more entrances and more water.
The lineup for the all-ages festival features Descendents, Death Fronm Above 1979, Explosions In The Sky, Broken Social Scene, Simian Mobile Disco (live), Guided By Voices, Cold War Kids, The Dead Milkmen, Kid Dynamite, Four Tet, Girls, No Age, The Head And The Heart plus others. Or, as FYF Fest puts it, “tons more.”
With a very fan-friendly ticket price of only $35, the onsale begins June 17 at 3 p.m. PDT. Click here for more information.