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LA’s FYF Fest cancelled

Goldenvoice’s FYF Fest, which lost its founder in a sexual harassment scandal earlier this year, has been cancelled due to reportedly poor ticket sales

By Jamie Raybould on 08 May 2018

Run the Jewels at FYF Festival

image © Chris Goldberg

Organisers of FYF Fest have decided to cancel the event, saying they “felt unable to present an experience on par with the expectations of our loyal fans and the Los Angeles music community this year.”

FYF – an acronym for ‘Fuck Yeah Fest’ – would this year have played host to a female-focused line-up including Florence + The Machine, Janet Jackson, Future, St Vincent and many more.

Organisers neglected to give a specific reason for the cancellation, giving only the reason above, and saying that “We will be announcing some special local shows soon, featuring some of the amazing artists from the 2018 line-up.”

“After much consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel FYF Fest 2018”

According to Billboard the cancellation was due to poor ticket sales in April, despite the date of the festival being two and a half months away in July.

Any customers that have already bought the tickets, which started at $249 for GA, will receive complete refunds beginning Monday 7 May 2018.

This year would have been the festival’s first year running without founder Sean Carlson, whose ties were severed with organiser Goldenvoice after he was accused of sexual harassment and misconduct.


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