The FYF Fest 2017 lineup is finally here — hold onto your butts.
They truly put the Fuck Yeah dramatically back into Fuck Yeah Fest Fest. With a capital FUCK.
Headlining the now three-day festival are Missy Elliott (!!!), Bjork (!!!), Frank Ocean (!!!) and Nine Inch Nails!!! That’s easily the most diverse set of headliners at any festival in the country this year. It takes place at Exposition Park from July 21 to July 23, moved from August. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 24 at 12 PM noon Pacific Time. Three-day general admission passers are priced at $299.00 with VIP passes $549.00. Single-day passes will be $125.00.
Pre-sale tickets are on sale Thursday, March 23 with the code PENGUIN. Click here to access the presale.
The undercard is STACKED. A Tribe Called Quest plays one of just a few dates as part of FYF. Erykah Badu is an uncommon name to see on a festival bill. Iggy Pop, Solange, Run the Jewels, Flying Lotus, Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, MGMT, Nicolas Jaar, Hannibal Burress, Slowdive, Angel Olsen, Little Dragon, Kehlani, Majid Jordan — really through the top three lines there isn’t a name I would love to see. I need that shit Hermione had where she could take two classes at once, but so I don’t have to worry about conflicts.
Even deeper on the undercard are acts like L.A. indie rock faves Cherry Glazerr, rising Bay Area rapper/singer Kamaiyah, and one of my new favorites — Aussie singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin in the bottom three lines.
Nine Inch Nails are one of the headliners at Panorama this July — the Goldenvoice festival taking place at Randall’s Island. Nine Inch Nails previously dropped a five-song EP titled Not the Actual Events to end 2016 this past December, and Reznor told Zane Lowe on Beats Radio 1 that same month that NIN has two releases planned for 2017.
Last year the bill was maybe its most impressive to date — until now. Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala, and Grace Jones served as the top-billed acts.
It’s clear that FYF Fest has built some of the best credibility of any festival in the country. If you think about it — the festival doesn’t feature hardly any mainstream radio flavors and has largely built its name by thinking outside of the box.
Daily lineups dropped April 5, with daily tickets going on sale Friday, April 7 at 12 PM noon Pacific Time. Friday tickets cost $109.00 plus fees, Saturday and Sunday passes are $125.00 each plus fees. Three-day passes are still available. Hoping I don’t have to choose between Missy Elliott and Bjork on Friday! Or Bjork and Anderson Paak for that matter.