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FYF Fest 2018 Cancelled

Los Angeles Festival’s 2018 Event Reportedly Shuttered Due to Low Ticket Sales

May 07, 2018
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FYF Fest only announced its 2018 lineup a little over a month ago and the Los Angeles festival wasn't scheduled the take place for another two and a half months, but now the organizers have opted to cancel the event. The official reason is that they "felt unable to present an experience on par with the expectations of our loyal fans and the Los Angeles music community this year." The unofficial reason? Billboard reports that it was cancelled due to low ticket sales. Anyone who purchased tickets will get a full refund, including any ticket fees. Below is the official statement from FYF.

"After much consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel FYF Fest 2018.

Our team of many women and men have worked tirelessly on this event for many years but felt unable to present an experience on par with the expectations of our loyal fans and the Los Angeles music community this year.

We will be announcing some special local shows soon, featuring some of the amazing artists from the 2018 line up.

Ticket purchasers will automatically receive full refunds, including all service charges, beginning this Monday, May 7, 2018. There is no action necessary on your end to receive a refund. You will receive an email notification from Festival Ticketing once your order is canceled and refunded. Please allow 5 to 7 business days for the funds to appear in your bank account."

FYF was due to take place July 21 and 22 at Los Angeles' Exposition Park with headliners Florence and the Machine and Janet Jackson. The line-up was also going to include My Bloody Valentine, St. Vincent, The xx, Car Seat Headrest, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lucy Dacus, Mount Kimbie, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Breeders, U.S. Girls, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Protomartyr, serpentwithfeet, Nils Frahm, Destroyer, and more.

This was going to be the 15th anniversary edition of the festival and the first since sexual misconduct allegations against founder Sean Carlson (whose stake in the company has since been bought out by Golden Voice). Perhaps those allegations impacted ticket sales? There has also been concerns for several years about there being too many music festivals these days. Music fans can only shell out so much cash for festivals.

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