FYF Fest won’t celebrate their 15th Anniversary this July as Goldenvoice has announced the festival’s cancellation.
FYF Fest was due up for a solid showing for their 15th Anniversary, dropping a stellar lineup that featured Janet Jackson, Florence + The Machine, Future, and more. While the hype was growing for the festival in July, it was announced today that the festival would be canceled, ending its long run in the City of Angels.
This news came as a bit of a surprise for many who were excited for the milestone year the first since founder Sean Carlson had left the brand. While an official statement surrounding exactly why this festival has been cancelled, Billboard has reported that this was due to low ticket sales in the month of April.
In the official statement made on Twitter, FYF Fest stated:
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 lineup.
Beginning as a roaming party in 2004 that transformed into a massive festival after partnering up with Goldenvoice back in 2011, FYF Fest was one of Los Angeles’ most beloved festivals to attend each year. Last year controversy arose as Sean Carlson was embroiled in sexual harassment allegations that led to Goldenvoice buying out his share and replacing him, and this year was seen as a positive shift by many.
Those who have already purchased passes for FYF Fest’s 15th Anniversary will begin receiving information on how to receive their refunds. Additionally, it seems as if there will be some local shows featuring artists that were booked for the festival will be playing in Los Angeles at some point in the future, so stay tuned for details there.
Official Statement from FYF Fest via Twitter:
— FYF Fest (@FYFFEST) May 6, 2018