Goldenvoice’s Jenn Yacoubian is making her mark on FYF Fest, announcing a lineup that has more female headliners and performers than any other major festival this summer.
Headlined by Janet Jackson and Florence and the Machine, the festival features 24 male acts and 20 acts either led by a female or prominently featuring a female like the XX or the Breeders. The lineup includes at least one non-binary artist, Lawrence Rothman, who’s various musical characters challenge societal gender norms.
FYF’s lineup is a move toward gender parity that we haven’t seen this summer, despite the music industry’s reckoning with the #MeToo movement that has led to Charlie Walk being forced out of Republic Records and led to accusations against Def Jam’s Russell Simmons as well as Datsik and Canadian band Hedley. Last year the festival’s creator Sean Carlson was forced out over allegations of sexual misconduct. In February, AEG announced that it had bought Carlson’s stake in the 14-year-old festival and had handed booking duties over to Yacoubian, who has worked at Goldenvoice since 2009 and books LA’s Shrine Auditorium, the company’s Splash House series in Palm Springs and the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.
This year’s lineup includes My Bloody Valentine (their only West Coast date in 2018), Jayda G, Future, The XX, St. Vincent, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Skepta, Car Seat Headrest, Courtesy and Kali Uchis.
Weekend and single day GA and VIP passes go on sale Friday, April 6 at 12pm PT. Prices are as follows: 2-Day GA costs $249 + fees, 2-VIP costs $549 + fees, one-day passes for Saturday or Sunday costs $149 + fees. American Express Card Members can purchase all passes before the general public beginning April 3 at 10am. Learn more at fyffest.com
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