If you’re looking for music on Labor Day weekend, Los Angeles is the place to be. The FYF Fest will bring the 2012 vacation season to a sizzling climax on the weekend of Sept. 1-2. More than 70 of the hottest bands around will perform in the Los Angeles State Historic Park downtown. The festival, which has been presented annually since 2004, has become one of the most significant music events in Los Angeles, drawing thousands of fans from all over Southern California.
This year FYF Fest promises to be even better, with headliners like Refused, M83, and Beirut. They will be supported by a strong collection of artists, including Yeasayer, James Blake, Quicksand, Nicolas Jaar, Desaparecidos, and many more.
This year, FYF Fest will also include a large lineup of comedy acts. Some of the performers to be featured include David Cross (from the t.v. show “Arrested Development”), Maria Bamford, and Jonah Ray.
The entire lineup of performers is available on the FYF Fest website.
This year’s FYF Fest also includes a mix tape contest and a VIP lounge. Four winners will receive weekend passes to FYF Fest, and the Grand Prize winner will be invited to radio station KXLU (88.9 FM) to play their mix tape and discuss it on air. Entries for the contest must be postmarked by Thursday, Aug. 16.
Weekend passes are available online or at selected retail outlets for $89. VIP passes can be purchased for $189. Some of the outlets selling passes include Amoeba Music in Hollywood, Poo-Bah Record Shop in Pasadena, Rhino Records in Claremont, and Fingerprints in Long Beach. A complete list is available on the FYF Fest website.
The Los Angeles State Historic Park is located at 1245 North Spring Street.
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