FYF Fest releases lineup

by Kevin Smead

It’s no secret San Diego gets pretty shafted in the festival department. With the financial turmoil surrounding Street Scene and its current hiatus, San Diegans are left without a festival everyone can enjoy.

Enter FYF Fest. Created a few years ago in Los Angeles, this festival is doing a pretty good job of filling the void Street Scene left behind. With a range of music – from punk, to indie, and to electro – there’s a little bit of something everyone can enjoy.

This year’s lineup is definitely interesting, with Swedish hardcore legends Refused headlining. Refused, which originally split up in 1998, is making the festival circuit playing reunion shows, having played Coachella earlier this year. If Swedish hardcore doesn’t sound enticing, maybe electro artist M83 does. Though M83 has been around for about 10 years, their recent popularity has put them on the radar for many. Also headlining is Santa Fe chill-out kings Beruit. However, the days in which each artist will be performing has not yet been released.

Other highlights include San Diego legends Hot Snakes, featuring Rick Froberg from Drive Like Jehu and John Reis from Rocket From the Crypt. Also on a reunion tour is hardcore legends American Nightmare (aka Give up the Ghost because of a legal dispute). The fest will also feature a performance from party-rockers Turbonegro, as well as the dark, surf-indie group The Growlers.

The list of performers is quite extensive and relatively impressive. Be sure to check out the full lineup at fyffest.com/lineup.

FYF Fest takes place at Los Angeles State Historic Park Sep. 1 and Sep. 2. Tickets are $77 for both days on a limited basis for admission; prices will then continue to increase.