FYF Fest 2016

FYF Fest 2016

August 27, 2016 - August 28, 2016
August 27, 2016 - August 28, 2016
Los Angeles
Los Angeles


FYF Fest (short for "Fuck Yeah Fest Fest")[1] is an annual two-day music festival held at the Los Angeles Sports Arena & Exposition Park in Los Angeles, California. It was founded by Sean Carlson in 2004[2] and is produced by Goldenvoice, a subsidiary of AEG live. The event showcases many genres of music, including rock, indie, electronic, as well as art installations and sculptures. The festival also has its own night market where people can buy food while watching the concerts. Throughout the whole park, four stages host live music. There is the Main Stage, the Lawn, the Arena, and the newest installment of the Woods.

Although FYF's popularity is as big as Coachella or EDC, the festival showcases popular and established music artists. Notable artists include: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT, Interpol, Phoenix, Kanye West, Morissey, Flume, and D'Angelo.

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Grace Jones
Jamaican singer, model
bornMay 19, 1948
Spanish Town, Jamaica
bornSeptember 11, 1965
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
Kendrick Lamar
Rapper, songwriter
bornJune 17, 1987
Compton, California, U.S.
Canadian electronic musician
bornMarch 17, 1988
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Grace Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican singer, songwriter, lyricist, supermodel, record producer, and actress. She was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica and raised by her grandparents. At 13 she moved with her siblings to their parents' home in Syracuse, New York. Jones started out as a model, initially in New York state, then in Paris, working for Yves St. Laurent, Claude Montana, and Kenzo Takada, and appearing on the covers of Elle, Vogue, and Stern working with Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and Hans Feurer.

In 1977 Jones secured a record deal with Island Records; she moved into dance, new wave, and reggae music, often collaborating with the Compass Point All Stars. She scored Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart with "Pull Up to the Bumper", "I've Seen That Face Before", "Private Life", "Slave to the Rhythm" and "I'm Not Perfect". Her most popular albums include Warm Leatherette (1980), Nightclubbing (1981), and Slave to the Rhythm (1985).

She appeared in some low-budget films in the U.S. during the 1970s and early 1980s. In 1984 she made her first mainstream appearance as Zula in the fantasy-action film Conan the Destroyer alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sarah Douglas, and subsequently appeared in the 1985 James Bond movie A View to a Kill as May Day. In 1986 she played a vampire in Vamp, and acted in and contributed a song to the 1992 Eddie Murphy film Boomerang. She appeared alongside Tim Curry in the 2001 film Wolf Girl.

In 1983, Jones' One Man Show was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Long-Form Music Video. For her work in Conan the Destroyer, A View to a Kill, and Vamp, she was nominated for Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actress. In 1999, Jones ranked 82nd on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and in 2008, she was honored with a Q Idol Award. Jones influenced the cross-dressing movement of the 1980s and has been an inspiration for artists including Annie Lennox, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Lorde, Róisín Murphy, Brazilian Girls, Nile Rodgers, Santigold, and Basement Jaxx.


Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987), known as Kendrick Lamar, is an American hip hop recording artist from Compton, California. Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the moniker K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with Carson-based indie record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). Lamar began to gain major recognition in 2010, after his first retail release, Overly Dedicated. The following year, Lamar independently released his first studio album Section.80, which included his debut single, "HiiiPoWeR". By that time, he had amassed a large Internet following and collaborated with several prominent artists in the hip hop industry, including The Game, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne.

Lamar secured a major-label record deal with Aftermath and Interscope Records, in 2012. His major-label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was released in October 2012 to critical success. The record contained the Top 40 singles "Swimming Pools (Drank)", "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" and "Poetic Justice". It debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Preceded by the Grammy Award-winning single "i", Lamar released his third album To Pimp a Butterfly, in 2015 to universal acclaim. The album drew on free jazz, funk, soul, and spoken word, and debuted atop the charts in the U.S. and the UK. In 2016, Lamar released untitled unmastered., a collection of unreleased demos that originated during the recording sessions for Butterfly.

Lamar has received wide acclaim and a number of accolades over the course of his career, including seven Grammy Awards. In early 2013, MTV named Lamar the number one "Hottest MC in the Game", on their annual list.[1] Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016.[2] Aside from his solo career, Lamar is also known as a member of the West Coast hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, alongside his TDE label-mates and fellow South Los Angeles-based rappers Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and Schoolboy Q.[3]


Tame Impala (pronunciation: /tm ɪmˈpɑːlə/[4]) is an Australian psychedelic rock band founded by Kevin Parker in 2007. The group began as a home recording project for Parker, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music. As a touring act, the project consists of Parker (guitar, vocals), Jay Watson (synthesiser, vocals, guitar), Dominic Simper (guitar, synthesiser), Cam Avery (bass guitar, vocals), and Julien Barbagallo (drums, vocals). Previously signed to Modular Recordings, Tame Impala is signed to Interscope Records[5] in the US, and Fiction Records in the UK.

After a series of singles and EPs, in 2010, Tame Impala released their debut studio album, Innerspeaker, which was certified gold in Australia and well received by critics. The group's 2012 follow-up, Lonerism, was also acclaimed, reaching platinum status in Australia and receiving a Grammy Award nomination for Best Alternative Music Album. The band's third album, Currents, was released on 17 July 2015.[6] Most recently Kevin Parker won The APRA Award for Song of the Year 2016 for his track "Let it Happen".[7]

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Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena was a multi-purpose arena at Exposition Park, in the University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. It is located next to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and just south of the campus of the University of Southern California, which manages and operates both venues under a master lease agreement with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission.


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Lessons learned at FYF Fest
Daily Trojan  –  September 1, 2016
This past weekend, I found myself at FYF Fest. The music festival, which also happened to be right in USC’s backyard at Exposition Park, was exceptional, yet also rather challenging, as I treaded the event partially in a wheelchair and partially on crutches.
FYF Fest in its 13th Year [Photo Recap]
Sacramento Press  –  September 1, 2016
FYF’s 13th annual music festival returned to Exposition Park in South Central Los Angeles this weekend with a new and improved layout. The festival brought together sets by Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Grimes, Father John Misty, LCD SoundSystem and many ...
Kendrick Lamar dominates lineup at 2016 FYF Fest
AOL  –  August 30, 2016
FYF Fest proved to be a major hit this year with incredibly talented acts such as headliner Kendrick Lamar and fan-favorite Grimes, and AOL Entertainment was there to catch all the excitement. Without a doubt, the best performance from the two-day festival ...
Snapped: FYF Fest 2016, Los Angeles
Mixmag  –  August 30, 2016
Despite the loss of major electronic events in the heart of Los Angeles, the city still remains in touch with its progressive musical roots with the annual return of FYF Fest. Now in its 13th year, the two-day festival finds a home at the iconic Exposition ...
Festival Review: FYF Fest 2016’s 10 Best Sets
Consequence of Sound  –  August 29, 2016
Happy birthday, FYF Fest, and welcome to the next stage of life. It’s hard to believe that the punk-centric festival Sean Carlson started at the Echo in 2004 just celebrated its 13th year, but time is an unrelenting beast. We’ve finally reached the ...
FYF Fest 2016 Day 2 Review: LCD Soundsystem Ends Strong & Blood Orange is Joined by Sky Ferreira, Nelly Furtado and More
mxdwn  –  August 29, 2016
The second day of FYF Fest 2016 began with the post punk stylings of the band Preoccupations (formerly Viet Cong) and ended with the captivating sets from LCD Soundsystem, Grace Jones, Blood Orange and Banks and Steelz. Preoccupations began their show at ...
Fuck (Yeah to) Everything: FYF Fest 2016
floodmagazine.com  –  August 29, 2016
Go ahead and say it. It’s okay. We’ll even mouth the words along with you. This year sucks. Unless you’re a lotto winner, a newlywed, or Lin-Manuel Miranda, the odds are you won’t remember 2016 fondly. On a global and national scale, there’s such ...
The Glory and Chaos of FYF Fest 2016
Los Angeles Downtown News  –  August 29, 2016
Downtown News attended both days of this past weekend's FYF Fest, held at Exposition Park, to soak in what makes the festival great, miserable, and everything in between. Here's the rundown from senior writer Eddie Kim and calendar editor Dan Johnson: 2.
FYF Fest 2016: The Best and the Worst
LA Weekly  –  August 29, 2016
Even if Hot Chip doesn't do it for you on record, their live show — and their fans — are awesome. You know those bands you go to see just for the hell of it and end up walking away in love? Yeah, that’s what happened for me at Hot Chip. I had ...
FYF Fest 2016 By The Minute
Orange County Weekly  –  August 29, 2016
3:02 p.m. Due to a slight train delay, it took almost two hours to get here from Long Beach. Still faster than getting in or out of the Day N Night parking lot. (Josh Chesler) 3:18 Just saw a girl get separated from her friends in the stampede of people ...
FYF FEST 2016: LCD Soundsystem, Grace Jones, Young Thug, Rae Sremmurd & More
sidewalkhustle.com  –  August 28, 2016
The second and final day of FYF Fest was drenched in another perfect sunny afternoon in Los Angeles’ Exposition Park. The lineup was even more stacked and choosing who to see was a challenge. The last performance of the night was Rae Sremmurd.
FYF Fest: Vince Staples and Head Wound City keep the fest's rep for harshness alive
Los Angeles Times  –  August 28, 2016
The consensus so far in the first hours of FYF 2016? The music is great, if you can find it. The festival underwent yet another significant layout change this year, where the main thoroughfare around the Coliseum was augmented by spidery routes in-between ...

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