FYF Fest 2017

FYF Fest 2017

July 21, 2017 - July 23, 2017
July 21, 2017 - July 23, 2017
Los Angeles
Los Angeles


FYF Fest (short for "Fuck Yeah Fest Fest")[1] is an annual three-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 not 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, The Strokes, Kendrick Lamar, Grace Jones, LCD Soundsystem, and D'Angelo.

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Frank Ocean
bornOctober 28, 1987
Missy Elliott
bornJuly 1, 1971
A Tribe Called Quest

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Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott (born July 1, 1971), often known professionally as Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott,[1] is an American rapper, dancer, and record producer. Elliott embarked on her music career with all-female R&B group Sista in the early 1990s and later became a member of the Swing Mob collective along with childhood friend and longtime collaborator Timbaland, with whom she worked on projects for Aaliyah, 702, Total, and SWV. Following several collaborations and guest appearances, she launched her solo career in 1997 with her debut album Supa Dupa Fly, which spawned the hit singles "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" and "Sock It 2 Me". The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, the highest-charting debut for a female rapper at the time.[2]

Elliott's following album Da Real World (1999), produced the singles "She's a Bitch", "All n My Grill", and top five hit "Hot Boyz" The remix broke the record for most weeks at number-one on the US R&B chart on the issue dated January 15, 2000; as well as spending 18 weeks at number one on the Hot Rap Singles from December 4, 1999 to March 25, 2000, which is still the longest reign at number one to date on that chart. With the release of Miss E... So Addictive (2001), Under Construction (2002), and This Is Not a Test! (2003) Elliott established an international career that yielded hits including "Get Ur Freak On", "One Minute Man", "4 My People", "Gossip Folks", and "Work It". The latter won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Rap Solo Performance; Elliott went on to win four Grammy Awards and sell over 30 million records in the United States. Elliott is not only a trailblazer, but a record-holder, reigning as the best-selling female rap album artist in Nielsen Music history[3][4]


A Tribe Called Quest is an American hip-hop group formed in 1985[2] and originally composed of MC and main producer Q-Tip,[3] MC Phife Dawg, DJ and co-producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad and MC Jarobi White, who left the group in 1991 after the release of their debut album. White continued to contribute to the band sporadically before rejoining for their 2006 reunion. Along with De La Soul, the group was a central part of the Native Tongues, and enjoyed the most commercial success out of all the groups to emerge from that collective. The group released six albums between 1990 and 2016. The band broke up in 1998 after releasing their fifth album. In 2006, the group reunited and toured the United States. In 2016, they released their sixth album, which was still incomplete when Phife Dawg died suddenly in March 2016, and was completed by the other members after his death.[4]

The group is regarded as a pioneer of alternative hip-hop music, having helped to pave the way for many innovative artists.[5] John Bush of AllMusic called them "the most intelligent, artistic rap group during the 1990s."[6] The Source gave the group's debut album a rating of five 'mics,' the first time the magazine gave out this rating.[7][8] In 2005, A Tribe Called Quest received a Special Achievement Award at the Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta.[9] In 2007, the group was formally honored at the 4th VH1 Hip-Hop Honors.

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Vanessa Hudgens & Jaime King Are Denim Darlings at FYF Fest
  –  July 24, 2017
Vanessa Hudgens and Jaime King pose for a photo together whole stopping by the Hudson Jeans style lounge at the 2017 FYF Fest on Sunday (July 23) in Los Angeles. The ladies both wore the denim brand’s hottest styles while checking out the music festival ...
The most stylish (and outlandish) festival attendees at FYF Fest 2017
  –  July 24, 2017
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Nine Inch Nails, Solange and Run the Jewels Close Out the Weekend At FYF Fest 2017
  –  July 24, 2017
Day three, the last day of FYF Fest 2017, was a continuous stream of unforgettable performances. Whether it was Little Dragon, Solange or Nine Inch Nails the lineup was stacked and the sets were just as unforgettable as the names attached to them.
Motocross Gear & Graphic Tees Were Everywhere at LA’s FYF Fest
  –  July 24, 2017
Editor’s Notes: Los Angeles’s annual FYF Fest went down this weekend with an eclectic roster of artists such as Frank Ocean, Missy Elliott, Bjork, Solange, A Tribe Called Quest, Nine Inch Nails, Arca and more all performing in Exposition Park.
A$AP Rocky & A$AP Bari Spotted Leaving FYF Fest 2017 Together
  –  July 24, 2017
Los Angeles, CA – A$AP Rocky and A$AP Bari were spotted leaving Los Angeles’ FYF Fest 2017 together in Rocky’s white Ferrari over the weekend, suggesting the Mob’s starting quarterback, Rocky, is standing behind Bari — the man who initially ...
FYF Style, Day Three: Summer Prints And Your Next Laptop Wallpaper
  –  July 24, 2017
FYF Fest got lucky this year, as it was only a week removed from a stifling heat wave that broke temperatures across the board. Instead, the festival (held in the areas immediately outside the Memorial Coliseum) was treated to high-but-tolerable temps that ...
FYF 2017 By the Minute Review
  –  July 24, 2017
I can't afford to eat more than once a day here, but your tent smells amazing. (JC) 9:30 Girl watching Hannibal Buress to her friend: "Why does he keep saying FYF fest? FYF stands for Fuck Yeah Fest, so it doesn't make sense when he says FYF Fest ...
WATCH: Brad Pitt Acts Out Frank Ocean’s FYF Fest Concert in Real-Time
  –  July 24, 2017
This was not an unforgettable show just for the set’s incredible video production, artfully and cinematically shot in part by video legend Spike Jonze, hopefully for some later release, incorporating ultra-crisp and dramatic shots of Frank’s ...
Vanessa Hudgens Continues Being the Music Festival Queen at FYF Fest
  –  July 24, 2017
The 28-year-old actress was joined by her younger sister Stella while attending the 2017 FYF Fest on Sunday (July 23) at Exposition Park in Los Angeles.
FYF Fest Day 3 Had It All: Nine Inch Nails, Moses Sumney, Solange, Iggy Pop, etc..
  –  July 24, 2017
Indeed, to see NIN on the same stage as Solange is a testament to the power of the music festival in unifying people from all walks of life. FYF never fit into one niche and it was truly the definition of a safe space at that. While layout improvements ...
Frank Ocean Covers Nigerian Disco Song “Only You” at 2017 FYF Fest
  –  July 24, 2017
Frank Ocean’s set at the 2017 FYF Fest in Los Angeles this past weekend has been the talk of the town. During his performance, the L.A. singer sang a cover of Steve Monite’s “Only You,” a rare Nigerian disco track that was released in the 1980s.
Missy Elliott Hung Out With A Bunch Of Other Icons At FYF Fest
  –  July 24, 2017
On Friday Night, Missy Elliott performed in the U.S. for the first time in more than 10 years at the FYF Festival in Los Angeles. Despite feeling ill and some technical difficulties during the show, the Virginia icon rocked the stage, delivering hit after ...
FYF Fest 2017: Missy Elliott Had the Best Weekend Ever, Making Friends with Björk and Dancing with Beyoncé
  –  July 24, 2017
Björk wasn’t the only fan who came out for Elliott’s can’t-miss FYF Fest performance: Beyoncé and Solange Knowles were spotted dancing backstage during Elliott’s set; and Solange later posted an Instagram of Elliott and her dancers from her prime ...
Frank Ocean Serenades Brad Pitt at 2017 FYF Fest, Twitter Loses It [VIDEO]
  –  July 24, 2017
A day after Missy Elliott delivered an electrifying performance, Frank Ocean wowed audiences with a sublime performance of his beloved songs and he brought out a very special guest. According to Esquire, Ocean serenaded Brad Pitt (via a video screen) with ...
FYF Fest Friday pics (Bjork, Missy Elliott, Flying Lotus, more)
  –  July 24, 2017
FYF Fest kicked off its 2017 edition on Friday (7/21) with a lineup coheadlined by Missy Elliott (playing her first show in a decade) and Bjork. Billboard says: Where the empowerment of Missy comes from honest humor and volume (in beats and in dress code ...
Frank Ocean Brings Out Brad Pitt, Covers Stevie Wonder at FYF Fest 2017 in L.A.
  –  July 24, 2017
Frank Ocean doesn’t communicate by regular means. He’s not a Tweeter. He doesn’t have an Instagram account. So when Brad Pitt told GQ in a recent cover interview, “I’ve been listening to a lot of Frank Ocean. I find this young man so special.
Iggy Pop, Little Dragon among the musical highlights at FYF Fest 2017 Sunday
  –  July 24, 2017
Twenty minutes before Iggy Pop was set to play a twilight set on the Lawn stage the dusty field before it looked ridiculously sparse for a legend like Iggy. Surely the crowds weren’t going to skip the punk godfather in favor of the electronic rock of ...
Live Stream FYF Fest featuring Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 via Twitter and Toyota
  –  July 24, 2017
A live stream is underway with a mix of reggae, funk, pop, rock, hiphop and world music taking stage at FYF Fest 2017. The festival currently does not have a streaming schedule, but viewers will often comment the names of the bands within the live ...
Frank Ocean Brings Out Brad Pitt and Has a Sing-a-Long With Fans During His Set at FYF Fest 2017
  –  July 23, 2017
Last night, Frank Ocean surprised attendees of FYF Fest 2017 in Los Angeles by bringing out Brad Pitt as part of his performance. During his set, Ocean sang a few songs as Pitt stood by the stage, talking on the phone while a camera on his face projected ...
Frank Ocean sings to Brad Pitt at FYF Fest
  –  July 23, 2017
But during Ocean's captivating set at FYF Fest in Los Angeles' Exposition Park Saturday night ... anything i've got goin on rn — hunter harris (@hunteryharris) July 23, 2017 Just saw #frankocean and #bradPitt in one sitting, less than 10 feet from ...
Brad Pitt Makes a Cameo During Frank Ocean's FYF Fest 2017 Set
  –  July 23, 2017
Brad Pitt made a cameo during Frank Ocean's set at FYF Fest 2017 in Los Angeles Saturday. As the singer sang Stevie Wonder's cover medley of "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Close to You," a video of the actor listening to the performance on a phone was ...
FYF Fest 2017 Day One with Bjork, Missy Elliott, Flying Lotus and More…
  –  July 23, 2017
My brother, Paul, and I got the nod to cover the FYF Fest for Juice Magazine and we hopped the train to head down to Exposition Park in Los Angeles on Friday evening for Day One. We had done our due diligence and looked up all the bands we most ...
Livestream FYF Fest 2017
  –  July 23, 2017
Los Angeles’ FYF Fest has a particularly stacked lineup this year: Nine Inch Nails, Frank Ocean, Missy Elliott, Björk, Solange, Slowdive, Perfume Genius, Mitski, Iggy Pop, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, Run The Jewels, Flying Lotus, etc. So it’s ...
Today in Entertainment: With FYF Fest in full swing, impressive sets from Missy Elliott, Bjork and Flying Lotus so far
  –  July 23, 2017
Twenty-five minutes into her headlining set on Friday's opening night of FYF Fest, Missy Elliott had a request to the ... Indeed, “Pass That Dutch” is as potent a dance anthem in 2017 as it was 14 years ago, “Hot Boyz” and “All in My Grill ...
Guide To The 2017 FYF Fest
  –  July 16, 2017
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