To those who planned on attending FYF Fest in Los Angeles this summer, sorry, it has officially been cancelled.
The music festival, which was planned for July 21-22, has been cancelled due to low ticket sales. The official FYF Fest Twitter page released a statement on Sunday (May 6). “After much consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel FYF Fest 2018,” organizers tweeted. “Our team of many women and men have worked tirelessly on this event for many years, but felt unable to present an experience on par with the expectations of our loyal fans and the Los Angeles music community this year. We will be announcing some special local shows soon, featuring some of the amazing artists from the 2018 line up.”
— FYF Fest (@FYFFEST) May 6, 2018
This year’s headliners were going to be Future, Janet Jackson, and Florence & The Machine, but that wasn’t enough to promote sales. Although the festival still had two-and-a-half months until show time, owner Goldenvoice deemed it a lost cause. Two months does seem a little early to pull the plug, but Goldenvoice are experts in throwing events. Afterall, they are the company behind both Coachella and Panorama.
In addition to the aforementioned headliners, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, and Kanye West were also scheduled to perform.
According to Billboard, an email has been sent out to all ticket holders, notifying them of the cancellation. Any purchases will automatically receive full refunds, starting Monday (May 7), including any service charges.