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FYF Fest dazzles LA with indie rock action, headliners Refused, M83, Sleigh Bells (Photos, video)

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Dennis Lyxen of Swedish hardcore punk band Refused at FYF Fest Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Alexis Kraus and her band Sleigh Bells were among the big draws at at FYF Fest Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Dennis Lyxen of Swedish hardcore punk band Refused takes a flying leap from the stage monitors at FYF Fest Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Vocalist Damien Abraham of Canadian band F*#ked Up (and fans) Saturday at FYF Fest at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Emily Kokal of L.A. band Warpaint at FYF Fest Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Vocalist Damien Abraham of Canadian band F*#ked Up (and fans) Saturday at FYF Fest at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Dennis Lyxen of Swedish hardcore punk band Refused at FYF Fest Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Stella Mozgawa of L.A. band Warpaint at FYF Fest Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Dennis Lyxen of Swedish hardcore punk band Refused at FYF Fest Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Just a few of the 20,000 people gathered at FYF Fest at at Los Angeles State Historic Park on Sept. 1, 2012.

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Swedish hardcore punk band Refused headlined FYF Fest Saturday night, Sept. 1, 2012 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Theresa Wymam of L.A. band Warpaint revels in the noise at FYF Fest Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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L.A. band Warpaint at FYF Fest Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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The main stage at FYF Fest 2012 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Jeff McDonald of L.A. punk veterans Redd Kross at FYF Fest, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Steve McDonald of L.A. punk veterans Red Kross at FYF Fest, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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L.A. punk veterans Red Kross at FYF Fest, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Los Angeles State Historic Park

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Caroline Polachek of synth-pop band Chairlift at FYF Fest Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Eugene Kelly of Scottish power punk band the Vaselines at FYF Fest Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Downtown L.A. as seen from FYF Fest at the Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Amber Webber of Canadian pysch-rock band Black Mountain at at FYF Fest Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Matt Camirand of Canadian pysch-rock band Black Mountain at FYF Fest Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.


FYF Fest (the festival formerly known a F— Yeah Fest) rocked the L.A. State Historic Park Saturday with headliners Refused and M83, as well as other popular acts with indie cred like Sleigh Bells, James Blake, Simian Mobile Disco, Quicksand and more.

Day 2 looks ready to keep it going with headliners Beirut and the Faint, plus classic acts like Dionsaur Jr. and Turbonegro. The festival sprawls out over four stages with a little something for everyone, as long as you’re willing to keep an open mind.

Some say the show’s lost a little of its edge, but they’ve still made room for bands like F—ed Up (they may not bleep it out in their version).

Beyond music, there are also several comedy sets with some of comedy’s biggest names, including David Cross, Maria Bamford and Pete Holmes.

L.A. punk band Redd Kross may have played their song “Stay Away From Downtown” Saturday… but it doesn’t look like many L.A. music fans are listening.

Are you at FYF? You can send us pics of your favorite band, your emergency flask and/or your most impressive mosh pit injuries by following us on Instagram, tweeting to us (@KPCC) or just straight-up e-mailing us at pix@kpcc.org. Just use the hashtag #FYFFest.

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