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FYF Fest 2013 lineup headlined by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, My Bloody Valentine


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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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The 2013 FYF Fest lineup.


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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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Vocalist Damien Abraham of Canadian band F*#ked Up (and fans) at FYF Fest 2012 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Crowd surfing fans get airborne during the band Against Me’s performance at FYF Fest in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.


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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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Downtown L.A. as seen from the grounds of the 2012 FYF Fest.

FYF Fest, Los Angeles’s own mini-Coachella music festival, is coming back for another year of delivering indie rock darlings to the Southern California faithful, and the lineup was released Monday.

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs headline Saturday, August 24, with other heavy hitters including TV On The Radio, Deerhunter, Devendra Banhart and Simian Mobile Disco. Delivering on the nostalgia front, members of legendary punk band Black Flag are performing as simply “Flag.” The punk attitude should fit right in at the festival formerly known as “F— Yeah Fest.” Also, the Breeders are performing their entire second album from 1993, “Last Splash.”

Sunday, My Bloody Valentine tops the festivities. It’s their first visit to the U.S. since 2009. You can also check out MGMT, Yo La Tengo, Beach House, Solange, the Melvins, !!!, Jonathan Richman, Poolside and many others.

While the music lineup’s been announced, they still have a couple more announcements to keep you waiting — they’re scheduled to announce which comedians will be performing at the festival sometime in mid-June, and set times won’t be released until the week of the show.

It’s the tenth year of a festival that takes music seriously. In their FAQ, to the question “Will there be wi-fi?” they respond, “No. Please turn off your phone and enjoy the show.”

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 16 at 12 p.m. Pacific, both online and at record stores and retail outlets around Los Angeles. They’ll run you $99 for the weekend or $65 for single day passes.

See you at the L.A. State Historic Park this summer.

To whet your appetites, here’s the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ full set from this year’s Coachella:

My Bloody Valentine performing earlier this year in London:

Check out highlights from 2011’s FYF Fest:

FYF 2011: The Best Day Of Summer from Dezi Catarino on Vimeo.


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