This yea’rs FYF Fest is around the corner and while the super fun awesome music party (unofficial nickname) has been releasing stage lineups this past week, they went ahead and unveiled the full set times today, a full 8 days before Junk kicks off Day 1! This year’s show begins at 2:30 each day and keeps the party going until 2:00 A.M. on Saturday and half past midnight on Sunday.
You can check out Saturday’s schedule up top or head to FYF’s Facebook page for both days’ worth of musical magic. But let’s take a quick trip down each day to see what’s what:
You can’t go wrong with some of the daytime outdoor acts, but Joyce Manor from nearby Torrance are going to get the crowd good and amped up at 5:05 on the Main Stage. The nice thing about the set times map is the cascading nature of each set time, meaning you can go check out the end of Metz before rushing back for Dinosaur Jr. Grab a bite to eat to get your second wind, which you’ll need before Run The Jewels slays the main stage at 7:35. From there, !!! was kind enough to fill in for Deerhunter, so go see them at 8:25 and then stroll over to Savages at 9:20 to have your face melted under the night sky.
Then things get interesting, as Bloc Party has a nice chunk to themselves (while Joy Orbison plays across the way) until headliner Frank Ocean begins crooning at 10:45. You can’t go wrong with either night time act, so give Jesus & Mary Chain a shot if you were digging what Dinosaur Jr was throwing down earlier, or trip on over to Purity Ring before heading to Simian Mobile Disco if your dancing shoes aren’t full of dirt just yet.
Winner of the just-now-created “Best Band Name Ever” award, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard start Sunday off right with some psychedelic tunes. The next few hours are sure to be fun with Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Laura Marling taking us into Battles at 6:35. Then you can see wunderkind producer Flume on the Main Stage at 7:30 or enjoy the more subtle sounds of HEALTH at 7:50. Nicolas Jaar (sans his Darkside partner Dave Harrington) kicks off his sonic explosion at 8:30, but there is zero chance you can miss Death Grips at 9:05. Go for a completely different vibe and enjoy D’Angelo at 9:40 before rushing the Main Stage for a chance to see Morrissey, if he shows up! Then FKA Twigs will instill musical nightmares in your brain with an entrancing performance at 11:30 that might haunt you for days, but will be worthy of your decision to stick around.
All in all, it’s going to be a killer weekend regardless of who you see, so get out there and stay hydrated!