RECAP: FYF Fest Day 1 In Photos: King Tuff, FIDLAR, Future Islands, Fucked Up + More
By Staff; photos by Gianna Hughes and Breanna Murphy on September 6, 2012
This past Labor Day weekend, FILTER made its way out again to FYF Fest at the Los Angeles State Historic Park to check out some of the best up-and-coming acts, many of which are from our home turf here in Los Angeles.
This was the fourth year FYF hosted its festival at the park, and the area saw over 20,000 fans crowd the dusty pathways to each of the four stages over the two-day fest.
Highly anticipated Saturday headliners Refused continued down their road to domination during their set, while James Blake wooed the crowd with electronic bliss, and M83 dazzled with sheen and saxophone.
But what really made this festival weekend special was its lineup of some of the best independent acts, especially for the DIY-inclined. Saturday saw artists like The Orwells, White Arrows and King Tuff getting the crowds going. (Crowd surfing even began early that day during FIDLAR's 1:15 p.m. slot.) Meanwhile, synth waves flowed via Nite Jewel, Chairlift, and Tycho, while acts like Fucked Up and Future Islands brought the heavy.
Below, you can check out some of the bands from Day 1 that made this weekend so memorable. FYF Fest was the perfect way to end the summer season—viva FYF 2013!
Stay tuned for tomorrow, for pictures from Day 2 of the fest.