FYF Fest 2016 Preview


FYF is back again with a lineup that will make the summer of 2016 one to remember. As always, the festival features acts that not only span a variety of genres, but generations, allowing anyone to find something they love.

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This time around Kendrick Lamar is set to headline, along with Tame Impala, LCD Soundsystem, and 80’s superstar Grace Jones. Just these acts alone are a reason to buy a ticket, but as FYF has proven year after year the entire festival is jam packed with high quality artists both big and small. Here is a schedule that will help you craft the best possible FYF experience.

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Alex G – 2:45pm @ Trees Stage

Up and coming multi-instrumentalist Alex G opens up the festival Saturday afternoon with his signature lo-fi sound.

DIIV – 4:00pm @ Main Stage

With breezy guitar riffs paired with fuzzy vocals, lead singer; Zachary Cole Smith performs as though he is in the midst of a duet with his guitar rather than simply playing it, making it a can’t miss show

Classixx – 5:20pm @ Trees Stage

With their recently released second studio album Faraway Reach, Classixx is sure to provide a party of a show. Be on the lookout for guest appearances from vocalists featured in their album.

Vince Staples – 5:30pm @ Main Stage

If you’re into hip-hop, do not miss Vince Staples! He’ll be playing the main stage at 5:30, kicking off a slew of fellow rappers at FYF.

Grimes – 7:00pm @ Main Stage

Grimes has been on a roll this year. With sold out shows all over the world,  definitely catch her show!

Air – 7:55pm @ Lawn Stage

Hailing from France, this psychedelic-pop band brings their music stateside for FYF.

Ty Segall – 8:00pm @ Trees Stage

The late evening is when festival goers begin to get torn between acts. Seeing a Ty Segall performance in full is amazing, but so is Air! No shame if you decide to catch half a performance from each though!

Tame Impala – 9:00pm @ Main Stage

As the first of the headliners, Tame Impala will surely blow your mind! The Australian super group will deliver a show that is so well developed that you will forget you are at a festival and not on one of their official tour stops.

Hot Chip – 10:10pm @ Lawn Stage

For nearly two decades now, Hot Chip has been pleasing crowds with their signature indietronica sounds wrapped up into a one of a kind performances.

Kendrick Lamar – 11:15pm @ Main Stage

Kendrick Lamar is the second of the major headliners to appear on the Main Stage on Saturday. Quickly gaining notoriety as one of the best hip hop artists of our time, Lamar is sure to attract a massive audience, be sure to arrive very early!

Explosions in the Sky – 12:00am @ Trees Stage

If you’re down to keep the party going into the night, do yourself a favor and see Explosions. Their music will bring a tear to your eye.

Moby – 12:15am @ The Club

If you consider yourself a fan of electronica (or the Jason Bourne movies), then you probably love Moby. If you decide to not get your face melted by Explosions in the Sky that is.


Wild Nothing – 4:10pm @ The Lawn

Wild Nothing’s summer tinged songs will be the perfect way to kick off day two of FYF.

Blood Orange – 5:00pm @Main Stage

Blood Orange is set to hit the biggest stage at the festival pretty early in the evening, so you should not have much of a problem getting a good spot at the show. With names in music that would probably be seen in larger fonts on festival posters appearing on his album, maybe expect some special guests to be joining Dev Hynes on stage.

Saves the Day – 5:45pm @ Trees Stage

Saves the Day is back, and will be performing their debut album in full! Be sure to arrive early for this legendary experience.

Corbin – 6:45pm @The Club

Formerly known as Spooky Black, Corbin’s live performance will have you entranced by his haunting sounds. It’s best to catch this 18 year old prodigy before his shows are selling out.

Father John Misty – 6:50pm @ Main Stage

Father John Misty is renowned for his pop-folk tunes that will have you dancing, swaying, and singing.

Mac Demarco – 8:20pm @ Trees Stage

Gracing the stage at FYF for the fourth year in a row, it is surprising that Mac Demarco has yet to gain a spot on the Main Stage at the festival. Every Mac performance is unique and will most likely deliver in both music and fun.

Grace Jones – 8:45pm @ Main Stage

1980’s music icon Grace Jones is coming to FYF! Nearly 70 years old now, Jones shows no signs of stopping her jaw dropping performances. DO NOT MISS THIS ONE.

Beach House – 9:45pm @ Trees Stage

Beach House is set to play the Trees stage later into the day. If you have yet to hear Victoria LeGrand’s one of a kind vocals live, then you’ve been missing out.

LCD Soundsystem – 10:50pm @ Main Stage

After recently coming out of retirement in 2015, LCD Soundsystem is expected to be a legendary performance. Maybe James Murphy will bring some new songs to the stage.

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