Poor ticket sales lead to cancellation of FYF Fest

Janet Jackson, Future, and Florence + the Machine will not be taking the stage this July. Why might you ask? Well…because there is no stage. This years FYF Fest in Los Angeles has been officially canceled. If you were planning on attending the event, start checking your bank account for a refund.

Goldenvoice and AEG Live organizers are rumored to have canceled the festival due to disappointing ticket funds. Billboard says FYF’s problems began last week when booking agents discretely tried to come up with replacement dates for the festival, because of poor ticket sales.

The cancellation also comes after FYF founder Sean Carlson sold his stake to AEG following a sex scandal. Could this be part of the reason? Their team didn’t specify a reason, nor confirm any rumors. However, they did release this statement on FYF’s website:

“After much consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel FYF Fest 2018,” the statement on the website reads. “Our team … (has) worked tirelessly on this event for many years but felt unable to present an experience on par with the expectations of our loyal fans and the Los Angeles music community this year.”

This years line up was an exciting one; with at least 20 female lead or featured acts, festival goers definitely had something to look forward to. Would-be attendees will have another chance to see some of the artist some time soon, as Goldenvoice, who also promotes Coachella, announced some exciting (hopefully) plans.

“We will be announcing some special local shows soon, featuring some of the amazing artists from the 2018 lineup,” also said in the statement.

Ticket buyers are expected to receive an email this week with refund information. For more details visit

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Tyrah Majors

Born and raised in San Diego, California, I am a multi-media journalist, model, and author of children's book "Grammy and Me." I took an interest in journalism 3 years ago, and have grown my experience in the profession at NBC 7, Fox 5, and of course, MUSE TV. I am a graduate of California State University, Fullerton and currently a USC Trojan, working towards my masters degree in journalism! I love music, movies, and traveling. Have any MAJOR story ideas? Feel free to email me at

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