Haim, The Strokes, Phoenix headline FYF Fest in LA


The summer of blockbuster music festivals rolls on… this time in sunny LA.
 The 11th annual FYF Fest will be held Aug. 23-24 at LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park.
Topping the bill Saturday, Aug. 23 will be Phoenix, while the Strokes headlines events on Sunday.
Hot bands like Haim, Interpol, Earl Sweatshirt and Joanna Gruesome are all in the mix. The Blood Brothers will even be reuniting for their first show in eight years.
You may have thought the Presidents of the United States had retired for good, but they’re back for another term. Their new album, Kudos to You!, was released in February, on funds raised by fans through PledgeMusic. Will they produce another hit like “Lump” or “Peaches”? Time will tell.
You’ll also notice that Julian Casablancas is one of the major headliners on Saturday, while the Strokes, founded by Casablancas, will play Sunday.
The Strokes produced the album “Comedown Machine” as recently as the end of last year, but on March 6, Casablancas released a video on his website teasing his new band The Voidz. That album, “Julian Casablancas + The Voidz,” is set to be released through Cult Records, also founded by Casablancas.  The plot thickens.

The eight-minute video includes interviews, some studio jumblings and slowed-down footage of a horse race. In the video, Casablancas says it’s “kind of a protest record.” Here’s hoping the next video he releases contains actual music. You can view it at juliancasablancas.com.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 22 at noon Pacific. Visit http://www.fyffest.com for more.

The full list of bands is below.

Against Me!
Albert Hammond Jr.
Angel Olsen
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Balance & Composure
Benjamin Booker
Blood Orange
Built to Spill
Chet Faker
Connan Mockasin
Daniel Avery
Death Grips
DJ Harvey
Earl Sweatshirt
El Bronx Maricahi
Flying Lotus
Four Tet
Future Islands
Jacco Gardner
Jamie xx
Jessy Lanza
Joanna Gruesome
John Talabot (DJ Set)
Joyce Manor
Julian Casablancas
La Dispute
Little Dragon
Mac DeMarco
Man Man
Mount Kimbie
Murder City Devils
Pink Mountaintops
Presidents of The United States of America
Real Estate
Run the Jewels
Ryan Hemsworth
The Blood Brothers
The Bronx
The Strokes
Todd Terje (Live)
Twin Peaks
Ty Segall
+ more


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