FYF Fest 2013 Photos

Article by: Charlie Cohn

Thu August 29, 2013 | 00:00 AM

Southern California plays host to several headline-stealing festivals, like celebrity playground Coachella and bohemian favorite Lighting in a Bottle. However, another festival has been slowly-but-surely making its way onto our radar. FYF Fest not-so-quietly brought the 2013 Southern California festival season to a close by transforming L.A. State Historic Park into party central, and in doing so bumped its way up to the top of our list of must-attend music festivals.

And here's why: no other festival gives you the same level of access to top-notch bands with such ease. Even with sold-out crowds fans can expect to see all their favorite bands without fighting for room to dance. Between the abundance of smiling faces, great weather, and amazing lineup, it’s a wonder why the festival doesn’t get more attention from this music-loving city. Perhaps it’s because of the simultaneous exodus of people on their way to Black Rock City

Whatever the reason, it’s time to take note of FYF Fest. We did, and here's what we found.

1. Shiny, happy people.

Festival goer at FYF in LA.


Happy festival goers at FYF Music Festival in LA.


2. Interactive art.

Bare feet in interactive art at FYF Fest in LA.


Shirtless dude plays with some art stickers at FYF Fest in LA.

One half of the art duo brothers ShelbyandSandy.


Make your own poetry!


3. Musicians mingling with the masses.

Charlie Cohn at FYF Fest in LA.

Our field correspondent Charlie Cohn and Charles Bradley embrace for a namesake photo.


Akeem "AK" Joseph of the Underachievers checking out the festival after his set.

4. Mohawks.

Mohawk at FYF Fest in LA.


Mohawk at FYF Fest in LA.

5. DJs getting the party started.

DJs Horse Meat Disco at FYF Fest in LA.

Horse Meat Disco leading the mid-day party at Samantha’s Tent.

DJ Nosaj Thing at FYF Fest in LA.

Don’t tell me there’s Nosaj Thing as a good dance party at FYF Fest!

6. Compliments from cute women never hurt.

Guerilla marketing with Honest Tea.


7. That perfect L.A. weather.

Wonderul Southern California weather at FYF Fest in LA.


8. Great views of the performers from every angle.

Toro y Moi at FYF Fest in LA.

Toro Y Moi perform.

Charles Bradley at FYF Fest in LA.

Charles Bradley

Glasser performs at FYF Fest in LA.

Glasser performs.

9. Killer threads.

This guy!

This guy!

Fashion on FYF Fest.


Studded hat at FYF Fest in LA.


10. Disco balls!

Disco Balls