Social Media Sings The Blues About Cancellation of FYF Fest


The Twittersphere reacted strongly to the news that FYF Fest 2018 featuring Janet Jackson and Florence + The Machine has been canceled. The social media users cited several reasons for the festival’s demise.

This weekend, ticketholders received the disappointing email that the festival featuring headliners Jackson and Florence + The Machine would not take place.

While media outlets cited slow ticket sales, the customers expressed a range of reasons for the festival’s demise.

Price Increase:

“I love Janet,” wrote Master Jackson. “I love Florence. But that’s all you gave us and wanted $250 for one less day than last year … no.”


Exposition Park Location:

Some posters expressed dissatisfaction with the venue at Exposition Park.

Michelle Carrasco wrote “RIP FYF. You’ve been dead to me since 2014.”


Said Bree Davies: “Maybe #fyffest’s cancelation is finally the sign of fest over saturation and people’s lack of desire or financial means to shell out for iterations of the same fest every year …”

Cheaper to see One-Offs:

And some concert goers were hopeful the acts booked for the July 21-22 fest would play in the area.

“Hopefully @TheOfficialMBV (My Bloody Valentine) will play an affordable show/s in Southern California …”

FYF Fest Canceled

Check out last year’s FYF Fest coverage

Check out lineup announcement 

A statement on the FYF Fest website reads:

“After much consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel FYF Fest 2018.

Our team of many women and men have 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.

We will be announcing some special local shows soon, featuring some of the amazing artists from the 2018 line up.

Ticket purchasers will automatically receive full refunds, including all service charges, beginning this Monday, May 7th, 2018. There is no action necessary on your end to receive a refund. You will receive an email notification from Festival Ticketing once your order is cancelled and refunded. Please allow 5 to 7 business days for the funds to appear in your bank account.

For any questions or concerns regarding your refund, please contact Ticket Purchase Support at or 855.278.6345. Ticket Purchase Support hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm MST.”