Organizers announced Sunday that this year's FYF Fest in Los Angeles has been cancelled. The festival was set to celebrate its 15th anniversary on July 21st and 22nd, had booked Florence and the Machine, Janet Jackson, Future and My Bloody Valentine for this year's lineup.
The Breeders, Future, the xx, My Bloody Valentine, St. Vincent, Unknown Mortal Orchestra will also appear at 15th anniversary event
"After much consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel FYF Fest 2018," organizers wrote on Instagram. "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."
Organizers also promised to announce "some special local shows" involving artists from the 2018 FYF Fest lineup in the near future.
Although the event was only two-and-a-half months away, dismal ticket sales in April forced organizers to pull the plug. According to Billboard, AEG officials have reportedly started the process of contacting fans who have bought tickets and provided them with refund information.
St. Vincent, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Car Seat Headrest, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks and more were also booked for this year's FYF Fest, the first without creator Sean Carlson at the helm; Carlson stepped away from the festival in 2017 following accusations of sexual harassment.
Goldenvoice booker Jennifer Yacoubian took over the reins, recruiting a lineup powered by female artists. "With incredible artists like Janet Jackson and Florence + The Machine topping this year's bill, we are so psyched to have two badass women leading the roster as we head into FYF Fest 2018," Yacoubain said in a statement in March.