FYF Festival 2017
Could this be the most exciting line-up of festival season? Boasting straight-up legends alongside some of the hottest new acts on the planet, FYF is taking place from July 21 to 23 in sunny Los Angeles. From rock legend Iggy Pop to soul sensation Erykah Badu, you can browse potential highlights from the incredible bill below.
Where do we even begin with the queen of hip hop and R&B? Credited back in the 90s with paving the way for a new type of pop artist who didn’t conform to a certain aesthetic, Missy changed the game with her stupidly catchy, strangely futuristic jams. In 2017 she’s still innovating as much as she was back on debut Supa Dupa Fly. To put it short, Missy remains one of the most thrilling, influential artists in the game, and this should be amazing.
Trying to describe the very eclectic sound of Björk is difficult at best: the Icelandic artist has spent decades melding her magical hybrid of avant-garde pop, classical, and experimental electronic. The one thing that connects the dots between the awe-inspiring array of sounds, that sweet yet disarmingly powerful voice, and those glimmering costumes - be it back on 1995’s Post, or on 2015’s Vulnicura - is how beautiful every aspect is. Björk live should be unforgettable.
Be it “The Passenger”, “Lust For Life”, or the more recent twilight-years introspection of Post Pop Depression, it is a long-established truth that Iggy Pop is nothing short of an icon. The rock legend is famous for his (always shirtless) on-stage antics, and we imagine this set will have every bit of that same raucous vitality he’s always brought to his shows. With his rich voice and gorgeously-constructed guitar music that has shaped so much of what rock and pop came to be, this is a chance to catch the stuff of music mythology.