FYF Fest returns to rock L.A. this Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24. Nearly 60 artists are scheduled to perform, including The Strokes, Phoenix, and Haim, as well as Interpol, Kalela, and Blood Orange (favorites of yours truly).
With Los Angeles Historic State Park near Chinatown now out of commission, the L.A. Sports Arena and Exposition Park are hosting the festival this time around. Luckily, getting to FYF’s new home via Metro Rail is just as easy as before. The event entrance, at 39th Street between Vermont Avenue and Bill Robertson Lane, is steps away from the Expo Line’s Expo/Vermont Station. Forget the hassle of driving and parking and go Metro for a stress-free ride to and from the concert. Show your TAP card at the FYF Info booth and you’ll receive a free water and gift while supplies last!
FYF Fest lasts from 2:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, August 23, Metro Rail, Orange, and Silver Lines will follow their normal, late-night Saturday schedules with service until 2 a.m. On Sunday, August 24, Metro will again run a late-night Saturday schedule for Metro Rail, Orange, and Silver Lines, extending its normal service hours so that everyone can enjoy the show and have a safe ride home. Longer, full-platform trains will be running on the Expo Line for extra capacity.
Plan your best route to FYF at Metro.net or Google Transit. Metro has plenty of park and ride lots for those who want transit to help them go the rest of the way. Keep in mind that parking at Culver City and La Cienega/Jefferson Station will fill up fast, so be sure to get there early if you plan on snagging a spot. On Sunday, please note there is no Metro parking allowed in the Expo/Crenshaw Station parking structure.
Finally, some transit-tips for riding to FYF that will be familiar to those of you who have taken Metro to other major events:
- To avoid long lines on the return trip home, load a $5 Day Pass (good until 3 a.m.) or extra cash value at the beginning of the trip instead.
- One-way fare is currently $1.50 per line and does not include transfers. For example, a trip using Red and Expo Lines will cost $3.
- Each person must have their own TAP card (no sharing) and must tap their cards before each boarding, even when transferring lines.
- TAP cards are only $1 and can be bought at any TAP Vending Machine at Metro Rail or Orange Line stations. They are reusable and reloadable.
We hope all FYF attendees have a great time, and for those who do go Metro–we’ll see you on the Expo Line!