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Goldenvoice cancels FYF

UNITED STATES -
World News
May 16, 2018

Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live, has cancelled the FYF festival after making a “difficult decision” due to soft advance ticket sales.

The event was due to take place from 21-22 July at the 40,000 capacity Los Angeles Sports Arena and Exposition Park. Tickets were priced at $149 for one day and $259-$549 (VIP) for both days. Headliners were Janet Jackson, Florence + the Machine and Future.

“The results weren’t what we wanted them to be,” said AEG Presents president Rick Mueller, speaking at Canadian Music Week. “We looked at it and made a difficult decision. It didn’t meet the expectations of what we wanted it to be. It was a disappointment.”

Goldenvoice has booked about 10 shows with some of the affected non-headlining artistes in various sized arena venues.

FYF was founded in 2004 by Sean Carlson and bought by Goldenvoice in 2011. Goldenvoice abruptly severed its ties with Carlson in November 2017 after he was caught up in an alleged #metoo sex scandal.

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