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FYF changes line-ups around at the suggestion of fans

By Emily Chu
Published: Thursday, August 30, 2012, at 06:03PM

The revised schedule for Saturday's lineup.

The popular Downtown LA music festival FYF Fest happens this weekend. The event revised their schedule today, taking into account criticisms made against it.

None of the acts were changed, but times were shifted to accomodate the audience.

"After releasing the schedule I realized that there were a few things that could be done better. And I thank the fans of FYF Fest for pointing this out," founder Sean Carlson said Thursday in a statement

The twenty-something Carlson founded FYF Fest when he was just 18 years old. The first event was one day long and featured 13 acts. This year's line-up includes almost 100 artists and spans the weekend. Recently he spoke with Los Angeles magazine, where the young promoter admitted he has a hard time defining his creation.

Los Angeles: What distinguishes FYF from Coachella and other local music festivals like Pacific Festival, HARD, and Stagecoach, despite the obvious musical differences?

Carlson: Every festival is unique in its own. HARD does a great job at electronic and that scene. We share some of the same acts, but we’re different. To be honest, I don’t really know what FYF is. I do my best to ensure that people have the best weekend of the year. I want them to know that they’re gonna lose their shit and have a blast and that they’re gonna wake up Monday morning having changed in some way for the better. That’s really what we want.

Carlson is just as frank and refreshing in the rest of the interview that can be seen here.

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