The Strokes to headline FYF Fest in Los Angeles

Haim, Phoenix, Future Islands, Interpol and Death Grips will also play on August 23-24

Photo: Getty Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Strokes
Photo: Getty

The Strokes are set to headline this summer's FYF Fest in Los Angeles.

Also topping the bill at the two day event in Downtown LA are Phoenix, with Interpol, Slowdive, Haim, Blood Orange, Grimes, Future Islands, Death Grips, Darkside, Jamie xx, Earl Sweatshirt, Against Me, Real Estate, Mac Demarco and Four Tet also on the bill. In addition there will be separate performances from The Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr and Julian Casablancas and The Voidz.

The event takes place August 23-24 at LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park and tickets go on sale May 22 and 12pm (PT). For more information on the festival, visit FYFFest.com.

Meanwhile, The Strokes have announced plans for a show on May 31 at the 1,800 capacity Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. The show will act as a warm up gig for the band's headline set at the Governors Ball festival on Randall's Island in New York City, which takes place June 6-8. Port Chester is roughly 25 miles from New York City.

Albert Hammond Jr recently said that The Strokes will release a new album before they properly tour again. The guitarist told Gigwise:

"I know that when The Strokes tour again, it will be because we put something out – even though we didn't tour the last one. Doing a few festivals before you put something out is kind of gearing up the big machine, it just kind of helps everyone get ready, mentally, financially and it brings you back to your audience. You can see the audience's reaction to your music and you just 'feel' again."

Read More On This Artist

More News
Royal Blood's Mike Kerr says the idea that rock music is the most authentic genre is...
U2's Bono thinks he has the solution to music piracy and declining album sales
Butthole Surfers drummer picks up 'Yard Of The Month' award in Austin neighbourhood
Julian Casablancas cryptic about future Strokes shows: 'A tour's a great way to destroy...
Jack White takes pop at Foo Fighters during 'Kanye West-esque rant' at Boston gig –...
Miley Cyrus facing possible jail time after being spanked with a Mexican flag
Mark E Smith on Kate Bush: 'I never even liked her first time around'
Papa Roach frontman: 'my uncle kissed me and he gave me herpes'
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl says he's 'never played a show like this' at...
Seth Rogen hired as Waka Flocka Flame's 'official blunt roller'
Musicians react as Scotland votes in independence referendum
Jay Z fighting lawsuit over use of the word 'oh' in 'Run This Town'
Arcade Fire's Win Butler says he has no plans for retirement
Disclosure and Sam Smith enlist Schoolboy Q for 'Latch' remix – listen
Dr Dre's long-awaited new album will not be called 'Detox'
Iggy Azalea files lawsuit against ex-boyfriend for releasing early masters
September 17 officially declared 'Foo Fighters Day' in Richmond, Virginia
Metallica to release box set of all 2014 live performances
Kendrick Lamar preparing to release new single 'i'
Björk declares support for Scottish 'Yes' vote
Ringo Starr on the future of rock music: 'Bands will always come through'
Creation of Joy Division Twitter account irks former bassist Peter Hook

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today