Of course, Carlson was bought out of the FYF Fest brand entirely late past year after disturbing accounts of his alleged sexual harassment and misconduct towards women were made public. Just a few months after opening ticket sales and announcing its 2018 lineup, the festival has been cancelled.
This was supposed to be a big year for the festival to get back on its feet without Carlson and start strong again... but nope!
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"After much consideration, we have made the hard decision to cancel FYF Fest 2018", the statement on the website reads. Ticket holders will receive full refunds.
"We will be announcing some special local shows soon, featuring some of the fantastic artists from the 2018 lineup", the statement says.
FYF Fest was unusual in that both top-of-the-bill headliners this year were set to be women, while most festivals heavily tilt toward male acts. Last year controversy arose as Sean Carlson was embroiled in sexual harassment allegations that led to Goldenvoice buying out his share and replacing him, and this year was seen as a positive shift by many.