Goldenvoice has ended its association with FYF Fest founder Sean Carlson, six years after teaming up with the upstart festival as a producer, Pollstar has confirmed. No reason for the termination was given.


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“Effective immediately, Goldenvoice has ended its relationship with Sean Carlson. We’re evaluating our path forward as it relates to FYF Fest.  Please have your agents direct all matters regarding Coachella booking directly to me,” Goldenvoice CEO Paul Tollett wrote to agencies in an email sent at about 2 p.m. Nov. 13.

FYF – or, Fuck Yeah Fest – was founded by Carlson in 2004 and initially took place at a banquet hall that is now EchoPlex, in the Echo Park section of Los Angeles. It quickly took off and moved to L.A. State Historic Park in 2009 where it remained until construction at the site forced another move, this time to Exposition Park where it occupies four stages.

Goldenvoice and parent AEG Live partnered with Carlson to produce the festival beginning in 2011.

In the years since, the once-punkish FYF has been hailed as one of the best festivals in the country and just three months ago showcased headliners Missy Elliott, Bjork, Frank Ocean, and Nine Inch Nails.

Pollstar has reached out to both Goldenvoice and Carlson for comment.