Despite the presence of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards and 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles this weekend, 20 thousand music fans still found their way to this year's sold out FYF Festival. The festival, spanning two days with a hefty offering of musical acts, took over the USC campus in downtown LA with four stages and bold art installations. Music fans were met with acts that spanned from rock, pop, metal, hip-hop, dance and everything in between. The entire event was headlined by American rock band The Strokes, but each stage had unique acts to keep a well-rounded music fan entertained.

Angel Olsen kicked off the festival playing inside on The Arena stage, which provided fans an escape from the heat, and treated them to some memorising stage lighting. The Arena stage also featured electronic Aussie Chet Faker, who managed to pack the dance floor with his soulful vocals, especially when he went into his signature cover of Blackstreets' 'No Diggity'.

FYF 2014

The Tree stage offered not only plenty of shade for the festival's patrons, but the likes of Balance & Composure, La Dispute, Against Me!, The Bronx, The Blood Brothers and Deafheavan for the festival's rock, punk and metal fans. All the bands on this stage played with immense intensity and garnered some of the festivals most enthusiastic crowds. It's important to note that The Blood Brothers included this performance as a thread in the string of reunion shows they are playing this summer/fall. This reunion marks their first shows since 2007. The Lawn stage was home to some of electronic, rap and hip-hop's most interesting acts ranging from Grimes, Earl Sweatshirt, Real Estate and Flying Lotus. GRIMES especially took advantage of the festival's lighting production and gave fans a visually memorizing performance as well as sonically stimulating.

FYF 2014

And, of course the Main Stage held a variety of acts like Epitaph Records' Joyce Manor, Tanlines, Phoenix, Interpol, Haim, and The Strokes closing out Sunday night. The crowd for The Strokes was unparalleled to anything the Main Stage had seen all weekend. It seems everyone found their way to the corner of the festival grounds to hear hits like 'Reptilia', 'Last Night', and 'Some Day'.

Overall, the festival had plenty to showcase over the two-day period, and the notoriety of FYF will only continue to grow and attract more fans.

Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen @ FYF 2014
Angel Olsen @ FYF 2014

Chet Faker

Chet Faker @ FYF 2014

Joyce Manor

Joyce Manor @ FYF 2014
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Joyce Manor @ FYF 2014

Against Me

Against Me @ FYF 2014
Against Me @ FYF 2014
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Interpol

Interpol @ FYF 2014

Grimes

Grimes @ FYF 2014
Grimes @ FYF 2014

Day 2

Joanna Gruesome

Joanna Gruesome @ FYF 2014
Joanna Gruesome @ FYF 2014
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La Dispute

La Dispute @ FYF 2014
La Dispute @ FYF 2014
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Balance and Composure

Balance and Composure @ FYF 2014
Balance and Composure @ FYF 2014

Tanlines

Tanlines @ FYF 2014

The Bronx

The Bronx @ FYF 2014
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The Blood Brothers

The Blood Brothers @ FYF 2014

The Strokes

The Strokes @ FYF 2014
The Strokes @ FYF 2014
The Strokes @ FYF 2014