HOW DO I PURCHASE TICKETS? WHERE IS THE SCHEDULE?
:: purchase tickets here [http://thefmly.com/2012/06/04/fmly-fest-tickets/]
:: if you purchase a ticket online you will not receive anything in the mail. your name will be on a list at the door, and at that point you'll be given a homemade friendship bracelet to rep.
:: the time schedule will be posted online the week of the fest
WHAT KINDS OF ARTS WILL I INTERACT WITH?
:: we'll letcha know real soon!
WILL THERE BE FACILITATED DISCUSSIONS OR PANELS?
:: yes yes yes! liz pelly is curating a series of discussions, and cameron rath will lead a group council.
WHO HELPED PUT THIS FESTIVAL TOGETHER?
:: soooo many sweethearts! we couldn't feel more fortunate to be surrounded by such loving friends, and several collectives involved are dreamhouse collective, bohemian grove, shea stadium, 13 thames, opera house lofts, make music new york, kassette klub, mjmj records, tiny waves, stadiums & shrines, and YOU!
"FMLY Fest is far from your ordinary music festival. It's the antithesis of the commercialized spectacle that we've all grown accustomed to. Festival goers are afforded a neutral territory free from the restraints and expectations of the traditional concert experience. FMLY stresses the importance of building communities as opposed to icons."
- Tiny Waves
"All the essential ingredients for a potent fmly band: copious amounts of indie cred, an intriguing artistic style, and a dash of sweat-drenched nihilism."
- LA Times
"What FMLY has shown me is that you can create a happening without it. You get your friends, you have some newcomers, they have this experience, and when it ends you go your separate ways. To me, that kind of party is the ultimate anarchist gathering."
- Sean Carnage, via LA Weekly
"This is DIY at its finest, people."
"Get your tickets before someone else who is kinder, cooler, and clearly just a better person than you does."
"It's really great to come to a festival where the whole thing is centered around amazing vibes and no competition. No self-proclamation bullshit, no self promotion. Just everybody trying to help everybody. That's what this is about. That's why we do it."
- Little Spoon
* as with everything else in life, this lineup is subject to change. we're sorry if that happens and causes any personal inconvenience.
How can a community of geographically separated collectives become a safe, decentralized, non-authoritative home for emerging forms of expression? Bring them home with you!
FMLY FEST 2k12 is the fourth annual installment of our planet’s biggest, wildest, friendliest D.I.T. (do-it-together) music and arts festival. After three “now legendary” (Decoder Magazine), “unmissable” (LA Times) winters in Los Angeles FMLY FEST has taken summer buds to Brooklyn to indulge our East Coast tropical fantasies. From June 21 – 23 we open our front doors and invite you into our bedrooms, basements, rooftops, and backyards to celebrate a shared intimate insanity. For these three days we hope to become involved in a possibility of what life could be like if we nurture creative impulse, collaborative desires, and allow for each and every moment to welcome the festivity of a more shared experience. We are not renting out any fancy social spaces or opening our embraces to shallow waters of non-committal diy-ism, but taking this opportunity to directly engage with our immediate community of Bushwick and introduce our fam throughout the world to our inspiring neighbors. This summer, we welcome you home.
FMLY FEST is the expression of a series of public meeting workshops held regularly from January through June, emphasizing a shift from general meetings to active working groups. Our working groups have initiated projects from developing curriculum for new community spaces to creating an adopt-a-band platform for traveling artists. We maintain our enthusiasm by believing in what we do, and receive no external funding aside from what we collect through various all ages, affordable events. We are a FMLY. Together, we represent a positive change in society.