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Why you won't see Janet Jackson, Florence + the Machine and others at LA's FYF Fest

Janet Jackson attends the Essence Black Women in Music event Jan. 25 in New York. Jackson was one of the headliners for July's FYF Fest in Los Angeles, but the event has been canceled.
Janet Jackson attends the Essence Black Women in Music event Jan. 25 in New York. Jackson was one of the headliners for July's FYF Fest in Los Angeles, but the event has been canceled. Invision/The Associated Press

If you had tickets to see Janet Jackson, Florence + the Machine or any other artist playing at a Los Angeles event in July, you will soon receive a refund.

This year's FYF Fest has been canceled by its organizers, according to a post on the festival's website.

"After much consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel FYF Fest 2018," the statement on the website reads. "Our team ... (has) worked tirelessly on this event for many years but felt unable to present an experience on par with the expectations of our loyal fans and the Los Angeles music community this year."

While it wasn't mentioned directly in the statement, Billboard attributes the cancellation to poor ticket sales. Anyone who purchased tickets to the event will "automatically receive full refunds, including all service charges," as early as Monday, according to the event website.

FYF Fest – which is put on by Goldenvoice, the same promoters behind Coachella – has taken place every year since 2004. This year's event was scheduled for July 21-22 at Exposition Park.

"We will be announcing some special local shows soon, featuring some of the amazing artists from the 2018 lineup," the statement says.

Along with the headliners, Future, The xx and The Internet were among the 40-plus artists who were scheduled to appear.

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