Grading 2015 Music Fests

By Ian Zelaya Posted October 6, 2015, 8:16 AM EDT

GRADING THE 2015 MUSIC FESTS: The Los Angeles Times ranked the big music festivals it covered this year, grading the live experiences by cost, star power, food, and “body tax.” The Stagecoach Festival scored the highest, with an A, while FYF Fest fared the worst, earning a D and criticized for offering a layout that’s challenging for attendees to navigate. “Last year’s move to Exposition Park was saddled with logistical issues so severe, organizers sent an apology email to fans. A ‘new improved shortcut’ helped this summer, but the layout remained difficult and stage hopping almost impossible (we had the blisters to prove it). Standing on the hot asphalt in front of the main stage felt more like punishment than festival fun.”