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Lykke Li Announces Debut YOLA Fest With Cat Power, Charli XCX & Courtney Love

Lykke Li
Chloe Le Drezen

Lykke Li

The inaugural Los Angeles festival will feature an all-female lineup.

Swedish musician Lykke Li has announced the first-ever YOLA Fest scheduled for June 8 in Los Angeles. Taking place at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, the debut festival will feature an all-female lineup including Lykke Li, Charli XCX, Cat Power, Courtney Love & The Chateau Band and more.

The lineup will also include rappers CupcakKe and Megan Thee Stallion and Mexican-Dominican musician Ambar Lucid with more artists to be announced.

YOLA Fest is named after and presented by YOLA Mezcal -- a female-run mezcal brand based in Oaxaca, Mexico founded by Yola Jimenez, Lykke Li, and Gina Correll Aglietti, utilizing a recipe and farm passed down from Jimenez’s grandfather. Employing only women in their hand-bottling facility and sales force, YOLA is dedicated to developing the economic autonomy of the women of Oaxaca by providing them with steady work and fair wages.

YOLA Fest is a festival curated by the YOLA Mezcal founders highlighting extraordinary talents in music, food, and visual arts who embody the spirit and ethos of today’s female leaders and capturing the voice of the future.

The festival is partnering with PLUS1 so that a portion of proceeds from every ticket sold will go to The Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles exclusively serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. While the YOLA Fest will feature a day of amazing performances, food vendors, and activations will be also announced in the coming months. The event will be 21+ only.

Tickets will be on sale Friday (April 5) at 10am PT at yolafest.com.

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