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Make a cool poster and you could win VIP tickets to FYF and more

Summon up a mental image of a rock ‘n’ roll club and we bet part of that image involves walls pasted with layers upon layers of colorful concert posters. Way back in ancient times, before there were websites to list all the cool things going on in town, those cut-and-paste posters were how you would learn a band was coming to town. Even now, an eye-catching flyer can give you a peek at an artist’s aesthetics and might tip you off to interesting music.

And speaking of classic rocker aesthetics, particularly in Southern California, few brands are more associated with the music scene than Vans, right? In recent years, the brand has added on to their long-running Vans Warped Tour with their buzzy House of Vans concerts you’ve probably been hearing about from New York and SXSW.

Those House of Vans events are the result of a collaboration with the folks behind our own FYF here in LA—and now they’re bringing a little bit of that back home for next month’s festival in the form of the House of Vans Workshop tent.

To celebrate, the call has gone out to ask creative and crafty music lovers to make their own poster for the festival, with the best entries winning cool prizes and the honor of your entry being hung up on display at the Workshop for all to see. The grand prize is four pairs of Vans shoes, $100 in Vans apparel, $500 to spend at Fingerprints in Long Beach, $100 in FYF merch and a pair of VIP festival passes. That’s almost $1,400 in treasures, by our count.

The rules for getting in on the contest are pretty simple. Make a 8.5- by 11-inch poster with “FYF Fest 2016” written on it somewhere and featuring some type of reference to the Vans brand. Mail it in by Aug 8 and that’s it. How you go about designing or making the poster is totally up to you.

We can’t wait to stop by the tent and see who won!

Summon up a mental image of a rock 'n’ roll club and we bet part of that image involves walls pasted with layers upon layers of colorful concert posters. Way ba

Win tickets to FYF Fest 2015

It’s the best bill of 2015, so just trust us: You want these

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Last time we checked, Los Angeles’ FYF Fest had the best lineup in North America. Not one of the best — the best. Taking place August 22nd and 23rd at the LA Sports Arena & Expositon Park, the festival is a perfect blend of timely talent and big-ticket veterans.

You really don’t need to look further than the fest’s pair of rare headliners for proof: Frank Ocean takes on night one, while Morrissey closes out the event. But because you should look beyond the top line for a quality festival, we might as well: D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Bloc Party, The Jesus & Mary Chain, FKA Twigs, Run the Jewels, Deerhunter, Savages, Spirtualized, Mac DeMarco, Death Grips, Dinosaur Jr., Belle & Sebastian, Toro y Moi, Nicolas Jaar, Laura Marling… Ya know what, just look at the poster at the bottom of the page. When you’ve got acts like Girlpool and Mikal Cronin sitting comfortably on the last line of your bill, you’re doing just fine.

We know you want to be there, and we want to help get you there. We’re giving away one pair of GA passes to the festival, so you and a buddy can witness what is sure to be one of the best festival experiences of 2015. All you have to do is fill out the entry widget below, which includes chances to earn bonus entires by completing simple social tasks. So share away, and good luck!

Winner must provide their own transportation and accommodations. Entry automatically enrolls you in the Consequence of Sound newsletter. If you’d rather secure yourself a spot without the luck of the draw, or want to go big with VIP, tickets for FYF can be purchased here.

It's the best bill of 2015, so just trust us: You want these.