Monday, August 1, 2011

Fun Fun Fun Fest

Fun Fun Fun Fest solidified its growing reputation as a top alternative to the Austin City Limits Festival on Monday when event organizers rolled out the full lineup for the Nov. 4-6 event at Auditorium Shores. Electro-pop group Passion Pit, Public Enemy, Lykke Li, Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears and Blonde Redhead are among the performers that will join already announced acts Slayer, Seattle punk outfit the Murder City Devils, controversial rap group Odd Future and Austin’s Okkervil River.
This year’s lineup is the biggest in terms of top names in music for Fun Fun Fun, now in its sixth year. The expansion coincides with a venue change from Waterloo Park, the festival’s location for the past five years. It also represents a continued effort to cater to a broad group of music fans by offering acts from a variety of genres, including indie rock and pop, heavy metal, punk and hip hop.
“We want everyone to feel welcome at Fun Fun Fun Fest,” said festival organizer James Moody. “Our throwback shows are a way to connect with an older demographic. We started really doing that in 2007 when we first brought Murder City Devils back together.”
See the full lineup after the jump.
As with previous festivals, the older acts on the bill are mostly punk, hardcore and metal acts. In addition to “Big Four” heavy metal band Slayer, Glenn Danzig will revisit his horror punk days with a set of material from his early bands the Misfits and Samhain. Hardcore legend Henry Rollins and British punk group the Damned will also perform, as will reunited rock band Hot Snakes, Philadelphia hardcore group Kid Dynamite and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists.
Newer artists on the lineup include San Francisco indie pop bands GIRLS and Tune-Yards, Ra Ra Riot, former Austinite Neon Indian, YACHT and Fun Fun Fun alums Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. The festival continues to expand its comedy offerings, with scheduled sets by the Upright Citizens Brigade, Reggie Watts, Brian Posehn and comedian/actor Donald Glover, who will also appear with his rap group, Childish Gambino.
Moody added that holding the festival in a more central location presents a bigger challenge than in previous years, and that he wants to minimize disruption to the surrounding community. “We’re right in the middle of town; we want to make sure everyone gets that we’re working with the neighborhood.” he said. “I want this to be a strong, creative add-on.”
A new round of three day passes (with a discount if you have a student ID) are on sale today at the Fun Fun Fun website. A third round of single-day passes go on sale Sept. 1. The festival also plans to give away tickets in September at a planned “Fun Fun Fun Olympics,” to be held on Lady Bird Lake.
Passion Pit
Lykke Li
Blonde Redhead
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Okkervil River
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Architecture in Helsinki
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists
Heartless Bastards
Ra Ra Riot
Radio Dept
Cold Cave
We Were Promised Jetpacks
Mates of State
The Joy Formidable
Cloud Nothings
The Boxer Rebellion
Asobi Seksu
Keep Shelly In Athens
Le Butcherettes
Jim Ward (Sparta/At The Drive-­‐In)
Joe Lally (Fugazi)
Future Islands
TV Torso
Manejo Beto
Danzig Legacy (Danzig/Samhain/Danzig & Doyle Perform Misfits)
The Damned
Hot Snakes
Murder City
Kid Dynamite
Cave In
Negative Approach
Russian Circles
Thee Oh Sees
Zero Boys
Paint It Black
Trash Talk
Youth Brigade
No Bunny
Davilla 666
Earth Crisis
From Ashes to Rise
World Inferno/Friendship Society
Total Control (Member of Eddie Current Suppression Ring)
Death Grips
Touche Amore
Mind Spiders
Shapes Have Fangs
Public Enemy
Major Lazer
Odd Future (OFWGKTA)
Flying Lotus
Neon Indian
Four Tet
Spank Rock
Dan Deacon
Cecil Otter & Swiss Andy present: WUGAZI
Childish Gambino
Budos Band
Del The Funky Homosapien
Big Freedia
Dengue Fever
Black Milk
DJ Franki Chan
Ocote Soul Sounds
Auto Body
Bird Peterson
Brandt Brauer Fricke
Picture Plane
T-­‐Bird and The Breaks
Cecil Otter (Doomtree)
Purity Ring
DJ Car Stereo (Wars)
Fat Tony
Henry Rollins
Reggie Watts
Brian Posehn
Upright Citizens Brigade
Turquoise Jeep
Donald Glover
Ali Wong
Anarchy Championship Wrestling
NealBrennan (Co-­‐creator of Chappelle Show/Half Baked)
Best Fwends
Matt Bearden
Brody Stevens
Captured By Robots
Kenny “K-­‐Strass” Strasser
Yo-­‐Yo Extravaganza
Whamcity Comedy Set
Louis Katz
Chris Trew
Veggie Hot Dog Eating Contest
JT Habersaat + the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour

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