This Year's Fun Fun Fun Fest Bill Is Pretty Freakin' Rad, You Guys.
After weeks of teases and leaks, the team at Transmission Entertainment formally announced this morning the official lineup for the eighth annual Fun Fun Fun Fest, which thus year goes down at Austin's Auditorium shores November 8 through 10.
And this year's crop? It's strong to quite-strong, we'd say, with local luminaries True Widow and the Polyphonic Spree and sometime-local outfit Ola Podrida popping up on a bill that also features such headline-grabbers as MGMT, M.I.A., Cut Copy, The Walkmen, Television, Deerhunter, Washed Out, Snoop Dogg, Big Freedia, Big K.R.I.T., Lupe Fiasco, Ice-T, Chromatics, Flag (read: Keith Morris' version of Black Flag), Death Grips and Slayer.
Other notable adds to the bill include Kurt Vile, Mac Demarco, Delorean, Little Boots, Action Bronson, Shlohmo, King Khan & The Shrines and Thee Oh Sees.
So, yeah: Pretty awesome.
Here's hoping, then, that you took advantage of the fest's already sold-out early-bird ticket sales. If not, no fretting: Three-day passes went on sale today for $179 a pop, and you can score those right here for the time being.
Full Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 Lineup To Date:
MGMT, M.I.A., Cut Copy, The Walkmen, Television, Deerhunter, Dismemberment Plan, Washed Out, Johnny Marr, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Sparks, Polyphonic Spree, Blake Schwarzenbach (of Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil/Forgetters), Geographer, King Khan and the Shrines, Bill Callahan, Chelsea Light Moving (featuring Thurston Moore), The Julie Ruin (featuring Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill/Le Tigre), Daniel Johnston, Mac DeMarco, Merchandise, Cayucas, Quasi, Beach Fossils, Bleached, Lemuria, Active Child, Ola Podrida, Frank Smith, Wild Child, Snoop Dogg, Jurassic 5, Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set), Bonobo, Ice-T, Big K.R.I.T., Big Freedia, Lupe Fiasco, Chromatics, Glass Candy, RJD2, Tycho, Action Bronson, Shlohmo, XXYYXX, Little Boots, Delorean, Star Slinger, Poolside, Small Black, Ratking, Underachievers, Dessa, Big Black Delta, Mykki Blanco, Phranchyze, Roger Sellers, LNS Crew, Slayer, FLAG (Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, Bill Stevenson and Stephen Egerton), Descendents, Quicksand, Death Grips, Judge, The Locust, Subhumans (performing â€œCradle to the Graveâ€), Gojira, The Impossibles, Body Count, August Burns Red, Thee Oh Sees, Cloud Nothings, Cro-Mags, Ceremony, Melt Banana, Pelican, The Men, Title Fight, White Lung, Code Orange Kids, Narrows, Unlocking the Truth, Retox, Spray Paint, True Widow and Venomous Maximus.