After the success of new festivals like All Points West
, we're thinking recent efforts at annual music gatherings are going to sprout and blow up left and right in the coming year. Even if they are relatively unknown or small. Especially if they are trying to take a stab at "the establishment." However, the goal here is clear: have fun, fun, fun. Austin is proud to bring back an underdog in the festival landscape, called Fun Fun Fun Fest
. in early November.
Founded in 2006, FFF08 is aimed at putting punk rock legends up alongside indie buzz and hip/hop DJ acts, for a whole lot of, you guessed it, "fun." The fest is set in Waterloo Park in Austin, made truly "urban" in it's proximity to the downtown area. The fest prides itself in it's location, allowing it's attendees to get "a burger from Spider House, some Brisket from Lamberts, a beer from a Club de Ville bartender, a pair of vintage boots from Big Rig, and T-shirt from their favorite band." Sounds pretty sweet.
The lineup has leaked a bunch of places, and it's pretty awesome. Check it out below:
F3F 2008 Lineup
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The National, Atmosphere, Minus The Bear, St. Vincent, Trail of Dead, Deerhoof, Rival Schools, Islands, The Annuals, Bishop Allen, Centro-matic, Sleepercar, Frightened Rabbit, Spinto Band, Parts and Labor, Colourmusic, Experimental Dental School, 27, Till We're Blue or Destroy
Shearwater, Tim Fite, Magnetic Morning (Adam Franklin of Swervedriver, Sam Fogarino of Interpol), The Revival Tour w/:Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music), Tom Gabel (of Against Me!), Ben Nichols (of Lucero), Tim Barry (of Avail), Kevin Seconds (of 7 Seconds), The Tim and Eric Awesome Show, The Cynics, Ugly Beats, El Paso Hot Button, Walter Schreifels (of Quicksand, Rival Schools, GB, YOT), Coldtowne Comedy Hour, Pepi Ginsberg, Altercation Punk Rock Comedy Hour, and Frank Smith
Bad Brains, ALL, Dead Milkmen, Flipper, Adolescents, Integrity, Bouncing Souls, Swingin Utters, DOA, Killdozer, Cro-mags (jam), Scared of Chaka (Dave from The Shins), Young Widows, Leftover Crack, Trash Talk, World Burns to Death, Krumbums, Mammoth Grinder, Cute Lepers, Bitter End, High Tension Wires, Born to Lose
Clipse, Z-trip, Dan Deacon, Yacht, Grupo Fantasma, Kool Keith/Dr. Octagon, Dengue Fever, Brownout, Franki Chan, Toxic Avenger, Hawnay Troof, Starlynx, Richard Henry
... and more!
This festival will be a must-see for music fans. The festival happens on November 8-9th, in Waterloo Park, Austin, TX.-joe puglisi
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Fun Fun Fun Fest 08
Full Lineup @ Austinist