FUN FUN FUN FEST 2011 ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP
PASSION PIT, PUBLIC ENEMY, THE DAMNED, MAJOR LAZER, SLAYER, HUM, LYKKE LI, HENRY ROLLINS, GIRLS, DANZIG LEGACY TOUR (DANZIG/SAMHAIN/DANZIG & DOYLE PERFORMING MISFITS), M83, DIPLO, ODD FUTURE (OFWGKTA), BLONDE REDHEAD, HOT SNAKES, AND MORE
-- WEEKEND PASSES NOW ON SALE --
AUSTIN, TX (August 1, 2011) – Fun Fun Fun Fest is proud to announce the current lineup for the 6th annual Fun Fun Fun Fest to be held November 4 – 6, 2011 at Auditorium Shores in Austin, TX.
The Transmission Entertainment team, who produces Fun Fun Fun Fest, once again has delivered on an exciting and genre-blurring (from hip hop to indie rock, punk rock to dance, metal to comedy) mix of old and new acts, while keeping their reputation for being a festival offering a unique genre based stage system, rarely-seen performances, newly discovered talent, and anticipated reunions.
The 2011 headliners include everything from indie dance darlings Passion Pit to heavy metal gods Slayer, from hip hop legends Public Enemy to punk icons The Damned. This year, FFF reunions include Hot Snakes, who disbanded in 2005 at the height of their popularity, Hum, who have not been consistently active as a recording or touring group since 2000, and Glenn Danzig playing Misfits songs for the first time in years with original Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein. More bands are planned to be added to the full FFF line up in Aug/Sep.
When asked about this year's event, Graham Williams, FFF Founder had this to say: “It’s been so hard to keep the lid on everything we have been working on, there are so many exciting bands and acts this year, and so many more to come.” He added “This is clearly the best bill we have ever put together, and I can’t wait to watch it all happen in November.”
Weekend passes are on sale now, including PIP (Pretty Important People) passes. Single day passes, band set times, student discounts and more will be coming in September. Stay tuned for plenty of opportunities to win tickets in the member’s area at funfunfunfest.com, during Fun Fun Fun Fest’s infamous and annual Scavenger Hunt, the newly added Fun Fun Fun Olympics, and on Twitter/Facebook outlets.
As always, Fun Fun Fun Fest will be working with Austin’s favorite local food and fashion vendors, dedicated to delivering a true Austin Experience for locals and travelers alike.
‘X’ will no longer be performing at Fun Fun Fun Fest as previously announced, as they are on a new tour. They have been replaced by legendary gothic punk band, The Damned, known for being the first UK punk rock group to release a single, an album, to have a record on the UK music charts and to tour the US.
FUN FUN FUN FEST 2011 CURRENT LINE UP:
Passion Pit • Lykke Li • M83 • Blonde Redhead • GIRLS • HUM • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah • Okkervil River • Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears • Architecture in Helsinki • Ted Leo & The Pharmacists • Heartless Bastards • Tune-Yards • Ra Ra Riot • Tinariwen • 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 • Crooks • Lemuria • TV Torso • Manejo Beto
Slayer • Danzig Legacy (Danzig/Samhain/Danzig & Doyle Perform Misfits) • The Damned • Hot Snakes • Murder City Devils • Kid Dynamite• Boris • Cave In • Negative Approach • D-Generation • Eyehategod • Russian Circles • Thee Oh Sees • Zero Boys • Paint It Black • Trash Talk • Youth Brigade • No Bunny • Davilla 666 • Bane • Earth Crisis • Graveyard • Doomriders • Ceremony • From Ashes to Rise • World Inferno/Friendship Society • Total Control (Member of Eddie Current Suppression Ring) • Death Grips • Touche Amore • Defeater • Mind Spiders • OBN III • Shapes Have Fangs • Schmillion • Thieves
Public Enemy • Major Lazer • Odd Future (OFWGKTA) • Diplo • Flying Lotus • Neon Indian • Four Tet • Spank Rock • Dan Deacon • Cecil Otter & Swiss Andy present: WUGAZI • Childish Gambino • Budos Band • Rakim • Del The Funky Homosapien • Big Freedia • YACHT • Baths • MNDR • Austra • 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) • G-side • Speak • Purity Ring • DJ Car Stereo (Wars) • B.L.A.C.K.I.E. • Fat Tony
Henry Rollins • Reggie Watts • Brian Posehn • Upright Citizens Brigade • Turquoise Jeep • Donald Glover • Ali Wong • Anarchy Championship Wrestling • Neal Brennan (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
…With more announcements to come in August and September.
Fun Fun Fun Fest encourages you to travel smart by biking, walking or carpooling to the festival grounds, as parking will be limited and not permitted in surrounding neighborhood areas. Parking options and more can be found at funfunfunfest.com.
Go to www.funfunfunfest.com for updates and to purchase tickets. You can follow the fest on Twitter @funfunfunfest for up-to-the-minute news, ticket giveaways, or you can become a Fun Fun Fun Homie on Facebook @ facebook.com/funfunfunfest
Fun Fun Fun Fest would like to thank you to all of the partners who help make the festival possible, includingHeineken Light, Stanley-PMI and many more.
ABOUT FUN FUN FUN FEST
Fun Fun Fun Fest booked its first set of acts in 2006 in downtown Austin, leading with the likes of Spoon and The Circle Jerks… setting the tone for what would grow to be the darling of independent music festivals for music lovers and music makers in the United States for years to come.
Now in its sixth year, Fun Fun Fun Fest is an independent genre based festival, known as one of the most relaxed, creative, and pioneering festivals in music today. Fun Fun Fun Fest is a fest that is custom booked for the most passionate underground and progressive musicians, comedians and fans around the world.