It seems a bit early to be talking about FunFunFun Fest, given that it's still a month before Austin City Limits Festival. But, what're you gonna do? This is Austin, I think there is going to be a Festival Festival next year where we celebrate Festivals in Austin, there will be local beer vendors as well as music and arts and crafts.
Back to FunFunFun Fest, this will be the third year for the "underdog" festival, and t tickets are already on sale. It takes place at Waterloo Park the first weekend in November. Last year they had three stage areas, two of which had split stages. I love the split stage, it means that you can sit in one spot and listen to bands play back to back without waiting for equipment changing.
If we're being honest I was more excited about last year's line-up but as a music snob it's my job to say that. Also, FunFunFun Fest has more sleepers, bands that you may not care about today, in August, but in November you're gonna be psyched!
Find the lineup and some media after the jump...
For my purposes, I'm just going to be lazy and mention some of my personal highlights for FFF-Fest. You can find more complete and official coverage over at Austinist.com
I'm listing these highlights in no particular order:
- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
- The National
- Minus the Bear
- St. Vincent
- Trail of Dead
- Bishop Allen
- Magnetic Morning
- Ugly Beats
- Bad Brains
- Dan Deacon
- Grupo Fantasma
- Kool Keith/Dr. Octagon
Check out this official FunFunFun Fest recap by the folks from Super Alright!
FFF Recap video - by Transmission Entertainment via Vimeo
Somehow this shotty-quality video manages to capture the chaotic fun that was Girl Talk at last year's FunFunFun Fest. On a side not Girl Talk is actually coming back to Austin between FFF Fest and ACL Fest:
Girl Talk @ FFF Fest '07 video via YouTube
Here's an imeem playlist so you can hear some samples of this year's artists: