Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012

You probably know by now that the official Fun Fun Fun Fest line-up was revealed last night. There has already been lots of discussion, some people expressing disappointment others expressing excitement. Personally, I have never been disappointed in a Fun Fun Fun Fest line-up and this year is certainly no exception. I will concede that last year had more well-known bands on the Orange stage but I feel like this year embraces the adventurous spirit of festivals past. The thing that makes Fun Fest different from every other festival is its genre-hopping and its ear-to-the-street booking. You may not be excited about American Royalty at the moment but in a year and half when they've blown-up you will have already seen them. It is with that spirit that I wanted to highlight some of the artists who I'm most excited to see. You can find the Bloggy-favs after the break.

In the meantime, I've taken the liberty of creating some handy Spotify playlists for you to enjoy:

Orange Stage
Blue Stage
Black Stage

Ok, so now for the Bloggy-favs. I will say that I am not a Black stage person. I have nothing against the bands on those stage nor the people who enjoy them, it's just never really been my thing. I will venture over there for Japandroids for sure, other than that maybe I'll check out Off!, X, Flesh Lights, The Young? Maybe I won't it sort of depends on the timing.

For the Blue stage I'm very excited for:
  • Run DMC
  • De La Soul
  • Araabmuzik
  • Danny Brown
  • Tanlines
  • Schoolboy Q
  • Charli XCX
  • Penguin Prison
  • Anamanaguchi
  • Nick Waterhouse
  • American Royalty

On the Orange stage I'm excited to see:
  • Santigold
  • Explosions in the Sky
  • Real Estate
  • Minus the Bear
  • Surfer Blood
  • Atlas Sound
  • Sharon Van Etten
  • Givers
  • Helio Sequence
  • Twin Sister
  • Dum Dum Girls
  • Beach Fossils
  • Brendan Benson
  • Yellow Ostrich
  • Fang Island
  • Not in the Face

The comedy stage is perhaps the best comedy line-up Fun Fest has every put together. I'm a big fan of all of the tip names including:
  • David Cross
  • Hannibal Buress
  • Wyatt Cenac
  • Doug Benson
  • Eugene Mirman
  • Jon Benjamin
  • W. Kamau Bell

If you want in on all of this fun you better get yourself a ticket and if you can spare the cash, PIP is definitely the way to go.

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