FUN FUN FUN FEST 2008 SET FOR NOVEMBER 8–9 AT WATERLOO PARK IN AUSTIN, TEXAS
WITH HEADLINERS CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH, THE NATIONAL, ATMOSPHERE, ISLANDS,
DEAD MILKMEN, MINUS THE BEAR, BAD BRAINS, CLIPSE, Z-TRIP and MORE
Transmission Entertainment is proud to announce this year's Fun Fun Fun Festival lineup. In the tradition of years past, FFF '08 once again teams punk rock legends with the hottest indie buzz bands, crowd-pleasing dance and hip-hop acts, and cutting-edge comedians. Fun Fun Fun Fest will be held November 8 and 9 at Waterloo Park in downtown Austin, TX. A two-day pass will be $59.99, available through FrontgateTickets.com. Children under 10 get in free and discounts will be made available to all students.
Unlike other festivals held in the dead summer heat, Fun Fun Fun Fest is the premier fall festival – the perfect ending to an ever-growing summer festival season. In an effort to keep things, well, fun, festival planners are eyeing a circus tent of events, including a dunking booth with members of bands and other "celebrities." The Altercation Punk Rock Comedy troupe, Coldtowne Comedy Hour, Tim and Eric of Adult Swim's Tim and Eric Awesome Show and other comedy acts will also be on hand to entertain festival-goers looking for a break from the music.
FFF '08 showcases artists performing on four stages, expanding on last year's three-stage set-up. In addition to the indie, punk, and dance-themed stages, FFF '08 will feature a more intimate stage for solo artists like Oklahoma's El Paso Hot Button and the sure-to-be-popular "Revival Tour" featuring Ben Nichols (Lucero), Tom Gabel (Against Me!), Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), and Tim Barry (Avail) performing solo and together. Kevin Seconds of 7 Seconds and Walter Schreifels of Quicksand, Youth of Today and Gorilla Biscuits join the list of punk rock legends showing their softer side as solo acts. Austinites Shearwater, folksy emcee Tim Fite, and Adam Franklin (Swervedriver) and Sam Fogarino's (Interpol) new side-project Magnetic Morning headline the new, fourth stage.
Joining headliners Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The National and Minus the Bear on the main stage are Atmosphere, St. Vincent, Deerhoof, Bishop Allen, locals Trail of Dead, Jim Ward's (Sparta) countrified Sleepercar, and a host of other hot new acts.
Punk and hardcore fans take note – Fun Fun Fun Fest is your festival, the festival where legends reunite. In addition to headliner Bad Brains, a reunited ALL, Dead Milkmen, Flipper (now featuring Krist Novoselic of Nirvana), Adolescents, Cro-mags (jam), and Integrity are set to remind concertgoers exactly why punk is punk.
To appease your hip-shaking alter egos, Clipse, Z-Trip, party-starting Dan Deacon, Dr. Octagon aka Kool Keith, IHeartComix's Franki Chan and locals Grupo Fantasma and Brownout star on this year's larger third stage.
Bringing together Austin's creative class, Fun Fun Fun Fest will once again offer festival goers the opportunity to get new haircuts, tattoos, vintage threads and more from local vendors who set up shop on festival grounds. Food and beverages will also be sourced from local providers, with more details to be announced soon. In addition, FFF '08 looks to work closely with local non-profits like Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and Grounded in Music.
This year, FFF will implement some of the newest applications in mobile technology. Stage schedules, maps as well as audio and video content from FFF artists will be right at the fingertips of FFF attendees' cell phones and PDAs.
Appearing at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2008:
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Minus The Bear
Trail of Dead
Parts and Labor
Experimental Dental School
Till We're Blue or Destroy
Paul Green's School of Rock... and more!
Magnetic Morning (Adam Franklin of Swervedriver & Sam Fogarino of Interpol)
Kevin Seconds (of 7 Seconds)
The Revival Tour w/: Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music)
Tom Gabel (of Against Me!)
Ben Nichols (of Lucero)
Tim Barry (of Avail)
The Tim and Eric Awesome Show
El Paso Hot Button
Walter Schreifels (of Quicksand, Rival Schools, GB, YOT)
Coldtowne Comedy Hour
Altercation Punk Rock Comedy Hour
Frank Smith... and more!
Scared of Chaka (Dave from The Shins)
World Burns to Death
High Tension Wires
Born to Lose
Kool Keith/Dr. Octagon
Starlynx & Bigface
Richard Henry.... and more!
Check out our exclusive interview with The National on JamBaseTV!