Transmission Entertainment is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2009 Fun Fun Fun Fest, taking place on November 7th and 8th at Waterloo Park in Austin. Fun Fun Fun Fest made its first appearance on a cold Friday evening in 2006, offering a unique approach to festival booking, filling stages with talent bubbling from the underground: what sounded great, and what was making an impact, regardless of what mainstream media said was cool. What started out as a show for a few touring acts and local favorites has become a movement — a festival that fans and bands alike realize needs to be experienced year after year.
Now in its fourth year, Fun Fun Fun Fest has made a significant impact on the country’s winter calendar, successfully combining the vast worlds of indie, punk, rap, electronica and comedy while showcasing some of the city’s most unique local businesses. It is the most relaxed, laid back and (yet) progressive festival in the market place today, a true urban event in the middle of downtown Austin. Most importantly it’s a fest we in the music community want to go to, without all of the filler that shows up at corporate music carnivals around the world. Fun Fun Fun Fest: the fest before the fest … where you go to see what’s about to happen as opposed to what’s already been done.
Each year, fans have been treated to sets by reunited legends as well as prominent acts from across the globe at the festival. And this edition is no different – music aficionados will be eagerly awaiting performances by DEATH, The Jesus Lizard, Shonen Knife, Mission of Burma, and Danzig. Of Montreal, King Khan & BBQ Show, GZA, No Age, Young Widows, Ratatat, Yeasayer, and The Cool Kids ensure that a wide variety of relevant artists will again be on display, and as always, Austin is well represented, this year by the likes of Shearwater, Foot Patrol, Black and White Years, The Laughing, Harlem, and Strange Boys.
In true Fun Fun Fun Fest fashion, fans can now learn about new music, research the line up, listen to MP3s, interact, enter contests, buy merchandise and more; simply by joining the new Fun Fun Fun Fest (http://www.funfunfunfest.com) community online.
2009 Fun Fun Fun Fest Line-up:
RATATAT – OF MONTREAL – CRYSTAL CASTLES – LES SAVY FAV – YEASAYER – MISSION OF BURMA – LUCERO – WHY? – BROADCAST – ATLAS SOUND – DEATH (DETROIT) – NO AGE – RED SPAROWES – SHONEN KNIFE – FUCK BUTTONS – TIMES NEW VIKING – THIS WILL DESTROY YOU – CRYSTAL ANTLERS – GROWING – BLACK AND WHITE YEARS – ROYAL BANGS – THE LAUGHING – JESUS LIZARD – DANZIG – GORILLA BISCUITS – FACE TO FACE – FUCKED UP – 7 SECONDS – D.R.I. TORCHE – MELT BANANA – FLIPPER – COALESCE RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS – STREET DOGS – RUSSIAN CIRCLES NIGHT MARCHERS – METALLAGHER – YOUTH BRIGADE – MIKA MIKO ALL LEATHER – YOUNG WIDOWS – COLISEUM – UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TO CANDYLAND – OFF WITH THEIR HEADS – REIGN SUPREME – RAT KING – PACK OF WOLVES – ROLLER – THE COOL KIDS – PHARCYDE – GZA/GENIUS (PERFORMING LIQUID SWORDS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS) – KID SISTER BARUKA SOM SISTEMA – DJ NUMARK (JURASSIC 5) – HEALTH NEON INDIAN – MC CHRIS – SSION – ALASKA IN WINTER – VEGA – FOOT PATROL – ASTRONAUTALIS – CAR STEREO (WARS) – THE DJ MELEE – SUGAR & GOLD LAX – PELIGROSA DJS – BETA PLAYER – DESTROYER – WHITEST KIDS YOU KNOW SKETCH COMEDY TROUPE – BRIAN POSEHN – KING KHAN BBQ – SHEARWATER – TODD BARRY – DEAD CONFEDERATE – NICK THUNE – HARLEM – JOSH FADEM – STRANGE BOYS – HANNIBAL BURRESS – JAMES HUSBAND (OF MONTREAL) – BRENDAN WALSH – CEDRIC BURNSIDE & LIGHTNING MALCOLM – CHELSEA PERETTI – BANKRUPT AND THE BORROWERS – ALTERCATION COMEDY HOUR – MOONLIGHT TOWERS – LOW LINE CALLER – NEW MOVEMENT COMEDY GROUP – AND MORE TO COME
Tickets go on sale today at the brand new Fun Fun Fun Fest website (http://www.funfunfunfest.com/).
EARLY BIRD TICKETS (LIMITED FOR 2 WEEKS)
$67.50 / WEEKEND PASS
EARLY BIRD PIP TICKETS (LIMITED FOR 2 WEEKS)
$135 / PIP WEEKEND PASS