Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013

Last fall, your entire Stereogum staff was supposed to converge on Austin for the Fun Fun Fun Fest, the annual festival that does a pretty amazing job balancing the indie, rap, punk, metal, and dance sides of its lineup, along with some pretty great comedy and pro wrestling and other extracurriculars. But the hurricane had to come along and fuck up everyone’s travel plans, and so we didn’t get to go. But even though we didn’t get a chance to see it firsthand, it’s still pretty obvious that these guys know how to put together a festival. The organizers just announced this year’s complete lineup, and it’s a good one.

This year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest goes down 11/8-10 at Austin’s Auditorium Shores, and headliners include M.I.A., MGMT, Slayer, Snoop Dogg, Cut Copy, and the Descendents. Beyond the headliners, the lineup runs deep: the Walkmen, Deerhunter, Kurt Vile And The Violators, Death Grips, Big K.R.I.T., Daniel Johnston, Chromatics, Glass Candy, Thee Oh Sees, Cloud Nothings, Washed Out, Action Bronson, Johnny Marr, Bill Callahan, Thurston Moore’s Chelsea Light Moving, Kathleen Hanna’s the Julie Ruin, Delorean, Merchandise, Gojira, Ceremony, the Men, White Lung. Also, so many reunions! Television, the Dismemberment Plan, Jurassic Five, the Black Flag project FLAG, Quicksand, Judge, the Locust, and the Cro-Mags will all represent. Ice-T will perform one solo set and one with his great metal band Body Count, and British crust-punk legends the Subhumans will perform their album Cradle To The Grave in full. There’s plenty more good stuff, too; you’ll find details here.

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  2. Whoa, not being in close proximity to the Austin scene, but the Impossibles reunion has my long-gone-but-not-forgotten 18-year-old heart palpitating with joy. Return was excellent geek punk. Where’s that dude who used to come in here all the time to say how awesome post-Impossibles project Slowreader were? He must be pumped.

    Also, how awesome is it to have both Blake Schwarzenbach and Kathleen Hanna on the same lineup and stage?

  3. This is at least 30 bands less then previous years but they say on Facebook that this is the final lineup? Shorter festival? Longer sets? Just saving money this year?

    • There’s always the possibility that more will be announced. However, they could be taking a note from the FYF Fest (they’re affiliated somehow — I think the promoters are friends and help put each other in touch with some of the bands they book or whatevs) who also cut down on the number of acts on their lineup this year so they can have longer sets.

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