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.