Reporting Scott T. Sterling
This year’s edition of Austin’s annual Fun Fun Fun Fest will pit pioneers like Slayer, Snoop Dogg and the Descendents alongside more recent musical trailblazers including M.I.A., Death Grips and MGMT.
Sparks, Cut Copy, Jurassic 5, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr and FLAG (the Black Flag reunion fronted by Keith Morris and Dez Cadena) are also among the marquee acts at the fest scheduled for the weekend of November 8-10.
“Pound for pound, this is probably our most powerful lineup in our eight-year history,” James Moody, co-owner of Fun Fun Fun Fest, said in a release. “We are staying true to our roots, while still pushing the limit on new ideas, discoveries and experiences for our fans.”
The panoramic line-up also includes early punk icons Television, politically-charged rapper Lupe Fiasco and electro bands the Chromatics and Glass Candy, both part of the Italians Do It Better label in Portland. Ice-T will hit the stage solo as well as play a set with his incendiary ‘90s rock outfit, Body Count.
The 2012 edition of the fest was the biggest yet, seeing over 55,000 fans with an average daily attendance of 18,000 fans, an increase of 17 percent from 2011.
Weekend passes for Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 are on sale now at the official website. Single-day tickets are expected to be released in August.