Fun Fun Fun Fest http://kut.org en Fun Fun Fun Fest to Stay at Auditorium Shores in 2014 http://kut.org/post/fun-fun-fun-fest-stay-auditorium-shores-2014 <p>Transmission Events announced their annual Fun Fun Fun Fest will stay at Auditorium Shores this year, despite the city's ongoing renovation of the park that initially put the fest's location up in the air.&nbsp;</p><p>The ninth annual fest will be held Nov. 7 to Nov. 9 this year. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:42:06 +0000 Andrew Weber 9540 at http://kut.org Fun Fun Fun Fest to Stay at Auditorium Shores in 2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest: Staying True To Its Roots http://kut.org/post/fun-fun-fun-fest-staying-true-its-roots <p>Fun Fun Fun Fest kicks off as at Auditorium Shores starting today.</p><p>The <a href="http://funfunfunfest.com/" target="_self">festival began eight years ago</a> as a small music showcase in downtown Austin. Since then, it’s become one of the top independent festivals for music lovers. Known for its relaxed and creative atmosphere, the festival now includes comedy, action sports <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q25eDkiFHu8" target="_self">and flying tacos</a>.</p><p>Given all it takes to put on a music festival, you wouldn’t expect as much laughter and humor from festival organizers, <a href="http://transmissionevents.com/" target="_self">Transmission Events</a>, this close to their event. But the vibe over at the temporary small east Austin office was anything but serious. It’s clear that fest creators like to have, well, fun.</p><p>“We had half-pipe diaper changing stations last year,” says Transmission and Fun Fun Fun Fest co-founder, James Moody. “They are all miniature half pipes. One time we tried to run the stats about how many black t-shirts are at our fest. I would say it’s 65 percent more than that of ACL Fest. I don’t know what it means but I know it’s true [laughing]. So, we could sit here for an hour and talk about all those little differences&nbsp;–&nbsp;it’s one <em>big</em> difference if you roll them all up.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/119085840" width="100%"></iframe> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Tyler Pratt 9140 at http://kut.org Fun Fun Fun Fest: Staying True To Its Roots Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013: The Official Music Lineup http://kut.org/post/fun-fun-fun-fest-2013-official-music-lineup <p>After a month of leaks and guessing games, the official music lineup in out. This year’s <a href="http://www.funfunfunfest.com/" target="_blank">Fun Fun Fun Fest </a>headliners are: <strong>M.I.A., Slayer, MGMT, Jurassic 5, Snoop Dogg, Descendents, Ice-T, Television, </strong>and<strong> FLAG.</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The official release is Wednesday morning when weekend passes go on sale, but the full music lineup was revealed Tuesday night at a Fun Fun Fun Fest sponsored screening of the documentary, </span><a href="http://vimeo.com/53944958">Vannin’</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://vimeo.com/53944958">,</a> in Austin.</span></p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 03:31:00 +0000 Tyler Pratt 8328 at http://kut.org Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013: The Official Music Lineup With $27 Million Impact, Fun Fun Fun Fest Joins the Big Boys http://kut.org/post/27-million-impact-fun-fun-fun-fest-joins-big-boys <p>In its second year at Auditorium Shores, <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/fun-fun-fun-fest-grows-while-staying-true-its-roots">Fun Fun Fun Fest took off</a>. Now the City of Austin puts that growth at $27 million – the amount the fest is estimated to have pumped into Austin’s economy.</p><p>The mayor’s office announced Tuesday that the <a href="http://funfunfunfest.com/">three-day underground music festival</a> attracted a total north of 55,000 attendees. The $27 million estimate was provided by the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.</p><p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:36:09 +0000 Wells Dunbar 5734 at http://kut.org With $27 Million Impact, Fun Fun Fun Fest Joins the Big Boys Photos: Here’s 250 Pictures From Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 http://kut.org/post/photos-here-s-250-pictures-fun-fun-fun-fest-2012 <p>The seventh-annual <a href="http://funfunfunfest.com/">Fun Fun Fun Fest</a> came to a conclusion last night.</p><p>In its second year at Auditorium Shores, the underground music festival drew roughly 15,000 people a day, according to co-founder James Moody. The fest also received some unexpected mainstream coverage from outlets like “Good Morning America,” which <a href="https://twitter.com/TorchyTaco/status/264818349559672832">reported on the fest’s Taco Cannon</a> loaded with grub from <a href="http://www.torchystacos.com/">Torchy’s Tacos</a>. But as <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/fun-fun-fun-fest-grows-while-staying-true-its-roots">Moody told KUT News</a> this weekend, “It’s growing, but it’ll never do well as a very big festival.”</p><p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 18:02:29 +0000 Wells Dunbar 5518 at http://kut.org Photos: Here’s 250 Pictures From Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 Fun Fun Fun Fest Grows While Staying True to its Roots http://kut.org/post/fun-fun-fun-fest-grows-while-staying-true-its-roots <p>Fun Fun Fun Fest <a href="http://funfunfunfest.com/information">describes itself</a> as “the darling of independent festivals for music lovers and music makers.” But this year, with headliners like Run DMC and Girl Talk, is Fun Fun Fun Fest outgrowing its underground roots?</p><p>“It’ll never become super popular,” says James Moody, co-creator of the festival and owner of music venue <a href="http://mohawkaustin.com/">The Mohawk</a>. “It’s growing, but it’ll never do well as a very big festival.” That’s because Moody says they aren’t interested in billing big names.</p><p>Moody says they try to give attention to bands that aren’t as widely known, or inspire a small but devoted following. “We try to keep people on their toes and remind people that there are no genres anymore, so we don’t try to pigeon hole with our headlines,” Moody says. “We could throw a curveball and get The Cure next year or something.”</p><p> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 18:05:11 +0000 Wells Dunbar 5511 at http://kut.org Fun Fun Fun Fest Grows While Staying True to its Roots Now This is Fun (Fun Fun): Fest Grows to Three Days, Four Stages, 160-Plus Performers http://kut.org/post/now-fun-fun-fun-fest-grows-three-days-four-stages-160-plus-performers <p>Austin's has another big event this weekend. <a href="http://funfunfunfest.com/" target="_blank">The seventh annual Fun Fun Fun Fest </a>is taking place all weekend long at Auditorium Shores. The eclectic three-day festival promises underground music from all genres, along with comedy, extreme sports, food, fashion, and art.</p><p>Stay tuned to <a href="http://kutnews.org/">KUT News</a> for updates from the festival, and maybe even <a href="http://ryangoslingatfunfunfunfest.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">a Ryan Gosling sighting</a> or two. Until then, here's a preview of some of the events taking place at Fun Fun Fun Fest, along with fest-related aftershows.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>Friday</u></strong></p><p>Night: For the hip-hop lovers, <a href="http://funfunfunfest.com/artists/run-dmc" target="_blank">rap legends Run DMC</a> and <a href="http://funfunfunfest.com/artists/bun-b" target="_blank">Bun B</a> will take the stage. Hipsters will rejoice to the sounds of <a href="http://funfunfunfest.com/artists/santigold" target="_blank">Santigold</a> and Twin Sister. If that's not enough, <a href="http://funfunfunfest.com/ridetheplank" target="_blank">a series of skateboard and BMX&nbsp;sessions</a> are kicking off, and will run all weekend.&nbsp; Each day of the festival also promises two hours of <a href="http://funfunfunfest.com/wrestling" target="_blank">Anarchy Championship Wrestling</a>.</p><p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 18:01:08 +0000 Tyler Pratt 5506 at http://kut.org Now This is Fun (Fun Fun): Fest Grows to Three Days, Four Stages, 160-Plus Performers Fun Fun Fun Fest Releases Daily Schedule http://kut.org/post/fun-fun-fun-fest-releases-daily-schedule <p>Now you can know which artists are playing when at this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, set to take place November 2-4 at Auditorium Shores. The <a href="http://www.funfunfunfest.com/events">daily schedule</a> has been released.</p><p>Headliners on Friday include <a href="http://www.rundmc.com/">Run DMC</a>, <a href="http://soundcloud.com/dillonfrancis">Dillon Francis</a>, and <a href="http://twinsistermusic.com/">Twin Sister</a>. The Saturday shows will culminate in performances by <a href="http://www.officialrefused.com/">Refused</a>, <a href="http://illegal-art.net/girltalk/">Girl Talk</a>, <a href="http://diamondringsmusic.com/">Diamond Rugs</a>, and <a href="http://www.asapmob.com/">A$AP Rocky</a>. And Sunday’s top billed artists are <a href="http://www.turbonegro.com/">Turbonegro</a>, <a href="http://soundcloud.com/etienne-de-crecy">Etienne de Crecy</a>, <a href="http://blackmothsuperrainbow.com/">Black Moth Super Rainbow</a> and <a href="http://edwardsharpeandthemagneticzeros.com/">Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.</a></p><p>Tickets are <a href="http://funfunfunfest.com/tickets">on sale now</a>. A three-day regular pass is $175. For the first time ever, Fun Fun Fun Fest is letting people buy passes in two-installments of $87.50. You can get the VIP treatment for $325. And students can obtain a three-day pass for $140.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 17:54:34 +0000 Nathan Bernier 5023 at http://kut.org Fun Fun Fun Fest Releases Daily Schedule Fun Fun Fun Fest in Four Minutes http://kut.org/post/fun-fun-fun-fest-four-minutes <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="239" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/32211468?byline=0&amp;portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="425"></iframe></p><p>Couldn&#39;t make it to <a href="http://funfunfunfest.com/">Fun Fun Fun Fest</a>&nbsp;at Auditorium Shores this year? Festival promoters just released this video recapping the weekend-long celebration of underground and alternative music. Not surprising to see a video, considering how <a href="http://youtu.be/yFI4npwjnUA">last year&#39;s recap </a>became a viral hit.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 21:39:22 +0000 Nathan Bernier 3017 at http://kut.org Fun Fun Fun Fest To Be Streamed Online http://kut.org/post/fun-fun-fun-fest-be-streamed-online <p>If you can&rsquo;t afford<a href="http://funfunfunfest.com/"> Fun Fun Fun Fest</a>, or simply don&rsquo;t want to brave the dust that will be kicked up by 20,000 people partying along Auditorium Shores, promoters have announced the entire music festival will be streamed online for free.</p><p>In an email, Fun Fun Fun Fest said it will be partnering with <a href="http://pitchfork.com/news/44410-pitchfork-to-webcast-fun-fun-fun-fest/">PitchFork.com</a> to bring four separate streams to a web browser near you.</p><p>Here&rsquo;s how they explain it:</p><p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 20:30:50 +0000 Nathan Bernier 2872 at http://kut.org Fun Fun Fun Fest To Be Streamed Online Fun Fun Fun Lineup Released http://kut.org/post/fun-fun-fun-lineup-released <p>Fun Fun Fun Fest released its <a href="http://funfunfunfest.com/artists/">2011 lineup</a> today.&nbsp;Organizers expect to sell more than 15,000 tickets and have added an extra day to the festival. This year it will be held at Auditorium Shores because it outgrew its previous venue of Waterloo Park.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 20:01:17 +0000 Kelsey Sheridan 2103 at http://kut.org Fun Fun Fun Lineup Released Fun Fun Fun Fest Gets Third Day at Auditorium Shores http://kut.org/post/fun-fun-fun-fest-gets-third-day-auditorium-shores <p>Austin City Council gave the green light today for<a href="http://funfunfunfest.com/"> Fun Fun Fun Fest</a> to continue through Sunday when it opens the festival gates this November at <a href="http://www.austinparks.org/apfweb/park.php?parkId=598">Auditorium Shores</a>. The <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/58573083/Austin-City-Council-resolution-granting-Fun-Fun-Fun-Fest-three-days">resolution</a> directs city staff to do three things:</p><ul><li>Give Fun Fun Fun Fest organizers an extra day</li><li>Find a way to accommodate other events displaced by the closure of Waterloo Park</li><li>Develop a policy for charging a &ldquo;mitigation fee&rdquo; to events for park maintenance and upkeep Thu, 23 Jun 2011 19:32:41 +0000 Nathan Bernier 1780 at http://kut.org Fun Fun Fun Fest Gets Third Day at Auditorium Shores Fun Fun Fun Fest Outgrows Waterloo Park, Moves To Auditorium Shores http://kut.org/post/fun-fun-fun-fest-outgrows-waterloo-park-moves-auditorium-shores <p>After five years in <a href="http://www.austinparks.org/apfweb/park.php?parkId=371">Waterloo Park</a>, <a href="http://www.funfunfunfest.com/">Fun Fun Fun Fest</a> is moving to <a href="http://www.austinparks.org/apfweb/park.php?parkId=598">Auditorium Shores</a>. The annual music festival, which takes place in early November, features independent and underground rock, hip hop and electronic music artists. Check out <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFI4npwjnUA&amp;feature=player_embedded">this recap from last year</a>.</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 17:16:32 +0000 Nathan Bernier 1318 at http://kut.org Fun Fun Fun Fest Outgrows Waterloo Park, Moves To Auditorium Shores Fun Fun Fun Fest Recap Captures Magic of Festival http://kut.org/post/fun-fun-fun-fest-recap-captures-magic-festival <p>This cool montage of last month's <a href="http://funfunfunfest.com/">Fun Fun Fun Festival</a> in downtown Austin's <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;q=waterloo+park&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=waterloo+park&amp;hnear=waterloo+park&amp;cid=16907329361188167806">Waterloo Park</a> does a wonderful job of representing the mood and atmosphere of the music festival. Wed, 01 Dec 2010 22:43:11 +0000 Nathan Bernier 380 at http://kut.org Fun Fun Fun Fest Recap Captures Magic of Festival FunFunFunFest Starts Tonight http://kut.org/post/funfunfunfest-starts-tonight <p>The 5<sup>th</sup> annual <a href="http://funfunfunfest.com/">FunFunFunFest</a> is set to kick off tonight at Waterloo Park. The weekend long festival is a smaller, more eccentric alternative to the <a href="http://www.aclfestival.com/">Austin City Limits Music Festival</a>, and while it primarily focuses on music, other activities ranging from <a href="http://www.anarchychampionshipwrestling.com/">professional wrestling</a> to veggie hot dog eating contests to comedy acts give the event more of a rollicking, carnival-like feel than its heavily-sponsored big brother. Fri, 05 Nov 2010 21:41:31 +0000 Nick Robertson 215 at http://kut.org FunFunFunFest Starts Tonight Top Morning Stories November 4, 2010 http://kut.org/post/top-morning-stories-november-4-2010-0 <p><strong>Fort Hood Marks Anniversary of Shootings</strong></p><p>Fort Hood is holding <a href="http://www.forthoodpresscenter.com/go/doc/3439/930031/">ceremonies today </a>to mark the one-year anniversary of the shootings on post last year.&nbsp; A private award ceremony will start at 10:00 a.m. to recognize soldiers and civilians who Army commanders say went above and beyond the call of duty that day.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Nov 2010 11:06:24 +0000 Crystal Chavez, KUT News 206 at http://kut.org Top Morning Stories November 4, 2010