Just after twilight on Monday night, a crowd gathered at East Austin’s Blue Starlite Drive-In Theater, for a screening of the 1980 film Stunt Rock, which sounds like your average night in this town. But, in lieu of previews, there was a promotional short announcing the lineup of Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014. The Monday night event was designed to give locals an early edge, though judging by the early national coverage, it wasn’t just the locals that were in on this. The spoiler featured the stars of Jackass revealing the acts of this November’s festival.
At the top of the dogpile stands Nas, who will tour in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Illmatic, along with metal pioneers, Judas Priest. The newly reinvigorated Neutral Milk Hotel is another booking achievement, as they’ve been selling out theaters and halls around the world since their reunion.
See the full lineup for yourself below. But before you scroll, here’s a spoiler: Dallas’ accolades-draped Blue, the Misfit is included, and I couldn’t be more pleased to have him represent us on such an important stage. He’ll be supporting some of the most internationally relevant acts in contemporary hip hop. The release in its entirety:
FUN FUN FUN FEST 2014 MUSIC LINEUP:
Death Cab for Cutie, Neutral Milk Hotel, Alt-J, The New Pornographers, Dinosaur Jr., First Aid Kit, Guided By Voices, City and Colour, Yo La Tengo, Failure, Dum Dum Girls, Foxygen, Courtney Barnett, Sun Kil Moon, Yann Tiersen, Majical Cloudz, San Fermin, Angel Olsen, Tinariwen, J Mascis, Mineral, King Tuff, Knapsack, Chelsea Wolfe, Reputante, Spider Bags, Julianna Barwick, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Scott H Biram, The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Nostalghia, This Will Destroy You, Dana Falconberry, The Sour Notes, Good Fields
Nas (Illmatic 20th anniversary), Wiz Khalifa, Girl Talk, 2 Chainz, Atmosphere, Flying Lotus, Sky Ferreira, The Presets, Gary Numan, Cashmere Cat, Ginuwine, Z-Trip, Run The Jewels (El-P/Killer Mike), Lunice, Yelle, Ryan Hemsworth, The Internet, SOHN, SZA, Thundercat, Mas Ysa, Say Lou Lou, Gardens and Villa, Roosevelt, ASTR, Jacuzzi, Cities Aviv, Zorch, Blue, The Misfit., The Digital Wild
Judas Priest, King Diamond, Death From Above 1979, Rocket From The Crypt, Death Grips, Gorilla Biscuits, Blood Brothers, Amon Amarth, Black Lips, Hot Water Music, Iceage, Sick of It All (blood sweat/scratch the surface anniversary set), Deafheaven, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, METZ, Pissed Jeans, Glassjaw, Pallbearer, The Bots, Iron Reagan, Pianos Become Teeth, Fat White Family, Radkey, Twin Peaks, Crooked Bangs, Communion, Breakout
YELLOW STAGE (comedy)
To be announced July 1st, 2014
To be announced in August 2014
All photos by Andi Harman.