Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fun Fest, the most porous and some say the most, well, fun alternative-music festival, capped off a series of headliner leaks by announcing its full 2013 lineup Tuesday morning. Sort of.
Through a series of videos and Instagram posts, Fun Fun Fun had previously leaked so many 2013 acts -- Slayer, M.I.A., MGMT, Cut Copy, The Walkmen, Snoop Dogg, Deerhunter, The Walkmen, Death Grips, Dismemberment Plan, Johnny Marr, Bonobo, Kurt Vile and the Violators, the Locust, Big K.R.I.T., Subhumans, Chelsea Light Moving (Thurston Moore's post-Sonic Youth project), Flag (one of the dueling groups of ex-Black Flag members playing the venerable hardcore band's songs) and The Julie Ruin (Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill's new band) -- some were wondering if there were any surprises left.
And indeed, when the announced time of 10 a.m. came and went, the lineup posted at funfunfunfest.com turned out to be the same as had been previously posted on Instagram. Ah well. It's still a hell of a lineup.
Fun Fun Fun is scheduled for November 8-10 at Austin's Auditorium Shores, a little earlier in the fall than the past couple of years.
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The other big fall Texas music festival, Something Wicked, also announced this week that it will return to Sam Houston Weekend Race Park for its second year two weeks before FFFF on Saturday, October 26. The lineup is TBD, but tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning at somethingwickedfestival.com.