The sixth annual Fun Fun Fun Fest, to be held November 4th through 6th in Austin, Texas, will include headliners Slayer, Danzig Legacy, Public Enemy, Major Lazer, Passion Pit, Odd Future, the Damned and Henry Rollins – which fans learned this week by visiting the festival's "room" on popular new streaming music social network Turntable.fm.
Two hours before the full line-up was announced, Turntable.fm users (and their head-bopping avatars) gathered on a virtual dance floor to play songs from artists that they hoped would appear at the fest, including Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and, in ultimate wishful thinking, ABBA. An hour later, the organizers joined in, confirming with their own tracks that the fest would host Public Enemy, Girls, Danzig Legacy (the Misfits/Danzig/Samhain), Thee Oh Sees, the Damned, Del the Funky Homosapien, Lykke Li, comedian Reggie Watts and more.
Danzig and his Legacy cohorts will make a particularly welcome return to Fun Fun Fun – in 2009, during Danzig's headlining set, a girl fulfilled her dead friend's last wish by pouring her ashes on the stage.
Last month, Fun Fun Fun confirmed that controversial hip-hop group Odd Future and punk legends X would play the quirky, fan-friendly festival, but X has since canceled and been replaced with the Damned. Through cryptic videos that visitors had to decode with a key on the fest's website, organizers unveiled acts including M83, Okkervil River and comedian Brian Posehn.
This year, Fun Fun Fun Fest will move from Waterloo Park to the much larger Auditorium Shores, and expand from two to three full days. The full line-up can be found at Fun Fun Fun's website.
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