Sending out an SOS

Austin's most anticipated new music festival adds late-night lineup

Austin's most anticipated new music festival adds late-night lineup

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Sound on Sound Fest brings the music downtown with Late Knights. Photo by Chad Wadsworth/Butchershop Creative

Austin's newest music festival just got even more fun. Sound on Sound Fest has announced a lineup of late-night shows that will take place Thursday, November 3, throughout the Red River Cultural District.

Late Knights (an homage to SOS Fest's Sherwood Forest Faire location) will bring some of the fest's top acts to Austin's best music venues for an intimate kick-off to the festival weekend. The shows are free and available to all badgeholders; those with VIP passes will get priority access. The bill is as follows:

Barracuda: White Fang, Shannon and the Clams, No Parents, Birth Defects, Qua Pasa
Beerland: American Sharks, War on Women, Body Pressure, Los Viejos
Empire Control Room & Garage: Empress Of, Run The Jewels DJ Set, Trackstar, Kid Slyce, HUNNY, Black Books
The Mohawk: Guided by Voices, Diet Cig, Slow, Residual Kid
The Sidewinder: Chipper Jones, Cursive, Creepoid, Jess Williamson

SOS Fest also released details on kid-oriented programming at the festival, where children under 10 get in free with a badge-holding adult. The Kid's Kingdom will include dress-up games and activities from Austin Reptile Show, Creative Action, Toy Joy, and Austin Bat Cave. The Come & Tyke It Stage will feature the likes of Calliope Musicals, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Telephone Company, Thor & Friends, Hey Lolly Brass Band, and Jad Fair throughout the weekend.

SOS Fest, from Graham Williams, founder of Fun Fun Fun Fest, takes over Sherwood Forest Faire, a 23-acre Renaissance-themed village in McDade, Texas, November 4-6. Big-name acts scheduled for the inaugural fest include Beach House, Explosions in the Sky, Phantogram, Run the Jewels, Tim Heidecker, Joe Mande, and more.

Three-day passes are on sale for $169; single-day tickets are $85, and VIP passes are $445. Add-on camping passes are also up for grabs, starting at $75.