Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012
Festival Frenzy

Best bets for Fun Fun Fun: Top picks straight from the guys behind the fest

Best bets for Fun Fun Fun: Top picks straight from the guys behind the fest

This weekend marks the return of Fun Fun Fun Fest to the Austin scene for the 7th time. With three days, four stages and so many acts to choose from — legendary hip hop reunions, hot indie bands, cutting edge comedy — deciding what shape your personal FFF Fest schedule takes on can be tricky.

We went straight to the source — Transmission Events, the folks behind Austin's Little Fest That Could — to get the scoop on the best bets for your scheduling dilemmas. The fest's founders, behind-the-scenes masters, and a few faces from Austin's favorite bars, are giving CultureMap readers the inside look at their top picks for the Black, Blue, Orange and Yellow stages.

And yes, Run DMC makes the cut. A lot.

Founder of FFF Fest, Graham Williams

  • Run DMC
  • Seaweed
  • Youth of Today
  • Danny Brown
  • David Cross
  • ... and like 50 other acts.

Co-founder of Fun Fun Fun, James Moody

  • Superchunk
  • Japandroids
  • Run DMC
  • Danny Brown
  • Seaweed
  • Converge
  • PiL
  • Diamond Rugs
  • Rakim
  • Municipal Waste

Bar Czar, Johnny Sarkis

  • Hannibal Buress
  • John Benjamin
  • David Cross
  • Doug Benson
  • Fidlar

Production Director, Max Gregor

  • Joyce Manor
  • Superchunk
  • Bob Mould performing Copper Blue
  • The Promise Ring
  • Refused

Mohawk Chief, Cody Cowan

  • A$AP Rocky
  • Run DMC
  • Tomahawk
  • David Cross
  • Turbonegro

FFF Nites Coordinator, Dan Holloway

  • Seaweed
  • Superchunk
  • Bob Mould doing Copper Blue
  • Earth
  • Napalm Death

Transmission Booking, Rosa Madriz

  • Santigold
  • Danny Brown
  • Hannibal Buress
  • AraabMUZIK
  • Seaweed
  • Refused
  • Converge
  • Japandroids

Marketing Director, Matt Mandrella

  • Refused
  • Run DMC
  • Japandroids
  • David Cross
  • Fucked Up
  • Santigold
  • Tomahawk

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Fun Fun Fun Fest takes place at Auditorium Shores on Nov. 2 - 4. For tickets and the full lineup, visit FunFunFunFest.com.