Fun Fun Fun Fest has been shaking up Novembers in Austin since 2006. It started with an independent music takeover of Waterloo Park that, six years later, transformed into a full three-day music, comedy and oddity takeover of Auditorium Shores.
The Little (Un)fest That Could is good at many things, especially building pure, unadulterated buzz. The 2012 buzz started Friday morning when Fun Fun Fun kicked off another long season of fun with the return of its Guess the Fest contest. FFF fans and music aficionados are asked to solve the Rubik’s Cube puzzle that is the fest’s lineup in 20 guesses.
If your Magic 8-ball is clear enough, you could win serious prizes including a fly-in to the fest, P-I-P treatment for you and a friend, or passes for you and three of your besties. Once your guesses are in, it’s all a waiting game until the festival lineup is announced later this summer.
To get in on the guessing, just go to www.guessthefest.com and log in with your Facebook account. You’ll be given 20 chances to pick the artists and comedians you think will be on the lineup (and maybe you can provide some last-minute pushes for some eleventh-hour lineup additions).
Thanks to producer Transmission Events' out-of-the-norm and unformulaic approach to programming, the Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup is always a highly anticipated, sometimes anxiety-inducing announcement. Last year, we spent hours tuned into Turntable.fm to get the details, but the jury’s still out on how this year’s lineup will be leaked.
If you want to dig through the Fun Fun Fun archives for some Guess the Fest hints, you can do so in color-coded fashion here. Your guesses are as good as ours, but we think it’s safe to say that this November, the Shores will be Danzig-free.
Fun Fun Fun Fest returns to Auditorium Shores November 2 – 4. The second round of Early Bird tickets will go on sale the week of June 11.