Founder of Fun Fun Fun unveils new Austin music festival for 2016
The fall festival schedule in Austin just got a new addition that seems to resemble another fall favorite.
On Thursday, the folks behind event company Margin Walker Presents revealed a few details for Sound on Sound Fest, a three-day affair slated for November 4-6. Details are scarce (you'll have to tune in on June 28 for more), but we do know the festival "will feature a diverse mix of nationally acclaimed and up-and-coming music acts, as well as comedians."
Sound familiar? That's because the first weekend of November and the lineup description are traditionally associated with Fun Fun Fun Fest. The little fest that could was founded by Graham Williams, who parted ways with Fun Fun Fun and its producer, Transmission Events, last month to found Margin Walker Presents. (Fun Fun Fun Fest's return for 2016, however, has not been solidified.)
CultureMap caught up with Williams right after his departure, and the Fun Fun Fun Fest founder teased plans for a new festival that will mimic his previous work.
The Sound on Sound announcement touts the team's talent-buying prowess, highlighting its work on "some of the best and most diverse festivals and shows in Texas, including a very rare Run DMC reunion following the death of cofounder Jam Master Jay, Jane’s Addiction performing Ritual de lo Habitual in full for its 25th anniversary, Nas performing in support of the 20th anniversary of Illmatic."
The music lineup and location for Sound on Sound Fest will be revealed on Tuesday, June 28, at 10 am. Single-day, weekend, and VIP tickets will go on sale at that time.