Sound on Sound

Austin's favorite new music festival releases epic 2017 lineup

Austin's favorite new music festival releases epic 2017 lineup

Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Dragon's Lair Stage
Sound on Sound Fest returns to Sherwood Forest November 10-12, 2017. Photo by Daniel Cavazos

The lineup for the second-ever Sound on Sound Fest has been revealed. The homegrown music festival returns to Sherwood Forest November 10-12, 2017, with a host of big-name acts.

Headliners Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Iggy Pop, Grizzly Bear, and The Shins will be joined by Blood Orange, Pusha T, Washed Out, Kehlani, Vine Staples, Sleep, Taking Back Sunday, and many more. Austin talent on the bill includes S U R V I V E, Sweet Spirit, A Giant Dog, and Growl, among others.

SOS Fest comes from Graham Williams and his team at Margin Walker Presents, the masterminds that orchestrated the beloved Fun Fun Fun Fest.

The inaugural SOS Fest was the first event of its kind at Sherwood Forest, a 23-acre, Renaissance-themed village in McDade, Texas, located about an hour from Austin. The unique destination has camping grounds and a host of permanent structures — think stages, shops, restaurants, and bars — that curate a well-rounded festival experience. New this year will be a dedicated stage for DJ sets and even more "medieval-style activities," says SOS. 

Three-day passes for SOS Fest are on sale now for $189. VIP passes — aka "Treat Thy Self" passes — cost $379. Add-on camping passes start at $75. Single-day tickets, parking passes, and student discounts will be released closer to the festival.

SOS Fest is also partnering with FestDrive to improve and expand shuttle service from Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and College Station for the 2017 event.