Sound on Sound
Brand-new Austin music fest reveals stacked lineup and unexpected location
After teasing a brand-new music fest earlier this month, the folks behind Sound on Sound Festival have released the lineup, location, and first round of passes for the inaugural celebration taking place November 4-6.
Headlining acts Beach House, Explosions in the Sky, and Phantogram will take over Sherwood Forest Faire in McDade, Texas, along with Run the Jewels, Purity Ring, Courtney Barnett, Big Boi, Descendents, Death Grips, Young Thug, Thee Oh Sees, Mac DeMarco, and many more. Additional programming will be announced later this year, including a lineup of comedians and panels.
This is the first event of its kind at Sherwood Forest Faire, a 23-acre, Renaissance-themed village about an hour from Austin. The unique destination has camping grounds and a range of permanent structures — including stages, shops, restaurants, and bars — that will be used to "create a highly curated festival footprint and experience for attendees of all ages."
If the vibe of SOS Fest sounds similar, that's because the first weekend of November is traditionally associated with Fun Fun Fun Fest. Fun Fun Fun was founded by Graham Williams, who parted ways with the festival and its producer, Transmission Events, to launch Margin Walker Presents, the company behind SOS Fest.
Three-day passes for SOS Fest are on sale now for $169, while VIP passes — aka "Treat Thy Self" passes — will set you back $445. Add-on camping passes are also up for grabs at $75 (originally $99). Single-day tickets and parking passes will be released closer to the festival. SOS Fest is also working on a shuttle service and other transportation options for the inaugural event.