Austin's most anticipated new festival adds even more fun to lineup

Austin's most anticipated new festival adds even more fun to lineup

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Stand-up comedians, improv groups, podcasters, and more are coming to SOS Fest. Photo by Jon Shapley

Get ready to laugh out loud at Sound on Sound Fest. On Tuesday, Austin's newest festival announced the lineup for a new stage at the inaugural celebration taking place at Sherwood Forest Faire, November 4-6.

The Globe Stage, inspired by William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, will feature a mix of comedy acts, Q&As, crazy performances, and even a wedding. Comedy additions include Tim Heidecker, Joe Mande, Todd Barry, Johnny Pemberton, Ever Mainard, and more.

Members of Russian protest band Pussy Riot will host a one-of-a-kind panel, and author Tony Rettman will lead a discussion on the New York hardcore scene. Guests can also enjoy live tapings of podcasts "Turned Out A Punk" and "The Needle Drop," as well as festival original "Sound on Sound Live."

Other highlights include the Air Sex Championships, the One Night Stand Comedy Dating Game, a variety show called the Two Knight Show, a performance of This Is Spinal Tap by The Midgetmen, and the wedding of two festival-goers.

Sound on Sound Festival comes from Graham Williams, founder of Fun Fun Fun Fest. He parted ways with the festival and its producer, Transmission Events, to launch Margin Walker Presents in 2016. The eclectic Globe Stage lineup joins music acts like Beach House, Explosions in the Sky, Phantogram, Run the Jewels, Purity Ring, and Courtney Barnett at Sherwood Forest Faire in McDade, Texas.

Three-day passes for SOS Fest are on sale for $169; single-day tickets are $85, and VIP passes are $445. Add-on camping passes are also up for grabs, starting at $75. Shuttles will run between downtown Austin and Sherwood Forest Faire each day; tickets are $5.