a new kind of aftershow
Fun Fun Fun Fest adds more music to the mix with FFF Nites, free for wristbandholders
The sixth year for Fun Fun Fun Fest has been full of surprises, and we're still 30 days away from the festival. The festival, which started on the premise of bringing "bands your parents wouldn't go see" to Austin, expands this year with three full days of music at a larger, more prominent location: Auditorium Shores. As if three full days of indie, dance, punk, metal and comedy acts wasn't enough, Fun Fun Fun announced today the addition of FFF Nites.
FFF Nites is Fun Fun Fun's solid attempt at redefining the typical festival aftershow. These shows are an extension of the Fun Fun Fun lineup, taking place at Austin's classic Red River venues, including Red 7, Mohawk, Beerland and Club DeVille. Fun Fun Fun Fest founder Graham Williams calls it a way to "not only host festival acts, but to add new acts, make it affordable, and change the way Austin looks at how festival aftershows can be done."
The best part? FFF Nites shows will be free to anyone with a Fun Fun Fun wristband. So if you're already planning on three days of music at Auditorium Shores, saddle up and get ready to extend your Fun Fun Fun experience even more at some of your favorite venues. Not a three day pass holder? You won't be left in the dark. A one day ticket will get you covered for that night's aftershows. All FFF Nites shows will be first-come, first-serve, based on capacity. Plan your trek from Auditorium Shores to Red River early, to secure your space in the crowd.
FFF Nites performances includes a hefty list of bands, including Cowboy and Indian, Ume, Kool Keith, The Felice Brothers, The Thermals, Glass Candy, Dead Confederate and Ty Segall, plus selected Fun Fun Fun performers. With all the surprises the FFF folks have brought us so far this year, your guess is as good of ours as to who might show up at a Red River venue after hitting one of the four stages at Auditorium Shores.
Fun Fun Fun Fest is November 4 - 6 at Auditorium Shores. Tickets (that include entry to FFF Nites) are still available.