Armed with Snoop Dogg and a Taco Cannon, the 'Fun Fun Fun Fest' Returns to Austin
It might have one of the worst names in festival history, but it sure has caught on and gathered attention as a pretty big deal in Austin, a city that doesn't take its music lightly. The Fun Fun Fun Fest returns for its 8th year on November 8-10 with a lineup that goes well beyond music to showcase stand-up comedy, alternative sports, and the local food scene.
In addition to big acts like Snoop Dog (Lion), M.I.A., and Slayer, the FFF Fest will feature dozens of musicians as well as comedians, led by Sarah Silverman and Tenacious D. You can see the full lineup here. There will also be some extreme sports on site, including vert ramp skating and biking, wrestling (there's apparently a ring), and the good ole' fashioned Texas favorite, the mechanical bull.
But if one thing has a chance to outdo the entertainment, it's the food. Almost two dozen local Austin establishments will take care of the catering, which means that while beer will still be overpriced, there'll be far more than hotdogs and hamburgers to munch on (this ice cream sandwich looks ridiculously good, for example). You could also get yourself a free meal by catching a taco from the taco cannon, which made national headlines last year and is indeed a real thing.
With November temperatures in Austin projected to be in the low-70s, this one has long weekend written all over it for festival goers looking for a chance to shake the shirt and tie.