Fun Fun Fun Fest arrives in Austin

Check back Tuesday for a review of the festival.

By Emilly Martinez
Copy Editor

People from across America will head to Austin this weekend to attend Fun Fun Fun Fest, a three-day, independent genre-based festival. The festival is expected to draw large crowds and follows the Austin Film Festival held two weeks ago, advancing Austin’s reputation as a major center in the entertainment industry.

While Austin City Limits, another three-day festival held earlier in the year in Austin, is known for booking big names, Fun Fun Fun Fest has a reputation for booking underground and undiscovered artists.

Today marks the first day of the festival, which will be held at Auditorium Shores. With headliners like Passion Pit, Clap Your Hand and Say Yeah, Lykki Li, Spoon and Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, this year’s festival should draw attention.

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All is probably best known for its leader, who goes by the moniker “Tyler, The Creator” and won “Best New Artist” at this year’s MTV VMA ceremony for his work on the video “Yonkers.”

Another member of the rap collective, “LeftBrain,” has found himself in the news recently for being involved in an altercation with a photographer while on the band’s current tour.

Joshua Madden contributed to this article.