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Fun Fun Fun Fest releases schedule grid

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Have we all recovered from ACL Fest? Good. Fun Fun Fun Fest, which takes place from Nov. 7-9 at Auditorium Shores, just released its schedule grids today so we can all start planning our next festival experience. There aren’t a whole lot of surprises in this grid and in general, the diverse programming of FFF Fest produces less confounding schedule conflicts than the ACL schedule. I’m guessing there’s not a huge crossover between the 2 Chainz, Alt-J and Judas Priest audiences, so most fans won’t be tearing their hair out over which Friday headliner to see. Also, the way the sets are staggered, it could be feasible to catch a few songs from all three.

It is worth noting, that Judas Priest, perhaps the highest profile name on the lineup is playing the Black stage. While this falls neatly in line with genre divisions — Black stage is the home to rowdy punk and heavy metal — in past years the Orange stage was significantly larger, making it home to most of the fest’s marquee acts.

Beyond that, it’s a little surprising that rapper Nas is not a headliner. He’s slotted before Girl Talk on the Blue Stage on Saturday. Admittedly, the mashup master Girl Talk is one of the best party rockers in the game. His energy level and hype would be hard to follow, but it is a little sad to see a integral hip-hop figure like Nas not get top billing.

The Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites schedule has not been released. The Nites programming includes 150 artists, some of whom are not playing the festival, at 14 clubs around town. Unlike ACL Festival, which sells separate tickets for festival late night shows, all FFF Nites shows are included in the price of your festival wristband. In previous years, it’s been unclear whether individual tickets to nights shows would be available. This year, the festival says shows will be limited to wristband holders only. No individual tickets will be sold at the door.

More info and tickets.

FRIDAY, NOV 7

Black Stage

11:40 – Breakout!

12:20 – Radkey

1:10 – Peelander Z

2:00 – Pallbearer

2:55 – Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine

4:00 – Amon Amarth

5:15 – The Blood Brothers

6:35 – Death From Above 1979

8:10 – Judas Priest

Blue Stage

11:45 – Blue, The Misfit.

12:25 – Jacuzzi

1:20 – SOHN

2:15 – SZA

3:15 – Lunice

4:15 – Run The Jewels

5:15 – Ginuwine

6:15 – Yelle

7:35 – Atmosphere

8:55 – 2 Chainz

Orange Stage

12:10 – Spider Bags

1:00 – Dana Falconberry

2:00 – Knapsack

3:10 – Mineral

4:25 – Sun Kil Moon

5:40 – City and Colour

7:00 – Dinosaur Jr.

8:30 – alt-J

Yellow Stage

11:30 – Sure Thing

12:30 – FFF Talks

1:00 – Greetings from Queer Mountain

1:30 – Live Action Battle Rap

2:00 – Bad Example

2:30 – Rachel Bloom

2:50 – Jon Daly

3:20 – Neil Hamburger

4:00 – John Waters

5:15 – Wildcat! Wildcat!

6:15 – Julianna Barwick

7:20 – Majical Cloudz

SATURDAY, NOV 8

Black Stage

11:30 – Communion

12:20 – Twin Peaks

1:10 – Fat White Family

2:00 – Glassjaw

3:00 – METZ

4:05 – Iceage

5:15 – Black Lips

6:30 – Sick of it All

8:05 – King Diamond

Blue Stage

11:30 – Soundfounder

12:10 – Zorch

1:10 – ASTR

2:10 – Mas Ysa

3:15 – Gary Numan

4:25 – Z-Trip

5:45 – The Presets

7:15 – Nas

8:45 – Girl Talk

Orange Stage

11:30 – The Sour Notes

12:30 – Reputante

1:30 – King Tuff

2:30 – San Fermin

3:35 – Courtney Barnett

4:40 – Pains of Being Pure at Heart

5:55 – The New Pornographers

7:10 – First Aid Kit

8:30 – Modest Mouse

Yellow Stage

11:30 – Master Pancake

12:10 – Part 2

12:50 – One Night Stand

1:30 – JT Habersaat + Altercation Punk Comedy Tour

2:10 – Joe Mande

2:30 – W Kamau Bell

3:00 – Jello Biafra (spoken word)

4:00 – Fred Armisen

5:15 – The World is a Beautiful Place . . .

6:15 – Tinariwen

7:20 – Yann Tiersen

SUNDAY, NOV 9

Black Stage

11:55 – Crooked Bangs

12:45 – The Bots

1:45 – Iron Reagan

2:45 – Pissed Jeans

3:50 – Deafheaven

5:00 – Hot Water Music

6:10 – Gorilla Biscuits

7:25 – Rocket From the Crypt

8:45 – Murder City Devils

Blue Stage

11:30 – The Digital Wild

12:10 – Cities Aviv

1:00 – The Internet

2:00 – Thundercat

3:00 – Cashmere Cat

3:50 – Ryan Hemsworth

4:50 – Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

6:00 – Sky Ferreira

7:25 – Flying Lotus

8:45 – Wiz Khalifa

Orange Stage

11:30 – Good Field

12:30 – This Will Destroy You

1:30 – Gardens & Villa

2:30 – Angel Olsen

3:35 – Foxygen

4:40 – Dum Dum Girls

5:55 – Yo La Tengo

7:10 – Failure

8:30 – Neutral Milk Hotel

Yellow Stage

11:30 – The New Movement

12:00 – Pass the Mic

12:30 – Rob Gagnon’s Half Hour Comedy Festival

1:00 – Chris Cubas, Jake Florez, Doug Mellard

1:45 – Air Sex Championships

2:35 – Har Mar Superstar

3:15 – Jimmy O Yang

3:35 – Jonah Ray

4:00 – Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch of Silicon Valley

5:15 – Scott H. Biram

6:15 – Chelsea Wolf

7:20 – J Mascis