Fun Fun Fun Fest Full Lineup

Dub innovators, emo legends and local favorites join the roster

No more leaks. No more hints or teases. Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced its full lineup for FFF 2012. Ready for the whole list? Then here we go.

No doubt about it: After the reformed Run-D.M.C., the biggest announcement has to be the return of dub-punk sonic experimenters Public Image Limited. Equally stunning if you know your emo history (real emo, not eyeliner emo) then the arrival of The Promise Ring will be unmissable. Plus Rakim isn't the only act making up for a 2011 no-show: X will be playing the entirety of 1980's seminal Los Angeles. Rapper A$AP Rocky comes with SXSW buzz still blazing, while Doomtree ally Astronautalis redefines freestyle. We'll expect Peelander Z and Valient Thorr to bring the fun, Dwarves to bring the squalor, and Bun B to keep it all trill.

It's also a big year for local favorites, with The Black Angels, Explosions in the Sky, … And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Riverboat Gamblers, The Sword and Octopus Project all making a return to the FFF stages.


Explosions in the Sky (Photo by John Anderson)

A Place To Bury Strangers, … And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Atlas Sound, Balmorhea, Beach Fossils, The Black Angels, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Bob Mould, Brendan Benson, Cheap Girls, Cult of Youth, Cursive, Deathfix, Deerhoof, Devin, Diamond Rugs, Disappears, Doldrums, Dum Dum Girls, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Explosions in The Sky, Fang Island, Foxy Shazam, Giant Sand, Girl Talk, GIVERS, The Golden Boys, The Head and The Heart, Helio Sequence, Hundred Visions, Japandroids, Minus the Bear, Not in the Face, Nouvelle Vague, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Paul Banks (of Interpol), The Promise Ring, Public Image Limited, Real Estate, Santigold, Sharon Van Etten, Superchunk, Surfer Blood, The Jezabels, Titus Andronicus, Ume, Why?, Yellow Ostrich


Baroness (Photo by Sandy Carson)

Against Me!, Baroness, Between The Buried and Me, Braid, Burning Love, Converge, Deafheaven, Devin, The Dwarves, Earth, Flesh Lights, Fucked Up, Joyce Manor, Kvelertak, La Dispute, Lagwagon, Liturgy, Lucero, Mustard Pimp, Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Nomeansno, OFF!, Pallbearer, Peelander Z, Power Trip, Riverboat Gamblers, Red Fang, Refused, Residual Kid, Seaweed, The Briefs, The Spits, The Sword, Tia Carrera, Tomahawk, Torche, Turbonegro, Valient Thorr, WAVVES, X, Youth of Today, The Young


Octopus Project (Photo by Shelley Hiam)

10 Yr, A.DD+, A$AP Rocky, American Royalty, Anamanaguchi, araabMUZIK, Astronautalis, Baueer, Bun B, Charli XCX, Class Actress, Danny Brown, Daughn Gibson, De La Soul, Diamond Rings, Dillon Francis, El Ten Eleven, Etienne De Crecy, Gold Fields, Icona Pop, Kreayshawn, Love Inks, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mustard Pimp, Nick Waterhouse, Nite Jewel, Nicky Da B, Octopus Project, Orthy, Penguin Prison, Rakim, Run-D.M.C., Schoolboy Q, Starfucker, Tanlines, Trust, Twin Sister, Vockah Redu


Doug Benson, Chris Cubas, David Cross, Duncan Carson, Doug Mellard, Eugene Mirman, Hannibal Buress, Joe Sib, Jon Benjamin, Ramin Nazer, Saul Williams, Tig Notaro, W. Kamau Bell, Wyatt Cenac, plus spoken word from Kevin Seconds and Saul Williams, Air Sex Championships, A Fucking Magic Show, Altercation Punk Rock Comedy Hour, Battle Rap Royal, FFF Dating Game, The Midgetmen, Mortified Sessions, New Movement Sketch, Wrestling, Veggie Hot Dog Eating Contest, and a Taco Cannon!

The 2012 Fun Fun Fun Fest runs Nov. 2-4 at Auditorium Shores. Tickets are available now at

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