Big Freedia has been added to the SOS Fest bill. (Eric Webb/American-Statesman)
Sound on Sound Fest announced a couple of lineup changes this morning: singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco has dropped off the bill because of “a family health issue,” per the fest’s press release, while bounce-queen Big Freedia and indie-rockers Deerhunter have been added.
DeMarco’s departure follows Charles Bradley’s cancellation of an entire tour
, including his SOS Fest booking, earlier this month after he was diagnosed with cancer.
Organizers also noted that gates will open each day at 1 p.m., with music beginning at 1:30 p.m. The final acts are set to conclude at 1 a.m., with campers-only sets continuing until 3 a.m. The full schedule for the fest, which makes its debut Oct. 4-6 at Sherwood Forest in McDade about 40 miles east of Austin, has yet to be announced, but the complete day-by-day lineups are available on the SOS website
Shuttle information also is still to come, but SOS Fest announced that from Oct. 28 to Nov. 2, a will call and box office station will begin operating from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Volcom Garden, 1209 E. Sixth St., with entertainment planned each night. Will call will move to the Mohawk for Nov. 3-4. “The festival encourages all festival goers to pick up their pass early so to avoid any lines at the festival gates,” Wednesday’s press release states.