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Sound on Sound updates: Mac DeMarco is out, Big Freedia and Deerhunter are in
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.