Fun Fun Fun Fest founder Graham Williams, who left Transmission Events and FFF Fest to start his own company, Margin Walker presents last month, has announced plans for a new festival Sound on Sound Fest. Location, lineup and tickets will be announced on June 28, but the event has set dates: Nov. 4-6.
Williams’ departure from Transmission left the fate of FFF Fest, a celebration of rowdy punk and metal, hip-hop and cutting edge alt-rock that has a cult following among music nerds and adventurous listeners of all stripes, up in the air. But Williams reassured fans of FFF’s eclectic vibe that he had something in the works, a new festival that would be very similar, “almost exactly the same as” Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Like FFF Fest, the new event is named after a song by Austin’s late punk funk kingpins, the Big Boys and the festival dates are set for the same weekend when FFF Fest traditionally took place.
When the shakeup at Transmission, which also included the departure of company co-founder James Moody, was revealed last month, Bobby Garza, who remained with the company as general manager, said we could expect an announcement about Fun Fun Fun Fest this June. On Thursday morning, there was no update about the festival’s status.