28 May, 2015 - RollingStone.com
Fun Fun Fun Fest will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year with a lineup featuring numerous, eclectic performances. To help celebrate the lineup's diversity, the Texas festival enlisted Bill Nye the Science Guy as spokesperson in the unique teaser video below.
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Jane's Addiction will perform their 1990 LP Ritual de lo Habitual, D'Angelo will play a rare concert with his group the Vanguard, Wu-Tang Clan will perform with all of its members present, Gogol Bordello will play Gypsy Punk, Venom will make their only U.S. appearance and Washington, D.C. hardcore band Dag Nasty will perform its only reunion show. Other performers this year include Rae Sremmurd, Chromeo, Chvrches, Cheap Trick, NOFX and Schoolboy Q.
The three-day fest will take place from November 6th to the 8th at Austin Texas' Auditorium Shores. Tickets for the festival will go on sale at 11 a.m. EST Thursday. Full details are available on the fest's website.
The festival unveiled its lineup with a lighthearted video featuring Nye scientifically proving just how "fun" Fun Fun Fun Fest supposedly is. "I sought some fun," Nye tells Rolling Stone of why he made the video. "Well to be honest, I was and am seeking at least 16 percent more fun."
With a dozen tacos on his table and equations on the chalkboard behind him, Nye offers hypotheses about the "Quantitative Fun Observation" graph, which he says goes off the charts due to "D'Angelo's abs, a wrestling ring, the Supercollider Skate Ramp, official makeout zones, a chance of Rae Sremmurd [and] the 'fun fun' funnel cakes." He also has a Venn diagram about tacos and convenience, a Wu-Tang Clan–themed periodic table and names of other festivals that are made to look less fun.
And why does Nye make a good Fun Fun Fun Fest spokesperson? "Look at me," he says. "These bands are my people."
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