Off Future @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Here's the whole press release:
AUSTIN, TX (December 8, 2011) Fun Fun Fun Fest announced today that it will be hosting the 7th annual Fun Fun Fun Fest at Auditorium Shores on November 2, 3, and 4 in the fall of 2012. In 2011, the 3-day event was the largest in its six-year history, showing over 35% growth in attendance and over 700 total jobs created. Festival organizers reported that the event growth helped add $5.35 million in tourism dollars to the local economy.I already can't wait!
In the 2011 move to Auditorium Shores, festival promoters were able to work with an increased footprint, larger capacity, and more central location while maintaining the intimate feel of the festival. In this move, they also were successfully able to increase bike usage, decrease parking pressure on the neighborhood, improve line wait times, and improve sound attenuation by day.
"We are very excited to solidify our move to Auditorium Shores and continue hosting Fun Fun Fun Fest in downtown Austin this is where we live and work every day" said James Moody, Festival promoter. "I am an 11 year resident of Bouldin Creek, and I look forward to working with stakeholders to make this event better for the community, year after year".
Fun Fun Fun Fest has grown every year since its inception, focusing primarily on new music discovery, underground acts, and throwback favorites in a wide range of tastes and genres, including indie, hip hop, folk, comedy, punk, metal, and more. Ticket sale reports from 2011 confirm that 2011 was the biggest year ever, drawing 45% of attendees from Austin, 41% from Texas, 13% from the U.S. outside of Texas, and 1% from other countries.