Twitter Responds to 2014 Fun Fun Fun Festival Lineup
In 2006 a small music festival began in Austin’s Waterloo Park. Nine years later, Fun Fun Fun Festival is best known for its eclectic lineup, which includes a variety of rock, indie and hip-hop acts. With several notable names from the past to augment its reputation for the unexpected and diverse, we wanted to find out what fans think about the 2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup.
TicketCity analyzed more than 798 tweets posted in the first few hours following the late-night announcement on Vimeo (complete with the boys from Jackass). We were blown away to find out that more than 90% of music fans who posted a tweet about the lineup said they were impressed with the quality of this year’s artists.
Below is a breakdown of the top 3 artists generating the most positive buzz on Twitter around this year’s festival. With the majority of fans buzzing about groups that have been absent from the music scene in recent years, Fun Fun Fun Fest’s biggest draw seems to be not only the opportunity to not only see acts you don’t see at other big festivals- but also acts you may never have the chance to see again.
34% of Twitter users who posted that they were excited for this year’s FFF Fest lineup specifically mentioned this pioneering heavy metal band. Fans of the headlining act, set to close out the festival on the Black Stage, are already excited about the band’s 17th studio album ‘Redeemer of Souls’, which will be the first new music from the group in 6 years. With a strong international following, Judas Priest seems to be attracting international attention to Fun Fun Fun Fest- more than 15% of tweets discuss news that the band would be at FFF Fest were from Twitter users located in Mexico.
More than 20% of tweets mention Danish heavy metal musician King Diamond, known for his extensive vocal range, in particular his usage of falsetto. King Diamond has taken it easy lately, performing very sporadically throughout the past eight years, and a lot of fans are saying they plan to take advantage of this special opportunity to see the King.
Neutral Milk Hotel
Mentioned in 18% of positive tweets about the lineup, this indie rock band disbanded back in 1999 due to frontman Jeff Mangum’s disillusion with touring. After returning the live stage last October, they continue to extend their reunion tour due to a recent groundswell of popularity as they perform cult classics like 1998’s In The Aeroplane Over the Sea.
Others acts driving big buzz are Death for Cutie, Nas, The Blood Brothers, Girl Talk, Sky Ferreira, Alt-J, and The New Pornographers. Fun Fun Fun Festival will take place in Austin, Texas, November 7th through November 9th. Tickets are available here.