You probably never expected to see the Polaris Prize winning band Fucked Up and actor Tim Robbins in the same headline. But thanks to similar ventures, in the form of their own personal music festivals, that fantasy has now become a reality.
From October 26-31, Fucked Up will take to venues across Toronto for the awesomely titled Fucked Up Weekend 2009. Among those scheduled to take part include Little Girls, Cro-Mags, The Rival Mob, Free Spirit, Burning Love, and The Bang Bangs, and of course Fucked Up will play two sets during the weekend as well. Advance tickets available at Hits and Misses, Soundscapes, and Rotate This. Those outside of Toronto can contact email@example.com for ticket orders.
Now, on to Mr. Robbins. Over the next two months, the actor will putting on a series of shows featuring his favorite musicians, comedians, movies, and poets. The event(s) will be all part of being what is referred as the WTF? Festival.
“The name of this festival came to me after a recent board meeting where I was told that due to the economic downswing and recent reduction in donations that we can no longer afford to produce theater,” explains Robbins on the festival’s website. “I was told it would be less expensive to do nothing. Were not very good at doing nothing.”
As TwentyFourBit reports, upcoming musical acts set to perform for 100 lucky ticket holders are Tenacious D, Jackson Browne, System of a Downs Serj Tankian, John Doe, Jill Sobule, Tom Morello, Jenny Lewis & “friends,” and Death Cabs Ben Gibbard.
Find the full scheduled and ticket info here.
Now, if only Pavement could get its own festival. Oh, wait…