2008’s South By Southwest festival is creeping up, but before everyone begins gossiping about after-party antics and which showcase will be the craziest, it’s worthwhile to take note of a lesser-known but equally exciting event, namely, Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest.

What’s so special about this two-day event? Well, when was the last time you can say that you saw Girl Talk and Poison Idea performing at the same venue? Witchcraft (pictured above) and Diplo? Sick of It All and Of Montreal? Uh, exactly.

The second annual edition of Austin’s newest fest takes place November 3 and 4 and boasts an eclectic roster that ranges from prog-metal acts to vintage hardcore, indie-pop, and hip-hop outfits. Featuring Busdriver, Battles, Lifetime, Murder City Devils, Cat Power, Explosions in the Sky, Neurosis, Cadence Weapon, and more, this two-day extravaganza may be the event that unites all sides of the indie-sphere.

The, er, fun goes down at Waterloo Park from 1 – 10 p.m. both days. All ages are welcome.

Full line-Up
Explosions in the Sky, Cat Power and the Dirty Delta Blues, New Pornographers, Of Montreal, Okkervil River, Battles, Mates of State, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness, Final Fantasy, White Denim, Brothers and Sisters, Zykos, Emma Pollock, Headlights, Cave Singers, Celebration, The Cribs, Birds of Avalon, Murder City Devils, Neurosis, The Sword, Battalion of Saints, Sick of It All, Madball, Angry Samoans, Against Me!, Lifetime, Riverboat Gamblers, Poison Idea, CH3, The Saints, Youth Brigade, Complete Control, Suntrash, Witchcraft, Saviours, Modern Life Is War, Iron Age, Viva Hate, Sinking Ships, The Heart Attacks, Girl Talk, Cadence Weapon, Busdriver, Diplo, Car Stereo Wars, Grand Buffet, DJ Jester, Prince Klassen, MGMT, MC Chris, Ocelot, Brownout!, Small Sins, Clap! Clap!