Bill Nye explores the ‘science of fun’ for Fun Fun Fun Fest’s 10th anniversary

Please, universe, give us Nye Tang Clan.


Audra Schroeder


Published May 28, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 5:50 pm CDT

Fun Fun Fun Fest, perhaps the only music festival that will shoot tacos at your face, is turning 10 this year. To celebrate, they’ve gotten Bill Nye to take a break from explaining the mysteries of the universe to explore the “science of fun.” 

The fest, which takes place in Austin, Texas, Nov. 6-8, will hopefully include a cameo by Nye during Wu Tang Clan’s set. D’Angelo, Jane’s Addiction (performing their 1990 LP Ritual de lo Habitual), Drive Like Jehu, Babes in Toyland, Grimes, Venom, Peaches, L7, Neon Indian, and more will also perform, and the 12-chamber taco cannon will be there as well. It’s hard to argue with Nye’s observations here. 

Here’s the full lineup, minus the Yellow comedy stage: 

Orange Stage

Jane’s Addiction (performing Ritual de lo habitual), D’Angelo and the Vanguard, CHVRCHES, Future Islands, RIDE, Cheap Trick, ANTEMASQUE, Toro y Moi, American Football, the Growlers, Fuzz, Mikal Cronin, the Charlatans UK, Viet Cong, Alvvays, Speedy Ortiz, Murder By Death, Cass McCombs, Steve Gunn, BRONCHO, Grifters, Creepoid, East Cameron Folkcore, A Giant Dog, Think No Think, Ringo Deathstarr

Blue Stage

Wu-Tang Clan, Chromeo, Schoolboy Q, Grimes, ODESZA, Neon Indian, Rae Sremmurd, MSTRKRFT, Hudson Mohawke, Gesaffelstein (DJ set), Peaches, Joey Bada$$, Big Freedia, Afrika Bambaataa, Slow Magic, Lido, Doomtree, BADBADNOTGOOD, Anamanaguchi, Shamir, Bomba Estereo, Snakehips, TOPS, Haelos, Two-Nine, Roger Sellers, the Outfit, TX, SURVIVE

Black Stage

Venom, NOFX, Gogol Bordello, Coheed and Cambria, Drive Like Jehu, L7, Dag Nasty, Desaparecidos, American Nightmare, Converge, Chain of Strength, Skinny Puppy, Babes in Toyland, Parquet Courts, OFF!, La Dispute, Title Fight, Fucked Up, Head Wound City, Dwarves (performing Blood, Guts & Pussy), King Khan and BBQ Show, Benjamin Booker, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Nothing, together PANGEA, Power Trip, Joanna Gruesome, American Sharks, Future Death

Screengrab via funfunfunfestival/Vimeo 

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*First Published: May 28, 2015, 12:00 pm CDT