Things are starting to get interesting…
The latest on the rock festival known as Kanrocksas: the fest just rocked one outta the park with the acquisition of the New York-based indie band Fun.
The Nate Ruess lead alt rock, power pop trio is the latest addition to a previously announced lineup that includes Kendrick Lamar, the Avett Brothers and hottest DJ on the planet Tiesto.
How big a score is Fun? Huge.The band has released two albums since its 2009 debut. The latest, Some Nights, came out last year and featured the hit single “We Are Young.”
Critical accolades? Fun’s got em.
Last month Fun was nominated for six Grammy Awards; Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “We Are Young”, Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for “Some Nights”.
In addition to fun, sources say Kanrocksas may also have snagged psycadelic rockers MGMT. Conveniently the band is expected to release its third album in June.
All of which is a lot to love and a pretty good indicator that Kanrocksas is dead serious about putting on a kickass fest come June 28 and 29 at the Kansas Speedway.
Incidentally, Kanrocksas Early Bird discount ticket sales ends tomorrow for attendees looking to save 50 bucks.