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05.30.12 at 9:26 a.m.
Lauren Covington
Free Press Summer Fest Tips + Schedule

There's only a few more days until Free Press Summer Fest -- here's a few tips to navigate Houston's hottest (HEAT!!) music festival.

1. #FPSF. Follow this twitter hashtag - you want to come with a fully-charged phone so you'll be the first know when surprise performers pop-up on stage.

2. Share. Not everyone can make it to this amazing festival - so share the love! Tag your Instagram photos with #FPSF and #DTHTX. We'll post your best shots on our homepage.

2. Transportation. Ride your bike, carpool or take a taxi from a friend's house who lives within a few miles of Eleanor Tinsley Park.

Allen Parkway gets shut down this weekend and you'll wish you had a two-wheeled vehicle when you're sitting in traffic watching bicycles whiz past your car.

Taxi drop-off and pick up will be located on Taft near Dallas. For Metro routes, use Taft at Dallas as your final destination.

4. Hydration. It's going to be a hot one, folks. Start hydrating at least 12 hours before you go to the festival and bring an empty water bottle to fill up at the park. Full water bottles will be thrown out, so drink up before you come. Camelbacks are permitted!

5. Heat Protection. Wear sunscreen. Bring a scarf or bandana. Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing that breathes easily (say no to polyester!). Summer Fest certainly is fashionable event, but leave the knee-high leather boots and lace leggings at home. We've seen it all, and in 90+ degree weather, leather and lace does not bode well for your core body temp.

6. Have Fun. This is two days jam-packed with amazing local and national acts. At times, it can be frustrating to coordinate the perfect schedule and find a place to sit, but if you roll with the punches you will enjoy yourself. See some of the headliners, but make time to see some smaller bands. They just might be headlining in a few yours and you can say you saw them way-back-when!

Saturday, June 2

STAGE 1: JEEP POWER AMP STAGE

11:30 G.WIZZ

12:20 SIDESHOW TRAMPS

2:00 STAR****ER

3:00 MORRIS DAY AND THE TIME

4:20 Z-RO

5:30 MAJOR LAZER

7:15 SNOOP DOGG

9:00 AFROJACK

 

STAGE 2: BUDWEISER

12:00 THE WHEEL WORKERS

1:20 CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH

2:40 BEST COAST

3:50 PHANTOGRAM

5:00 TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB

6:25 ERYKAH BADU AND THE CANNABINOIDS

8:10 FLAMING LIPS

 

STAGE 3

11:30 CEEPLUS BAD KNIVES

12:50 MC BUDA LOVE

1:30 BIG FREEDIA

2:10 TURQUOISE JEEP

2:50 DIPLO

4:20 QUINTRON AND MS. PUSSYCAT

5:30 R3HAB / BOBBY BURNS

 

STAGE 4: 29-95

12:00 ASHES OF BABYLON

1:00 THELASTPLACEYOULOOK

2:00 BRAINS FOR DINNER

3:00 BOMBON

4:00 LOS SKARNALES

5:00 VENOMOUS MAXIMUS

6:00 VALIENT THORR

7:00 FATAL FLYING GUILLOTEENS

 

STAGE 5: PRESENTED BY CHIPOTLE

12:30 ZLAM DUNK

1:30 THE MANICHEAN

2:30 QUIET CORRAL

3:30 SISTER CRAYON

4:30 THE BIG SLEEP

5:30 MAPS & ATLASES

6:40 JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD

 

STAGE 6

12:00 THE JOURNEY AGENTS

1:00 EAST CAMERON FOLKCORE

2:00 ESPANTAPAJAROS

3:00 ZORCH

4:00 LOVE HORSE

5:00 TYAGARAJA

6:00 SUNDRESS

7:00 BAD VEINS

8:00 INFINITE APACHES

 

STAGE 7

12:30 KIRBY BROWN

1:30 THE EASTERN SEA

2:30 PALE

3:30 EYES BURN ELECTRIC

4:30 GLASNOST

5:30 BANG BANGZ

6:30 RIFF TIFFS

7:30 CADDYWHOMPUS

 

SHFL STAGE

12:00 PAPAYA

12:45 CLOCKPOLE

1:30 THE ANNOYSTERS

2:00 ESCATONES

2:45 LAZER CUN*ZZ

3:30 GOREALAH SOUL

4:00 POOPY LONGSTUFFING

4:30 BLACK LEATHER JESUS

5:00 FUTURE BLONDES

5:30 RUSTED SHUT

6:00 DAVID LIEBE HART

 

Sunday, June 3

STAGE 1: JEEP POWER AMP STAGE

11:30 DJ FREDSTER

12:20 GRANDFATHER CHILD

1:40 ROBERT ELLIS

3:00 YOUNG THE GIANT

4:50 WILLIE NELSON

7:00 THE AVETT BROTHERS

9:00 PRETTY LIGHTS

 

STAGE 2: BUDWEISER

12:00 DJ SUN & RESOLUTION

1:00 WILD MOCCASINS

2:10 FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS

3:55 PORTUGAL. THE MAN

6:00 DESCENDENTS

8:00 PRIMUS

 

STAGE 3

11:40 SURAJ K

1:00 BART BLACK

2:00 FAT TONY

2:50 LIMB

3:50 WALLPAPER.

4:40 DJ BIZZ

5:40 DANNY BROWN

6:50 SHABAZZ PALACES

 

STAGE 4: 29-95

12:00 HARTS OF OAK

1:00 PAPERMOONS

2:00 SECOND LOVERS

3:00 PONDEROSA

4:00 LAST YEAR'S MEN

5:00 VANAPRASTA

6:00 INFANTREE

7:00 DAVID GARZA

 

STAGE 5: PRESENTED BY CHIPOTLE

12:30 SUITE 709

1:30 QUIET COMPANY

2:30 FEATHERFACE

3:30 A SEA ES

4:30 ORGONE

5:30 CHELSEA WOLFE

6:30 WHAT MADE MILWAUKEE FAMOUS

7:30 ELECTRIC TOUCH

 

STAGE 6

12:00 JON BLACK

1:00 THE FREAKOUTS

2:00 NEW BRUISES

3:00 SQUARE AND COMPASS

4:00 ANCIENT VVISDOM

5:00 TOUCHE AMORE

6:00 UME

7:00 GIRL IN A COMA

 

STAGE 7

12:30 BLACK COFFEE

1:30 SCHMILLION

2:30 THE ELECTRIC PRIMADONNAS

3:30 THE SMALL SOUNDS

4:30 NEW YORK CITY QUEENS

5:30 THE SOUR NOTES

6:30 THE WATERMARKS

7:30 THE TONTONS

 

SHFL STAGE

12:00 IMMIGRANT PUNK

1:00 THE ANARCHITEX

2:00 BLACK MAGIC MARKER

2:15 MUZAK JOHN

2:30 DEMONIC HEN

3:00 THE GRASS SKIRTS

4:00 JODY SEABODY AND THE WHIRLS

5:00 DARWIN'S FINCHES

6:00 GIANT BATTLE MONSTER

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