Give it up for Kyle Gass and Jack Black, who are back to rock your socks off with another year of the Tenacious D-fronted Festival Supreme.
Flight of the Conchords, Weird Al and Patton Oswalt top the lineup at this year's Tenacious D-curated festival. The space-themed installment of the fest, dubbed "the Final Frontier," will take over the Shrine Expo Hall and grounds on October 29.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug 12, at 10am. Prices start at $99.50 and climb up to $250 for VIP passes.
The rest of the Festival Supreme lineup includes a mix of stand-up and musical comedy—Sarah Silverman, Jenny Slate, Garfunkel and Oates, Will Forte, Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph—as well as what we're sure will be unclassifiable, insane performances from Eric Andre, Tim Heidecker and Brett Gelman. The fest continues its tradition of some straightforward musical acts, with Mac DeMarco, the Vandals, LCD Soundsystem's Nancy Whang and the music of Wet Hot American Summer.
As for what exactly makes this year's fest space-themed, Black and Gass had this to say:
"Everything is better in space. Aren't you sick of Earth? All the turmoil? The politics? The red tape? The traffic? The global shitstorm? If so, join us for a once in a lifetime escape to an off-world extravaganza! Our deluxe spacecraft includes the greatest entertainment line-up in the known universe. Don't be a dill weed...buy tickets now before the Deth Starr is filled to capacity!"
Right. To translate: the outdoor Omega Stage will host the musical comedy headliners, while the stunning Shrine Auditorium—henceforth known as the Crab Nebula Stage—will host the straightforward stand-up sets. The Expo Hall, meanwhile, will become a DJ-filled Space Disco. Other space-themed amenities include pinball machines and arcade cabinets, as well as cosmic rides and slides.
This year's event makes a return to a more stand-up heavy festival than last year's lineup—Die Antwoord, Dan Deacon and the Darkness mixed with the likes of the Kids in the Hall, Amy Poehler and Tim Minchin. It also marks one of the first shows from Largo regular Patton Oswalt following the death of his wife Michelle McNamara, and the re-return of musical duo Flight of the Conchords, who brought their Flight of the Conchords Sing the Flight of the Conchords tour to LA in July.