This Sunday: Free For All Festival feat. Frank Fairfield, Akron/Family, Active Child and more

The Free for All Festival, featuring Akron/Family and more

By Olivia Forman
The Free For All music festival, which Funny Ha Ha’s Chris Martins helped curate, goes down at the Echo and Echoplex this Sunday. The headliners include Akron/Family, Frank Fairfield, Active Child and Langhorne Slim, but the real story is in the openers — Dreamcatcher and Mouse Heaven — who were chosen by a panel of judges from a bevy of self submissions.

Promoters had issued an open call for aspiring participants and although only one band was to supposed to be selected as the victor,  these two achieved a dead heat amidst the selectors (which included Martins, Justin Gage, Jason Bentley and a few others), so both have joined the bill.

And if the final three-stage line-up isn’t enough to get you excited, there are plenty of other enticements, as outlined in detail on the Free For All site (click for the full schedule). To name a few? A bike valet, craft areas, some tantalizing food trucks, and, of course, the pay-what-you-want entry.

The fun kicks off on Sunday, August 14, at 4 p.m. at the Echoplex. Read John Payne’s Pick for L.A. Weekly.