Audioasis on KEXP Co-Presents: Freakout! Fest Announces Full 2017 Lineup

Local Music, Daily Roundups, KEXP Presents, Audioasis
10/06/2017
Dusty Henry

Since 2012, Freakout Records has taken over venues in the Ballard neighborhood for multiple nights of blaring, sweaty, and all around thrilling local music with their namesake Freakout! festival. Now entering its fifth iteration on November 17th and 18th, Freakout! is stepping up with one of their most exciting lineups yet that covers the breadth of Northwest music. Earlier this year Freakout! announced their initial lineup which featured Guantanamo Baywatch, Magic Sword, Roadkill Ghost Choir, My Goodness, CHARMS and more. Today they've revealed the full roster and it's about as stacked as you can get. New additions include some of Seattle's rising hip-hop stars like Taylar Elizza Beth, JusMoni, and Porter Ray as well as rap outfits and collectives Cosmos and The White Tears & Pearl Dragon Is Dead. Seattle songwriter Tomo Nakayama and Portland's Kelli Schaefer also help round out the bill, adding some peace and power to the roster.

Freakout! is presented by Freakout Records, Audioasis on KEXP, and The Stranger with support from Treefort Music Fest, Killroom Records, and Artist Home Record Club. Shows will be held on some of Ballard's iconic mainstays, including Tractor Tavern, Sunset Tavern, Conor Byrne, and Hattie's Hat with free shows hosted at Caffe Umbria and Filson. Tickets are available now. Check out the full lineup below.

Guantanamo BaywatchMagic SwordRoadkill Ghost ChoirMy GoodnessSmokey BrightsPorter RayAcid TongueMaiah ManserCharmsCosmosThe ShivasBread & ButterBattlemeSundriesBombay BeachYoungbloodKelli SchaeferThe White Tears & Pearl Dragon is DeadBlackwater (Holy Light)Tomo NakayamaTaylar Elizza BethBaywitchThe ArtisanalsPsychomagicFKLSleeping LessonsBasement SurfersMoon DarlingEastern SouveniersJusmoniCumulusSpesh (formerly Boyfriends)Future ShockHead Band

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