Back in February, Capitol Hill Block Party teased its 2016 lineup with 25 great artists. Today, they released the full roster, featuring over 50 bands, adding such terrific acts as Washed Out, Woods, Emancipator, Laura Gibson, Pillar Point, DoNormaal, Prism Tats and many others.
Being that it's the festivals 20th anniversary (can you believe it?), CHBP aims to go "beyond the fences" and including more of the surrounding businesses and organizations. Says festival owner/producer Jason Lajeunesse, "Capitol Hill is the artistic and cultural epicenter of Seattle. This year, we want to activate the entire neighborhood and community to celebrate arts and culture with us." Look for special programing and free evening shows at Unicorn, Chop House Row, and many locations. There's no doubt where you'll be on the weekend of July 22-24. Here's who you'll be seeing:
FridayWashed Out // Crystal Castles // MØ // Emancipator // Sango // The Dip // DJDS // Head Wound City // Dilly Dally // Mild High Club // Iska Dhaaf // Pillar Point // Dick Stusso // JET // Zoolab x King Snake // Wild Powwers // DoNormaal // Nail Polish // The Echolarks // Sebastian & The Deep Blue // Into Violence // Great Falls // Donzis // Merso // Heavy Petting // Western War // Sundog // Astro King Phoenix // Amy Viking // Pale Noise SaturdayODESZA // Big Wild // Tourist // Car Seat Headrest // Thunderpussy // Israel Nash // Porter Ray // WAND // Pure Bathing Culture // Great Good Fine Ok // On An On // Woods // Ultimate Painting // Good Co. // Tangerine // Prism Tats // JET // The Grizzled Mighty // Ramblin’ Years // Duke Evers // Bardot // Tilson xoxo // Down North // Erie // Bread & Butter // Acapulco Lips // Boyfriends // Steal Shit Do Drugs // Dude York // Mommy Long Legs // Lisa Prank // Scott Yoder // Moon Dial // JusMoni // Screens // The Good Wives // Tape Stacks // Sego SundayCHVRCHES // STRFKR // Goldlink // The Joy Formidable // Mick Jenkins // NAO // The Cave Singers // Phoebe Ryan // Laura Gibson // Oh Pep // cardiknox // Benjamin Francis Leftwich // Absolute Monarchs // Bad Future // Paralyzer // Sashay // Big Trughk // Wolfgang Fuck // Stallion // Stefan Paul George // Joe Gregory // Colorworks // Jamie Aaron Aux // Sister Girlfriend // Sassyblack
Single day tickets are on sale starting today! Friday starts at $50 and Saturday and Sunday go for $60. Two- and three- day passes are also available at a discounted rate, and VIP packages are still available. Find out more and grab your tickets here.
Music lovers across the Northwest are pretty pumped for this weekend's Capitol Hill Block Party, and you'd be hard pressed to find a bigger bunch of music nerds than the KEXP DJs. (We mean that as a compliment!) So, who are your on-air hosts excited to see at the festival? Find out below!
It's hard to believe that Seattle's own Elysian Brewing Company is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year! And they could not be throwing a better party for it, this Saturday, June 11th right here in Seattle Center from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
From outside the windows of KEXP's New Home, we can see them setting up: it's almost time for the 2016 Northwest Folklife Festival! This Memorial Day Weekend, May 27th through 30th, Seattle Center will transform itself into a multi-cultural arts and music extravaganza.
Summer's gonna be steamy! The initial lineup for this year's Capitol Hill Block Party was announced this morning, and it's hot! On Friday, July 22nd through Sunday, July 24th, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, celebrates the festival's 20th anniversary!