Local Festival Line-Ups: City Arts Tease with David Byrne, Doe Bay and New Direction Announce Full Line-Ups
Doe Bay ::: photo by Abbey Simmons
Festival season is in full swing in the Pacific Northwest with Sasquatch behind us and summer’s bounty (Bumbershoot, Pickathon, Doe Bay, MFNW, Summer Meltdown, New Directions and more!) ahead. In the last week three local festivals have shared their line-ups or started to, and we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss the big news.
City Arts Fest – Seattle, WA
City Arts Fest isn’t until Fall (October 17th to 20th, to be precise) but they’ve already got us excited with word that David Byrne will be headlining the festival at the historic 5th Avenue Theater. He’ll be joined by St. Vincent, who we hope finds a way to crowd surf at the stately theater.
The rest of the City Arts line-up will be announced at the end of July and wristbands go on sale August 2nd.
See the full line-ups for Doe Bay Fest and New Directions Fest after the jump
Doe Bay Fest – Orcas Island, WA
The already, instantly sold-out Festival announced its 5th annual line-up at a party and concert Tuesday at the Tractor Tavern. Here’s who the lucky ticket-holders will get to see on Orcas Island in August.
Blitzen Trapper Cave Singers THEESatisfaction Bobby Bare Jr. Lemolo Deep Sea Diver Hey Marseilles Noah Gundersen Radiation City Poor Moon Adra Boo (of Fly Moon Royalty) with Portland Cello Project Gold Leaves The Maldives Ivan & Alyosha Motopony Big Sur Land of Pines Kithkin Kris Orlowski Sons of Warren Oates Kung Foo Grip The Devil Whale Birds and Batteries Pretty Broken Things Bison Ben Fisher Kingdom Crumbs Tom Eddy Dave & Mandy
New Directions – Olympia, WA
We can’t say we’re familiar with New Directions Fest, a “hardcore/punk community gathering” in Olympia, WA the first weekend of August (3rd – 5th), but any volunteer run festival catered to strengthening community and celebrating the music they love is right up our alley, even if we’re not familiar with the bands. Perhaps this would be an excellent introduction. You can get more information from our friends at LineOut including ticket prices and info on some of the workshops that will be happening alongside this lineup:
OI POLLOI (Scotland) LATTERMAN (Huntington, NY) RVIVR (Olympia) RAPE REVENGE (Calgary, Canada) BRIGADA ROJA (Monterrey, MX) SKARP (Seattle) AGATHA (Seattle) LA BELLA (Los Angeles) ERODE (Tacoma) HYSTERICS (Olympia) OUTLOOK (Olympia) WRETCHED OF THE EARTH (Portland) BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY (Seattle) POISON PLANET (Chicago) MARROW (Tacoma) BIG EYES (Seattle) CYNARAE (Seattle) VENGANZA (Anaheim) CRUDE THOUGHT (Olympia) DISPARATE (Olympia) DEHUMANIZED (Olympia) KOMATOSE (Arcata) ADJUSTMENT TO SOCIETY (Olympia) THE DETONATORS (Eugene, OR) DICK BINGED (Olympia) GRIMACE(Seattle) ISKRA (Victoria, BC) REIVERS (Oakland) RESIST AND EXIST (LA) SOCIALIZED CRUCIFIXTION (SoCal) SOJOURNER (Tacoma) STRESSCASE (LA) UGLY PARTS (New Jersey)