Capitol Hill Block Party lineup announced
The Dead Weather — Jack White's supergroup — plus MGMT and Atmosphere headline Capitol Hill Block Party, the Seattle music festival, which expands to three days this year. Festival dates are July 23-25.
Seattle Times staff reporter
The rumors were true: The Dead Weather, Jack White's hard-rocking supergroup, will headline Capitol Hill Block Party on Sunday, July 25. The Seattle music festival's other headliners are hip-hoppers Atmosphere on July 24 and psychedelic pop band MGMT on July 23, according to Tuesday's official lineup announcement.
Support from Capitol Hill residents and City Hall paved the way for promoters to expand the festival from two days to three, adding Sunday specifically to accommodate the Dead Weather.
Now in its 14th year, Block Party — which takes place at the intersection of East Pike Street and 10th Avenue — previously ran Friday and Saturday only.
The lineup, which promoters say is only partially complete, includes national acts like Yeasayer, !!! and Blonde Redhead. Seattle is represented heavily by Shabazz Palaces, Truckasauras, Blue Scholars, Past Lives, Unnatural Helpers, THEESatisfaction, The Dutchess and the Duke and many more. Portland's Blitzen Trapper and Jaguar Love are also on the bill. The full lineup is below.
Tickets are available now at http://thestranger.com/blockpartytickets. They cost $23 for single-day advance tickets or $60 for an advance three-day pass. Tickets at the gate cost $25.
A portion of ticket proceeds goes to Seattle all-ages music venue the Vera Project and community radio station KEXP.
Friday, July 23
MGMT, Holy [expletive], Yeasayer, Shabazz Palaces, Bear in Heaven, Unnatural Helpers, Fences, Champagne Champagne, Head Like a Kite, Naomi Punk, Macklemore, USF, Chris Pureka, Mahjongg, Jaguar Love
Saturday, July 24
Atmosphere, Blonde Redhead, !!!, Night Marchers, Obits, Blitzen Trapper, Mad Rad, Eastern Grip, Zola Jesus, Seattle Hip Hop Showcase with Grynch/Spaceman/State of the Artist, Here We Go Magic, Past Lives, Drowning Men, THEESatisfaction, Beach Fossils, Cold Lake, Black Breath, Grand Hallway
Sunday, July 25
The Dead Weather, Blue Scholars, Harlem, Fresh Espresso, the Dutchess and the Duke, Victor Shade, the Globes, Truckasauras, Cynic, Villagers, Flexions, Police Teeth, Steel Tigers of Death
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