Freakout 2021

Thu, Nov 11, 2021 at 7pm - Sun, Nov 14, 2021 at 11:45pm

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Freakout Records is bringing its annual festival back to Seattle this November, with a larger lineup than ever before, featuring acts from across the country and across the globe. This year, the festival has partnered with Mexico City’s legendary NRMAL Festival, to curate a diverse lineup composed of some of the best & brightest Latinx rising stars, as well as an array of notable National performers, and of course the cream of the crop from the Seattle music scene. Thus far Freakout has booked over 70 performers spread across seven venues in the Ballard neighborhood, Freakout & KEXP are proud to present a weekend filled with discovery, intensity and some much needed rock & roll.


This year’s headliners include Cedric Burnside, Liz Cooper, renowned garage rockers The Seeds, reggae legend Clinton Fearon, Matthew Dear, Freakout’s own Smokey Brights. True to the festival’s roots, there will also be a strong psychedelic and garage rock presence, with performances from The Mystery Lights, Levitation Room, Triptides, White Mystery, Vacant Lots, The Schizophonics, as well as label veterans Acid Tongue and The Grizzled Mighty.
In partnership with NRMAL Festival and KEXP’s El Sonido, the label continues to knock down the border wall and will be hosting some incredible talent from Latin America, such as Puerto Rico rocker AJ Davila, Colombian electronic prodigy Cerrero, an an array of artists from Mexico including Petite Amie, Margaritas Podridas, Myuné and Par Ásito. Mexico City punks Carrion Kids and Los Honey Rockets will be returning as well.
Here’s the lineup in full:
Cedric Burnside, Liz Cooper, The Seeds, Death Valley Girls, The Mystery Lights, Matthew Dear, Jamie Wyatt, Levitation Room, Clinton Fearon, Acid Tongue, The Vacant Lots, Sugar Candy Mountain, Art D'ecco, Spirit Award, Jarv Dee, White Mystery, Triptides, Shaina Shepherd, AJ Davila, No Joy, The Shivas, Manatee Commune, Smokey Brights, Cerrero, The Schizophonics, Petite Amie, Thee Sacred Souls, Ohtis, ZOPA (feat. Michael Imperioli), Michael Rault, Evolfo, The Grizzled Mighty, Margaritas Podridas, Pearl Charles, Los Esplifs, The Black Tones, Hooveriii, Beverly Crusher, You Said Strange,  Monsterwatch, Shadow Show, Urban Heat, PROVOKER, Mala Suerte, Death Bells, Terror/Cactus, Carrion Kids, TeZATalks, Kate Clover, Marshall Law Band, THEM, The Darts, David Turel, Maya Marie, Alms, Bodies on the Beach, Rainbow Coalition Death Cult, Dreamphases,Tres Leches, Par Ásito, Black Ends, Myuné, Sebastian Adé, King Youngblood, Talaya. & Brandon Marsalis, Los Honey Rockets, Nathan Nzanga, Jenny Don't and the Spurs, Chris King & The Gutterballs, Caitlin Sherman, Tennis Pro, Biblioteka, Stephanie Anne Johnson & The Hidogs,Warren Dunes, Bird Language, General Mojo's, Wild Powwers, Spirit Mother, Smoker Dad, BOLERO!, Reposado, The Copper Trees, 
Federale, Johanna Samuels, The Boss Martians, San Gabriel, Silver Triplets, Spoon Benders, Hallows, Jerry Joseph, Jango, The Ragged Hounds, Forest Ray, Kathy Moore Super Power Trip, Karoshi, Peyote Ugly

The Mad Alchemy Light Show will be doing his liquid light show for 3 of the stages.
Expect further announcements from Freakout soon, including community engagements, lineup additions, special events and more. Please enjoy this playlist of this year’s artists:





All attendees will be required to present their Vaccine Card (picture is ok!), Vaccine Record, or Negative COVID-19 test results within the last 48 hours to join us at FREAKOUT Fest 2021. Additionally, there is currently a statewide mask mandate requiring masks for ALL patrons indoors REGARDLESS of vaccine status and FREAKOUT will be following suit. More information from the State of Washington can be found at


If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines or need a hand finding a vaccination location near you, please visit


Additionally, we ask that you not attend if any of the following is true for you or anyone in your party:

  • Within 14 days before attending the festival you have tested positive, or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for, COVID-19;
  • Within 48 hours prior to attending the festival, you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a fever of 100.4F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention);
  • Within 14 days prior to attending the festival, you have traveled to any international territory identified by federal or applicable state or local governments as being subject to travel or quarantine advisories due to COVID-19.

We've come so far and been so patient for the return of live music, so let's all play our part to make sure everyone can have a healthy AND exciting experience this year! 


Thank you for keeping yourselves and the music community you love safe.



Your friends at FREAKOUT FEST.