Thu, Nov 11 at 7pm - Sun, Nov 14 at 11:45pm
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, Seattle’s Big Business and 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, Big Business, The Mystery Lights, Matthew Dear, Jamie Wyatt, Levitation Room, Clinton Fearon, Acid Tongue, The Vacant Lots, Jarv Dee, White Mystery, Triptides, Shaina Shepherd, AJ Davila, No Joy, The Shivas, Manatee Commune, Smokey Brights, Cerrero, The Schizophonics, Enumclaw, 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, 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!, Boy Deluxe, GLENN (ILLFIGHTYOU), Reposado, The Copper Trees
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: