There are many signs that Spring is upon us. The daffodils. The tulips. The birdsong. The sunbathers shivering in their bikinis on Alki Beach.
Our favorite sign of the season is the announcement of the lineups for the summer festivals, however – and among those the Capitol Hill Block Party announcement has to rank among the most interesting. The Block Party may not be the biggest music festival this summer, but the little-fest-that-can has proved over the last few years that sometimes smaller can be better. Not only does it have that unmissable Capitol Hill vibe, but it has attracted some significant talent. From international acts like Thurston Moore and TV on the Radio, to up-and-coming local artists like The Head and the Heart or Champagne Champagne, the Capitol Hill Block Party has it all – and plenty of character too.
There are still lots of acts to be announced for the three-day festival, but this opening volley should be enough to get anyone excited. Local songstress Neko Case tops the bill so far, but with crowdpleasers like Diplo and Fitz & the Tantrums on the list there’s something for everybody. Also watch out for rising stars like Thee Oh Sees and The Lumineers.
Check out the announced acts below (more acts to follow):
Neko Case, Major Lazer, Fitz And The Tantrums, Phantogram, The Lumineers, Grimes, Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz, Youth Lagoon, Diplo, Thee Oh Sees, Cloud Nothings, Twin Shadow, Dam-Funk, Doomtree, Porcelain Raft, Spoek Mathambo, White Arrows, Trust, El Ten Eleven Yuna, Light Asylum, King Tuff, Psychic Paramount, Father John Misty, Jaill, Onuinu, Black Breath,Â Blouse, Absolute Monarchs, Crystal Stilts, Yawn, The Coathangers, Deadkill, Sandrider, Eighteen Individual Eyes, Pollens, Nightmare Fortress Colonies, Yukon Blonde, John Maus, Blue Sky, Black Death, Nacho Picasso, Kris Orlowski, Lemolo Kithkin, Hot Bodies In Motion, Kung Foo Grip, Tropical Punk, Nu Sensae, NIGHT BEATS , Freighms, Tom Eddy, Dude York, Stephanie, NUDE, FEET, Blood Red Dancers, Space Needles, Skarp, Pony Time, Murmurs, Mass Games, Slow Dance, Crypts, Crime Wave, Trash Fire, Vox Mod, Mama Utah, Silly Goose, Underground Revival and much more!
The Block Party will take place July 20, 21 and 22, 2012, and tickets are available here. Discounted three-day passes are currently on sale. Purchase tickets before the 29th of April for chance to win a Treasure Island Fly Away Package. Stay tuned to CultureMob for further Block Party announcements and coverage.