Capitol Hill Block Party Launches 20th Anniversary and Announces Partial 2016 Line-up Including ODESZA, CHVRCHES, Crystal Castles
Those crazy kids at Capitol Hill Block Party have come up with a stellar lineup of first-announcement headliners and local talent, featuring Scottish indie-pop band CHVRCHES, experimental electro-pop group Crystal Castles, and Seattle electronic duo ODESZA as well as staff favorite The Joy Formidable and other Puget Sound area goodies like Car Seat Headrest and Thunderpussy, voted our favorite Seattle band of 2015 by Nada contributors.
The details on which other local bands will be playing Barboza, Neumos, the Cha-Cha and two outdoor stages July 22-24 will come later in the year, but looks like signs are good you should get tickets now. It’s the event’s 20th anniversary and it stands to be a hoot.
“Reaching a 20 year milestone really speaks to Capitol Hill’s commitment and support of music and art,” Lajeunesse said. “The city is growing at an alarming rate, so the fact that we are able to continue championing national and local music talent in the middle of the streets, on this scale, is pretty remarkable.”
2016 PARTIAL LINEUP:
ODESZA // CHVRCHES // Crystal Castles // STRFKR // Mø // Goldlink // Thundercat // The Joy Formidable // The Cave Singers // Sango // Nao // Tourist // Car Seat Headrest // DJDS // Israel Nash // WAND // Pure Bathing Culture // Thunderpussy // Benjamin Francis Leftwich // Phoebe Ryan // Ultimate Painting // Porter Ray // The Dip // Great Good Fine OK // Dilly Dally // Mild High Club
(We need to mention that the editor/publisher of this music blog is serving as the publicist for CHBP 2016. – Ed)