RATATAT, TV on the Radio, Built to Spill and The Kills Among First Round of Bands Announced
By Cameron Deuel
From July 24-26, Capitol Hill Block Party returns to five stages in the vicinity of the Pike St. and Broad St. intersection for yet another year of absolutely stellar music programming. By now you’ve grabbed your phone and are scanning your Recently Used emoji menu for the perfect group text regarding whether or not you’re going to attend. Let me help you here: you’re going to Block Party this year and the correct message is three flames, exasperated cat, and, what the hell, a couple eggplants. It’s going to be a party.
The headliners include critically-acclaimed TV on the Radio, UK garage punk band The Kills, northwest Indie rock favorites Built to Spill and New York City electronic duo RATATAT, as well as:
Toro Y Moi • Built to Spill • The Julie Ruin • Broods • Wye Oak • Flatbush Zombies • Jamie XX * • Giraffage * Shabazz Palaces * DIIV • Com Truise • Deafheaven • Wet • Shannon And The Clams * Unknown Mortal Orchestra * The Flavr Blue * Sam Lachow * BADBADNOTGOOD * Lower Dens * Protomartyr • Daktyl * The Coathangers * Meatbodies • Chastity Belt * Ambassadeurs * Lost Lander * Kite String Tangle * The Wooden Sky * • Smokey Brights • Industrial Revelation • Kinski * Crater * One Above None Below * Slow Bird * Zoola
Jason Lajeunesse, the festival’s owner and producer, says, “This year I feel personally connected to the line up more than ever. I have history with many of the top tier acts dating back to their very first shows in the PNW, so its exciting to see them circle back years later headlining our festival. We made a concerted effort to book bands we felt best exemplified the spirit and history of the festival, putting an emphasis on indie rock and punk bands alongside genres like hip-hop and EDM.”
However, he could have honestly just done donuts in a Car-2-Go with both middle fingers raised and we’d applaud him just the same because Capitol Hill Block Party has become Seattle’s golden standard for music festivals.
Three-day passes go on sale today at 9 a.m. and are $99 through April 2nd, $125 between April 3rd and July 4th, and $150 starting July 5th. VIP tickets will be available for $250 and include limited edition apparel, access to the outdoor VIP beer garden with hosted snacks and beverages, a CHBP poster, and gifts from their sponsors. Make sure to grab your ticket while supplies last.
The entire musical line-up and single day passes will be announced in early June, and make sure you stay tuned for more news about their visual arts program, creative installations, digital activities and more.