Capitol Hill Block Party Announces 2014 Lineup
Every July, roughly 30,000 humans cram into the Pike/Pine corridor to get their faces blown off at Capitol Hill Block Party. Culling a laundry list of national acts and mixing them up with lots of local goodness, the festival packs bands into Neumos and Barboza, as well as a huge outdoor stage on Broadway and an all ages Vera Stage.
While the festival used to put a large chunk of national acts in 21+ venues, this year CHBP has announced it will be expanding the Vera Stage, including national bands Dum Dum Girls, The Julie Ruin, and Robert Delong. From the press release:
"The expanded Vera Stage is a direct result of feedback from Block Party attendees,” said Jason Lajeunesse, the festival’s owner and producer. “For the last couple years, about half of the national acts played the 21 and over Neumos stage, which meant some people missed out on their favorite bands. This year, we’re making the incredible lineup of national acts available to everyone.”
The festival, which takes place over July 25-27, announced its lineup this morning. Three-day tickets are on sale now for $125.
A$AP Rocky // Spoon // Chromeo // Matt and Kim // The War on Drugs // ODESZA // The Budos Band // A$AP Ferg // Dum Dum Girls // RAC // Beat Connection // The Julie Ruin // Star Slinger // Sol // Robert Delong // Tanlines // xxyyxx // Man or Astro-man? // Angel Olsen // Poolside // EMA // Cymbals // Slow Magic // Small Black // HOLYCHILD // Shy Girls // Hundred Waters // Pillar Point // Raz Simone // Iska Dhaaf // The Chain Gang of 1974 // Wild Ones // Kithkin // Cataldo // Weed // Special Explosion // Childbirth // Katie Kate // Tangerine // Sandrider // Otieno Terry // Lemolo // Natasha Kimeto // Pollens // Ayron Jones & The Way // Constant Lovers // Shaprece // Gaytheist // Country Lips // Fox and the Law // Ricky and Mark // Dub Thompson // Audacity // Manatee Commune // Hand of the Hills // Tennis Pro // Dude York // Tom Eddy // Wimps // Pony Time // The Pharmacy // Vox Mod // Dead Kill // Eternal Bad // Trash Fire // Grave Babies // Cabana // Tacos! // Monogamy Party // Theories // Sex Blister // Great Goddamn // Bad Motivators // The Beach Boy // Sashay // Blood Drugs // Power Bottom // Wolfgang Fuck // So Pitted // Stickers // Haunted Horses // The Dip // Paralyzer // Murmurs
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