City Arts Fest Announces Lineup, and It's Nothing You Haven't Seen Before

City Arts Festival announced its lineup today, and other than exceptional headliners David Byrne and St. Vincent, who were announced in June, it's nothing those who attended either Bumbershoot 2011, Slack Fest, or this past weekend's Capitol Hill Block Party haven't seen before. All three fests seem to be focusing more on local acts, which is an interesting choice given that those same bands can be seen any night of the week around town (or for $15 at Reverb Fest.) I already noticed the overlap between last year's Bumbershoot (Dam-Funk, Phantogram, Beat Connection, Oh Sees, Allen Stone) and this year's Block Party. I didn't expect City Arts to jump on the same bandwagon.

See the City Arts lineup in full after the jump. Names in bold played either last year's Bumbershoot or Block Party.

David Byrne and St. Vincent

Ghostland Observatory

Two Door Cinema Club

Joshua Radin

Collie Buddz

Brother Ali with Blank Tape Beloved

A Fine Frenzy



Lost in the Trees

Omar Rodriguez Lopez

The Maldives

Gold Leaves

Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band

Throw Me the Statue

Gold Fields

Zion I

My Goodness




Neil Halstead

Fatal Lucciauno

Ravenna Woods

D. Black


The Rolling Stones

Horse Feathers

Howlin' Rain

Cody Beebe and the Crooks

Diego's Umbrella

The New Law

Fly Moon Royalty


Black Bananas

Dana Buoy



Case Studies

Fox and the Law


Tiny Vipers

Midtown Dickens

New Kingston

Davidson Hart Kingsbery

Kevin Long

The Grizzled Mighty



Larry Hawkins

Homeboy Sandman with DJ Sosa


Los Rakas

The Holdup

Vokab Kompany

Marissa Novatron

Michael Manahan

DJ Nima Fadavi

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