The town of Bellingham, WA is bursting with creativity and passion. Thrilled, but not surprised, many locals are looking forward to the town hosting it’s own festival—BAMF, or Bellingham Arts and Music Festival. It’s about time this northern Washington city is able to showcase the immense amount of talent there and the highly anticipated artist announcement will finally be released publicly this Saturday. The lineup plans to include artists from the Bellingham area, as well as musicians from other northwest cities. Join the BAMF team in Bellingham April 8 at the Alternative Library as they celebrate the release of the highly anticipated lineup, while jamming out to some groovy tunes. We can hardly wait until Saturday to feast our eyes on the musicians that will be performing at the Lookout Arts Quarry May 6th, but luckily you don’t have to wait another second to know the music you will be listening to this Saturday. There is a little something for everyone at this release party, which features electronic producer Metsä, jazz R&B fusion band Cosmos, and rock groups Colorworks, The Wednesdays, and Faux Pause. Since the festival announcement co-founders Monica Griffin and Olas Perpich, both seniors at Western Washington University’s Fairhaven Campus, have been throwing events at Bellingham’s Alternative Library in order to raise awareness and funds for the festival. These killer events featured not only unique art pieces, but also music ranging from psychedelic rock all the way to a excellent female rapper. There is no need for FOMO if you missed these two events because the biggest announcement is yet to come, the lineup! Tickets are going for a minimum donation of $5 and will be available at the door. Which Bellingham locals are you predicting to see on the lineup? What other northwest locals would you like to see on the lineup? Have you attended any of the BAMF events since the festival announcement? Leave your thoughts in the comments below! Lauren Taylor Just a girl who surrounds herself in all things bass. From Dnb to experimental trap to bassline, if it has the vibrations she’s dancing to it. Though she had her “raving” start in the underground music scene of Seattle, more recently Lauren can be found flailing her body at clubs in Vancouver, BC and all ages venues throughout the Northwest.