Capitol Hill Block Party is one of Seattle’s defining events; a physical manifestation of the quirky, artsy, beautiful community that is Capitol Hill. The annual festival is incredibly diverse, featuring indie artists spanning a myriad of genres, and the recently revealed initial lineup is no exception.
In a departure from years past, rather than reveal the lineup on KEXP, Capitol Hill Block Party partnered with Billboard to unveil the lineup to a national audience. It’s not really a sell-out, though, while the headliners (Ratatat, TV on the Radio, The Kills, Toro y Moi, Built to Spill, and Jamie xx) are more than enough of a draw on their own, the festival clearly retained a commitment to local artists as well.
Indeed, the 19th annual festival is resplendent with modernization. Gone are the cutesy animals, replaced with a sleek new logo. The triangular illustration represents the Capitol Hill Block Party location, with borders completed with Broadway, E Pike, and Madison. It’s modern, sexy, and yet still reinforces the festival’s significance within Seattle as a whole. It’s new, it’s exciting, and it’s right here.
And, if you were wondering, yes, tickets are on sale right now. Including fees, the presale for the three-day festival will only run you $118.67—but the presale only lasts until Thursday. However, the price of tickets only jumps to $125 (fees not included) after that, so don’t freak out if you can’t buy tickets right now. Let us know your thoughts on the festival on our Facebook, Twitter, and comments section!