What started in 1993 as a mere five-band festival featuring local Bay Area bands and artists has now, in its 24th year, turned into a big-time, big-deal event. This year's lineup, which was announced today, features a nice mix of local acts and not-so-local acts, as well as unknowns and not-so-unknowns. Perhaps the coolest thing about this lineup, though, is the eclecticism of the acts they've booked, from Long Beach rapper, Vince Staples and jazz saxophonist, Kamasi Washington to pop princess Carly Rae Jepsen and Oakland indie-rock band, Astronauts, Etc.
Noise Pop 2016 runs from Feb. 19 to Feb. 28. General tickets go on sale this Friday at 11 a.m., but you can buy “General” badges and “Super Fan” badges here.
NOISE POP 2016 MUSIC LINEUP:
(Artists/bands in italics mean they are first-time performers at the event)
Drive Like Jehu
The Mountain Goats (solo)
Carly Rae Jepsen
Gardens & Villa
The Cave Singers
Hamilton Leithauser and Paul Maroon
The Soft White Sixties
DJ Aaron Axelsen