The nearly festival-less winter doldrums can be a rough time of year — is February anybody’s favorite month, really? — but thankfully, we have Noise Pop. The same people who put on the revived Treasure Island Music Festival and the 20th Street Block Party have announced the first installment of 2019’s lineup, the 27th Bay Area-wide celebration of independent music, culture, art, and film (Feb. 25-March 3, 2019).
Headlining next year’s festival are baroque-pop project Beirut, Hüsker Dü guitarist-turned-DJ Bob Mould, 30-year-old Scottish indie band Teenage Fanclub, singer-songwriter Caroline Rose, Strokes guitarist-keyboardist Albert Hammond Jr., Granddaddy frontman and quirky Modesto native Jason Lytle, and L.A. electonica whiz Baths.
Early Bird ($149) and Super Fan ($399) festival badges are on sale as of Wednesday at 10 a.m., with tickets to individual shows available this Friday, Oct. 26. This year, Noise Pop has debuted a “Super Fam” badge, two premium badges tied together in such a way that the primary wearer and take different +1’s to different shows.
See the full list of the phase one lineup announcement below:
Albert Hammond Jr.
Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy)
My Brightest Diamond
Jitwam (Live Band)
Noise Pop, Feb. 25-March 3, 2019, at various venues, noisepop.com