International Music Fest Culture Collide Makes Its S.F. Debut

Haven't you heard? SXSW is sold out (not the kind of sold out where you can't buy tickets anymore, but the kind of sold out where you shouldn't buy tickets because it's not cool). 

Enter Culture Collide, a music festival that features bands from around the world and hip panelists in an effort to stay true to “the element of discovery.” Founded in LA by the folks behind FILTER magazine, the festival is coming to S.F. for the first time in October. 

“We're committed to showcasing the best international talent, customs, and culture,” says founder Alan Miller — and to prove it, he's bringing not just musicians but also foods, drinks, and “creative industry luminaries” to town. 

[jump] The party will hop through some of the Mission district's favorite venues, including Elbo Room, Amnesia, The Chapel, and more. 

Here's the lineup for the Oct. 14-15 festival:

Cloud Nothings (USA)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (USA)

Beat Connection (USA)


Go Back to the Zoo (Netherlands)

Nothing But Thieves (UK)

Takeoffs & Landings (Peru)

Gossling (Australia)

Glen Check (Korea)

Glass Towers (Australia)

Alphabetics (Costa Rica)

Nervous Nellie (Sweden)

Popstrangers (UK)

Taco Cat (USA)

KLP (Australia)

Skyroads (Israel)

Dune Rats (Australia)

Love X Stereo (Korea)

The Revolters (Turkey)

MONOKINO (Netherlands)

The Delta Riggs (Australia)

The Kokoro (Israel)

Solander (Sweden)

Big Phony (Korea)

Sleep Thieves (Ireland)

Dorine Levy (Israel)

From the Airport (Korea)

Autostrad (Jordan)

Sampology ft. Jordan Rakei (Australia)

Haunted Summer (USA)

Level & Tyson (Norway)

Rock N Roll Radio (Korea)

Haven't heard of some of these bands? That's the point of Culture Collide — to introduce you to what you don't know. Fortunately, the festival has a curated YouTube playlist of the bands that will be performing, so you can sample their sounds and decide which shows you don't want to miss. 

Once you've got that figured out, grab your tickets here. General Admission is only $23.75!

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