Earlier this year, we announced that Freakout Festival was returning for its ninth year from November 11th to 14th, in venues throughout Ballard like the Tractor Tavern, Sunset Tavern, Salmon Bay Eagles Club, and Conor Byrne. Today, we're thrilled to share the line-up with you, a diverse collection of over 70 performers:
Cedric Burnside, Liz Cooper, The Seeds, Big Business, The Mystery Lights, Matthew Dear, Jamie Wyatt, Levitation Room, Clinton Fearon, Acid Tongue, The Vacant Lots, Jarv Dee, White Mystery, Triptides, Shaina Shepherd, AJ Davila, No Joy, The Shivas, Manatee Commune, Smokey Brights, Cerrero, The Schizophonics, Enumclaw, Petite Amie, Thee Sacred Souls, Ohtis, ZOPA (feat. Michael Imperioli), Michael Rault, Evolfo, The Grizzled Mighty, Margaritas Podridas, Pearl Charles, Los Esplifs, The Black Tones, Hooveriii, Beverly Crusher, You Said Strange, Monsterwatch, Shadow Show, Urban Heat, PROVOKER, Mala Suerte, Death Bells, Terror/Cactus, Carrion Kids, TeZATalks, Tres Leches, Par Ásito, Black Ends, Myuné, Sebastian Adé, King Youngblood, Talaya. & Brandon Marsalis, Los Honey Rockets, Nathan Nzanga, Jenny Don't and the Spurs, Chris King & The Gutterballs, Caitlin Sherman, Tennis Pro, Biblioteka, Stephanie Anne Johnson & The Hidogs, Warren Dunes, Bird Language, General Mojo's, Wild Powwers, Spirit Mother, Smoker Dad, BOLERO!, Boy Deluxe, GLENN (ILLFIGHTYOU), Reposado, The Copper Trees
KEXP’s El Sonido will once again curate a stage with some of the most exciting Latinx acts around, but this year, they will be joined by Mexico City’s famed NRMAL Festival, a partnership dating back to KEXP's first broadcast from Mexico in 2019. Seattle welcomes Puerto Rico's AJ Davila, Colombian artist Cerrero, and several artists from Mexico including Petite Amie, Margaritas Podridas, Myuné, Par Ásito, Carrion Kids, and Los Honey Rockets.
Tickets are on sale now. And get excited with a video playlist of scheduled artists who've performed for KEXP below.
The beloved Ballard-based festival will return this Fall, from November 11-14.
KEXP breaks down five of the artists playing this year's Freakout Fest 7, held November 14-17 in Ballard.