David Byrne & St. Vincent will kick off the festival at Seattle’s historic Fifth Avenue Theatre on Oct. 17. The festival will run through Oct. 20, with performances taking place in iconic clubs, halls, and venues throughout Seattle. Discounted all-access wristbands and individual tickets will go on sale Aug. 2. All access wristbands and staggered performance schedules allow festival attendees to explore downtown Seattle and see multiple shows in the same night.
Performing at this yearâ€™s festival will be:
David Byrne & St. Vincent, Ghostland Observatory (performing at both Showbox Sodo and at the Laserdome), Two Door Cinema Club, Joshua Radin, Collie Buddz, A Fine Frenzy, Brother Ali with Blank Tape Beloved, EOTO, Lost in the Trees, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, The Maldives, Lemolo, Zion I, Neil Halstead, Howlin Rain, Ravenna Woods, D. Black, Cody Beebe & the Crooks, Gold Leaves, Homeboy Sandman with DJ Sosa, Motopony, â€œThe Rolling Stonesâ€, My Goodness, Gold Fields, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Reignwolf, Pep Love, Tiny Vipers, Throw Me The Statue, Grynch, Horse Feathers, Fatal Lucciauno, The New Law, Fox and the Law, Fly Moon Royalty, Black Bananas, Dana Buoy of akron/family, Spac3man, Midtown Dickens, Slang!, The Grizzled Mighty, Case Studies, Land of Pines, Davidson Hart Kingsbery, Larry Hawkins (formerly SK), Hobosexual, Kevin Long, Tomten, Stephanie, novaTRON, New Kingston, Friends, The Reminders, Los Rakas, The Holdup, Vokob Kompany,
Michael Manahan, Marissa, and DJ Nima Fadavi â€“ with more to be announced soon.
Heineken City Arts Fest is also excited to announce a dynamic new vision for 2012 art programming.
Urban Arts Adventure is curated collection of programs that treat Seattleâ€™s streets, businesses and buildings as one big venue, canvas and playground. The programming highlights how art helps us experience our city; sending audiences on adventures around the city to see limited capacity shows in non-traditional venues and secret and unexpected locations featuring work by Danielle Agami/Ate9; Erin Jorgensen, Jesse Higman, Jose Bold +, Lingo Productions, Queen Schmooquan, Wesley K. Andrews & ilvs strauss, zoe | juniper; traverse topographies of the city via art-centric tours including scavenger-hunts and bike races designed by Split Six & Lily Divine Productions, New Mystics, Litquake, and Dan Hawkins & Aaron Asis; and then return to the festival’s interdisciplinary and social hub Culture Club. Culture Club will be staged in a converted storefront in the downtown area and will feature day and nighttime programs including Genre Bender Showcase with Susan Robb, Graham Downing, Kate Wallich & more; Food for Thought CafÃ© by Klara Glosova & Rodrigo Valenzuela; art installations and exhibits by Julie Alpert, Allison Manch & Ian Young, Lindsey Apodaca, MKNZ, Aaron & Jessixa Bagley, Maggie Carson Romano, Ashleigh Rauen; crowd sourced filmmaking project with Collection Agency & Adam Sekular; happy hours curated by Litquake, Fictillis, PDL; Think & Tell in partnership with Humanities Washington; a pop-up art market, surprise performances and late night parties.
In its first two years, the Heineken City Arts Fest has included an array of music performances, interdisciplinary art showcases, exhibitions and events featuring critically acclaimed artists. The festival has drawn more than 20,000 people each year.
Discounted all access wristbands & individual tickets will go on sale August 2nd at