Between Bumbershoot, Treasure Island, Hardly Strictly, Epicenter, Culture Collide, and Matador at 21, one could argue the United States West Coast is already overloaded with fall festivals. But when the Seattle based City Arts Festival offers an inaugural lineup featuring the likes Belle & Sebesation, Big Boi, and She & Him, I don’t think anyone will be complaining all too much.
Set to run from October 20-23, the festival promises to “integrate thirty cutting edge shows into more than fifteen historic theatres, premiere music venues and non-traditional performance spaces around central Seattle.” In addition to the aforementioned, the lineup includes the likes of Gogol Bordello, Blitzen Trapper, Foals, The Vaselines, Roky Erickson, Blue Scholars, Brother Ali, Dum Dum Girls, Seabear, and DJ Spooky. You can check out the complete festival’s complete schedule breakdown here.
As for tickets? They work like this: A $60 wristband guarantees no cover at all City Arts Fest events plus a guest list spot at one of the events main stage shows — Belle and Sebastian, Blue Scholars, Gogol Bordello, Big Boi, and She & Him. A $125 VIP wristband guarantees no cover at all City Arts Fest events plus a guest list spot to all of the events main stage shows. Wristbands go on sale this Saturday, August 7th. Individual tickets will also be available and can be had starting August 28th. Click here for more info.