CHBP (Image: Suzi Pratt for CHBP with permission to CHS)
In what has become an annual tradition, the producers of the Capitol Hill Block Party took to Seattle’s airwaves — and KEXP’s global online reach — to announce a partial lineup for the 2013 music festival that has grown into a three-day, 30,000+ person event in the heart of the Pike/Pine neighborhood.
Acts announced during the broadcast by Block Party’s Jason Lajeunesse thus far include Girl Talk, Pickwick, Frightened Rabbit. According to the Block Party web site, The Flaming Lips will also be a 2013 headliner. More of the early lineup announcements are posted here. UPDATE: Lajeunesse said the Lips will close down the 2013 Block Party as the headline on Sunday night.
UPDATE: CHBP 2013 acts announced so far:
The Flaming Lips, Girl Talk, Pickwick, A-Trak, STRFKR, Frightened Rabbit, Dillon Fancis, Cults, El-P, Danny Brown, Hey Marseilles, Chromatics, Star Slinger, Killer Mike, Glass Candy, Odesza, Big Freedia, Rose Windows, Daughn Gibson, La Luz, Radiation City, Sandrider, Wild Cub, White Lung, Bellamaine, Black Marble, Pure Bathing Culture, the Comettes, Fly Moon Royalty, Soft Metals, Grave Babies, 18 Individual Eyes, Country Lips, Naomi Punk, The Grizzled Mighty, Learning Team, The Horde and the Harem, Constant Lovers, Bear Mountain, Fools Gold Club House, Theoretics, Stickers, Monogamy Party, Deadkill, Land of Pines, Ravenna Woods
CHS previewed planning for the 2013 festival here last month. The three-day festival will take up its customary last full weekend of July slot this year on the 26th, 27th and 28th. Three-day passes are now on sale at capitolhillblockparty.com. The full lineup and schedule will be released by early June. UPDATE: The CHBP site is up and down this morning — you can get passes here directly from your friendly neighborhood ticket provider: capitolhillblockparty.strangertickets.com.
Lajeunesse also said that organizers have worked with the City of Seattle to coordinate the streetcar construction schedule in the area of the festival.
Meanwhile, a new music festival will come to Capitol Hill starting April 12th. ‘Mo-Wave, celebrating queer music and culture, will be held at venues across Capitol Hill later this month.