Noise Pop Festival, the San Francisco Bay Area’s premiere indie music and arts festival, is revealing today the second wave of music acts confirmed to perform at the 27th annual celebration of independent culture, music, art and film set to return to the SF Bay Area on February 25 – March 3, 2019. General Admission, Super Fan, and Super Fam badges are on sale now at www.noisepopfest.com, in addition to tickets for individual shows including each of the newly announced acts.
The initial wave of music announced for Noise Pop 2019 includes a great mix of established and exciting up-and-coming music acts like Beirut, Bob Mould, Teenage Fanclub, Caroline Rose, Albert Hammond Jr, Jason Lytle, Baths, and many more. And this new round of Phase 2 artists released today continues this selective curation with more than 30 performers hailing from around the country and internationally.
Phase 2 includes New York-based rapper Princess Nokia, who released her last project, an emo-inspired mixtape called A Girl Cried Red, this past April, and French DJ and music producer Petit Biscuit, who continues to perform in support of the smash hit “Sunset Lover” from his 2017 debut, Presence. Petit Biscuit’s performance at the festival will include a 6-piece live band and will mark one of his only shows currently scheduled for all of next year.
British producer and songwriter Tourist, who has sparked buzz for his songwriting/producing credits for notable UK acts Sam Smith, Jessie Ware & Låpsley; 2000s blog-haus singer/rapper Uffie, who has begun this year releasing a variety of new music after a seven-year hiatus and whose festival performance will mark her first SF Bay Area headlining show since 2006; and Canadian indie electro-pop band Men I Trust will help round out the Phase 2 music lineup.
Other notable new acts include Daughters; Darlingside; Yves Tumor, who just released this fall the critically acclaimed album Safe in the Hands of Love; and The Marías, founded in 2016 as the psychedelic-soul lovechild of LA native Josh Conway and Puerto Rican-bred María; among others. There are also several Phase 2 acts who are making their Bay Area debut performances at Noise Pop Festival 2019, including Chynna, Hana Vu, Partner, Ouri, and MNEK, an acclaimed London-based singer/producer whose writing and production credits include work for superstars like Beyoncé, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Dua Lipa, and Diplo.
Noise Pop is also launching today a special contest in partnership with DoTheBay that offers two lucky Bay Area musicians the opportunity to perform at the 2019 festival. Local music acts are encouraged to visit dothebay.com/p/play-noise-pop-festival-2019-contest and submit their best tracks for consideration, beginning today. Once submitted, the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites until 11:59PM on February 5, 2019. From there, the Noise Pop booking team will pick on February 8 two Bay Area acts to perform at this year’s fest.
The full music lineup will be announced in waves between now and the festival in February, with the next batch of music acts being announced in early 2019. The most current music lineup can be found below.
NOISE POP FESTIVAL 2019 – PHASE 1 & 2 MUSIC LINEUP:
Albert Hammond Jr
Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy)
Men I Trust
My Brightest Diamond
The Love Language
**Artists in bold are Phase 2 lineup additions
Noise Pop Festival takes some of the best venues across the SF Bay Area and collectively turns them into an attendees’ personal festival ground with shows ranging from Fox Theater to Bottom of the Hill. Throughout the week there are countless music concerts, film screenings, art shows and happy hours all over San Francisco, in Oakland and across the East Bay offering attendees an opportunity to experience some of today’s top and emerging artists while exploring several of the Bay Area’s most historic and beloved venues. There are two ways to attend the festival: buy a badge and get into everything OR pick and choose by purchasing tickets to individual shows and films.
Phase 2 Festival badges are available for purchase today for $189. Patrons are encouraged to purchase soon as badge prices will continue to go up as the festival approaches and more artists are announced. All badges grant access to all general admission (non-seated) music concerts, badge-only happy hours, NPHQ and some very special events soon to be announced. Badges are non-transferrable with age restrictions for some events, and badge-holders must arrive within 60 minutes after club door times to guarantee entrance. Plus, all badge-holders will have access to any film screenings and film-related events throughout the weeklong festival, in addition to having the option of a specialized waitlist-service for sold-out music shows in case they were unable to purchase tickets in time.
In addition, a limited number of “Super Fan” badges are also available for purchase for $399, a price that will remain the same until they are sold out. The newly announced “Super Fam (+1)” badge, which for the first time will allow any Super Fam badge holder the freedom to switch out their +1s, is also still available for $850, although remaining quantities are extremely limited. Both of these “Super” badge-holders will experience the true red carpet treatment at the festival, where they receive guaranteed entry to all festival events (regardless of arrival time), a special merch package, complimentary drink tickets to select events, and a personal Noise Pop concierge available for assistance throughout the weeklong festival. For any badge related questions, interested patrons should contact Noise Pop directly at [email protected].
Additionally, Noise Pop Festival is proud to announce that artist Kristin Farr will create the official artwork for this year’s festival. Farr is a local artist and journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area, whose paintings are directed by color and influenced by folk art practices; although she also makes art videos, interviews artists for a variety of notable publications, and curates various art projects. Visit www.kristinfarr.com for more information.
Last year’s Noise Pop saw the festival’s highest attendance to date, hosting over 30,000 attendees during the week-long celebration of music, film, art and culture. The festival sold more tickets than any other year to date and sold out of all badges in advance. The 2018 festival played host to 180+ music artists across more than 25 Bay Area venues, with events including concerts, film screenings, art shows and more.
Stay tuned as additional music acts, as well as the film, art and event lineup will be announced in the months ahead. Visit www.noisepopfest.com for badges and tickets and more information on the 2019 festival. Follow Noise Pop Festival on Facebook at www.facebook.com/noisepop.com, as well as on Instagram, and Twitter, at @noisepop for updates and special promotions. The official hashtag for the festival is #NoisePop2019.