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Noise Pop Festival Announces Phase 2 of Music Lineup

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 29, 2017) – Noise Pop Festival, the Bay Area’s premiere indie music and arts festival, is excited to announce the second wave of acts that have been added to the music lineup for the 26th annual event. Over the course of a week, from Monday, February 19 to Sunday, February 25, Noise Pop Festival will transform the entire Bay Area into festival grounds with multiple events taking place across the city each night. Individual tickets to these new performances added today will also go on sale at 10 a.m. PT this Friday, December 1, 2017. Tickets to previously announced shows are already on sale. Both badges and tickets can be purchased at All festival badges now include access to film screening events, bringing even more to the festival experience.

The strength of 90s indie rock in this year’s lineup is amplified by the addition of Built to Spill, who will perform Keep It Like A Secret in its entirety. Also newly added are psychedelic-Cambodian pop act Dengue Fever; a pair of Australian natives and heralded performers Amy Shark and Alex Cameron; and Shamir, who released his third album, Revelations, this November. This latest round of artists to join the bill bring with them lots of high-energy garage rock, punk, and emo in the form of Atlanta-based and female-fronted punk rock trio The Coathangers, who just released their sixth project to date, Parasite EP; Jeff Rosenstock, who you might remember from his previous projects The Arrogant Sons of Bitches, Bomb The Music Industry! and Kudrow; The Hotelier; Tiny Moving Parts; Death Valley Girls; and Mom Jeans.

Two very special and intimate performances this year will include Inara George (of The Bird and the Bee) on Tuesday night at Café Du Nord and Waxahatchee (solo) at Swedish American Hall on the closing night of Noise Pop Festival. Plus, Australian producers Crooked Colours will make their Bay Area debut at the annual Noise Pop & Popscene club night.

The full list of music acts currently confirmed to perform at the 2018 festival can be found below. Please note that the lineup is subject to change.


Built to Spill (performs Keep It Like A Secret)
Real Estate
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Parquet Courts
San Fermin (with The Magik*Magik Orchestra)
Waxahatchee (Solo)
Japanese Breakfast
The Album Leaf
Jay Som
Alex Cameron
Dengue Fever
Amy Shark
No Age
Bruno Major
Mount Eerie
The Coathangers
Jeff Rosenstock
Enter Shikari
The Hotelier
Carla Dal Forno
Tiny Moving Parts
Gerd Janson
Sean Rowe
Crooked Colours
Inara George (of The Bird and the Bee)
Night Beats
Miya Folick
Ha Ha Tonka
The Weather Station
Summer Twins
Death Valley Girls
Single Mothers
Mom Jeans.
Milk Teeth
Oso Oso
Dick Stusso
Hand Habits
Joy Again
Bat Fangs
The Flytraps
Hazey Eyes
*Note – Artists in bold are Phase 2 music lineup additions

Festival badges are now available for $195. 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. New benefits for badge-holders this year include additional access to all of the film screenings and film-related events throughout the weeklong festival.

In addition, a super limited number of Super Fan badges are still available for $399. Super Fan badge-holders will experience the true red carpet treatment at the festival, where they receive guaranteed entry to all festival events, 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, contact Noise Pop directly at

Tickets to all previously announced individual festival performances are on sale now. Tickets to these latest shows added today will go on sale this Friday, December 1 at 10 a.m. PT. New to Noise Pop Festival, badge-holders will now have the option of a specialized waitlist-service to help them enter shows.

This year’s official festival artwork was created by ChiChiLand. Çiğdem “Chi” Michalski is an illustrator, artist and occasional art director in Seattle, who for the past decade was half of the creative duo running Istanbul’s beloved motion design studio – imago. Today, she focuses on art and illustration while continuing to create work in the field of animation and design.

Last year at the 25th annual event, Noise Pop Festival saw its highest attendance yet in the festival’s history with nearly 90% of the acts playing to sold-out crowds and all festival badges selling out in advance. In total, over 28,000 people attended the 2017 festival, which marked a more than 30% increase in attendance from the year prior in 2016, which again was a hallmark year for the annual festival.

The 2017 festival played host to 180+ music artists across more than 17 Bay Area venues, with additional events including concerts, film screenings, art shows and more. The lineup for the 25th anniversary last year again carried on the festival’s musical expansion by including genres of all types including hip-hop, indie rock, electronic, metal, and more. The 2017 festival also welcomed the return of the Noise Pop After Hours at Café du Nord presented by Jameson Music, where the celebration continued multiple nights of the festival with surprise sets from several beloved Bay Area acts, including Thao (of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down), Jay Som, and Con Brio.

Stay tuned as additional music acts, as well as the film, art and event lineups will be announced in the months ahead.

Follow Noise Pop Festival on Facebook at, as well as on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat at @noisepop for updates and special promotions. The official hashtag for the festival is #NoisePop2018.


Having released albums under Digital Nations, a label founded by Steve Vai, music critic Louis Raphael has remained deeply connected to the pulse of the San Francisco music scene. Following his tenure as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he embarked on creating Music in SF® to authentically highlight the vibrant offerings of the city's music scene.

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