Music festival season is in full swing in Seattle– Bumbershoot staked its ground again this past Labor Day weekend on the heels of Capitol Hill Block party with the month-long Earshot Jazz festival beginning in October. Next up is Decibel Festival, which begins its five-day span on September 23rd.
The international festival of electronic music, visual art and new media was founded 12 years ago by Sean Horton aka “Nordic Soul.” Horton is a transplant to Seattle and the director and a performer of this year’s festival.
Along with live performances and interactive multimedia art, the festival has partnered with online education company CreativeLive to co-produce a technology-based education conference.
“They’re local, we’re local, and we both believe in supporting and building music culture here in the Northwest,” said CreativeLive’s Head of Music & Audio Finn McKenty.
Notable live performances and DJ sets will include those by Theivery Corporation, Autechre, Dan Deacon, Tim Hecker, Vox Mod, Taylor McFerrin and a Soulection showcase.
Late last month Ballard’s Sonic Boom hosted a free performance by Decibel Festival artist Briana Marela. The record store says no other Decibel artists are scheduled for an in-store show, however Bumbershoot 2015 performer Hibou will play for free in-store Friday, September 18 at 6 p.m.
Click here to view the full Decibel Festival program of artists and various partipacting venues.