Nordic Soul’s anticipated Decibel Electronic Music Festival returns this month

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.

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