Freakout Festival coming back to Ballard this fall

One of Seattle’s annual, homegrown festivals is back again for 2018, taking over Ballard in November. It’s called the Freakout Festival (originally known as the Psychedelic Holiday Freakout Festival in 2013), planned for Friday Nov. 16 and Saturday Nov. 17.

Guy Keltner started the festival, which has morphed over the years but has always been an event to support and promote the local Seattle music community. Record company Freakout Records was born from the fest, which now supports nine local bands.

The line-up for the Freakout Fest 2019 includes Shabazz Palaces, Deap Vally, All Them Witches, Night Beats, Los Blenders, and more — check out the full line-up here. Shows will be all over the neighborhood, with gigs planned for the Tractor, Sunset Tavern, Conor Bryne, Salmon Bay Eagles, Lagunitas, and Sonic Boom Records. There will be some curated stages from Seattle’s Vera Project, Artist Home, Portland’s X-Ray FM, San Francisco’s Sea Witch Productions and KEXP’s El Sonido and Street Sounds.

Early bird tickets are now available online ($35 per night or $60 for two nights — tickets valid for all venues).

Photo of Youngblood by Eric Tra/Freakout Records

20 thoughts to “Freakout Festival coming back to Ballard this fall”

  1. QFC has one every day during late afternoon to evening shopping and have you safety vest on cause there customers there tend to not watching where there going and have no regard to slow down ….hurry for nothing ! Notice this trend only in Ballard though and wish Kim Jung un was still mad at us so he can launch one of his missiles right on Ballard for a test !

  2. Nice hijab poster, virtue signallers. Too bad you won’t see any hijabs at any shows because they can’t do anything without their husband or imam’s permission. Muh patriarchy!
    No, posturing schoolgirls wearing them to be “hip” don’t count. Muh appropriation!

    1. It took you more than a day of staring at the photo to find something in it to lose your shit over.

      “We the people defend dignity”. “We the people are greater than fear”. “We the people protect each other”.

      Which of these things are you so angry about? You’re angry about virtue signaling?

      Is the poster with a kitten that says “hang in there” also virtue signaling? Because hanging in there is a virtue, and putting up a poster saying that is too much signaling? Is it the hijab you’re angry about? Why? Do you also get angry about nun’s habits?

      How do you decide which hijab’s count and which don’t? Count as what?

      1. You missed the chola with face tats and the jihadi cab driver. When you moving to Mexico, Afghanistan, etc? Never? YEP
        By the way, the Stranger ran a story about a Somali writer “Call Me American” whose book event got cancelled because the Abu-Bakr Islamic center pulled out. Guess they aren’t so big on FREE SPEECH. Looks like they pulled the story down. Gee, what a surprise.

        1. Who isn’t so big on free speech? Why would I move anywhere? What does this have to do with a Somali writer’s book? “We the people defend dignity”. What is your problem with that? Cab drivers? Why? Face tats? What?

          Nothing you say makes any sense whatsoever.

          They have a poster of a woman in an American flag as a hijab. It says “We the people are greater than fear”. It seems fine. It’s a nice thing today. Being greater than fear is a nice thing. Can you at least try to clarify what it is you’re complaining about? Maybe explain that in a focused way, and not bring up these random factoids about Somalia and cab drivers and face tats. It’s impossible to understand what those other things have to do with this.

          1. Trust fund people love to virtue signal with the hijab posters. The Chinese have a term now for you guys: Baizuo. Enjoy.

            And yeah, SoCal looks like a open air prison now. Major decline. Thanks!

          2. Still incomprehensible. Maybe one of your friends somehow knows whatever it is you’re trying to say, and they can translate it into English. Who are your friends here? Anybody? A little help?

          3. I call shenanigans. There are more hate groups in CA than TX (SPLC). Most of them in SoCal. Almost none of SoCal is liberal, IRL.

    2. Do you realize that posting about junkies and homeless people is virtue signaling, as in, literally trying to signal your virtue that you are so much better (virtuous) than those suffering from homelenessness and/or chemical dependency?

      Or, are you only disdainful of virtues you don’t share, virtues like inclusion and tolerance and not being a prolific shitposter?

      1. You guys ruined the city with your hug-a-junkie nonsense, just like you’re ruining Europe with your hug-a-jihadist idiocy. Enjoy the decline and have more soy milk!

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