Three days and more than 300 bands. Nothing we can’t handle, right, Seattle?
The Upstream Music Festival announced the second half of its extensive lineup, which includes the addition of main stage performers Dinosaur Jr. and Jay Park.
The full list is below.
The three-day festival, to be held May 11-13 on stages around Pioneer Square, aims to showcase upcoming artists from around the region.
It is a collaboration between philanthropist and music geek Paul Allen, radio station KEXP and the Alliance for Pioneer Square. Its aim is to nurture emerging artists, while showcasing established acts.
This second half of the full festival lineup stays true to that goal, now including bands from Portland, OR., Boise, ID and Vancouver, BC.
The lineup was put together by lead curator Meli Darby and a team of “trusted music influencers,” including Seattle native and legendary producer Quincy Jones, Pearl Jam lead guitarist and Hockeytalkter Records founder Mike McCready and DJ Marco Collins, as well as several DJs from KEXP.
Dinosaur Jr. and Park join other mainstage acts like Flying Lotus, AlunaGeorge, Beat Connection and Deep Sea Diver, Shabazz Palaces and Snarky Puppy (one of Allen’s favorites).
By day, some 200 artists will gather at the CenturyLink Field Event Center with music professionals, technologists and creatives to talk about how to succeed in the industry. There will be interactive keynotes, breakout sessions, cross-industry discussions and mentoring workshops for local artists.
In the evening, the artists will perform in more than 25 spaces and venues throughout Pioneer Square and CenturyLink Field’s North Lot.