NOISE POP FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY
WITH ONE OF MOST SUCCESSFUL YEARS TO DATE
NOISE POP HOSTS OVER 28,000 ATTENDEES ACROSS 11 DAYS
FEATURING 180+ ARTISTS AT 17 BAY AREA VENUES,
SELLS OUT FESTIVAL BADGES AND NEARLY 90 PERCENT OF SHOWS
-- Noise Pop Festival 2018 Scheduled Announced For February 16-26, 2018 --
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 2, 2017) – Noise Pop Festival closed out their 25th annual event with a celebration of music, film and arts over eleven days in San Francisco and the Bay Area with one of their most successful fests to date. Next year’s festival is now confirmed for February 16-26, 2018.
Noise Pop 25, which took place this year on February 17–27, sold the most tickets than any other year to date. Festival GA badges sold out in advance this year, as did 88 percent of the shows spread across the Bay Area. Over 28,000 badge holders and ticket buyers attended the festival, catching 180+ artists over 17 venues, including clubs and theaters.
The festival celebrated a quarter-century of Noise Pop with an array of amazing performances not only from national music acts but also from an impressive variety of established and up-and-coming Bay Area artists. This year’s lineup also carried on the festival’s musical expansion by including several genres in the music mix, with hip-hop, indie rock, electronic, metal, and more. Among the artists with stellar sold-out performances were Ty Segall, Grandaddy, Vince Staples, Dawes, Julien Baker, BadBadNotGood, Deafheaven, Tash Sultana, PWR BTTM, Rogue Wave (presented Cover Me: A Night of 80s Classics), and Creeper Lagoon (who performed together on stage for the first time since 2001). Additional favorite highlights of the festival included sets by Japanese Breakfast, Diet Cig, Hazel English, Middle Kids, Hanni El Khatib, and many more.
In addition to the music, fans were also able to experience captivating film and art shows. This year's fest celebrated John Scarpati with two gallery shows of large-scale canvases from some of his extensive collection of cover art. The film lineup included visually and aurally stunning presentations spotlighting music in film, with highlights including a live performance by The Melvins before the screening of Colossus of Destiny: A Melvin's Tale (Bay area Premiere), 2017 Audience Award selection L7: Pretend We're Dead (Northern California Premiere), Short Film Jury Selection, The Boombox Collection: Zion I, and Feature Film Jury Selection, Stronger Than Bullets (West Coast Premiere).
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, playing to a packed venue.
Shepard Fairey—world-renowned contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator and founder of OBEY Clothing—was the creator of the 2017 festival artwork.
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