The 6th annual Freakout Fest will once again take over Ballard for two nights full of music that has a little bit of something for just about every northwest music fan. The festival will take place on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 in the historic Ballard neighborhood.
Freakout Festival is the reason Freakout Records exists! Guy Keltner (label co-founder) started what was formerly the Psychedelic Holiday Freakout Festival in 2013 as an annual event curated in different neighborhoods of Seattle. As the festival grew, more team members joined to help coordinate, which eventually formed the Freakout family. In 2016, they rebranded to make it a Freakout Records event, but at its core, Freakout Festival is still an event for the local Seattle music community.
Each year Freakout Records brings together a variety of bands, largely from the greater Pacific Northwest. This year they invited several friends to help curate stages, including El Sonido (KEXP), The Vera Project, Sea Witch Productions, X-RAY FM, Street Sounds (KEXP) and Artist Home.
This year’s lineup is packed with amazing local talent, including All Them Witches, Blimes & Gab, Night Beats, Deap Vally, Sneaks, Monsterwatch, and many, many more! See the full lineup HERE.
Festival venues include: the Tractor Tavern, the Sunset, Conor Byrne, Lagunitas, Salmon Bay Eagles Club, CC Filson, Caffe Umbria and Sonic Boom Records.
Festival curators include: Freakout Records, El Sonido (KEXP), Street Sounds (KEXP), The Vera Project, Sea Witch Productions and XRAY FM.
Festival sponsors include: KEXP, Lagunitas Brewing, LUX Pot Shop, Redhook Brewing, Red Bull, The Other Coast Cafe and Hood River Distillery.