The Noise Pop Festival is thrilled to announce an expanded music lineup as the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier independent music and arts festival returns for its 29th year February 21-27, 2022. Festival Badges are on sale now and individual concert tickets become available for purchase this Friday, January 14 at 10 a.m. PT at www.noisepopfest.com.
After previously announcing over 40 acts to the 2022 lineup earlier this fall, local festival organizers have returned with even more exciting emerging and underground artists locked in to perform as well as some of the most sought-after musicians on tour today. . Notable headliners from the initial musical lineup included intimate sets from Alex G and Dorian Electra; plus local Bay Area artists like King Woman and Papercuts; and several additional memorable shows, including The Microphones’ first performance in the Bay Area in 20 years, Titus Andronicus celebrating The Monitor’s (belated) 10th anniversary and The Drums performing their classic album Portamento.
New musical additions revealed today include a headliner from legendary singer/songwriter Jeff Tweedy of the band Wilco, who will perform at The Fillmore to kick off the week-long celebration of music on Monday February 21; as well as often outspoken and internationally renowned host Azealia Banks, who will help bring the 2022 Festival to a close on Sunday night. This concert is preceded by a special afternoon event on the same Sunday, February 27 featuring Tommy Guerrero, accomplished skateboarder and music producer from San Francisco, who will host an afternoon barbecue while performing a show on Sunday morning.
Other additions include beloved British producer and musician Kamaal Williams, who recently performed in SF at the 2019 Noise Pop Festival; Los Angeles-based pianist and producer John Carroll Kirby, who is perhaps best known for his work supporting superstars like Frank Ocean, Solange, Norah Jones and Miley Cyrus; Lil Mariko, the queen of Chinese-Japanese-American hyperpop memes; synth pop singer and producer Uffie; rising Atlanta rapper Bali Baby; and Los Angeles-based electronic producer Lara Sarkissian, who is also the founder of one of Oakland’s most beloved music collectives called Club Chai; as well as several other acts with Bay Area ties such as Lalin St. Juste, Experimental Housewife, Boy Scouts and Provoker.
Several international artists have also been tapped to perform at next year’s festival, each of them performing for the very first time in the SF Bay Area. These artists include Scottish-Irish experimenter Sega Bodega who have just released their first two albums in consecutive years to critical acclaim; Lastlings, an Australian electronic pop duo, led by siblings Amy and Josh Dowdle; Brazilian-Norwegian jazz singer/songwriter Charlotte Dos Santos; and Montreal-based electroacoustic multi-instrumentalist Ouri, who opens for Arooj Aftab, a Pakistani-born singer and songwriter currently nominated for Best New Artist and Best Global Music Performance at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards.
Noise Pop will also soon host the first North American festival of HE.SHE.THEY. Saturday, February 26 at Public Works. HE SHE THEY. is an international event series, fashion house and record label with diversity and inclusion in the DNA of everything it does with the belief that through representation, spaces can and should be made welcoming to people of all races, sexualities, gender identities and beyond. Artists at the 2022 festival include VTSS, LSDXOXO and India Jordan, although former guest DJs at their parties have included Maya Jane Coles, Honey Dijon and Ellen Allien, as the event has taken over spaces around the world, from Berlin to Mumbai and everywhere in between. .
Following the success of past collaborations, Noise Pop has also teamed up again with SFJAZZ to host an intimate concert series from February 24-27 inside the Joe Henderson Lab. Performers will include jazz pianists Connie Han and The Damani Rhodes Experience, as well as Oakland’s own jazz singer, Valerie Troutt. SFJAZZ and festival organizers are also working together to co-present a special concert featuring performances by Moor Mother and Irreversible Entanglements at The New Parish in Oakland on Wednesday, February 23.
Set to become one of the Festival’s most diverse and discovery-focused music lineups to date, the current 2022 lineup is listed below and available online at www.noisepopfest.com:
Azealia Banks ****
The drums (portamento interpretation)
Kamal Williams ****
Titus Andronicus (performing the Monitor)
Tommy Guerrero ****
Sega Bodega ****
Alice Phoebe Lou
Nate Smith + KINFOLK
Baby Bali ****
John Carroll Kirby ****
Charlotte Dos Santos****
Lil Mariko ****
The welcoming committee
Lalin St Just ****
Rituals of Mine (DJ Set) ****
Lara Sarkissian ****
Experimental Housewife ****
space ghost ****
MAN ON MAN
Foie gras ****
Valerie Trout ****
The Damani Rhodes Experience ****
Piano rain ****
Double body ****
My heart an inverted flame ****
The Acharis ****
DJ Aaron Axelsen****
Sister Widows ****
Maggie gently ****
Tour of Death ****
The Undercurrent ****
Oh the danger! ****
Buzzing light beer ****
Carillon School ****
Maria BC ****
Rare Opportunities ****
Ray and Paul Holmberg****
**** INDICATES NEW ADDITIONS TO THE RANGE
A very limited number of festival badges remain on sale for just $199, although tickets for the newly announced individual concerts will be available for purchase beginning Friday, January 14 at 10 a.m. PT via www.noisepopfest.com. All badges provide access to all general admission music concerts (seating not reserved), badge-only happy hours and some very special events to be announced, as well as all film screenings throughout the festival. ‘one week.
In just a few short weeks, the Noise Pop Festival will soon transform the greater SF Bay Area into a vast festival ground once again as several events take place every night over the course of a week, including live music performances, art exhibits, movie screenings, happy hours, hour-long after-parties, and more. Participating sites include historic and iconic spaces such as Great American Music Hall, Bottom of the Hill, The Chapel, Rickshaw Stop, Swedish American Hall, August Hall, The New Parish, Gray Area, Public Works, Cornerstone and 1015 Folsom, among others.
The Noise Pop team would like to personally thank all of the sponsors involved with the 2022 festival, including Sierra Nevada Brewing, White Claw Hard Seltzer, Coastal Sun Cannabis, BMI and Hotel Kabuki, as well as media partners DoTheBay, KQED Live and BARTable. .
San Francisco-based artist Megan Badilla was tapped to create and design the official artwork for this year’s festival. Learn more about this local illustrator’s work at meganbadilla.com.
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