Albert Hammond Jr.
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Albert Hammond Jr., Beirut & Bob Mould Among First To Join Noise Pop 2019 Lineup
The Noise Pop Festival has kept the spirit of indie music and arts alive in the San Francisco Bay Area for 25 years, and as its 26th year approaches, has announced the initial lineup of the weeklong festivities that will continue to feature a mix of up-and-coming indie artists as well as established ones on Feb. 25.
Noise Pop is at its heart an indie festival, celebrating indie musicians and artists of all varieties. The Noise Pop 2019 Phase One lineup already boasts several established, fan-favorite artists including indie rock/folk darlings Beirut, The Stroke's guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., Bob Mould of '80s alt-rock group Hüsker Dü and Scottish alt-rock group Teenage Fanclub, who've been making music since 1990.
The festival also prides itself on bringing "early exposure to many emerging artists," plenty of which have gone on to become big names. The list includes GRAMMY-winners White Stripes and The Flaming Lips, GRAMMY-nominees Death Cab for Cutie and Modest Mouse and indie-rock classics The Shins and Bright Eyes.
This year, the initial lineup has already plenty of artists to watch out for, including L.A-based electro/dream-pop artist Baths, NYC-based indie-pop singer/songwriter Caroline Rose, Aussie electro-R&B duo Kllo, L.A.-based singer/songwriter Current Joys and more.
The festival will come to life through a variety of venues across San Francisco and Oakland, along with art shows, film screenings and happy hours to keep music lovers busy all week. Passes are available for access to all of the events, as well as individual tickets for shows. More information is available on Noise Pop's website.