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Paul Allen’s Upstream Music Fest announces 300 musical acts in final lineup for upcoming event

The complete lineup for Paul Allen’s inaugural Upstream Music Fest + Summit has been finalized, and greater than 300 rising artists from the Pacific Northwest might be featured throughout the three-day event in Seattle subsequent month.

Twenty-five venues in the Pioneer Sq. neighborhood will play host to the weekend of music and conference-style discussions and workshops, Could 11-13.

Earlier announcement’s revealed the keynote speakers for the Summit portion of the event, together with Seattle hip-hop star Macklemore, producer Quincy Jones and Portia Sabin, president of the impartial document label Kill Rock Stars.

The primary 100 musical acts had been introduced on Feb. 23 and that listing was heavy on bands from Seattle. Thursday’s announcement revealed a spread of acts from different Northwest cities, together with:

The bands Dinosaur Jr. and Jay Park have additionally been added to Upstream’s essential stage, which is able to characteristic artists who “exemplify the pageant’s mission with their native and international attraction, their shared ardour for delivering inventive dwell performances and their help of rising artists.”

Flying Lotus, AlunaGeorge, Beat Connection and Deep Sea Diver will play the principle stage Friday evening and Shabazz Palaces, Dinosaur Jr., Jay Park and Snarky Pet on Saturday evening.

Allen, the billionaire philanthropist, Microsoft co-founder and music lover, based Upstream as a approach for artists in the Pacific Northwest to have as many alternatives as they’ll to pursue their music ardour and to be observed.

The lineup choice has been led by curator Meli Darby and a variety of guest curators. The poster beneath reveals which bands will play on which days and the Upstream web site will present additional particulars on showtimes, taking part venues and ticket costs.

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