Capitol Hill Block Party Announces 2008 Festival Line Up, Dates

The Capitol Hill Block Party is an annual music festival that draws upon and showcases the best indie and underground rock in the US, with a special focus on its Northwest artists. Launched 11 years ago, the Block Party has evolved into one of Seattle’s most anticipated outdoor music festivals. With over 50 bands on 4 stages, great food, and plenty of cheap beer, this is one of the best parties of the summer.
The 2008 Capitol Hill Block Party has already confirmed performances by Vampire Weekend, Les Savy Fav, The Hold Steady, Girl Talk, Chromeo, Kimya Dawson, The Dodos, U.S.E., Jay Reatard, Darker My Love, Akimbo & more!

Check out all these great bands and more on July 25th & 26th in Seattle. According to Seattle Weekly: “This ain’t no burnt-wiener-and-potato-salad kind of block party. No, this one is more like a sweaty, boozy, scaled-down version of Sasquatch, only during the dog days of summer and right in our own backyard…. The Block Party has grown from an endearing street fair to a monster takeover of the now hotter than ever corridor of Pike between 12th Ave all the way down to Broadway.”

Also Confirmed: The Hands, Pwrfl Power, The Builders And The Butchers, Velella Velella, Past Lives, Black Eyes And Neckties, The Physics, Man Plus, Little Party and Bad Business, Champagne Champagne with over 30 more bands and DJ’s to be announced!

Partial proceeds from The Block Party benefit two excellent non-profits: Home Alive, which encourages violence prevention, and The Vera Project, a youth-run, all ages venue and recording studio in Seattle.

Tickets for The Block Party go on sale tomorrow, Friday April 18th,10:00am. The Block Party continues to be one of the least expensive festivals in the country, with tickets only $18 in advance and a 2 day pass for only $34.

Special presale started Tuesday, April 15th…go here — password is BLOCKPARTY
For Advance Tickets: click here for Friday’s show | click here for Saturday’s show | For 2 day Discounted Pass Click here.
Tickets Available at, All Seattle Rudy’s Barber Shops, Select QFC’s, Moe Bar/Neumos Seattle, or charge by phone at 1-800-325-SEAT.

The Capitol Hill Block Party: website | myspace
Home Alive: website
The Vera Project: website | myspace

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