Photo Recap of Freakout Festival 2016 by Jake Hanson
* Freakout Records Artists
SMOKEY BRIGHTS (11:30-12:15)
ACID TONGUE (9:10-9:40)
SPIRIT AWARD (8:00-8:30)
ZEN MOTHER (10:55-11:25)
LYDIA RAMSEY (8:35-9:05)
MOMMY LONG LEGS (11:00-12:00)
SORCHA FAAL + L-SYSTEM (11:00-12:00)
THE SPIDER FERNS (10:00-10:45)
SPENCER MOODY (11:35-12:20)
HOUNDS OF THE WILD HUNT (9:10-9:40)
CHRIS KING & THE GUTTERBALLS
THE FIXERS (12:20-End)
MOON DARLING (11:00-11:30)
EASTERN SOUVENIRS (8:35-9:05)
ERIK BLOOD (11:45-12:20)
MAIAH MANSER (10:30-11:15)
NEU YEUTH (8:00-8:30)
*LIGHTS BY KBLANQ*
MR. NIGHT SKY (11:00-12:00)
DJ SICK SID
WHAT IS FREAKOUT FESTIVAL?
Freakout Festival, previously known as The Psychedelic Holiday Freakout, is the reason that this record label exists in the first place! Guy Keltner (label co-founder) started the Psychedelic Holiday Freakout Festival in 2012 as an annual event curated in different parts of Seattle (the 1st year was at DIY spaces on Capitol Hill; the 2nd year was in Ballard; the 3rd year featured No Age, The Grizzled Mighty, The Shivas, Tesla Boy, and Rose Quartz at Neumos/Barboza). As the festival grew, he brought on more team members to help coordinate, which brought us all together. We've rebranded this year to make it a Freakout Records event, but at it's core, Freakout Festival is still an event for the local Seattle music community.
I'VE NEVER HEARD OF ANY OF THESE BANDS BEFORE
Uhh, that's not a question, but you still have time to fix this! Go check out that fancy Spotify playlist of Freakout Festival artists that we have above, click on each of the artists to check out their social media or website, and follow the Facebook Event as we update it regularly with news about all the artists.
I'VE IGNORED EVERYTHING ON THIS WEBSITE... WHERE/WHEN IS THE FESTIVAL, AGAIN?
That's what we're here for! Freakout Festival takes place for two-nights on December 8 and 9 with doors opening at 8:00pm both nights. It will be located in Seattle, Washington at four venues on E Madison Street & 14th Avenue:
Chop Suey (Both the Main Stage & The Den back bar)
Lovecitylove (Located at the CLEANERS across the street on Madison)
HOW WILL THESE TICKETS WORK?
If you pre-order your tickets for a Day 1 Only, Day 2 Only, or 2-Day Pass online through Ticketfly, you can pick up your tickets the night before (Dec 7) at the Freakout Records table at Chop Suey's Red Bull Sound Select event, or your name will be on the will-call list at Chop Suey the nights of the festival. Tickets will still be available at the Chop Suey door on the night of the event.
We will not be doing wristbands this year. Instead, we will have a snazzy Freakout stamp that will give you access to all four venues; Chop Suey, Pony, Bar Sue, & Lovecitylove.
BUYING A PASS ON TICKETFLY IS GOOD FOR ENTRY AT ALL FESTIVAL LOCATIONS
WHEN WILL YOU ANNOUNCE SET TIMES?
There is a schedule already listed above that breaks out the bands by Day & Stage. We will have a downloadable schedule with set times available by December 5.
CAN I BRING MY KIDS?
Are your kids 21 or older? Then yes. Major points to you for being a cool parent.
Otherwise, yes, but only for one stage. Erik Blood + Maiah Manser + Youryoungbody + DoNormaal + Neu Yeuth at Lovecitylove on December 9 will be All-Ages & an alcohol-free stage.
$12 tickets for those under 21 will be available at the door for THIS SHOW ONLY. Those 21+ will still be required to have a Day Pass. See! You can still be a cool parent (or older sibling or Tinder date) on Friday.
WHAT'S THE PARKING SITUATION?
It is all street parking, my friend. Welcome to the joys of Capitol Hill! We obviously strongly recommend that everyone uses the Sound Transit Light Rail, Uber/Lyft, or public transportation.
Thursdays and Fridays are busy evenings for nightlife so the earlier you get there, the better chance you'll have of finding close parking. If you don't mind walking a few blocks, the QFC on Broadyway & Pike usually has affordable overnight rates for their above-building lot.
WHAT CAN I BRING INTO VENUES?
- Bring your ID! And, no, the security isn't going to remember your face just because you've entered 3 times tonight. Have it out and ready.
- Some cash to buy the band's merch.
- Cigarettes & lighters or vape pens are fine.
- iPhones (But don't be that guy who holds it up for the entire show. Your Instagram video looks bad and your blocking my mom's face)
- Fanny packs
- Purses & backpacks are allowed, but will be subject to search at every venue so... that'll be really fun for you.
- Misogynists, Racists, Bigots.
- Outside food or drink. All venues except for Lovecitylove (Chop Suey, Bar Sue, Pony) will be serving alcohol and Chop Suey even has a fantastic kitchen that will be serving a special Freakout Festival-themed menu. The Chop Suey kitchen is cash-only but trust me, it's worth it.
- Professional cameras with detachable lenses, video cameras, laser pointers, paint, knives, weapons, chains, illegal substances.
ARE THERE ANY ATMS AROUND?
There is an ATM inside Chop Suey, as well as a Bank of America in the middle of all the venues.
I'M A BLOGGER. CAN I HAVE A PRESS PASS?
Ask nicely. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS ALL SOUNDS SO EXCITING! CAN I VOLUNTEER?
Thank you! Glad you're so excited! There's a possibility that we may need some on-site assistance. Please email email@example.com so that we have your contact information as we get closer to the event.
WELL, CAN I BE A VENDOR? I'M REALLY TRYING TO GET MY ROB THOMAS-INSPIRED FEDORA BUSINESS OFF THE GROUND.
We will have limited space for products (and most of it will be taken up by Freakout & artist merchandise and festival sponsors) but if you have something cool, we'd love to include you! Give us your product, make it real, or else forget about it. For vendor info, email firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN I GET A REFUND IF AN ARTIST CANCELS?
All sales are final. While all artists are confirmed to perform at Freakout Festival, line-up is subject to change without notice. Shit happens and sometimes we can't control it.