While summer festival season is in full swing, it’s never too early to look to fall offerings. Heineken CityArts Festival just announced its initial lineup of artists and musicians, and the biggest ticket is one we mentioned last month: David Byrne and St. Vincent will headline at 5th Avenue Theatre with a performance of songs from their much anticipated collaboration Love This Giant (October 17). The rest of the lineup includes electro-funk duo Ghostland Observatory playing at PacSci’s Laser Dome, the Irish post-punk of Two Door Cinema Club, and lots of great locals (The Maldives, Lemolo, Reignwolf, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, My Goodness, etc.). Beyond the concert lineup, this year’s festival is encouraging patrons to interact more with the city via the “Urban Arts Adventure” series. Festivalgoers will be sent around town to secret, nontraditional venues to see works by dance-art group zoe | juniper, marimba master Erin Jorgensen, and more. The lineup isn’t finalized (needs more Laser Dome), but more artists will be announced soon.
Heineken CityArts Fest 2012 lineup, as of July 24:
David Byrne and St. Vincent / Ghostland Observatory (two shows: Showbox SoDo and the Laser Dome) / Two Door Cinema Club / Joshua Radin / Collie Buddz / A Fine Frenzy / Brother Ali with Blank Tape Beloved / EOTO / Lost in the Trees / Omar Rodriguez Lopez / The Maldives / Lemolo / Zion I / Neil Halstead / Howlin Rain / Ravenna Woods / D. Black / Cody Beebe and the Crooks / Gold Leaves / Homeboy Sandman with DJ Sosa / Motopony / “The Rolling Stones” / My Goodness / Gold Fields / Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band / Reignwolf / Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground / Pep Love / Tiny Vipers / Throw Me The Statue / Grynch / Horse Feathers / Fatal Lucciauno / The New Law / Fox and the Law / Fly Moon Royalty / Black Bananas / Dana Buoy (of Akron/Family) / Spac3man / Midtown Dickens / Slang! / The Grizzled Mighty / Case Studies / Land of Pines / Davidson Hart Kingsbery / Larry Hawkins / Hobosexual / Kevin Long / Tomten / Stephanie / novaTRON / New Kingston / Friends / The Reminders / Los Rakas / The Holdup / Vokab Kompany / Michael Manahan / Marissa / DJ Nima Fadavi
Heineken CityArts Fest 2012
Oct 17–20, various venues, tickets for David Byrne and St. Vincent on sale now; passes go on sale Aug 2