Last week, Adam Zacks and Seattle Theatre Group announced Thing, a new festival held at Port Townsend’s Fort Worden, but released very little beyond that it would have “music, comedy, film, dance, food, podcasts, visual arts, and... a mentalist.”
Today, Thing announced the full lineup. It reads like a good, and mellower, version of Sasquatch. Violent Femmes, De La Soul, Jeff Tweedy, Calexico with Iron and Wine are all indie-world mainstays at this point. But the rest of the list leans toward rising stars: Japanese Breakfast, Snail Mail, Orville Peck. Seattle writer Lindy West and comedian Todd Barry will talk. Thing rounds out with a smattering of oddball touches: a live read of An Officer and a Gentleman (filmed at Fort Worden), Napoleon Dynamite Live!, and Macaulay Culkin will tape a Bunny Ears podcast. You can also expect—since this is the goddamn PNW—yoga and guided hikes. See the full list here.
Tickets go on sale April 26 at 9am, and have sliding prices based on when you buy:
Apr 26–May 2: $99.50 (one-day) or $189.50 (two-day)
May 3–Aug 17: $109.50 (one-day) or $209.50 (two-day)
Aug 18–Aug 25: $129.50 (one-day) or $249.50 (two-day)
Aug 24 & 25, Fort Worden, $100–$250