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Seattle Center Will Have a New Music Festival This Labor Day Weekend

Day In Day Out, from the people behind Capitol Hill Block Party, features Chvrches, Chong the Nomad, Aminé, and Parisalexa.

By Stefan Milne July 7, 2021

Chong the Nomad performs at a Capitol Hill Block Party of yore. 

From the (presumably temporary) ashes of Seattle’s two biggest music festivals rises a small phoenix. And it’s ready to dance. Daydream State, which produces Capitol Hill Block Party (canceled this year), announced this morning that it’ll put on the first Day In Day Out festival on September 4 and 5. There’ll be a single stage at Seattle Center’s Fisher Green Pavilion—which is possible since Bumbershoot is canceled for the second year in a row. 

My favorite thing about DIDO so far is that it’s possible for me to list the whole lineup in a brief paragraph. Saturday: Kaytranada, Aminé, Travis Thompson, Parisalexa, Daisy. Sunday: Chvrches, Big Wild, Strfkr, Blu DeTiger, Chong the Nomad. That, along with some local DJs in between, is it. Ten acts. Three of them from Seattle (Chong, Travis Thompson, and Parisalexa), another from Portland (Aminé). 

Otherwise, expect typical festival accoutrements—all-age viewing lawn, VIP lounge, beer garden, food trucks, and afterparties at the Vera Project, Barboza, and Neumos. 

Tickets go on sale at 10am today and run $80 for one day, $145 for both, $120 for one day VIP, and $200 for two-day VIP. You can find them at DIDO is also partnering with Seattle Fire Department to give 100 free tickets to people who get vaccinated at one of the Welcome Back Week clinics. 

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