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Capitol Hill Block Party Announces 2022 Lineup

The three-day summer festival will return with electronic-leaning headliners Charli XCX, Diplo, and Jai Wolf.

By Sophie Grossman February 1, 2022

Purveyor of dreamy EDM Evan Giia will perform at the 2022 Block Party.

Image: Joshua Lewis

The ashes of Seattle’s two biggest music festivals have indeed proven temporary. On the heels of an announcement that Bumbershoot will return, the 2022 Capitol Hill Block Party lineup was released this morning, bolstering a faltering will to claw my sodden, vitamin-D deficient way through the rest of winter. The thought of gyrating to Diplo under the beating sun while people in the apartments overhead rain down Otter Pops on the crowd is truly the only thing getting me through the month of February, and I don’t think I’m alone in this.

Alongside the LA-based DJ, other big names on the lineup include Charli XCX, Jai Wolf, Tokimonsta, Beach Bunny, and Toro y Moi. A press release from producers Daydream State placed emphasis on local talent the Black Tones, Enumclaw, and JusMoni, and said that lending exposure to Pacific Northwest indie artists after a punishing two years was one of the festival’s central aims.

Much like Bumbershoot, Capitol Hill Block Party has drawn criticism in recent years for having strayed from its modest origins as a free local music festival, with national headliners and an accompanying flock of advertising sponsors serving to alienate some locals who remember a gritty Capitol Hill of yore. Daydream State seems conscientious of this state of affairs. Associate producer Kate Harris says that they have “worked hard to develop additional free programming that benefits the residents of Capitol Hill, our fundraising partners, and Seattle at large,” and the press release presents the fest’s 2022 reincarnation as a revitalizing infusion for neighborhood businesses that may still be struggling amid Covid. 

Three-day General Admission presale tickets became available this morning (enter the code CHBPISBACK) for $150. The price will eventually increase to $220 as the weekend of July 22 draws near. See the full lineup below.

Capitol Hill Block Party 2022 Full Lineup

Charli XCX
Jai Wolf
Toro Y Moi
100 Gecs
Remi Wolf
Danny Brown
Flo Milli
Beach Bunny
The Beths
Evan Giia
Chet Porter
Sudan Archives
Manila Killa
Tkay Maidza
Magdalena Bay
Kenny Mason
Ela Minus
Chloe Moriondo
Lizzy McAlpine
Michelleian Sweet
Dempsey Hope
The Black Tones
Breaks and Swells
The Moss
The Grizzled Mighty
Brent Amaker and the Rodeo
All star Opera
La Fonda
Linda from Work
Claudine Magbag
Ariana Deboo
Among Authors
Erik Walters
Lovely Colours
Todd Zack Jr.
King Youngblood
Small Paul
Jane Don’t and Friends
Sea Lemon
Dave Shanae
Rell Be Free
Hherb (live set)
Chinese American Bear
Halley Greg
Pink Boa
Good Job
Oh My Eyes



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