2018 Lineup

We’re excited to announce The Flaming Lips, Cut Copy, Valerie June, and Zola Jesus are four of the sixteen acts performing this year on the Sound LOT’s two main stages.

These four diverse acts set the tone for this year’s fest, and stay tuned, the additional twelve acts coming to the main stages will be announced soon, along with the 200+ artists playing in venues throughout Pioneer Square.

Psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips will close out the Fest on the Amazon Music main stage Sunday (Photo Credit: George Salisbury)
Multi-instrumental electronica Cut Copy will support The Flaming Lips on Sunday
Folk chanteuse Valerie June will play on a TBD day in the Sound Lot
Avant-garde songstress Zola Jesus will play on a TBD day in the Sound Lot

Seattle’s Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2018 is a three-day gathering where attendees can experience acclaimed national artists performing alongside rising stars from the Northwest on two main stages—the Amazon Music main stage and KEXP stage in the Sound Lot—and throughout 15+ venues around Pioneer Square.

With additional showcases specially guest curated by Consequence of Sound, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Sub Pop Records, and many more, Upstream will bring a mix of nostalgic and new, loud and chill, iconic and emerging—offering a diversity of experience and music discovery that sets us apart from the typical music festival. Get early bird tickets now, while they last.

Early bird tickets are going fast! Prices will increase with the announcement of the full lineup of sixteen headliners and 200+ additional artists.


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