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Monday, July 14, 2008

Preliminary Decibel Festival Lineup Announced

posted by on July 14 at 11:41 AM

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Today Decibel announced the intitial lineup and pricing for the September event, Decibel’s 5th edition. There have been rumors about who’s playing for weeks now, but this is the first official word. Decibel will be held from September 25-28 in venues all over the city (most on the Hill). Full release after the jump, but here’s the initial lineup (emphasis my own). I never thought Carl Craig would ever play Seattle, but looks like that day is coming.

PRELIMINARY LINEUP (final line up TBA mid August):
Carl Craig (US) – DJ Set
Deadmau5 (CA) - Live
Jahcoozi (DE) - Live
The Bug featuring Warrior Queen (UK) - Live
Dixon (DE) - Live
Audion (US) - Live
Burnt Friedman (DE) - Live
Luca Bacchetti (IT) - DJ Set
Tujiko Noriko (JP) - Live
Santiago & Bushido (US) - Live

Barbara Morgenstern (DE) - Live
Deaf Center (NO) - Live
William Basinski (US) - Live
Jeff Samuel (US/DE) - DJ
Library Tapes (SE) - Live
Akira Rabelais (US) - Live
Mike Monday (US) - DJ
Eluvium (US) - Live
Tycho (US) - Live
Noah Pred (CA) - Live
Derek Plaslaiko (US) - Live
Eskmo (US) - Live
Kilowatts (US) - Live
Alland Byallo (US) - DJ
Jeff Greinke (US) - Live
Welder (US) - Live
Jacob London (US) - Live
Deru (US) - Live
Lusine (US) - Live
Craig Kuna (US) - DJ
Nalepa (US) - Live
Nikola Baytala (US) - DJ
Sammy D (US) - DJ
Truckasauras (US) – Live
Balún (US) - Live
M. Quiet (US) – DJ
Let’s Go Outside (US) – Live
Alala.One (US) – DJ
Attentat (US) – DJ
Les Freres Courvoisier (US) - Live

INITIAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED – CARL CRAIG TO HEADLINE!

The fifth annual Decibel Festival will again submerse Seattle in the broad spectrum of electronic
music and its surrounding cultural elements. Since its inception in 2003, Decibel has booked
over 400 acts, culminating in the biggest edition yet this fall. Following the success and critical
acclaim of previous editions, the festival is once again assembling a diverse selection of
international talent designed to stimulate its audience on multiple levels. The lineup features
artists at the forefront of electronic music production, alongside exciting visual art performances,
multimedia installations, workshops and panel discussions. With this landmark anniversary,
Decibel will showcase several debut performances as well as some return favorites.

The four-day annual Decibel International Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art
and New Media takes place this September 25 - 28.

The preliminary lineup thus far includes: Carl Craig, Deadmau5, Jahcoozi, Burnt Friedman,
Audion, Luca Bacchetti, The Bug, Dixon, Barbara Morgenstern, Tujiko Noriko, Jeff Samuel,
William Basinski, Bruno Pronsato, Deaf Center, Tycho, Santiago & Bushido, Akira Rabelais, Mike
Monday, Eluvium, Library Tapes, Noah Pred, Kilowatts, Jeff Greinke, Derek Plaslaiko, Welder,
Alland Byallo, Eskmo, Jacob London, Deru, Lusine, Craig Kuna, Nikola Baytala, Sammy D and
Nalepa. Additional artists are going to be announced in August. Visit www.dbfestival.com for
travel info, tickets and additional info about the 2008 Decibel Festival.


MENU:
• Sustainability In the Arts
• Preliminary Lineup
• Venues / Schedule
• Tickets / Passes
• Media Partners
• Hotel Partners
• Sponsors
• About Decibel

• SUSTAINABILITY IN THE ARTS
Seattle is one of the top green cities in North America, reflecting the increasing global need for
positive environmental impact. In 2008 Decibel has made a commitment to work in creating a
zero carbon footprint event. This will reflect throughout Decibel’s programming, partners,
sponsors, educational outreach and other components.

This year’s Decibel Festival will feature recycling stations and eco-friendly hotel rooms through
our sponsor, the Best Western Executive Inn in Seattle. Decibel will be announcing more
sustainability efforts in the weeks leading up to the festival.


• PRELIMINARY LINEUP (final line up TBA mid August):
Carl Craig (US) – DJ Set
Deadmau5 (CA) - Live
Jahcoozi (DE) - Live
The Bug featuring Warrior Queen (UK) - Live
Dixon (DE) - Live
Audion (US) - Live
Burnt Friedman (DE) - Live
Luca Bacchetti (IT) - DJ Set
Tujiko Noriko (JP) - Live
Santiago & Bushido (US) - Live
Barbara Morgenstern (DE) - Live
Deaf Center (NO) - Live
William Basinski (US) - Live
Jeff Samuel (US/DE) - DJ
Library Tapes (SE) - Live
Akira Rabelais (US) - Live
Mike Monday (US) - DJ
Eluvium (US) - Live
Tycho (US) - Live
Noah Pred (CA) - Live
Derek Plaslaiko (US) - Live
Eskmo (US) - Live
Kilowatts (US) - Live
Alland Byallo (US) - DJ
Jeff Greinke (US) - Live
Welder (US) - Live
Jacob London (US) - Live
Deru (US) - Live
Lusine (US) - Live
Craig Kuna (US) - DJ
Nalepa (US) - Live
Nikola Baytala (US) - DJ
Sammy D (US) - DJ
Truckasauras (US) – Live
Balún (US) - Live
M. Quiet (US) – DJ
Let’s Go Outside (US) – Live
Alala.One (US) – DJ
Attentat (US) – DJ
Les Freres Courvoisier (US) - Live

• VENUES / SCHEDULE
Neumos / Moe Bar (International Showcases : Thurs - Sun) : www.neumos.com
The Triple Door (Ambient Showcase : Sun) : www.thetripledoor.net
Chop Suey (Electro Pop Showcase : Sat) : www.chopsuey.com
Sole Repair (DJ Showcases : Thurs - Sun) : www.solerepairshop.com
The Baltic Room (Live / Label Showcases : Thurs - Sun) : www.thebalticroom.net
Northwest Film Forum (OPTICAL 1 & 2 and Db Conference : Fri - Sat) : www.nwfilmforum.org
Grey (Will Call and Local DJ Showcases : Thurs - Sun) : www.greygalleryandlounge.com
Volunteer Park (dB in the Park : Sat) : www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=399
Havana’s (dB BBQ : Sun) : www.havanasocial.com

• DB PASSES / TICKETS
This year Decibel will be offering three types of festival passes:
All Access Pass = $175 : Access to all venues, all four days and nights (very limited).
Deluxe Pass = $125 : Access to all club events, including “Db in the Park” and the “Db BBQ”.
Weekend Club Pass = $100 : Access to evening club events, Friday through Sunday.

All passes can be purchased online at:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/editevent.html?e_id=38530

We’ll be offering a limited number of discounted Deluxe Passes ($100) from July 15th
through
August 15th
. We’ll be sending out a password code and instructions via the Decibel Email List. To
subscribe to Decibel Email List visit www.dbfestival.com and fill out the subscription box (left of
the page).

Individual Showcase Tickets will be going on sale beginning August 1st
(20 Showcases ranging
from $10 to $25).

• MEDIA PARTNERS

Decibel is very excited to announce that URB Magazine is the official media sponsor for 2008.
Additional media partners onboard include XLR8R, Resident Advisor, The Stranger and KEXP
90.3 FM. Be on the lookout for blogs from the Decibel staff, contests, podcasts, and more fun
from our sponsors!

• HOTEL PARTNERS
All transportation and lodging partners this year feature ways to reduce visitors’ carbon footprints
and ease their stay while in Seattle. They each offer eco-friendly rooms while also providing
comfort and a good night (or morning) rest. These hotels are offering discounts to Decibel
attendants:

Best Western Executive Inn: 206.448.9444
Best Western Loyal Inn: 206.682.0200
The Eight Avenue Inn: 206.233.0185

• SPONSORS

Decibel Festival would like to warmly thank all of our sponsors so far this year. If you are
interested in becoming a sponsor, please email rafael@dbfestival.com.

2008 Sponsors & Partners:

Ableton, Beatport, Bleep Labs, City of Seattle Mayor’s Film & Music Office, Clise Properties (Best
Western Hotels), Dynacord, Easy Street Records, Ghostly International, Grey Gallery & Lounge,
KEXP 90.3 FM, Left Coast Marketing, Nonsequitur, Northwest Film Forum, Peloton Musique,
PlayNetwork, Quinns Pub, Resident Advisor, Sole Repair, Starbourne, The Stranger, URB
Magazine, and XLR8R.

• ABOUT DECIBEL FESTIVAL
Founded in 2003, Seattle’s Decibel Festival (www.dbfestival.com) bridges the gap between
technology and creativity through visual art, workshops, panel discussions and cutting-edge
electronic music performances. By assembling a diverse selection of international talent, Decibel
Festival provides a forum for musicians, industry professionals and educators alike.

The 5th Annual Decibel International Festival of Electronic Music, Visual Art and New Media is
scheduled for September 25 through September 28, 2008.

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The Bug & Warrior Queen?

Oh my.

Posted by Fawkes | July 14, 2008 1:42 PM

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