Decibel Fest Announces Orbital, Erykah Badu, Capitol Hill Block Party Shows
by Dave Segal
on Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 11:03 AM
This morning on KEXP, Decibel Fest director Sean Horton announced two more headliners: Orbital Sept. 27 at the Paramount and the Cannabinoids (featuring Erykah Badu) Sept. 28, also at the Paramount. These are huge bookings: one for the old-school, die-hard techno fans (it's been ages since Orbital have played Seattle—1996, maybe?) and another for the soulquarian contingent, which is new ground for Decibel—a sign that it's striving to broaden its audience and confound expectations of what constitutes the event's parameters. Also, hosting popular artists like Badu and Kimbra likely enables Decibel to keep its schedule loaded with fantastic, uncompromising mavericks like Cut Hands, Demdike Stare, Byetone, and Andy Stott.