For our 10th year, we are psyched to bring you a special lineup comprised of favorite artists from past festivals, multiple legendary Latin artists, and some of the most exciting femme-fronted acts in the country. Over 70 performers are booked from around the globe to perform across seven venues in Ballard!
2022 main attractions include a special two-night run with legendary 1960's Brazilian band, Os Mutantes, along with sets by Isobel Campbell of Belle & Sebastian, Los Saicos, feat. Peruvian garage-rock legend, Papi Saico, indie-psych outfit, Futurebirds, and South African rockers, BLK JKS. Further acts include Mexico’s Los Dug Dugs, LA punks No Age, and a reunion of the UFO Club, featuring Christian Bland of The Black Angels + Danny Lee Blackwell of Night Beats.
True to our roots, there will be a strong psychedelic and garage rock presence, with performances from Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds, The Mystery Lights, The Knee-Hi’s, Black Bananas as well as our label veterans Acid Tongue, all under the trippy glowing visuals of the Bay Area's Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show.
In collaboration with Mexico City's Devil in the Woods Records, this year's festival will feature SGT Papers, Las Nubes, Marineros, El Shirota, Margaritas Prodridas, and Mengers.
Freakout is excited to highlight some wave-making womxn-fronted acts from across the states this fall, including the likes of Colleen Green, Esmé Patterson, Pearl & The Oysters, Breanna Barbara, Kassi Valazza, Patriarchy, Pearl Earl and many more!
The 10th annual Freakout won't be complete without showcasing the amazing talent residing in the Pacific Northwest, including The Black Tones, Smokey Brights, Oh, Rose, Jango, Shaina Shepherd, Monsterwatch, and Ariana Deboo, along with the latest Freakout Record's signees – Biblioteka, Beverley Crusher and Smoker Dad. Guests should come ready to party, because Freakout is closing off roads in Ballard, planning secret shows and scheming other surprises to commemorate the anniversary event.