Capitol Hill Block Party 2012: Neko Case, Fitz & the Tantrums, Major Lazer & more

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The partial lineup for the 2012 Capitol Hill Block Party was announced this morning and it’s quite an impressive bill. Neko Case, Fitz and the Tantrums, Major Lazer, Grimes, Diplo and Phantogram are some of the more established acts on the bill. On the indie cred side of things there’s Cloud Nothings, Thee Oh Sees, Doomtree, The Lumineers, Jaill and many other acts worth getting excited about. And of course Capitol Hill Block Party will host an impressive amount of local bands including  Father John Misty, Absolute Monarchs, Sandrider, Eighteen Individual Eyes, Blue Sky, Black Death, Nacho Picasso, Kris Orlowski, Lemolo, Kithkin, Hot Bodies In Motion and Kung Foo Grip among others.

The festival will feature six stages (including the new Barboza and Havanh stages) and tickets currently cost $75 for a three-day pass (they’ll increase to $85 soon) and can be purchased here. The festival will be happening July 20-22 and the partial lineup is below. The festival is advertising 100 bands and there are only 65ish that have been announced so expect to get more CHBP news as it gets closer to festival time.

Neko Case, Major Lazer, Fitz And The Tantrums, Phantogram, The Lumineers, Grimes, Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz, Youth Lagoon, Diplo, Thee Oh Sees, Cloud Nothings, Twin Shadow, Dam-Funk, Doomtree, Porcelain Raft, Spoek Mathambo, White Arrows, Trust, El Ten Eleven Yuna, Light Asylum, King Tuff, Psychic Paramount, Father John Misty, Jaill, Onuinu, Black Breath,  Blouse, Crystal Stilts, Yawn, The Coathangers, Deadkill, Sandrider, Eighteen Individual Eyes, Pollens, Nightmare Fortress Colonies, Yukon Blonde, John Maus, Blue Sky, Black Death, Nacho Picasso, Kris Orlowski, Lemolo Kithkin, Hot Bodies In Motion, Kung Foo Grip, Tropical Punk, Nu Sensae, NIGHT BEATS , Freighms, Tom Eddy, Dude York, Stephanie, NUDE, FEET, Blood Red Dancers, Space Needles, Skarp, Pony Time, Murmurs, Mass Games, Slow Dance, Crypts, Crime Wave, Trash Fire, Vox Mod, Mama Utah, Silly Goose, Underground Revival

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Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 13 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, Crosscut.com and others and was the founder and former editor of the defunct music site Ear Candy.