Matt and Kim, A$AP Rocky, Spoon to headline Capitol Hill Block Party 2014

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Matt and Kim at the Neptune in 2012. Photo by Jason Tang

Matt and Kim at the Neptune in 2012. Photo by Jason Tang

Organizers for the Capitol Hill Block Party announced the first batch of performers and headliners for this year’s festival earlier today and as usual they include a genre-spanning range of artists.

This year’s festival will be headlined  by Matt and Kim, A$AP Rocky, Spoon and Chromeo. Other artists who will be featured at this year’s Block Party are: Sol,  The War on Drugs, Odesza, A$AP Ferg, Beat Connection, Star Slinger, Budos Band, Tanlines, XXYYXX, Angel Olsen, Poolside, Cymbals and Shy Girls. The complete lineup for the festival will be announced next month.

The festival will feature five stages and takes place July 25-27. There are multiple options for purchasing tickets, which are currently on sale. You can buy your tickets here. Here’s the breakdown of ticket options:

April 15 – 17: Pre-sale three-day passes available for $99 and VIP Packages available for $250
April 18 – 28: Three-day pass prices will be $115
April 29 – July 24: Three-day pass price will be $125
Day of festival: Three-day pass price will be $150

When purchasing tickets, concert-goers will have the option to donate to Creative Advantage, a local organization seeking to restore arts education to all Seattle classrooms.

Here’s what Jason Lajeunesse, the festival’s owner and producer, had to say about this year’s Block Party:

“The Block Party is a boisterous and spirited event that takes place right in the heart of Seattle’s artistic community,” Lajeunesse said in a press release. “This year’s headliners like Chromeo and Matt and Kim will transform the intersection of Pike and Broadway into a giant dance floor. I can’t wait.”

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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.