The Posies & The Sonics headline Macefield Music Festival in Ballard

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The lineup for the second annual Macefiled Music Festival was announced earlier this week and it features a ridiculous wealth of local talent that will make it well worth your time (and money) in October.

The two-day event, which goes down Oct. 3 and 4, will feature headliners The Posies and The Sonics as well as more than 60 other local, and a few national, artists performing in seven venues throughout downtown Ballard.

Below is a listing of the rest of the acts announced so far.

ThesSatisfaction, Big Business, The Maldives, Sage, Helms Alee, Survival Knife, Theoretics, Boss Martians, Star Anna, NighTraiN, Davidson Hart Kingsbery, The Derelicts, The Fame Riot, Ian Moore and the Lossy Coils, Carolyn Mark, Mark Pickerel, Uglyfrank, Ryan Caraveo, Full Toilet, The Tripwires, Future Shock, Tacos!, Ganges River Band, Goodbye Heart, The Moonspinners, Breaks and Swells, The Bad Things, Jeff Fielder, Darci Carlson, Inly, The Crying Shame, Ben Union, The Chasers, Ole Tinder, STAG, Solvents, Mike Dumovich, The Bad Tenants

Forty more bands will be announced on Sept. 1, which is also when single-day tickets go on sale. A two-day pass costs $35 (or $20 for a youth ticket) and can be purchased here.

Along with having some killer live music this year’s Macefield will feature a comedy showcase, poster exhibition, record swap, craft vendors and a beer garden. Venues include: Hattie’s Hat parking lot, Tractor Tavern, Sunset Tavern, Conor Byrne Pub, Hotel Albatross, Sonic Boom Records, Lucky Dry Goods

If you’re not familiar with Macefield, that’s okay because it’s a newcomer to the scene. The festival rose from the ashes of  Seattle Weekly’s REVERB Festival last year after the Weekly’s new ownership group decided to cancel the annual daylong romp of local music in Ballard. After the festival was canned, former REVERB Festival programmer Kwab Copeland got together with KEXP DJ Hannah Levin and a few other folks to create the Macefield
Music Festival, which was named after former Ballard resident Edith Macefield who famously refused to sell her home for $1 million to commercial developers.

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

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.