WHAT IS FREAKOUT FESTIVAL?
The Freakout is a late-fall festival created by local Seattle record label Freakout Records. In 2018, we return to Ballard from November 16-17th!
Freakout Festival is the reason Freakout Records exists! Guy Keltner (label co-founder) started what was formerly the Psychedelic Holiday Freakout Festival in 2013 as an annual event curated in different neighborhoods of Seattle. As the festival grew, more team members joined to help coordinate, which eventually formed the Freakout family. In 2016, we rebranded to make it a Freakout Records event, but at it’s core, Freakout Festival is still an event for the local Seattle music community.
WHO IS PLAYING?
Each year Freakout Records brings together a variety of bands, largely from the greater Pacific Northwest. This year we invited several friends to help us curate stages, including El Sonido (KEXP), The Vera Project, Sea Witch Productions, X-RAY FM, Street Sounds (KEXP) and Artist Home. The 2018 festival will not disappoint! We look forward to seeing you there. Click here to see the full lineup.
IS IT ALL AGES?
YES! We're pleased to announce that we've added new venues this year that allow us to welcome underage music lovers. CC Filson, Sonic Boom Records, Caffe Umbria, Lagunitas and The Salmon Bay Eagles club will host some of our favorite acts and be open all weekend to those younger than 21. All other venues will require an I.D. for entry.
WHERE DO I GO?
Freakout Festival will take place in Ballard (Seattle) for 2018 and spread between several locations, including the Tractor Tavern, Conor Byrne, Sunset Tavern, Caffe Umbria, Lagunitas Brewing, Sonic Boom Records, The Salmon Bay Eagles Club and Filson Ballard. Click here to view our festival map and to learn more about the venues.
HOW DO I BUY TICKETS?
Tickets are on sale via Brown Paper Tickets. You can purchase single day tickets or save some dough and purchase weekend passes that cover both Friday and Saturday. Day-of tickets will be sold at the venues with the option of purchasing a tickets to single venues.
IS THERE PARKING?
We strongly recommend that everyone use public transportation, whether King County Metro, Uber, Lyft, ReachNow, BMX pegs, etc. Street parking is available throughout Ballard on a first-come, first-served basis if you plan to bring a car.
NEED A PRESS PASS?
Click here to apply for credentials.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
We'd love to have you! Email us for more information.
Possibly the greatest radio station in the world, our good friends at KEXP, specifically El Sonido and Street Sounds, will be closely involved in curating strong local talent for this years fest.
Based in Petaluma, CA, Lagunitas has recently opened a new location in Ballard. One of our official beer sponsors, we will also be be hosting a free stage for the public at their new brewery/taproom on NW 49th St.
LUX Pot Shop carries the largest variety of high-quality recreational cannabis in Seattle. Located across the street from the Lagunitas stage, count on LUX to keep your spirits lifted!
You know the name. You love the beer. We’re excited to have Redhook on board for Freakout Fest this year to provide tasty libations for all!
Responsible for some of our favorite cocktail fixins, we’re excited to have Hood River Distilling on board to help with special bar menus to keep you feeling loose!
Without VWC, Freakout Records would spend a lot more time worrying about finances and a lot less time bringing you great music. We’re so thankful to have their support!