Preview: Capitol Hill Block Party
07.20.18 – 07.22.18
For the 22nd year, Capitol Hill Block Party has again entered into the great land of indie-loving, pop-singing, local-loving mixtape heads ready to revel in the streets. This week, with the release of their initial festival lineup, the local stalwart production has mixed alumni favorites like Father John Misty with emerging talent and electronic masters on the edge of cool.
Each of the three days will feature a big name and gobs of other artists spread amongst a handful of both indoor and outdoor venues. Three beer gardens, the usual cush VIP section, and plenty of sweaty bodies to get friendly with will surely draw the twenty-somethings who want to indulge in hot pants and glitter and muscle-tanks for days and still go home at the end of the night. Or at least not have to camp in the mud.
FJM will be joined by genius electronic DJ Dillon Francis, Cali-based hip-hop group BROCKHAMPTON, London’s alt-pop dreamers Oh Wonder, rapper Goldlink, and Norwegian DJ Cashmere Cat to lead the lineup. And while the full list has yet to be released, many of the other acts in slightly smaller fonts are just as hot. It includes local favorites like Ryan Caraveo, Sol, Dude York, and The Dip along with the sharp-tongued Bully, poet and soul singer Jamila Woods, and Welsh electro-dream-pop singer Kelly Lee Owens.
There’s usually something for everyone on the lineup and single-day passes are only $65. We say only, because in the larger scheme of festivals that’s actually a doable number for a full day of music, fun, and sweaty new friends.
• Single day tickets: $65
• Two day tickets $110
• Three day tier 1: $155
• VIP Passes: $300
Preview by Stephanie Dore