Decibel Festival 2012 Lineup Revealed (well, half of it anyway)

Decibel Festival founder, president, and curator Sean Horton stopped by The Morning Show to reveal the first half of the 2012 lineup first to KEXP listeners. Seattle is beyond fortunate to feature one of the world’s preeminent festivals of electronic music, running September 26-30, and based on this early look at this year’s lineup (60 artists out of 120), it’s only getting stronger.

Rising Australian star Kimbra, Carl Craig, Fennesz, John Talabot, Ariel Pink and Matthew Dear top the list. KEXP listeners will also recognize Yppah, Anomie Belle, Baths, Emancipator, port-royal, and many others.

As always, the 2012 Decibel Festival will feature a wide variety of showcases, a film festival, thumping after-parties, and another boat party. Get more information at the dbfest website and Facebook page. If you’re frugal, practical or just damn excited, you’re going to want to pick up a discounted pass, available through June 26th, at 25% off. Get them here.

Here’s the 60 announced artists so far. More will be revealed on June 27th.

Kimbra AU
Carl Craig US
Fennesz AT
John Talabot ES
Ariel Pink US
Matthew Dear US
Nina Kraviz RU
Actress UK
Dixon DE
Dragonette CA
Baths US
Monolake DE
Emancipator US
Yppah US
Byetone DE
Oxia FR
Kuedo UK
Max Cooper UK
Roman Flugel DE
Julianna Barwick US
Demdike Stare UK
Ripperton CH
Biosphere NO
Deetron CH
bvdub US/CN
Christina Vantzou BE
Andy Stott UK
DVS1 US
Robert Henke DE
Windy and Carl US
Orcas US/UK
MANIK US
Cut Hands US
dalot US
CFCF CA
Kids & Explosions CA
Lusine US
longwalkshortdock CA
Loscil CA
Maria Minerva EE
Octave One US
Pezzner US
Lulacruza AR/CO
Houses US
port-royal IT
Terrence Parker US
The Sight Below US
Basic Soul Unit CA
The Great Mundane US
Jon Wozencroft UK
Anenon US
Tarik Barri NL
Norman Chung SG
Anomie Belle US
lissom US
Cyanwave US
A-Rock CA
Brandy Gray US
Joel Pryde US

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