South Sound Block Party 2024: Olympia’s Tentpole Music Festival Unveils Legendary Lineup In a Pivotal 3rd Year


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You may have overlooked their first two years, which is understandable given the constant flurry of new music events post-pandemic. However, you won’t get off that easy this year – there’s no escaping South Sound Block Party’s lineup announcement. They’ve secured a co-sign from some absolute legends, cementing their place as the tentpole independent live-music event in the South Sound.

Headlining this year’s event is none other than Olympia’s own punk rock pioneers, Bikini Kill, renowned for their groundbreaking contributions to the riot grrrl movement and their unapologetically political stance. Joining them as the second headliner is the legendary LA icons X, celebrated for their influential role in the punk rock scene worldwide, including their groundbreaking debut album “Los Angeles,” which Rolling Stone hailed as one of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Scheduled for Friday, August 23rd, and Saturday, August 24th, the two-day festival promises an unforgettable experience at The Port in Olympia, Washington. With an eclectic mix of internationally acclaimed acts and rising stars from the South Sound region, SSBP24 is not only a must-attend event for locals but also a lineup worth traveling to – the Main Stage sits on the shores of Puget Sound.

While the headliners command one’s attention from the get-go, the rest of the ‘something for everyone’s lineup beckons exploration as it embraces diversity and pushes artistic boundaries – the unmistakable signature of SSBP’s programming. Other notable acts include reggae-infused indie group Surfer Girl, up-and-coming hip-hop phenom Oblé Reed (Spokane), and a few Olympia-based bands: Manic Pixie Dream Boat, Hillstomp, and LAKE.

About the lineup and booking process, Owner and Promoter of the event, Christen Greene
(she/her/they), expressed, “I’m super happy with this year’s local additions to the stage, and it’s our biggest swing to date on headliners. I couldn’t be more thrilled with how it came together. It’s diverse and fun – and really gives a nod to the city and our music culture here.”

In addition to the stellar musical lineup, attendees can look forward to an array of local vendors, food pop-ups, a VIP lounge, games, and more – all set against the picturesque backdrop of Puget Sound. Weekend wristbands are available for $75, with VIP options priced at $125, offering exclusive perks such as side-stage access, a private bar, and catered meals. VIP tickets are limited, so act fast to secure your premium festival experience.

Tickets for South Sound Block Party 2024 are on sale now, with single-day wristbands and daily schedules to be released soon. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit here.

Don’t miss out on the ultimate summer celebration – join us at South Sound Block Party 2024 for an unforgettable weekend of music, community, and activism!

About South Sound Block Party

South Sound Block Party is an annual music festival held in Olympia, Washington, dedicated to showcasing local talent and hosting internationally renowned artists. Since its inception, SSBP has become a highlight of the summer calendar, drawing music lovers from near and far to experience the vibrant culture and scenic beauty of the South Sound region.

The full lineup for South Sound Block Party 2024 is Bikini Kill, X, Devotchka, Surfer Girl, The Crane Wives, Ghost Fetish, Cole Sheifele, Seaside Tryst, Glitter Fox, Black Ends, Eel Sallad, Small Paul, Manic Pixie Dream Boat, LAKE, Oblè Reed, Hillstomp.

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