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Announced: Official lineup for Catacomb Party

UPDATE: If you weren’t excited before, The Catacomb Party has released an updated lineup and poster. The official schedule now stands at 40-plus band/musicians and DJs for the all-ages music festival. Those added include Strange Vine, Copper & Glass and the Visalia band Stable Hands, along with some acoustic acts (including Dim Peaks, the new project from Niilo Smeds) and a punk/hardcore contingent (It’ll Grow Back, Wallflower, Dependence). You can check out the updated flier on the jump.

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Original post (June 10): The official lineup of this year’s Catacomb Party has just been released. It’s got some big names and a couple of surprises for hardcore fans of the scene.

Let’s get right in and discuss.

Headliners: Last year the festival was headlined by Fierce Creatures (it was the band’s party, after all). This year, Nigerian drummer Tony Allen will co-headline the show with Fresno’s own Fashawn. Allen has been making music since the 1960s and is an Afrobeat legend. Fashawn is home-town hero. This alone will secure a crowd.

Out-of-towners: While the lineup is heavy on the locals, there is a good draw of national, touring acts. Most have played the area before, including post-punk band Seahaven (who has established a following), San Francisco indie-band Animal Friend and hip-hop sample-master Diabase.

The locals: Putting Fashawn aside, the local lineup is solid and includes workhorse band like Sahab and Light Thieves, along with the much hyped Le Wolves and Sci-Fi Caper. The big surprise is the reunion of Sleepover Disaster. There is a generation who may have never seen this influential local band. This will be a welcomed introduction.

Again, the whole event takes place July 20 on the Fulton Mall. It will be free and all ages.

In case you’ve forgotten, last year’s Catacomb Party (essentially the Fierce Creatures’ album release show), was a free mini- music festival on the Fulton Mall. It was such a success, organizers decided to run with the idea for another year.

Take a look at the full lineup and tell us what you think?

UPDATED POSTER:
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Tony Allen
Fashawn
Rich Medina
Diabase
Seahaven
Sleepover Disaster
Trails And Ways
Sahab
Cockamamie Jamie
Fay Wrays
Light Thieves
Color
Big Long Now
Animal Friend
Halo The Human
Sci-Fi Caper
Le Wolves
Meatball Magic
WhatIzBiz
Mr. Leonard

Responses to "Announced: Official lineup for Catacomb Party"

ed says:

i think this will be a great day of music and more. i hope that the weather is nice to really bring out a full crowd.

Mathr de León says:

Just launched the website!

http://catacombparty.com

Great writeup, Josh! Many thanks!

TheNickHaas says:

That’s dope! Gonna be looking forward to this. Can’t wait.

TheNickHaas says:

Strange Vine and Copper and Glass now!

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