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Here’s the Lineup for Sub Pop’s (Free!) 30th Anniversary Concert on Alki Beach

Plus: Kickoff events with the cast of "Bob's Burgers" and another free show at Seattle Center

By Dan Shafer May 29, 2018


Legendary Seattle record label Sub Pop is turning 30 this year, and they’re inviting everyone to come celebrate.

On August 11 at Alki Beach, Sub Pop is throwing a free party from noon until 10 p.m. Acts will span the history of the abundantly influential label, from grunge pioneers to indie darlings to some of the most inventive new music being made.

While announcing the lineup on KEXP, Megan Jasper, Sub Pop’s executive vice president, said “30,000 people came through five years ago” when the label celebrated its 25th anniversary in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, and they’ll likely be expecting even bigger numbers on the beach this year.

Saturday’s event will have live music on four stages, and will be a “record fair-type event” that will also feature local nonprofit organizations, a family area with inflatables and live music for kids, food trucks, beer gardens, and more.

Here’s the lineup:

Saturday, August 11th (FREE!), Alki Beach, West Seattle

  • Mudhoney
  • Shabazz Palaces
  • Wolf Parade
  • Kyle Craft
  • Moaning
  • Beach House
  • Clipping
  • Fastbacks
  • Metz
  • LVL UP
  • Loma
  • Jo Passed
  • Special guests
  • Also: Caspar Babypants, The Not-Its, The School of Rock West Seattle House Band 

UPDATE (7/26): Father John Misty, Hot Snakes, and Bully have just been added to the lineup for SPF30 on Saturday, August 11.

The Saturday schedule is as follows:

Stage names and set times are as follows:

LOSER STAGE (@ Bathhouse West) 
1:30 – Moaning
3:15 – Bully
5:15 – Fastbacks
7:00 – Wolf Parade
9:00 – Father John Misty
12:45 – LVL UP
2:30 – Loma
4:15 – Clipping
6:00 – Shabazz Palaces
8:00 – Beach House

HARSH REALM STAGE (@ 57th Street)
12:00 – Jo Passed 
1:45 – Kyle Craft 
3:30 – METZ 
5:15 – Hot Snakes 
7:00 – Mudhoney 
PUNKY STAGE (@ Whale Tail Park)
1:00 – Caspar Babypants
2:00 – The Not-Its! 
4:00 – The School of Rock West Seattle House Band

In addition to what’s happening on Saturday, Sub Pop will be hosting events on Friday, Aug. 10. There’s yet another free event, this one at the Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater, featuring The Afghan Whigs, Mass Gothic and Yuno.

Also on the 10th will be a special comedy show at the Moore Theatre featuring the cast of “Bob’s Burgers,” including H. Jon Benjamin, Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy and John Roberts. That will be a ticketed event.

Another ticketed event will be happening after the all-day concert on Saturday, when Pissed Jeans (celebrating 15 years!) will be joined by Nasti and Dreamdecay at The Crocodile. 

In the lead-up to the 30th Anniversary weekend, Sub Pop and KEXP will be hosting panels at the Gathering Space. Here’s the lineup:

Turntable Sessions in the KEXP Gathering Space, FREE

  • Session #1: LOSER Scholarship Winners, Thursday, July 26, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Session #2: Black Constellation, Thursday, August 2, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Session #3: Mudhoney, Thursday, August 9, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Learn more about the festival anniversary party at

Shabazz Palaces performed at KEXP at the announcement event. Watch it below.

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