Beloved music and arts festival Noise Pop is back for its 31st year in San Francisco. The festival is a weeklong affair- hosting dozens of artists and events throughout the Bay Area. This year’s festival begins February 22nd and runs until March 3rd. The festival features more than just music; you can expect happy hours, art exhibitions, and other pop-ups throughout the ongoing event. Plus, concerts will be held at beloved SF venues and spaces.
Noise Pop 31 lineup
Noise Pop will turn the entire city into festival grounds with epic concerts and shows. The music lineup brings us some fantastic indie-rock acts, up-and-coming bands, international performers, and over 100 local artists. You can catch the performances at historic concert halls and event spaces around SF, including the Great American Music Hall, Rickshaw Stop, Joe Henderson Lab at SFJAZZ, and even Grace Cathedral.
The list of artists performing is varied, so definitely check out the full lineup for some of your favorite musicians. Some notable performers include Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Snail Mail, The Mountain Goats, DJ Tennis, and Louis Cole.
Tickets are sold out for phases 1 and 2, but you can still get a general admission phase 3 ticket.
Alternative events include the Flatstock Art Exhibition March 2-3, which showcases emerging artists along with well-known poster artists. The event is free, so we definitely recommend checking it out to support local artists. A film screening of Dreamin’ Wild takes place on February 23, along with various happy hours at Bender’s.
About Noise Pop
Noise Pop started over 30 years ago at the Independent as a 1-night show, and now it’s a massive weeklong festival that celebrates independent arts and culture. The festival is unique in that it takes advantage of all of SF and its venues to host the shows. Noise Pop is partnering with Fandiem and Harness to support the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a nonprofit that supports career musicians.
By Jamie Ferrell and Dana Flynn