Azealia Banks, Jeff Tweedy, Kamaal Williams and over 40 artists join the Noise Pop Festival ’22 lineup


Pop Noise Festival is excited to announce an expanded music lineup as the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier independent music and arts festival returns for its 29th year from February 21-27, 2022. Festival badges are on sale now and individual concert tickets will be available for purchase this next Friday. January 14 at 10 a.m. PT at

After previously announcing more than 40 acts in the 2022 lineup earlier this fall, local festival organizers are back with even more exciting emerging and underground artists locked in to perform as well as some of the most sought-after musicians on tour today. ‘hui. Notable stars of the initial music lineup included intimate ensembles from Alex G and Dorian Electra; plus local Bay Area acts like King Woman and Papercuts; and several additional memorable shows, including The Microphones’ first performance in the Bay Area in 20 years, Titus Andronicus celebrating the (late) 10th anniversary of The Monitor and The Drums performing their classic album Portamento.

New musical additions revealed today include a headlining ensemble from legendary singer / songwriter Jeff Tweedy of the band Wilco, who will perform at the Fillmore to kick off the Music Week celebration on Monday, February 21; as well as the outspoken and internationally renowned host Azealia Banks, who will help close Festival 2022 on Sunday night. This concert is preceded by a special event in the afternoon of the same Sunday, February 27, featuring accomplished skateboarder and music producer from San Francisco, Tommy Guerrero, who will host an afternoon barbecue while putting on a show. in the morning on Sunday.

Other additions include critically-loved UK producer and musician Kamaal Williams, who recently appeared in sci-fi at the 2019 Noise Pop Festival; Los Angeles-based pianist and producer John Carroll Kirby, who is perhaps best known for his work supporting superstars like Frank Ocean, Solange, Norah Jones and Miley Cyrus; Lil Mariko, the queen of Chinese-Japanese-American hyperpop memes; singer and pop-synth producer Uffie; the booming Atlanta rapper Bali Baby; and Los Angeles-based electronic producer Lara Sarkissian, who is also the founder of one of Oakland’s most beloved music collectives, Club Chai; as well as several other acts with Bay Area ties such as Lalin St. Juste, Experimental Housewife, Boy Scouts and Provoker.

Several international artists have also been selected to perform at next year’s festival, each of them performing for the very first time in the SF Bay Area. These acts include Irish-Scottish experimenter Sega Bodega who just released their first two consecutive, critically acclaimed albums; Lastlings, an Australian electronic pop duo, led by siblings Amy and Josh Dowdle; Brazilian-Norwegian jazz singer-songwriter Charlotte Dos Santos; and Montreal-based electro-acoustic multi-instrumentalist Ouri, who opens for Arooj Aftab, a Pakistani-born singer and songwriter who is currently nominated for Best New Artist and World’s Best Musical Performance at the GRAMMY Awards. 2022.

Noise Pop will also soon host the stage debut of a North American festival for HE.SHE.THEY. Saturday February 26 at Public Works. IT SHE THEY. is a series of international events, a fashion house and a label with diversity and inclusion in the DNA of everything it does with the conviction that through representation spaces can and should be made welcoming for people of all races, sexualities, gender identities and beyond. The 2022 festival artists include VTSS, LSDXOXO and India Jordan, although former guest DJs at their parties have included Maya Jane Coles, Honey Dijon and Ellen Allien, as the event has taken over spaces around the world from Berlin to Mumbai and everywhere in between. .

Following the success of past collaborations, Noise Pop has also re-partnered with SFJAZZ to host an intimate concert series February 24-27 at the Joe Henderson Lab. Performers will include jazz pianists Connie Han and The Damani Rhodes Experience, as well as Oakland’s own jazz singer, Valerie Troutt. SFJAZZ and festival organizers are also working together to co-host a special concert featuring performances by Moor Mother and Irreversible Entanglements at The New Parish in Oakland on Wednesday, February 23.

On its way to being one of the most diverse and discovery-driven music lineups to date, the current 2022 lineup is listed below and available online at

Azealia Banks ****

Jeff Tweedy ****

Alex G

The Drums (Performance Portamento)

Dorian Electra

woman king

The microphones

Kamaal Williams ****




Titus Andronicus (The Monitor’s Execution)


Arooj Aftab

Tommy Guerrero ****

Bodega Sega ****

Guillaume Basinski

Lastlings ****

Hand habits

Moor Mother

Alice phoebe lou

Makaya mccraven

Nate Smith + KINFOLK

Irreversible entanglements

Bali Baby ****



John Carroll Kirby ****

Charlotte Dos Santos ****


Uffie ****

India Jordan

Ian Sweet

Topaz Jones

Partiboi69 ****

Lil mariko ****

Tanukichan ****

The welcoming committee

Lalin St Juste ****

Rituals of Mine (DJ Set) ****

Lara Sarkissian ****

Chrissy ****

Experimental housewife ****

Space ghost ****

Chuck gunn ****

Boy Scouts (Solo) ****


Naked giants

Cut papers

Debit ****

Foie gras ****

Connie Han ****


Tilting rock

Valerie Troutt ****

The Damani Rhodes Experience ****

Hello Yello

Provocative ****

BOAN ****

Spiritual cramp

Avocado Blues ****

Grumpy ****

Ouri ****

Tyler Holmes ****

Swsh ****

Rain Piano ****

Double Body ****

My heart an inverted flame ****

The Acharis ****

Tonic ****

DJ Aaron Axelsen ****

Sour Widows ****

Maggie Softly ****

Death Tour ****

The underlying current ****

Oh the danger! ****

Buzzing light beer ****

Sarchasme ****

Carillon School ****

suade ****



OSTON ****

Faten kanaan


Maria BC ****

Rare Occasions ****

Ray and Paul Holmberg ****


A very limited number of festival badges remain on sale now for just $ 199, although tickets for the newly announced individual concerts are available for purchase starting Friday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. PT via All badges give access to all music concerts in general admission (unreserved seats), happy hours reserved for badges and certain very special events to be announced, as well as all film screening events throughout the year. the week of the festival.

In just a few short weeks, the Noise Pop Festival will soon turn the greater Bay Area of ​​SF once again into a vast festival ground, as several events take place every night over the course of a week, including musical performances, art exhibitions, movie screenings, happy hours, hour-long after parties, and more. Participating venues include historic and iconic spaces like the Great American Music Hall, Bottom of the Hill, The Chapel, Rickshaw Stop, Swedish American Hall, August Hall, The New Parish, Gray Area, Public Works, Cornerstone and 1015 Folsom, between others.

The Noise Pop team would like to personally thank all the sponsors involved in the 2022 festival, including Sierra Nevada Brewing, White Claw Hard Seltzer, Coastal Sun Cannabis, BMI, and Hotel Kabuki, as well as media partners DoTheBay, KQED Live, and BARTable. .

San Francisco-based artist Megan Badilla was asked to create and design the official artwork for this year’s festival. Learn more about the work of this local illustrator at

Stay tuned for more festival announcements on the official festival website at Learn more about Noise Pop by visiting, as well as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter for future news and events.


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