What is Noise Pop Music & Arts Festival?

We're a festival that bridges SF and Oakland with shows ranging from Fox Theater to Bottom of the Hill. See music the way it was meant to be heard in packed rooms and surrounded by dancing fans. Hop from venue to venue to catch every band on the lineup that you just can't miss. Don't fret, you can either buy a ticket to one specific show or a badge to go to literally any and all shows on our lineup.

The Noise Pop Festival is San Francisco’s favorite indie music, arts and film festival. Now in its 27th year, Noise Pop has brought early exposure to many emerging artists in the Bay Area and beyond, many of whom have gone on to widespread acclaim. Some notable acts who have played Noise Pop include the White Stripes, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins, Bright Eyes, Best Coast, Jeff Tweedy, The Dodos, Girls and Antony and The Johnsons. The festival has also featured musical legends such as Yoko Ono and The Plastic Ono Band, Bob Mould, Yo La Tengo, X, Frank Black (of the Pixies), Sleater-Kinney and Television. In addition, the festival boasts a film series that explores the intersection of music and art; NPHQ; Art Gallery Shows; Happy Hours and much more.

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Noise Pop Music & Arts Festival 2019 Artwork is by Kristin Farr