New headliners for the 2009 edition of San Francisco’s citywide Noise Pop indie music, film and art fest were announced Jan. 8.
Artists adding to the noise include Bob Mould, Les Savy Fav, Thee Oh Sees, Sleepy Sun, Ra Ra Riot, and From Monument To Masses. John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats will share his thoughts and music as part of the Talking Music lecture event, which is produced in partnership with City Arts & Lectures.
Already confirmed acts include the French Kicks, A.C. Newman, St. Vincent, Martha Wainwright, Broken West, Clues, The Morning Benders, No Age, Josh Ritter (performing solo with a string quartet), The Submarines and Stephen Malkmus.
In its 17th year, Noise Pop runs Feb. 24 through March 1 in venues through San Francisco.
Show schedule information and individual tickets became available for exclusive presale Jan. 8 at Noise Pop’s 2009 fest Web site.
Antony & the Johnsons play opening night at San Francisco’s Masonic Center Feb. 24. Additional opening night events will be announced soon.
Tickets for Antony & the Johnsons’ show as well as individual tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster Jan. 11 as well as through all regular venue outlets. The Noise Pop ticket store has partnered with In Ticketing and for every ticket sold, a tree will be planted.
Noise Pop 2009 Festival badges – which give the owner entry to all general admission events at the fest – are still available. The badges are $150 each but if fans act fast, an early bird 10 percent discount is being offered through Jan. 12.
This year’s fest will also include a film festival, gallery art openings and Industry Noise, a music industry conference at the Swedish American Hall Feb. 27 featuring educational panels. “Pop ‘n’ Shop,” a local indie designer trunk sale and rock poster show, is also returning for the fourth year.