New THING Festival Announces 2019 Inaugural Lineup: Jeff Tweedy, De La Soul, Khruangbin, Kurt Vile & More

There’s a new festival announced today called THING set for Historic Fort Worden in Port Townsend, Washington over the weekend of August 24-25, 2019. Sasquatch founder Adam Zacks is behind the event.

It was only teased as “A new thing. A fun thing. An arts thing. August 24 & 25. More soon…” and today’s lineup makes it clear this is going to be incredible. Jeff Tweedy of Wilco will be there, as will the Violent Femmes, De La Soul, Khruangbin, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Calexico and Iron & Wine, and Parquet Courts (among many others) will all be there as well.

Some famous podcasts are going to be there, too, like Macaulay Culkin‘s The Bunny Ears Podcast.

A new thing. A fun thing. An arts thing. A fresh multidisciplinary event for music and arts enthusiasts located at historic Fort Worden in scenic Port Townsend, WA. Derived from the medieval term “Ting” meaning “an assembly of free people to reduce feuds and avoid social disorder.” THING will feature three primary stages including a decommissioned zeppelin hangar (McCurdy Pavilion), the charming and intimate art-deco Wheeler Theatre, and the Parade Grounds overlooking Puget Sound. Pack an open mind and positive attitude for a weekend of eclectic programming in an epic natural setting.

Check out the full lineup below and head over to the festival website for ticketing info. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am. Check it!

THING Festival 2019

Violent Femmes
De La Soul
Café Tacvba
Calexico and Iron & Wine
Jeff Tweedy
Kurt Vile & The Violators
Mentalist Scott Silven
Tank and the Bangas
Parquet Courts
Japanese Breakfast
Napoleon Dynamite Live!
Snail Mail
John Reilly & Friends
Natasha Lyonne
Architects of Air’s Luminarium
Bunny Ears podcast with Macaulay Culkin
Fontaines D.C.
Júníus Meyvant
Lindy West
Makaya McCraven
Todd Barry
Ryley Walker
An Officer and a Gentleman Live Read
The Tobolowsky Files podcast with Stephen Tobolowsky
Caspar Babypants
Too Beautiful To Live with Luke Burbank & Andrew Walsh
Black Belt Eagle Scout
The Black Tones
Orville Peck
Claire Dederer
Dance Church with Kate Wallich & Amateur Hour
Night Market
Guided Hikes and other THINGS!