THING Festival Returns This Week

2023-08-25–27 Hardly Raining

The third THING Festival takes place in Port Townsend on August 25-27, 2023. Based at Fort Worden, the three-day event features “music & arts & other things.” (For an overview, read last year’s festival review.)

Cigarettes After Sex
Cigarettes After Sex at Showbox SoDo in 2022 (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn/Hardly Raining).

Headliners include indie-folk Seattle natives Fleet Foxes, Atlanta hip-hop artist Lil Yachty, electropop duo Sylvan Esso, R&B bassist–vocalist Thundercat, and dream-pop trio Cigarettes after Sex.

Kassa Overall at Neptune Theatre in 2021
Kassa Overall at the Neptune Theatre in 2021 (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn/Hardly Raining).

Other highlights will include classic hip-hop group Digable Planets, Australian multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana, and Seattle-born artists Kassa Overall and Lindy West.

THING Festival signage in 2022
THING Festival 2022 signage (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn/Hardly Raining).

Check out the 2023 playlist (linked below) for a musical preview. View each daily schedule and lineup. Visit the THING web site to purchase general-admission or VIP tickets, camping, and parking. The long-term weather forecast is looking favorable.

Hardly Raining will be on the scene. See you at Fort Worden!

THING Festival Playlist

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