Preview: Freakout Festival 2023 Tomorrow

2023-11-01 Hardly Raining

Seattle’s beloved Freakout Festival XI returns to Ballard November 2-5, 2023. The four-day event emphasizes live psychedelic music and DJ sets. Mad Alchemy Analog Liquid Light Show will again provide trippy live projections.

This year’s headliners include Allah Las, The Gories, The Spits, Son Rompe Pera, Sextile, and Jonathan Bree. Many Seattle acts will perform as well, including Acid Tongue, Biblioteka, BOOTS! DJ Night, Diminished Men, King Youngblood, Linda From Work, Mold Mom, and Monsterwatch.

As a major change this year, Freakout Records recently announced its transition to a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In a press release this spring, co-founders Guy Keltner and Skyler Locatelli explained that the change will facilitate better financial sustainability and foster stronger community collaborations.

Find tickets, daily schedules, and other information at the festival web site. See Hardly Raining‘s photos from the 2021 and 2022 festivals. Check out the official artist playlist below.


Jonathan Bree
Jonathan Bree at Columbia City Theatre in 2019 (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn / Back Beat Seattle).
The Darts at Substation
The Darts at Substation in 2022 (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).
Boots DJ Night
BOOTS! DJ Night at Freakout Pre-Party 2022 (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).
Carrion Kids
Carrion Kids at Freakout Fest 2022 (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).
Sun Atoms
Sun Atoms at the Sunset Tavern in 2023 (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).
Biblioteka at Freakout Fest 2022
Biblioteka at Freakout Fest 2022 (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).
King Youngblood
King Youngblood at THING Festival 2023 (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).
Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show
Visuals by Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show at the 2022 festival (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).