The SF Noise Pop Festival returns in 2022

From left, Nels Cline, Jeff Tweedy and Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco perform at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

From left, Nels Cline, Jeff Tweedy and Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco perform at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

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After canceling their annual festival in 2021, Noise Pop returns for a week of taking over San Francisco’s favorite music venues.

Now in its 29th year, events will take place across the city, starting with a pre-party with British jazz musician Kamaal Williams on February 17 at the California Academy of Sciences. The festivities then begin in earnest with four shows on February 1, including Jeff Tweedy at the Fillmore.

Other stars include two sets of Phil Elverum’s cult folk project The Microphones at Swedish American Hall, indie darling Alex G at August Hall, Frank Ocean collaborator Vegyn at Gray Area, pop iconoclast Dorian Electra at August Hall , “Disintegration Loops” author William Basinski at Gray Area and controversial rapper Azealia Banks at Warfield. Titus Andronicus and The Drums will each revisit their most popular albums, playing “The Monitor” and “Portamento” in full.

There’s also a long list of local artists performing, including party rockers Buzzed Lightbeer, eclectic multi-instrumentalist Damani Rhodes and electronic producers like Space Ghost and Chrissy,


Tickets are on sale for individual concerts, as well as badges that will allow access to each show. The general admission badge is priced at $199 (you’ll need to arrive at each show within 60 minutes of opening), while a $399 SuperFan badge grants unlimited access and other perks.

See the full lineup and purchase tickets on the Noise Pop website.



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