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How to Get Selected for Noise Pop Festival 2015

Image via noisepop.com

With an illustrious roster of past players that includes everyone from Jeff Tweedy and Death Cab for Cutie to the Flaming Lips and the Shins, San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival has featured big names and hot up-and-comers for the past 23 years. Next year’s celebration of independent music, film, and art will take place in February and March 2015, with events and performances in treasured venues throughout the city. At least five Sonicbids artists will be chosen to perform at Noise Pop, opening up for headlining acts and playing other city-wide events alongside over 150 other musical acts. To get a full-picture perspective on both playing and booking Noise Pop, we asked two parties who are intrinsically linked to the festival for their qualified opinions.

Spotlight On: Noise Pop Festival 2015

The Flaming Lips at Noise Pop Festival 2012 (via blog.thrillcall.com)

Now in its 23rd year, San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival has been a great launching point for underground bands and established artists alike. Noise Pop also encompasses film and art that embrace the same values as the independent music that they are featuring.

Noise Pop has hosted the most influential artists of our time, including The White Stripes, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse and so many more. This year, five Sonicbids artists will be chosen to perform at Noise Pop alongside over 150 other musical acts. To learn more about the festival and what it has to offer performers, we talked to Talent & Brand Manager Chad Heimann.