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2008 Decibel Festival Set to Shake Up Seattle

The four-day annual 2008 Decibel Festival is set to take place at various venues throughout the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle from 25-28 September 2008. This popular music and arts festival attracts artists and audiences from far and wide to enjoy live electronic music, visual arts and new media. Since it was founded by Sean Horton in 2003, the Decibel Festival has hosted more than 400 acts over a wide spectrum including underground dance, experimental electronic music and trans-medial art.

The festival will be headlined by renowned techno producer Carl Craig. The preliminary line-up includes DJs Dixon, Luca Bacchetti, Jeff Samuel, Mike Monday, Derek Plaslaiko, Alland Byallo, Craig Kuna, Nikola Baytala and Sammy D. Other artists to perform live at the 2008 Decibel Festival include Deadmau5, Jahcoozi, Audion, Burnt Friedman, Tujiko Noriko, Santiago & Bushido, Barbara Morgenstern, Deaf Center, William Basinski, Library Tapes, Eluvium, Tycho, Eskmo, Kilowatts, Welder, Jacob London, Lusine, Nalepa and Truckasauras.

Venues for the Decibel Festival (officially known as Decibel International Festival of Electronic Music, Visual Art, and New Media) include Neumos, The Triple Door, Chop Suey, Sole Repair, The Baltic Room, Northwest Film Forum, Grey, Volunteer Park and Havana’s.

Under the banner of Optical and with the theme of sustainability in the arts, audiences will be entertained with a wide spectrum of multimedia performances, animation, short films and incredibly innovative visual work. Artists are encouraged to submit their work on CD or DVD to the organizers for possible inclusion into the event. There is no doubt that modern technology is allowing more talented artists and musicians to show the world what they are capable of.

Mindful of the fact that Seattle is one of the foremost green cities in the United States, the 2008 Decibel Festival is committed to creating a zero carbon footprint event. This is a commitment which is supported by sponsors, hotel and transportation partners, as well as through educational outreach. Recycling stations and Best Western Executive Inn’s eco-friendly hotel rooms will be a feature of the event. The official media sponsor for the 2008 Decibel Festival is URB Magazine, while other media sponsors include The Stranger, Resident Advisor and KEXP.

Past festivals have been a resounding success, with both artists and audiences returning each year. Organizers are anticipating that the 2008 Decibel Festival will be even better than ever before - so make plans to be there.

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