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International Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art and New Media

Founded in 2003, Decibel Festival has become a unique platform for exposing attendees to leading-edge multimedia art from around the globe. With a focus on live performance, interactive multimedia art, state-of-the-art sound and technology based education; Decibel has solidified itself as one of the premier electronic music festivals and promotional organizations in the world. The five-day festival program averages over 25,000 attendees a year.

Outside of the annual festival program, Decibel Productions produces over 60 events per year, ranging from intimate club performances to massive international festival stages. For more information visit our events page.

Over the years Decibel has hosted hundreds of events, featuring over 1,000 unique performers from over 40 countries, including; Amon Tobin ISAM LIVE (US debut), Deadmau5 (Northwest debut), Lorde (Northwest debut), Zedd, Erykah Badu & The Cannabinoids (Northwest debut), James Blake (West Coast debut), Diplo, Moby, Justice (West Coast debut), Richie Hawtin, Flume (Northwest debut),  Flying Lotus, Nicolas Jaar (Northwest debut), Empire of the Sun (Seattle debut), Tycho (World debut), Boys Noize (West Coast debut), Modeselektor (North American debut), Trentemoller (West Coast debut), Dixon (West Coast debut), Gui Boratto (West Coast debut), Bonobo, Moderat (US debut), Ben Klock (Northwest debut), Four Tet, RL Grime (Northwest debut), Simian Mobile Disco (Northwest debut), Pete TongClaude VonStroke (Northwest debut), Autechre, KimbraNina Kraviz (Northwest debut), Duke Dumont (Northwest debut), Flosstradamus, Paper Diamond, Max Cooper presents Emergence (World debut),  Booka Shade (Seattle debut), Machinedrum Vapor City Live (World debut), DARKSIDE (Northwest debut), Seth TroxlerBondax (Northwest debut), The Orb,  Orbital, Ladytron, DJ Shadow, xxyyxx (Seattle debut), Tensnake (Seattle debut), Marcell Dettmann (Northwest debut), ODESZAApparat (US debut), Carl Craig, Green Velvet, Fennesz feat. Lillevan (North American debut), SkreamJon Hopkins (Northwest debut), Shlohmo (Northwest debut), Derrick MayPantha Du Prince (West Coast debut), Tiga (Northwest debut), DJ Krush, Scuba (West Coast debut), Hot Since 82 (Northwest debut), Star Slinger (North American debut), Olafur Arnalds (West Coast debut), Mt Eden, Art Department (Northwest debut), Nils FrahmJohn Talabot (West Coast debut), Zola Jesus feat. JG Thirlwell (West Coast debut), Dusky (Northwest debut), The Nortec Collective, Isolee (West Coast debut), Peter Hook & The Light, Speedy J feat. Scott Pagano (North American debut), Gold Panda, Benga, Henrik Schwarz (Northwest debut), Glitch Mob, Andy Stott (Northwest debut), Arca feat. Jesse Kanda (Seattle debut), Wolf + Lamb (West Coast debut), Caspa, AraabMUZIK (Northwest debut), Wax Tailor, Mad Professor, Theo Parrish, dOP (Northwest debut), Monolake (West Coast debut), KaytranadaMatthew Dear (West Coast debut), TOKiMONSTA (Northwest debut), Ariel Pink, Zomby (North American debut), John Tejada, Mount Kimbie (West Coast debut), AtomTM (West Coast debut), Robin Guthrie, The Gaslamp Killer (Northwest debut), Lee Foss feat. Anabel Englund (Northwest debut), 12th Planet, Soul Clap, Oneohtrix Point Never (Northwest debut), Nosaj Thing (Northwest debut), Slow Magic (Northwest debut),  Julio Bashmore (Northwest debut), Cashmere Cat (Northwest debut), Martin Buttrich, Mary Anne Hobbs, Cobblestone Jazz, Murcof, The Field (West Coast debut), Emanicpator, DVS1 (Seattle debut), Ben Frost (West Coast debut), ShpongleSepalcure (West Coast debut), Ben UFO (Northwest debut), Cyril Hahn, Derrick Carter, Tiger and Woods (West Coast debut), Com Truise (Northwest debut), Tim Hecker, KiNK (West Coast debut), !!!Joker, George Fitzgerald (West Coast debut), Supermayer (West Coast debut), Album Leaf, Clark, Shackleton (West Coast debut), Harold Budd, Star of the Lid (West Coast debut), Oneohtrix Point Never (Northwest debut), Move D (West Coast debut), Michael Mayer (West Coast debut), Mala, DaedelusMatias Aguayo (West Coast debut), Oxia (West Coast debut), Andhim (Northwest debut), Dragonette, Tipper, XXXY, Kyle Hall (West Coast debut), Demdike Stare, Vladislav Delay (West Coast debut), Thomas Fehlmann (West Coast debut), Objekt (North American debut), Robert Henke (US debut), Martyn (Northwest debut), Emptyset (North American debut), Pfadfinderei (US debut), Alessandro Cortini feat. Leo Mayberry (World debut), Lindstrom, Shadow Child (Northwest debut), Noveller (West Coast debut), Pezzner (World debut), Robert Babicz (West Coast debut), Ryan Hemsworth (Seattle debut), Keys N KratesRustie (Seattle debut), Claptone (Northwest debut), MK (Northwest debut), DVS1 (Northwest debut), Justin Martin (Northwest debut), The Sight Below (World debut), Kim Ann Foxman, Lunice (Seattle debut), Route94 (Northwest debut), Sango (Seattle debut), 1979 feat. Deru + Effixx (World debut), Kode9, Sweater Beats, Deadbeat (West Coast debut), Recondite (West Coast debut), El Ten Eleven, Son Lux, T.Williams (Northwest debut), Blue Hawaii, DJ Rashad, Rrose, PHTURE, Steffi (Northwest debut), Detroit Swindle (West Coast debut), Daniel Avery (Northwest debut), Ten Walls (West Coast debut), Moon Boots (Northwest debut), Kastle, Axel Boman (Northwest debut), Young Marco (Northwest debut), Patrick Topping (Northwest debut), Matrixxman (Northwest debut) and Phaeleh (Northwest debut) to name some highlights.

Decibel Festival Partners and Sponsors include, Red Bull Music Academy, Windows, Verizon, Tesla, Pabst, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Stolichnaya Vodka, Bacardi, Dewar’s, Sierra Nevada, Pyramid Ales, Dunhill, Clif Bar, Kind Snacks, Vita Coco, Pop Chips, Kleen Kanteen, Best Western Hotels, W Hotel, EMP Museum, Yelp, Uber, Roland, Rane, Ableton, Mackie, Native Instruments, Propellerheads, Teenage Engineering, AIAIAI Headphones, EAW, Etymotic Research, Guitar Center, Remix Magazine, Resident Advisor, Mixmag, XLR8R, 107.7 The End, C89.5, Beatport, URB Magazine, KEXP 90.3, Big Up Magazine, KBCS 91.3, The Stranger, Terrorbird PR, Warp Records, Ghostly International, Sub Pop Records, Mad Decent Records, Kompakt Records, Hyperdub Records, Resident Advisor, PlayNetwork, McCauley Sound, MUTEK, Dama, The Seattle Mayor’s Office of Film and Music, Dubspot, Stumptown Coffee, Easy Street Records, OneReel, Communikey Festival, Movement Festival, Dimensions Festival, Capitol Hill Block Party, What The Festival, Surefire Agency, Techno Tourist, he Seattle Art Museum, The Vera Project, Chihuly Garden & Glass, Leisure System, Hot Creations, Hessle Audio, Modern Love, Timetable Records, Erased Tapes, Hush Hush Records, Dropping Gems, Surefire, Fanfueled, Substantial, Stimulant, Visit Seattle and dozens more.

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