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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 50 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), Justice (West Coast debut), Erykah Badu & The Cannabinoids (Northwest debut), James Blake (West Coast debut), Nicolas Jaar (Northwest debut), Zedd, Diplo, Moby, Orbital, Richie Hawtin, Flosstradamus, Booka Shade (Seattle debut), Flying Lotus, Empire of the Sun (Seattle debut), Machinedrum Vapor City Live (World debut), The Orb, Boys Noize (West Coast debut), Modeselektor (North American debut), Trentemoller (West Coast debut), Gui Boratto (West Coast debut), Moderat (US debut), Ben Klock (Northwest debut), RL Grime (Northwest debut),  Bonobo, Simian Mobile Disco (Northwest debut), Claude VonStroke (Northwest debut), Flume (Northwest debut), Apparat (US debut), Ladytron, DJ Shadow, xxyyxx (Seattle debut), Tensnake (Seattle debut), Carl Craig, Autechre, Kimbra, Green Velvet, Fennesz feat. Lillevan (North American debut), Four Tet, Derrick MayMartyn (Northwest debut), Pantha Du Prince (West Coast debut), DJ Krush, Scuba (West Coast debut), Star Slinger (North American debut), Mt Eden, Art Department (Northwest debut), John 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, Nina Kraviz (Northwest debut), Speedy J feat. Scott Pagano (North American debut), Gold Panda, Benga, Henrik Schwarz (Northwest debut), Glitch Mob, Andy Stott (Northwest debut), Bondax (Northwest debut), Max Cooper (North American debut), Wolf + Lamb (West Coast debut), Caspa, AraabMUZIK (Northwest debut), Wax Tailor, Mad Professor, Theo Parrish, dOP (Northwest debut), Monolake (West Coast debut),Tycho (Northwest debut), Matthew Dear (West Coast debut), Ariel Pink, Zomby (North American debut), John Tejada, Mount Kimbie (West Coast debut), AtomTM (West Coast debut), MiMOSA, Robin Guthrie, Gaslamp Killer (Northwest debut), Nils Frahm, 12th Planet, Soul Clap, Oneohtrix Point Never (Northwest debut), Thomas Fehlmann (West Coast debut), Move D (West Coast debut), Michael Mayer (West Coast debut), Mala, Daedelus, Breakage, Julio Bashmore (Northwest debut), Martin Buttrich, Mary Anne Hobbs, Cobblestone Jazz, Murcof, The Field (West Coast debut), Emanicpator, DVS1 (Seattle debut), Jon Hopkins (Northwest debut), Ben Frost (West Coast debut), ShpongleSepalcure (West Coast debut), Ben UFO (Northwest debut), Cyril Hahn, Derrick Carter, Tiger and Woods (West Coast debut), Olafur Arnalds (West Coast debut), Tim Hecker, Nosaj Thing (Northwest debut), 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), Shlohmo (Northwest debut), Oneohtrix Point Never (Northwest debut), Matias Aguayo (West Coast debut), Oxia (West Coast debut), Dragonette, Tipper, XXXY, Kyle Hall (West Coast debut), Demdike Stare, Vladislav Delay (West Coast debut), Objekt (North American debut), Robert Henke (US debut), Emptyset (North American debut), Pfadfinderei (US debut), Deniz Kurtel (Northwest debut), Noveller (West Coast debut), Pezzner (World debut), Robert Babicz (West Coast debut), Ryan Hemsworth (Seattle debut), Rustie (Seattle debut), The Sight Below (World debut), Lunice (Seattle debut), Deadbeat (West Coast debut) and Phaeleh (Northwest debut) to name some highlights.

Decibel Festival Partners and Sponsors include, Red Bull, 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, TBest Western Hotels, W Hotel, The Hotel Max, Yelp, Uber, 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, 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, Hessle Audio, Timetable Records, Erased Tapes, Hush Hush Records, Dropping Gems, Surefire, Fanfueled, Substantial, Stimulant, Visit Seattle and dozens more.

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