About Decibel


Founded in 2003, Decibel Festival became 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 solidified itself as one of the premier electronic music festivals and promotional organizations in the world. The five-day festival program averaged over 25,000 attendees a year. Outside of the annual festival program, Decibel Events has produced hundreds of one-off events, ranging from intimate club performances to massive international festival stages.

In 2015 Decibel celebrated its final festival program in the Seattle area. Since then Decibel has been functioning as a Los Angeles-based event/production company. Decibel’s commitment to hosting leading-edge artists and educators continues as they prepare for their 20 year anniversary celebration in 2023.

Over the years Decibel has hosted hundreds of events, featuring over 1,100 unique performers from over 40 countries, including; Amon Tobin ISAM LIVE (US debut), ODESZA, Deadmau5 (Northwest debut), Lorde (Northwest debut), Zedd, Erykah Badu & The Cannabinoids (Northwest debut), James Blake (West Coast debut), Kaytranada, Charli XCX (West Coast debut), 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), Diplo, Moby, Nina Kraviz (Northwest debut), Bonobo, Autechre, Dixon (West Coast debut), Moderat (US debut), Ben Klock (Northwest debut), Four Tet, RL Grime (Northwest debut), Claude VonStroke (Northwest debut), The Blessed Madonna (Northwest debut), Duke Dumont (Northwest debut), Modeselektor (North American debut), Trentemoller (West Coast debut), DARKSIDE (Northwest debut), Jon Hopkins (Northwest debut), Nils FrahmHarold Budd, Stars of the Lid (West Coast debut), TOKiMONSTA (Northwest debut), Hot Since 82 (Northwest debut), Glitch Mob, SOHNOneohtrix Point Never (Northwest debut), John Talabot (West Coast debut), Gui Boratto (West Coast debut), Dubfire (Northwest debut), Daniel Avery (Northwest debut), Simian Mobile Disco (Northwest debut), Maya Jane Coles (Northwest debut), KiNK (West Coast debut), Paper Diamond, Tale Of Us (Northwest debut), Max Cooper presents Emergence (World debut), Olafur Arnalds (West Coast debut), Chris Liebing (Northwest debut), The Orb,  Orbital, Talaboman (World debut), Icona Pop (Northwest debut), Booka Shade (Seattle debut), Machinedrum Vapor City Live (World debut), Shlohmo (Northwest debut), Seth TroxlerBondax (Northwest debut), Ladytron, DJ Shadow, xxyyxx (Seattle debut), Tensnake (Seattle debut), Marcell Dettmann (Northwest debut), Apparat (US debut), Justin Martin (Northwest debut), Carl Craig, Green Velvet, Fennesz feat. Lillevan (North American debut), SkreamDerrick MayPantha Du Prince (West Coast debut), Tiga (Northwest debut), DJ Krush, Scuba (West Coast debut), Star Slinger (North American debut), Kimbra, Cashmere Cat (Northwest debut), Mt Eden, Art Department (Northwest 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), Pete Tong, Recondite (West Coast debut), Andy Stott (Northwest debut), Arca feat. Jesse Kanda (Seattle debut), DVS1 (Seattle debut), Ben UFO (Northwest debut), Wolf + Lamb (West Coast debut), Caspa, AraabMUZIK (Northwest debut), Wax Tailor, Mad ProfessorTheo Parrish, dOP (Northwest debut), Detroit Swindle (West Coast debut), Monolake (West Coast debut), Matthew Dear (West Coast 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), 12th Planet, Soul Clap, Oneohtrix Point Never (Northwest debut), Nosaj Thing (Northwest debut), Jackmaster (Northwest debut), Steffi (Northwest debut), Joy Orbison (Northwest debut), Axel Boman (Northwest debut), Slow Magic (Northwest debut), Julio Bashmore (Northwest debut), Martin Buttrich, Mary Anne Hobbs, Kode9 (West Coast debut), Cobblestone Jazz, Murcof, The Field (West Coast debut), Emanicpator, Ben Frost (West Coast debut), ShpongleSepalcure (West Coast debut), Cyril Hahn, Derrick Carter, Tiger and Woods (West Coast debut), Com Truise (Northwest debut), Tim Hecker, !!!Joker, George Fitzgerald (West Coast debut), Supermayer (West Coast debut), The Album Leaf, Clark, Shackleton (West Coast debut), Move D (West Coast debut), Michael Mayer (West Coast debut), Mala, DaedelusMatias Aguayo (West Coast debut), Oxia (West Coast debut), Andhim (Northwest debut), 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), Rustie (Seattle debut), Claptone (Northwest debut), MK (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), Sweater Beats, Deadbeat (West Coast debut), El Ten Eleven, Son Lux, T.Williams (Northwest debut), DJ Rashad, Rrose, PHUTURE, Huxley (Northwest debut), Moon Boots (Northwest debut), ThugfuckerKastle, Hundred WatersYoung Marco (Northwest debut), Patrick Topping (Northwest debut), Matrixxman (Northwest debut), and Phaeleh (Northwest debut) and hundreds more.

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, Resident Advisor, Mixmag, Beatport, URB Magazine, KEXP 90.3, The Stranger, Warp Records, Erased Tapes, Ghostly International, Sub Pop, Mad Decent, Kompakt, Hyperdub, McCauley Sound, MUTEK, Dama, The Seattle Mayor’s Office of Film and Music, Dubspot, Stumptown Coffee, Easy Street Records, Movement Festival, Dimensions Festival, The Seattle Art Museum, The Vera Project, Chihuly Garden & Glass, Modern Love, Substantial, Visit Seattle and dozens more.