Given all the legendary and angsty music it’s produced over the years, it’s hard to believe that Sub Pop has just turned 20. Sound Seattle magazine is reporting that “a source very close to the festival” said that a date has been set and a location has been chosen for the Sub Pop 20th Anniversary Festival, which given the bands that have called the label home, should — if it happens — be one hell of a show. Here’s some of what the source fessed up to. Keep in mind, Sub Pop has admitted to plans being made for a festival, but has not confirmed whether a location or a lineup has been finalized yet.
* The festival will (un) officially take place July 12 & 13 at the 640-acre Marymoor Park in Redmond, with performances going both day and night
* Bands performing will cover the history of the label’s roster, including two reunion performances. One will be the much-ballyhooed return of Green River. The second, according to this recent news story from the Denver Post, will be the Fluid, Sub Pop’s first non-local signing from way back in 1985.
* There will likely be a Sub Pop comedy night at a yet-to-be-named venue separate from the music festivities.
* There could possibly also be some shows at clubs around Seattle leading up to the festivities, though details on this were very vague.
Even if half that shit actually happens, you should probably go. And buy me some Rainiers.