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Capitol Hill Block Party announced this morning its partial lineup, including political hiphop powerhouse Run the Jewels, chameleonic EDM superstar Diplo, and LA folk-rockers Lord Huron as headliners. Now in its 21st year, the event happens July 21-23 in the Pike/Broadway area of Capitol Hill. Tickets are on sale now here: Three-day passes go for $135 (tier one, while supplies last)/$150 (tier 2), single-day passes for $60.

As per tradition, the lineup is a mix of popular styles: hiphop (Danny Brown, Run the Jewels, Noname, Mykki Blanco, Lizzo), rock (Sloucher, Cherry Glazerr, Kyle Craft, Whitney), electronic (Diplo, Manatee Commune, Austra, Zoolab), and singer/songwriters (Angle Olsen, Julie Byrne, Perfume Genius). However, metal seems not to be well represented, nor does techno or more abstract styles of electronic music; maybe artists in those genres will appear in the next lineup announcement. Jazz-fusion bassist/guitarist/vocalist Thundercat is perhaps the most anomalous figure on the bill, but his connections to Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus—as well as his interesting music, of course—assure his name recognition.

PARTIAL LINEUP BY DAY
FRIDAY, JULY 21

Run The Jewels // Wolf Parade // Thundercat // Mura Masa // Austra // Noname // Lucy Dacus // Cherry Glazerr // Kyle Craft // Flor

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SATURDAY, JULY 22
Lord Huron // Jai Wolf // Whitney // Trip Turtle // Lizzo // Manatee Commune // Phantoms // Magic Giant // Naked Giants // Zoolab // Saint Claire

SUNDAY, JULY 23
Diplo // Angel Olsen // Snakehips // Danny Brown // Perfume Genius // Mykki Blanco // Cloud Nothings // Torres // Julie Byrne // Sloucher

In the near future, CHBP will announce the full list of performers along with additional programming, highlights, and the complete daily schedule. Watch this space for further developments.