2012 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Noise Pop Festival, an achievement that's a testament to the fest's consistently strong offerings every year. In the milestone spirit, the early lineup for the 2012 fest -- which runs from February 21st through the 26th -- feature a number of Noise Pop veterans, including Cursive, Imperial Teen, and Archers of Loaf, the last of whom performed way back at Noise Pop #5. At the same time, there is plenty of newer blood named too; count me particularly excited for Veronica Falls, whose last SF outing was canceled due to visa problems, and the welcome return of Surfer Blood.
Early bird badges are on sale now, and tickets for most of the announced shows go on sale Monday. Find out more about all of that at the newly-relaunched festival web site.
Below, the full list of confirmed performers so far:
Archers of Loaf
Built to Spill
Christie Front Drive
Laura Veirs (with The Tumble Bees and with The Hall of Flames)