Seattle’s annual NYE electronic-music festival Resolution announces star-studded lineup

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Seattle’s 10th annual New Year’s Eve electronic-music festival, Resolution, announced its lineup on Tuesday for its celebration to ring in 2020 at the WaMu Theater.

This year’s lineup is headlined by Canadian electro-house duo Adventure Club and Australian duo Knife Party. Madeon, fresh off the release of his sophomore record, “Good Faith,” will provide a DJ set at the festival as well.

Rounding out the show’s headliners are French house-music producers and childhood friends Tchami and Malaa, who are scheduled to perform their No Redemption set together.

“We are so excited for this year’s Resolution! 2020 will not only celebrate our tenth year, but will also mark the shift into a new decade, so this one is extra special,” CEO of USC Events Chad Anderson said in a news release. USC operates Resolution. “We can’t wait for everyone to see what we have planned and we look forward to many more unforgettable events.” 

Having been active in the scene for nearly a decade, both Adventure Club and Knife Party are well-established in the electronic-music community.

In October, the Grammy-nominated Adventure Club released a two-song EP titled “The Death Or Glory Sessions.” The release capped off a busy year of collaborations for the duo, which produced tracks with Said the Sky and Quix. 

Knife Party recently wrapped up their tour supporting their July EP, “Lost Souls.” Following its release, the duo tapped electronic-music legend Laidback Luke for a remix of “Death & Desire” this month.

After premiering his “Good Faith” live show at Lollapoolza in August, Madeon kicked off a tour in support of the release that included a stop in Seattle in late October. Released on Nov. 15, the album has peaked at No. 10 on the iTunes U.S. charts.

Both Tchami and Malaa have had an active 2019, with each releasing hit singles and completing busy festival circuit tours. The duo performed together at some of the world’s largest festivals this year, including sets at Electric Daisy Carnival in May and at both weekends of the Belgian festival Tomorrowland in July.

As with last year’s Resolution festival, there will be three stages set up throughout the WaMu. Fans interested in attending may want to keep that in mind because there is potential for scheduling conflicts among performances.

Seattle tech-house producer Kendoll, who opened for Dillon Francis under the Space Needle in August, is among the show’s supporting acts. Boombox Cartel, Tritonal, AC Slater, 1788-L, Born Dirty and Drezo are also set to perform.

The WaMu was nearly full last New Year’s Eve as Resolution sold more than 95% of the available tickets. While last year’s attendees faced long waits in nearly freezing weather to move through security and enter the venue, the festival’s performances didn’t disappoint.

Headliners Diplo, Porter Robinson, Joyryde and Cash Cash all performed on the festival’s mainstage in front of a raucous crowd. Seattle-based psy-trance producer Seven Lions also played before the ball-drop.

General admission and VIP tickets to the one-night festival go on sale online to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday. However, a special presale opens at 10 a.m. Thursday for fans with a promo code.

The festival is 18 and older, and there will be bars available for those over 21 with official ID.

Visit Resolution’s website here to view the full lineup and for more information about the festival. 

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