Noise Pop Festival 2023

Noise Pop Festival 2023

FEBRUARY 20-26, 2023


Neon lights, indie music and crowdsurfing hit San Francisco at Noise Pop Festival, a week-long collection of shows across the city.

Since 1993, Noise Pop Festival has been a way for local San Franciscan musicians to come together and celebrate their music. You’ll get to meet people  decked out in neon and wondering when they can next crowd-surf the audience. This eclectic, indie-loving lineup at Noise Pop  brings together the best upcoming musicians from different areas of the music scene. With shows scattered in venues around the entire city, this is a great way to experience the best hipster bars and clubs in San Francisco. 

The one-week festival has over 160 bands, 80 events, and 25 venues, and is a Bay Area staple for any music lover.  2023 marks Noise Pop Festival’s 30th anniversary, and the festival is going all out to celebrate with a special lineup of indie bands, up-and-coming artists, and local Bay Area bands. This year’s lineup includes Yo La Tengo and Duster and smaller artists like Katie Pearlman and Zola.  Catch Neon Indian DJ’ing at the California Academy of Sciences one night and L.A. Witch at the Kilowatt the next. 

The Specs 

  • Approximately 7000 people per year attend 
  • Depending on the night and the event, the show ticket price will vary from $25 to $45
  • General Admission Badges cost $215 and grant you access to all of the NP30 events 
  • SuperFan Basges cost $399, which will get you into all NP30 events without restriction along with merch packages 
  • Staying an extra few days? Check out FiftyGrande’s picks of things to do in California.


Are there any age restrictions? Many of the events are for 21+ but there are some for all ages.

What is the parking situation? San Francisco is known for its MUNIs and has the BART (SF’s own mini version of the NYC subway) so take advantage of that instead of hauling your car into the city.

BY Monica Manmadkar