Noise Pop

The Bay Area Rock Music Event of the Year Each February and March

Fans of rock music in all its permutations look to the Bay Area each February and March for the annual Noise Pop Festival. Since the first festival in 1993, Noise Pop has become one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed rock music festivals in the country, with hundreds of live performances, workshops and other events that also include films, art showings, meet-and-greets and other events spread over hundreds of venues. This festival has grown well beyond the original planners wildest dreams and now encompasses many different types of art and performances spread over several days.

Drawing bands and other types of artists from across the Bay Area, the U.S. and the world, the Noise Pop Festival has become quite important for fans wishing to discover hot bands before they become well-known, musicians and other artists wishing to increase their exposure and a myriad of others working within and outside the arts community hoping for success or their next job. Whether you just want to catch great live music, network with industry insiders, get a job in the business, get noticed or simply have a great time for a week or so, Noise Pop is the place to be in the Bay Area as winter comes to a close.

Tickets prices for the events vary a great deal, depending on the size of the venue, the popularity of the artists, the buzz surrounding the gig and other factors. General badges are available for around $150, which allow access to all general admission events, happy hours, the Culture Club (a combination of performances, workshops, meet-and-greets and other events) and other performances throughout the festival. Super fan badges are around $350 and include all of the general badge events and passes, as well as drink tickets to selected events, a package of festival merchandise swag, access to a festival representative for the week, some VIP access and other privileges.

If you’re an artist looking to get noticed, a music fan looking for this year’s lineup of concerts and other events or otherwise interested in taking part in the Noise Pop Festival, visit the official website at This festival is one of the many cultural events that make San Francisco and the Bay Area a great place to live and visit.