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It's safe to say that we're all recovered from yet another fantastic weekend at Capitol Hill Block Party — toxins have been sweat out, legs have been rested, and ringing has left the ears. Now, it's time to start getting prepped for yet another awesome festival to sweep the streets of Seattle: City Arts has unveiled the initial line-up for this years upcoming Heineken City Arts Fest, and it is shaping up to be one eventful weekend! Gathering some of today's best performers, City Arts plans to transform our Seattle streets into one big haven for creativity and fun. On top of the initial lineup, you'll find limited capacity shows in secret locations littered about the festival, leaving attendees with little surprises around every corner. City Arts will also be offering scavenger hunts, bike races, booty-shaking after parties and many other vehicles for experiencing Seattle in a new and artistic fashion.

As for the music? The line-up has been released and features heavy-hitters such as: Two Door Cinema Club, Ghostland Observatory, Joshua Radin, A Fine Frenzy, Reignwolf, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, and many more {including Lemolo, The Maldives, Kay Kay And His Weathered Underground, Ravenna Woods, Fly Moon Royalty, Case Studies, Tiny Vipers, Stephanie… whew!}. What should get most of your salivary glands working overtime is the headlining act, what City Arts describes as a "much anticipated collaboration from David Byrne and St. Vincent". If you have seen either St. Vincent or Byrne perform live, you most certainly understand what sort of treat this would be for the senses and, of course, the opportunity to see what will most likely be a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

If you haven't heard, David Byrne and St. Vincent have collaborated on an album titled Love This Giant, which is due out September 10th (UK) and September 11th (US). Check out a track from their upcoming album below:

With what City Arts has planned for this years' festival, the bar will most certainly be raised. Again, boasting a impressive list of entertainment and festivities for all, this is one you certainly will not want to pass up. Passes for this event go on sale Thursday, August 2nd.

For a complete list of the initial lineup and additional details, click here.