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SOPHIE Will Be Headlining Bacchanal

Grammy-nominated experimental electronic music artist SOPHIE will be headlining Bacchanal next weekend, following the confusing rollout of a publicity stunt by the Bacchanal committee.

All this information was given by the Bacchanal committee last night on their livestream; though they didn’t come out and say who the headliner was, they mentioned that the headliner is trans and Grammy-nominated, and only two artists fit that description; SOPHIE and Teddy Geiger. Given other corroborating information, we feel confident that SOPHIE will be the headliner. The official announcement will be tomorrow, according to the livestream.

SOPHIE adds to this year’s all-womxn Bacchanal lineup that includes rapper Tierra Whack and electropop artist Rina Sawayama. Tickets will go on sale in waves beginning today at 11:30 am and will be available at this link at the following times:

3/30/19- 1,450 tickets at  11:30 a.m.
3/31/19- 1,000 tickets at 8:00 p.m.
4/2/19- 1,000 tickets at 2:30 p.m.
4/3/19- 1,500 tickets at 8:00 a.m. close at noon

Listen to SOPHIE’s Gramy-nominated album OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES here, and we’ll see you at Bacchanal!

The Bacchanal committee declined to respond to multiple emails from Bwog requesting information about the headliner. 

Edit 3/30, 12:27 pm: We corrected a statement about trans women Grammy nominees. There are two who are still alive. We apologize for the error.

Edit 3/31, 1:54 pm: Early this afternoon, Bacchanal committee published an Instagram post confirming Bwog’s previous belief that SOPHIE will be this year’s festival headlining performer. As pointed out by the post, this will be Bacchanal’s “first ever all-womxn lineup.” Bacchanal’s full statement is attached below.

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  • Cc 16 says:

    @Cc 16 Are you guys fucking kidding me with these comments that she’s been nominated for a Grammy. Have you even listened to her music? Cause I gave it a chance and would be surprised if her music is not elaborate trolling. If it is satire, she does an excellent job. Watch this video and try to convince yourself it’s not objectively terrible. The lyrics and songwriting are atrocious and so shallow: “is that a tear drop in your eye / it’s ok to cry”…?!?! And the creepy whispering. You’ve got to be kidding me. Please try harder to kill bacchanal next year.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous SOPHIE’s “Faceshopping” literally sounds like a horror film.

  • Burn Rubber says:

    @Burn Rubber if you dont know who this is …your music taste needs to be updated and you need some flavor in your life. her name is SOPHIE XEON AND SHE’S A TRANS GRAMMY NOMINATED MUSIC PRODUCER !!!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Who is this

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Bring out Kanye

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous sophie was nominated for a GRAMMY and y’all talking about some “who is she no one knows her 😭” LMFAOOOOO like c’mon just bc u only listen to vampire weekend and drake don’t mean no one knows who she is… im hype af!! finally no more rap headliner!! 😍

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous We’ve had one rap headliner in my four years here…

      Also rap / hip-hop is the just culture

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous Just the culture* but it’s also the just culture too



  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous you all are SO lucky I wanted SOPHIE to play at CU so bad when I was an undergrad three years ago, you better be grateful for her presence you little fucking bitches

    & Rina Sawayama too! you just get it all!

    as a side note, anyone have tips for sneaking into Bacchanal as an alum?

    1. hehehehehe says:

      @hehehehehe last year I got all my friends into bacchanal by cutting off ~1.5 inches of my wristband for everyone. wear long sleeves, tape the piece to your wrist, have your clothes cover the bare skin. put up a raised fist and you are in. viva la revolucion

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous I don’t think anybody knows who she is…

  • Copy Editor says:

    @Copy Editor The article you linked literally mentions 2 other trans women who have been nominated for grammy’s???? Maybe try reading your sources thoroughly. Hopefully it’s not Teddy Geiger because even less people know her than SOPHIE, but still, maybe you wanna clarify that.

    1. Zack Abrams says:

      @Zack Abrams Hi, that’s our bad, thanks for bringing it to our attention! It’s definitely SOPHIE though :)

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous can we get an artist someone that hasn’t been to an adp party can recognize… please

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous who

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous you have no taste

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