Higginson Festival of Music and Worthy Fest

Higginson Festival of Music is a longstanding music festival that takes place on Western Washington University’s campus. This year’s coordinator, Sarah Johnson, believes that this year yields one of the most crowd-pleasing line-ups in the festival’s history. “This year’s line-up seems to be organically grown,” she says, explaining that many of the acts fell into place naturally. “After I asked students who they’d like to see this year, I aimed to bring those acts. All the bands we booked were requested by students.”
Johnson coordinated HigFOM last year and learned that planning a music festival can be stressful and time-consuming. “This year I started planning over the summer just to get ahead,” she says, “I really want to bring some new music through Bellingham.” Johnson has additional booking experience from being in a band. “I coordinated our shows for us and eventually started helping other bands get shows,” she says.
HigFOM will benefit My Fight, an organization that asks for t-shirt designs that will be sold to raise money. The money will then be loaned to families in need in order for them to escape poverty. “It’s a really cool organization,” says Johnson. “They don’t require you to donate time or money, they just ask for t-shirt designs.”
Johnson’s booking prowess has resulted in a brag-worthy line-up and will undoubtedly be a wonderful festival.
HigFOM takes place Saturday, April 28, 1 to 10 p.m. Performers include Brad Loomis, Great Pacific, The Pacific Madrone, Lybecker, Bellamaine, Bear Cove, Jesse Morrow, and Lamppost Revival. For more information, contact Sarah Johnson at sarahwiljohnson@gmail.com.
Another all-ages festival occurring in April is Worthy Fest east of Glacier. In its fourth year, the weekend has grown from a small, under the radar weekend to one of the biggest of the year. Held the weekend of April 20-22, bands slated to play include Acorn Project, Acorn Project, Snug Harbor, My Dad Bruce, Blessed Coast, Kytami, Yogoman’s Wild Rumpus and many, many more. Three stages include a main stage, electronic a hip hop stage. For more information about the event, visit www.facebook.com/events/210365729056193.