hemp fest 2020


  • 29th Annual Seattle Hempfest
  • LIVE On-Line Event
  • Contact
  • HEMPFEST and COVID-19 Virus
  • Community Values Distinctions
  • Economic Impact Study
  • FAQ
  • Hempfest In The News
  • History
  • Instagram
  • Mission
  • Our official platform
  • Thank-You’s
  • Who We Are
  • Accommodations
  • 2019 Event Sponsors
  • ADA
  • Attendee Info
  • Boycott Expedia – They’re Trying To Kill Hempfest!
  • Seattle’s HEMPFEST Files Lawsuit Against Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
  • Annual Promo Art
  • Community Values Distinctions
  • Economic Impact Study
  • Hempfest Images, License Free
  • Hempfest In The News
  • Hempfest® Trade Mark Usage
  • History
  • Official Platform
  • Press Releases
  • Working Media
  • Share Parker Main Stage
  • Ric Smith Hemposium Stage
  • Seeley Black Stage
  • Drug War Facts
  • Who To Contact – What To Say
  • Accepted Performer Registration
  • Accommodations
  • Getting To Seattle Hempfest
  • Registered Performer Information
  • 502, WSLCB Guidelines
  • Accommodations
  • Applications
  • Event Requirements & Info
  • Event Rules
  • Load In & Out Info
  • Map
  • Parking
  • Prices
  • Street Vending Is Illegal
  • Cannabis & Cancer
  • Cannabis & Diabetes
  • Cannabis & Driving
  • Cannabis & Executive Function
  • Cannabis & Fibromyalgia
  • Cannabis & HIV
  • Cannabis & Opioids
  • Cannabis & Pregnancy
  • Cannabis & Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Blog
  • Community Impact Form
  • Find Out Who’s Vending At Hempfest!
  • Galleries
  • Radio
  • Videos

Seattle Hempfest LIVE on-line event
October 10-11, 2020

UPDATE: Please visit our Seattle Hempfest YouTube channel to view all of the 2020 performer and speakers panel videos. (CLICK HERE)

We are the producers of the official HEMPFEST® ‘Protestival’ rally event on the waterfront of Seattle, WA

The Seattle HEMPFEST® protestival is founded in the belief that the public is better served when citizens and public officials work cooperatively in order to successfully accomplish common goals.

This is our 29th year producing the Seattle HEMPFEST event and due to the COVID-19 virus, we have had to move our event online. With this transition to an online platform we aim to bring a similar feel as our in-person event while tapping the limitless potential of communication across the world.
Read more HERE…

To help support us, Please visit our gofundme today and make a donation.

Originally billed in 1991 as the “Washington Hemp Expo”, the first Hempfest started in Volunteer Park where it would stay for three years. With an attendance of only 500 people and a staff that included about 20 members of the Seattle Peace Heathens Community Action Group, there was no way to know that we were sowing the seeds that would someday make Pacific Northwest history.

Participation in our 2020 event can happen in many ways! Our event hosts a curated mixture of performers, speakers, discussion panels and information. We are developing a new web platform for our 2020 event which will help carry our content onward into the future, fostering community discussion and discovery in a digital platform. Participating can happen in many ways- and you can contact us to get started today!

Sometimes a photo can speak a thousand words. HEMPFEST volunteer photographers have helped document so much of the magic that has brought us to where we are today. Our event is an eclectic mixture of culture, determination, education and self discovery. From one-on-one discussions to speakers’ panels, glassblowers to voter registration, our photo gallery has decades of history for you to see.

Seattle HEMPFEST could use your help now more than ever! The COVID19 Virus has taken a huge toll on us being able to survive financially. In addition, our operating/permitting costs have gone up in recent years and our sponsorship had been crippled by the WSLCB imposing restrictions on I502 businesses being able to advertise in our traditional venue. (read more about our successful WSLCB reversal HERE) We are looking for partnerships, large and small to help us get through this tough time and continue with our official platform into the future, which you can read more about HERE. Contact us today to get started! For more information on sponsorship click HERE.

Seattle HEMPFEST 29th Annual Seattle Hempfest LIVE On-Line Event Contact HEMPFEST and COVID-19 Virus Community Values Distinctions Economic Impact Study FAQ

FEST: 2020 Seattle Hempfest

Posted by: Seattle Hempfest | When: Oct 10, 2020 – Oct 11, 2020 | Where: Seattle , Washington , USA

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Seattle Hempfest is booking up to 20 Sonicbids artists for their 29th annual festival. Some acts will be provided compensation.

The Opportunity

The 29th annual Seattle Hempfest will be held October 10 & 11, 2020. Last year, over 100,000 people attended the world’s largest annual cannabis protest rally to enjoy music played from four stages, world renowned speakers, gourmet food, arts, and crafts. Attendance to Hempfest is free, and the festival is organized on a volunteer basis.

Past Performers Include:
Everlast, Hed PE, Bone Thugs-N’-Harmony, Kottonmouth Kings, Fishbone, 7 Year Bitch, The Accused, The Zen Tricksters, Jah Levi and the Higher Reasoning, Source Of Labor

The Band

  • Hempfest accepts submissions from a wide variety of genres
  • No excessive profanity

The Gig


  • Backline provided (Drums/cymbals, amps)
  • Complimentary hospitality is provided
  • 35-45 minute sets
  • Sound and lighting provided
  • Sound man provided
  • Some performances may be live-streamed

Additional Compensation Details:

  • Some acts will be compensated based upon draw
  • All artists keep 100% of merchandise sales


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking

    No longer accepting applications

FEST: 2020 Seattle Hempfest is a Sonicbids featured gig in Seattle, Washington, United States. Entries are being accepted 09/24/19 12:00 PM PDT through 05/08/20 11:59 PM EDT. Posted by Seattle Hempfest, Seattle, Washington, United States