Bratmobile, Need, Gossip Playing Yoyo A Gogo Festival

More than 50 bands will play this year's show in Olympia, Washington.

Riot grrrls Bratmobile, electro-punk duo the Need and punk-pop threesome the Gossip will rock the "hippest town in the West" at Yoyo a Gogo 2001, to be held July 17 to 22.

More than 50 bands, ranging from punk rock to electronic to folk, will play during the six-day festival, to be held at the Capitol Theatre in Olympia, Washington.

Also on the bill are C Average, Dead Moon, Sarah Dougher, the Haggard, the Tight Bros From Way Back When, Dub Narcotic Sound System, Tennessee Twin and Enemymine.

The event, which will also include a fashion show, spoken word performances, art shows and seminars, will coincide with Olympia's Lakefair Festival, an annual carnival and parade.

Previous Yoyo a Gogo shows were held in 1994, 1997 and 1999 and featured such artists as Beck, Elliott Smith, Rancid, Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, Sleater-Kinney and the Halo Benders.

Olympia, declared the "hippest town in the West" by Time magazine last year, was also the location of the first Ladyfest. Held in August and organized entirely by women, the event spawned spinoffs in several other cities.

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