It’s that time again, when San Francisco culture fest Noise Pop turns up the amps and invites a slew of artists to the stage for several days of celebrating all that’s indie.

In addition to band performances, the 15th edition will include the Noise Pop Expo, a program of panels, discussions, poster sales ,and the illustrious indie trunk show, all taking place at the Swedish American Hall. Art shows and literary events have also been added to the mix, making this year both a celebration of the past and a leap into the future.

Nose Pop badges are on sale now. A limited number of these are available and grant access to all shows and events happening during the festival. These babies go quick, though, so buy now. Regular tickets to individual shows go on sale tomorrow, December 15, 2006.

Confirmed Acts
02/28 Hella at Bottom of the Hill
02/28 Will Sheff at Swedish American Hall
02/28 Sebadoh (original lineup) at GAMH
02/28 Pop Levi at Bottom of the Hill
02/28 Richard Swift at Café Du Nord
02/28 Josh Ritter at Swedish American Hall
02/28 Macromantics at Bottom of the Hill
02/28 John Vanderslice at The Independent
02/29 French Kicks at Slims
03/01 Black Angels at The Independent
03/02 Ghostland Observatory at Mezzanine
03/02 Jolie Holland at The Fillmore
03/02 Autolux at The Independent
03/02 Vic Chesnutt at Swedish American Hall
03/03 Ted Leo and The Pharmacists at Great American Music Hall
03/03 Clinic at The Independent
03/03 So Many Dynamos at Great American Music Hall
03/03 Earlimart at The Independent
03/03 Seawolf at The Independent
03/04 Midlake at Bottom of the Hill