Last month, Northside confirmed that Beirut would be returning to their adopted hometown to headline McCarren Park on Friday, June 17. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased here. Bands like Twin Sister, Deervana, Allo Darlin’, Javelin, Ava Luna, Delicate Steve, The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! and Gabriel and the Hounds were also revealed as part of the festival’s lineup to give music fans a sneak peak of what else is in store. Four-day, all-ages badges are on sale now and available at a limited advance rate of $70. Those may be purchased.
GUIDED BY VOICES
After breaking up Guided By Voices in 2004, Robert Pollard recently reunited the “classic” GBV line-up for a short tour. Tobin Sprout (guitar), Charles “Mitch” Mitchell (guitar), Greg Demos (bass) and Kevin Fennel (drums) will be joining Pollard on classic GBV songs from 1992-1996 taken from the albums Propeller, Bee Thousand, Alien Lanes and Under The Bushes, Under The Stars.
Since GBV’s breakup, their 1994 album Bee Thousand was heralded by Amazon at the top of their list (#1) of the “100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums Of All Time”. Spin magazine picked the record as #26 in the “Top Records of the Past 25 Years.”
ABOUT NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL:
Created by The L Magazine, The Northside Festival, June 16-19, is a four-day celebration of Brooklyn and what’s next in Music, Art, Film and Ideas. The best regional, national and global talent will be showcased, all within the walkable radius of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Visit www.northsidefestival.com
Over 250 bands will play over the four days at more than 25 venues scattered throughout the neighborhood, the majority of which will be handpicked by some of the most respected labels, bloggers, record stores and other independent tastemakers in the community. Highlights include the return of live music to McCarren Park, with Beirut and Guided By Voices set to headline. Another exciting addition to this year’s lineup is Deer Tick, who will be performing as Nirvana tribute band Deervana at Brooklyn Bowl.
The film component of the festival includes an in-competition DIY Film Festival, as well as a non-competitive screening series. Festival judges include Rosie Perez, Ted Hope and Todd P. The non-competition screening series is curated by The Berlin Film Festival, IFC, Rooftop Films, Film at Lincoln Center, Animation Block Party, and many more.
On June 18 and 19, the most densely populated arts community in the country will open its doors to the public in a massive Open Studios program in conjunction with Greenpoint Open Studios. Hundreds of artists and galleries will show their latest work to thousands of interested patrons.
Northside Ideas: As Brooklyn has become a national incubator for new ideas and media, the creators and innovators developing exciting new products and brands will speak on a series of panels about what to expect next.