The time has come for another update to this year’s Northside Festival lineup, which already included Guided by Voices, Beirut, Wavves, Javelin and more. We are pleased to announce an official opening night party at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 16th, featuring Theophilus London, a performance by the brilliant Phil Elverum as Mount Eerie at St. Cecilia’s Church in Greenpoint, the first-ever U.S. performance by teenage Danish punk band Iceage, and Florida’s indie rock darlings Surfer Blood lending support to the Guided By Voices/Wavves bill, as well as headlining a much more intimate affair as part of Kanine Record’s showcase at the Knitting Factory. There are still more than a hundred names to be announced, so check back often. In the meantime, the complete list and some additional info…
Guided by Voices, Beirut, Wavves, Surfer Blood, Deer Tick (performing as Deervana), Sharon Van Etten, Theophilus London, DOM, Mount Eerie, The Strange Boys, Iceage (U.S. debut), Twin Sister, Javelin, Frankie Rose & the Outs, Cult of Youth, Alela Diane & Wild Divine, White Fence, Grouplove, Allo Darlin’, Lucky Dragons, Takka Takka, Blondes, Janka Nabay, Holiday Shores, Eternal Summers, The Babies, Xeno and Oaklander, Houses, Teengirl Fantasy, Delicate Steve, Grooms, Slowdance, Grand Rapids, Radical Dads, Mainland, Easter Vomit, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Ava Luna, Sean Bones, Dream Diary, Xray Eyeballs, The Loom, Pursesnatchers, Gatekeeper, Nicholas Krgovich (No Kids), Pop. 1280, World Atlas, Dry the River, The Black Hollies, I’m Turning Into, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!, Quiet Lights, The Secret History, Tiny Victories, Kindest Lines, Coyote Eyes, Yellow Tears, Epee du Bois, Marie Stella, Mussels, Diehard, Sensual Harassment, Wires Under Tension, RYAT, The Gypsy West, Dirty Dishes, Grandfather, Bangladeafy, Grass Is Green, Anasazi, The Men, Pillow Theory, Lost Tribe, A Lull, The Brooklyn What, Gabriel & the Hounds
So, you should probably grab yourself a badge, huh? Those are on sale here for a slim $70 and grant admission to every Northside music, film, art and ideas event during the four days. In other words, you can check out Beirut on Friday, Guided by Voices on Saturday, and, say, Deer Tick playing a set of Nirvana covers on Sunday (true story, that’s happening), and your badge just paid for itself. It’s just that 250+ other bands are playing too, so planning your schedule isn’t that easy.
Now for the small print: It’s important to mention that badge-holders are admitted into events on a first-come, first-served basis. We’ve tried our hardest to hold a higher percentage of spots for badges than other similar festivals, and, for the most part, we’ve been successful. We realize how much it sucks to spend money on a badge and be turned away at the door, but at the same time, it’s important to realize that admission is not guaranteed. So if there’s something you really, really want to see, you’ll want to either get there early or consider buying a ticket (available here and at the venue’s website). But even if you don’t, we’re confident that you’ll be able to see a ton of great music armed with nothing more than your very affordable badge. There will be a one-in, one-out policy, meaning if a badge-holder leaves the venue at any point during a show and there’s another badge-holder waiting to get inside, they’ll be able to enter at that time. In the coming weeks, we’ll try to be as specific as possible about how many spots are reserved for badges for certain shows shows, so you can gauge and plan accordingly.