For the fifth year in a row, the Northside Festival is returning to take over Williamsburg and Greenpoint, bringing the best new music, film, art and technology right into your backyard. Here we go: June 13-20, 2013. That’s 7 days of music, film, ideas and art from Brooklyn and beyond. Mark your calendars, put it in your iPhone, tie a string around your finger, etc. Whatever it takes to remember the most thrilling days that 2013 will have to offer.
Here’s how things will shake out for 2013:
Northside Music: June 13-16
NExT(Northside Entrepreneurship and Technology Expo): June 13-14
Northside Film: June 17-20
There are some changes afoot too. What was called Northside Entrepreneurship in 2011 is going by NExT (June 13-14): Northside Entreprenuership and Technology. In addition to two days of panel discussions, presentations and tech demonstrations from the area’s established business leaders and upstart innovators, we’re bringing a free-to-the-public trade show in a to-be-announced Williamsburg location featuring some of the most exciting companies and start-ups around. With special programming, a job fair to connect young engineers and executives with New York City’s tech opportunities, and hundreds of companies showcasing their solutions and innovations, everyone in New York city will have a chance to experience what’s NExT.
Northside Film (June 17-20) is coming to some new venues this year: in addition to Nitehawk and UnionDocs, you can now catch independent film screenings and Brooklyn premieres at the Wythe Hotel and the brand-spanking-new Videology theater. Plus, Filmmaker Magazine editor Scott Macaulay will be the jury chair of the Northside DIY Film Competition. Speaking of which, have you submitted your film yet? We’re looking for your short and feature films for the 3rd annual Northside Film DIY Competition. Winners will receive cash prizes ($500 for best feature, $250 for best short), an $800 post-production services package from DCTV, a screening at Nitehawk Cinema and more; that’s over $10,000 in value and services! For more information and to submit your film, click here.
And as always, Northside Music (June 13-16) will be bringing you 350 bands in a span of four dizzying days. You could be one of them! We’re now accepting submissions through Sonicbids. Click here for more information and to get your band in the running. And then, join us in June across nearly every music venue from Williamsburg to Greenpoint (and some secret surprise spots too). Stay tuned for our first band announcement!
Phew. So now that we’ve got you pumped for June 2013, the sad truth is that it’s still six months away. So if the anticipation is just too much, may we suggest clicking here for a look back at last summer’s madness? And while you’re at it, bookmark this page; it’ll become your resource for all things Northside-related in 2013. And we hate to sound bossy, but once you’ve done that you might as well follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook, right? That way you’ll be the first to hear any and all of our Northside Festival updates.
June will be here before we know it, and we can’t wait to see you.