Posted in music | tour dates on March 9, 2011

Northside Fest

This Thursday, March 10, we would like to invite you to Brooklyn Borough Hall at 11am, where Northside will be revealing details of this year's festival, including a sneak peek of bands and showcase presenters that will be participating. Additionally, press will be invited to the unveiling of the first issue of the soon to be released Brooklyn Magazine, a quarterly publication focusing on the styles and trends coming out of Brooklyn today. Select members of the festival talent will be available for interviews.

Northside Festival will make its return to the streets of Williamsburg and Greenpoint on June 16-19, 2011, for a third year of music, film and art." [Northside Festival]

Rumor is that Beirut will be one of the bands announced. That also makes sense since Beirut is touring in June as you can see below...

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Beirut - 2011 Tour Dates
06/06/11 Dallas, TX Southside
06/08/11 Austin ACL Live
06/09/11 - 06/12/11 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo
06/10/11 New Orleans, LA Republic
06/14/11 Washington D.C. Black Cat
06/30/11 London London Hyde Park
06/30/11 - 07/03/11 St. Gallen Open Air Festival
07/05/11 Ferara Ferara Sotto le Stelle
07/07/11 - 07/09/11 novi sad Pohoda Festival
07/12/11 - 07/18/11 Arles Les Suds a Arles
07/14/11 Meco Super Bock Super Rock Festival
07/14/11 - 07/17/11 Valencia Benicassim Festival
09/02/11 Dorset End of the Road Festival

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Comments (22)

Are you fucking kidding me who the hell would go to an event to hear about a festival lineup

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 8:35 PM

lcd soundsystem is playing the press conference, so maybe that's why?

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 8:38 PM

I really hope they organize set times with all the local brunch spots. Last year was a total clusterfuck in that regard.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 8:38 PM

People who wanna hear about festival line-ups would go to the event. Sounds like you're not that type of person. Make sense?

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 8:40 PM

I think members of the press are paid to go to press conferences so they can write about it. Rocket science.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 8:47 PM

Hopefully they do more shows at the Warsaw then they have in the past (if any). It's kind of a shame that venue doesn't get more shows. I know its booked by Lame nation but it's actually a pretty decent spot. Saw Wolf Parade their a few years ago and the sound and sitelines where good!

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 8:49 PM

I hope Brooklyn Magazine takes note of some of the Hasid fashion that is all the rage in my Borough Park neighborhood. Those guys put your beards to shame.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 9:02 PM

Should've just put it up against Bonnaroo considering that festival is full of horseshit and washed up funk and/or jambands.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 9:03 PM

Yeah-- but some of the hipster payes is 10x more intense than the hasids could ever pull off.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 9:06 PM

jacuzzi boys

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 9:30 PM

i cant believe enough people go to this shitty "festival" to keep it running year after year

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 10:40 PM

"...the soon to be released Brooklyn Magazine, a quarterly publication focusing on the styles and trends coming out of Brooklyn today."

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 10:53 PM

"...the soon to be released Brooklyn Magazine, a quarterly publication focusing on the styles and trends coming out of Brooklyn today."

Isn't that what Lookathisfuckinghipster.com is for?

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 8:03 AM

"...the soon to be released Brooklyn Magazine, a quarterly publication focusing on the styles and trends coming out of Brooklyn today."

And further more, everyone knows styles and trends in Brooklyn change more often than just quarterly.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 8:04 AM

"Are you fucking kidding me who the hell would go to an event to hear about a festival lineup"

I agree. PR fail.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 9:34 AM

Having a release party or press conference isn't too out of the ordinary for festivals these days. Coachella sometimes holds a press conferences, Sasquatch! has a release party every year, Newport Folk Festival will be having a release party and there's probably more out there. It's not completely necessary, especially for a smaller scale one like this but it's also not unheard of.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 9:39 AM

"Having a release party or press conference isn't too out of the ordinary for festivals these days."

But Northside is not really a festival. It is a collection of clubs having concerts at the same time, not really festival-like. It is NOWHERE in the same league as Coachella or Sasquatch. Not even close. Coachella pre-parties are bigger than Northside.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 9:43 AM

Initial lineup just leaked: Beirut, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Kurt Vile, Cass McCombs, Beach Fossils, Mr. Dream, Hunx and His Punx, Marissa Nadler

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 9:56 AM

Why can't the tri-state area have a good music festival? There are so many great locations one could get started. And no I'm not talking about Liberty State Park.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 11:51 AM

Allo Darlin', Deer Tick, Beirut, Twin Sister, Sharon Van Etten

I love SVE and all, but does this girl ever take a break?

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 1:07 PM

How exciting! A bunch of Brooklyn based bands playing a brooklyn festival! Yay!

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 1:26 PM

Isn't this magazine sponsored by L Magazine aka hipster magazine?

It's no surprise that they're booking these bands that play around here all year long....

the only exception from last year was the Liars cause they're just awesome. Other than that, you can see all these bands throughout the year here.

Nothing special.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 1:29 PM

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