Posted in music on April 15, 2011

Yacht @ South Street Seaport last year (more by Chris La Putt)
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PRESS RELEASE:

Running between every borough of New York City and culminating near the South Street Seaport, the East River runs at a speed of 4 knots. The Seaport and Pier 17 have a rich and diverse history as profound to New York City as Wall Street, Central Park or even Times Square. Historically, the lower portion of the East River has been one of the busiest and most important channels in the world. Beginning this summer, there will be a new reason for people to flock to the area, ironically which was once also known as the banks of the Sound River.

For ten successful years, The Village Voice has produced the Siren Music Festival at Coney Island. Taking a new spin on the sounds of the summer, The Village Voice will launch the inaugural 4Knots Music Festival on Saturday July 16th at the South Street Seaport. The festival will be free, open to all ages, and held rain or shine. Bud Light is the title sponsor for the festival.

"We're extremely excited about the launch of the 4Knots Music Festival this summer," commented Village Voice publisher Josh Fromson. "Music fans from all five boroughs and all over the world have circled the date of our summer music event on their calendars each year. We feel this new festival will not just live up to the glory of our past events, but sets the stage for continued success in the future."

The 4Knots Music Festival will feature renowned and emerging artists from today's music scene performing live all day in front of what is sure to be an extremely large and enthusiastic audience. A full lineup of the day's events will be announced in coming weeks.

The neighborhood where 4Knots Music Festival will be held offers attractions, shops and restaurants for every taste. It is easily accessible by subway, car, ferry or bus.
The full lineup will be announced "in the coming weeks."

We also have the lineups of the free Friday night Seaport Music Series shows at the Seaport to still look forward to, and there might be another Mad Decent Block Party at the location this summer.

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Comments (36)

Wilco, Yo La Tengo headline.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 10:12 AM

will Drake be playing?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 10:14 AM

I don't like free concerts.

Posted by Gerald | April 15, 2011 10:15 AM

won't matter when this gets drake'd

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 10:16 AM

Anyone who likes free music is from the Midwest. Your favorite band isn't as good as they used to be. They are also not as good as the more obscure band I like. Hummus joke.

Posted by panopticon | April 15, 2011 10:17 AM

Ummm so...

1) no Siren Fest
2) 4Knots vs Pitchfork whos going to win?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 10:20 AM

Damn 10:17am - You just about covered all the bases. Nothing else to post... Oh yeah - something something LCD reunion. Think that's about it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 10:25 AM

^pussy fight at the 4knot?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 10:37 AM

10:16, we all know that the rowdy Hanson fans were responsible for that shit show

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 10:43 AM

More and more outdoor drinking to come.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 15, 2011 10:47 AM

wait does this mean they are not doing siren fest? that would suck.
seaport < coney island

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 10:50 AM

they ALWAYS do siren fest...don't worry.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 15, 2011 10:54 AM

They're not doing siren fest.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 10:57 AM

Huh? Wow, huh?

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 15, 2011 10:59 AM

Yeah, the Voice tried to bury it, but that's the real story: RIP SIREN FEST.

"4. What about Siren?
Siren had a fantastic 10-year run, but the 4 Knots Festival will replace it on the Voice's summer-show docket. Embrace change! "

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2011/04/4knots_music_festival_announcement_july_16_2011.php

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2011 11:07 AM

^^ What's the big deal? this sounds like it will be the exact same thing, except you won't have to drag your ass all the way out to Coney Island.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 11:13 AM

@11:13 Coney Island was what made Siren Fest great. Generally, the bands were good, but nothing mind-blowing or rare (especially in the last few years), but seeing them in that setting was a blast. Seaport is a tourist trap without the history or mystique. Plus, as someone else pointed out, they already have tons of free shows there every summer.

I have to imagine the Voice didn't have the resources to put on their own fest from scratch this year and had to move somewhere where some of the infrastructure would be in place (like, a stage).

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2011 11:17 AM

This line up sucks. Hummus

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 11:25 AM

Shoot the Freak is gone, so Coney Island is pretty useless. And it's a bit of a hike...

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 11:28 AM

It's just a trap to get dirty hipster girls down to the seaport so they can be taken aboard ships and sold as sex slaves. Demi and Ashton are going to make sure this never happens.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 11:37 AM

MANHATTAN IS THE NEW BROOKLYN

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 11:52 AM

So, only one stage for this festival?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 11:55 AM

how are all the pep's that go to siren gonna fit into south street?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 12:54 PM

"More and more outdoor drinking to come."

Isn't that what it's all about?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 3:04 PM

If the lineup for this is similar to the last couple of Siren Fests, they won't have to worry about overcrowding.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 3:22 PM

Gotta love the spoiled world of hipsterdom... bitch, moan, whine, talk out your ass ... repeat. Lots of people appreciate free shows and the chance to hear a band they don't know. Thanks Voice. Okay haters, now bitch, moan, whine & talk out your ass.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:04 PM

4 knots are in my stomach, realizing no more Siren & no more Coney.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:07 PM

^ You said that line twice. Trendy BVers like to repeat lines and put a small variation on them. Just like you did!

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:09 PM

im sorry, but can someone tell the chick from yacht she is NOT attractive, and please, for dignity's sake put some damn clothes on.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 7:52 PM

7:5a, that has been covered in the Yacht thread above.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 4:23 AM

i think the chick in yacht is hot

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 10:36 AM

Where was that gravel lot people used to hang out at?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 8:05 PM

which thread did they talk about the yacht chick?

Posted by Guest666 | April 20, 2011 2:14 PM

stop whining. it's a free show. enjoy or stay home.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2011 1:33 AM

why didnt they play fantines music?

Posted by Jay | May 13, 2011 2:13 AM

yes. it does sucks. i have been to coney island every year for the siren music festival. it has always been amazing to see amazing music around eclectic people from all walks of life with the smell of fried clams and stale beer.
this is so sad.
south street, really? what the hell happened to new york?
at least everyone will be in the vicinity of a duane reade, chase bank, or a tgif.
have fun peoples.

Posted by Doreenie | May 24, 2011 11:38 PM

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