Posted in music | tour dates on August 4, 2011


As mentioned, Music to Know Fest makes its debut in East Hampton, NY over the weekend of August 13-14, and features artists such as Vampire Weekend, Bright Eyes, Matt & Kim, Ra Ra Riot, Dawes, and others. Set times have been announced for the festival, which you can check out below.

MTK, not to be confused with Escape to NY, have also teamed up with MTA Long Island Railroad (LIRR) to add an official westbound train for concertgoers:

The train, departing from the LIRR East Hampton station at 10:56 PM, is aptly timed to ensure concert goers will have sufficient time to enjoy the day's line-up and festivities and will be making all the local stops on Long Island into Brooklyn and Manhattan.
For more fun, you can download the official MTK 2011 App for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad at the iTunes app store. The fest also features fashion tents. According to a press release:
The fashion pop-up tents will be set up in a "retail village" and the merchants are anything but your average festival brands. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were first to purchase pop-ups from MTK: Music To Know - planning to debut their much-anticipated website StyleMint and their successful contemporary line Elizabeth & James to the crowd of almost 10,000 people gathered at the event in the Hamptons during the height of the season.
Hmmm... Tickets for the festival are still available. Set times and a list of the clothing brands that will be on display at the fest below...

MTK 2011 Set Times
Saturday, August 13:
8:30 PM - Vampire Weekend
7:05 PM - Matt and Kim
5:45 PM - Ellie Goulding
4:25 PM - Tame Impala
3:20 PM - M. Ward
2:15 PM - Tom Tom Club
1:15 PM - We Are Scientists
12:30 PM - Francis and the Lights
11:45 AM - Suddyn
11:00 AM - Nicos Gun

Sunday, August 14:
8:30 PM - Bright Eyes
7:05 PM - Cold War Kids
5:40 PM - Chromeo
4:35 PM - Ra Ra Riot
3:30 PM - Dawes
2:30 PM - Fitz and the Tantrums
1:30 PM - Naked and Famous
12:30 PM - The Limousines
11:45 AM - Young Empires

Fashion Tents
Duck & Weave
Elizabeth & James
Gloria Jewel
Jack Willis
Khanh's Sports
Tory Burch



Comments (28)

Fuck this fest. 195 for two days? thats bullshit. Fuck all these rich ass people

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:36 AM

Hating everything is cool.

Posted by BV reader | August 4, 2011 9:37 AM

I know this music but I don't like it lol

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:42 AM

Kurt Russell escaped lol

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:42 AM

If you're not going, then you are extremely very much not cool AT ALL.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:44 AM

laughing so hard at 936 and how much he hates the world

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:47 AM

woah! Olsen twins?! Which one is single?

I think my salary of 70k should be enough to take them out for a night of great music!

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:53 AM

White people.

Am I right?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:54 AM

100+ K

Professional landscaper.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:00 AM

Vampire Weekend and Bright Eyes are "Music to Know"?

Is this the coffee table version?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:02 AM

All jokes aside, this festival is about $95 too expensive. 2-day pass should be $100 for this since it's inconvenient for most to get to and the headliners aren't rare to this area at all.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:04 AM

Anyone remember ORIGINAL Field Day festival in Long Island?

That was special.....

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:07 AM

Doesn't the hate game get old for some of you? You act like "indie" hasn't become a boring commercialized fashion trend ( in this case, literally. ) Start finding solace in the fact that the bubble is going to burst soon on these festivals and bands. Yes there may be a lot of idiots who will keep buying into this stuff but it's basically as good as saying you like New Found Glory.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:10 AM

I'm going to book my own festival and shut these BV commenters next year!

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:14 AM

It is really expensive and inconvenient to get to, and try renting a hotel there for less than 200 a night.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:35 AM

220+ K


I'll meet you by the cocaine stand.

Posted by Stephen Whitfield | August 4, 2011 10:43 AM

^ But you'll be bumping into your 15 year-old big-sunglasses neon-clothed "girlfriend" scoring another fix from some creep who's going to bang her instead of you.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:54 AM

@9:47 hahah. Right. I haven't been one of the shit ton people on the BV complaining about free house of vans shows and now the free quicksilver pro shows. Get over yourself. This is actually something to hate on.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 11:06 AM

The MTK festival should be in Montauk, since that is the common abbreviation for the town on bumper stickers. It doesn't make sense to call it MTK, and have it in the Hamptons.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 11:26 AM

"10,000 people"??? Did they really give away 7,500 tickets?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 11:34 AM

that train is gonna take 4 hours to get from east hampton to nyc. enjoy!

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 12:31 PM

for $195 do i get to meet the Olsen twins?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 2:04 PM

i work in east hampton from time to time and the special return train is really just the last train of the night moved up 20 minutes, it would seem more people could make it to the station if they kept the original schedule, and yeah making all the stops will take 4 hours, bummer train for sure

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 3:42 PM

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen like hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 4:07 PM

the font on their logo is from us currency
the curly leaves and banners look like it too
then there's a silhouette of a guy surfing on the curly leaf
long islanders surfing on waves of money
how can this not be meant to evoke hatred

Posted by jesus | August 4, 2011 10:54 PM


(East Hampton, NY . . . August 6, 2011) The MTK: Music To Know Festival ( planned for Saturday – Sunday, August 13 – 14, in East Hampton, New York, is cancelled. A statement is as follows:

“It is with heavy, heavy heart that we regret to inform you that the inaugural MTK: Music To Know Festival in East Hampton will not take place. Despite our unique vision and arranging a world-class line-up, ticket sales were not adequate to allow the event to continue. We wanted to let everyone know now before engaging more deeply.

Along with our ticket holders, vendors, sponsors, business associates, colleagues and friends in the community, we too are filled with deep disappointment. We pledge to endure during this difficult time with the same integrity and professionalism displayed throughout the creation of this event.

Ticket holders should check next week for more information.

Most humbly,
MTK, Music To Know LLC”

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2011 3:37 PM


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