Posted in music | tour dates on March 6, 2012

by Bill Pearis

The Pooh Sticks in the early '90s
The Pooh Sticks

The sixth-annual NYC Pop Fest is happening May 17 - 20 and the organizers have just announced the 27 band line-up, which includes UK acts Allo Darlin' and The Wave Pictures who will wrap up their US tour together with their Popfest show, plus Comet Gain, Seattle's Seapony, Finland's Burning Hearts, Sweden's Speedmarket Avenue and The Electric Pop Group, and longrunning American indiepop group Saturday Looks Good to Me.

This year's line-up also included Wales' legendary Pooh Sticks (!) who haven't played in America since CMJ 1992, and the first ever American show from White Town (aka Jyoti Mishra) who made many excelent albums before and after his fluke (and unrepresentative) hit "Your Woman" in 1997. NYC is represented too, with The Ladybug Transistor, Habibi, Heaven's Gate, Pale Lights, The Marshmallows, Swearin' and Dear Marje.

Ticket and venue info is still TBA but sure to be announced soon. Click through for the full NYC Pop Fest 2012 line-up.

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NYC Pop Fest 2012 Line-Up
Allo Darlin (UK)
Burning Hearts (Finland)
Catnaps (PA)
Cola Jet Set (Spain)
Comet Gain (UK)
Dear Marje (NYC)
Dot Dash (DC)
The Electric Pop Group (Sweden)
Habibi (NYC)
Heaven's Gate (NYC)
The Holiday Crowd (Canada)
The Ladybug Transistor (NYC)
Lisa Bouvier (Sweden)
The Marshmallows (NYC)
Orca Team (WA)
Outerhope (Philippines)
Pale Lights (NYC)
The Pooh Sticks (UK)
Pushy Parents (Sweden)
Saturday Looks Good To Me (MI)
Seapony (WA)
Sleuth (Canada)
Speedmarket Avenue (Sweden)
Swearin' (NYC)
The Wave Pictures (UK)
Wild Moccasins (TX)
White Town (UK)

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Comments (23)

twee as fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 2:41 PM

Noise Pop > NYC Pop Fest

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 2:41 PM

Indiepop ain't noise pollution.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 2:48 PM

my teenage stride?

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 2:57 PM

Are they actual pooh sticks? Cuz my dog loves finding frozen poop in the winter, and I'd love for her to be able to enjoy it all year long.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 3:13 PM

Where/when is Comet Gain playing?

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 3:18 PM

My teenage stride did it like four times or something! I saw them at least three times there. They're pretty great but they don't need to do it every time. I don't know if I'd consider them indie pop anyway. Which is sort of a compliment, depending on stuff

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 3:23 PM

holy shit, this is incredible.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 3:39 PM

comet gain will play on saturday may 19th at public assembly.

Posted by m | March 6, 2012 3:59 PM

Fantastic fucking line up!

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 4:29 PM

Fuck this wimpy pop crap, what ever happened to the No Fun Fest? :-(

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 4:44 PM

A little bit crazy!

Posted by Peggy | March 6, 2012 4:51 PM

Fuck, I wish I could go to this! Cool flier too.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 5:30 PM

Oh no, people are actually going to attend this daytime nightmare.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 7:41 PM

can't wait for this..Twee for Life bitches!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 7:44 PM

I just threw up, and it looks like hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 11:23 PM

The Promise Ring are in town that weekend. Sure would be nice if this festival can get them to play surprise set.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2012 8:52 AM

I COULD NEVER BE YOUR WOMAN!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2012 11:32 AM

promise ring sucks!

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2012 12:19 PM

for those about to pop, we salute you!

Posted by danny | March 9, 2012 3:09 PM

I COULD NEVER BE YOUR WOMAN!
hahahaha

Posted by Classifieds | March 19, 2012 3:49 AM

looks ????????????

Posted by hina khan | May 1, 2012 8:00 AM

I like this festival.

Posted by jordon | August 4, 2013 9:43 PM

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