Posted in music on February 20, 2013

Swans at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Feb 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Swans

As mentioned earlier today, The Northside Festival will return in 2013, and have announced the initial lineup for the June 13 - 20th festival. The musical program will run from June 13-16 and besides the previously discussed Iceage and Son Volt, will also feature Black Flag (with Greg Ginn and Ron Reyes, not to be confused with FLAG) Swans (who are playing Bonnaroo), The Men, Rhys Chatham and Oneida (collaborating), Merchandise, Lambchop, Twin Sister, Lower, Milk Music, WHY?, Chelsea Wolfe, the Soft Moon, Destruction Unit, and more.

The festival will take place across venues in and around North Brooklyn, with free concerts in McCarren Park, portions of Williamsburg streets shut down and Pitchfork taking over Saint Vitus for three nights of shows. More details are on the way.

As part of it, Swans play Warsaw on June 13 with Chelsea Wolfe. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/22) at noon.

Tickets for the Black Flag show, which happens at Warsaw on June 14, go on sale Friday (2/20) at noon, featuring appearances from Good For You, The Men, and Netherlands. The show is one of two scheduled for The Men, with the band also scheduled to headline Bowery Ballroom in March.

Badges for Northside 2013 go on sale Friday (2/22) at noon. A full listing of today's announcement of Northside bands is below.

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NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL 2013 INITIAL LINEUP (so far)
Ava Luna
Black Flag
Body of Light
The Casualties
Destruction Unit
Good for You
Greg Ginn & The Royal We
Iceage
Intronaut
Kisses
Lambchop
Lower
Chelsea Wolfe
Inter Arma
Lushlife
Lust for Youth
Marshstepper
The Meaning of Life
Merchandise
Milk Music
Celebrities
Rish Midnight
Rhys Chatham & Oneida
Why?
Twin Sister
Swans
Pharmakon
Nature Cruise
Son Volt
The Soft Moon

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Comments (22)

Does Ginn have the round 4 edge?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 1:07 PM

lol @ these festivals where buying a badge doesn't even necessarily mean you get to see the shows (northside, CMJ, etc.)

just call it what it is

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 1:14 PM

what's up with the casualties playing "cool" shows all of a sudden? that band's been a joke since the 90's

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 1:23 PM

I love Black Flag

Posted by Fleur | February 20, 2013 1:26 PM

Intronaut, Swans, and Chelsea Wolfe? YES

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 1:28 PM

Damn Northside is going LOUD this year.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 1:49 PM

1:23.....WHERE DID U GET THAT INFO FROM ?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 1:54 PM

^ haven't you heard? It's on every thread that's ever been created on BV.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 1:55 PM


Ha. Is Timmy Hefner the booker for this?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 2:17 PM

1:23 pretty sure BV would have written a post regarding the cancellation had you sent them an email tip, rather than spamming every thread of the past five years.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 2:19 PM

Nside is always a step ahead. Rage is the new EDM.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 2:30 PM

Swans for the 10th time this year!

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 2:35 PM

countdown to inevitable Hold Steady announcement...

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 2:41 PM

No bitching from Vegan commenters? You're all visibly afraid of Son Volt.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 2:58 PM

black sausage

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 3:44 PM

Lineup sucks, except for Lambchop and Oneida.

Happy now, 2:58.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 3:46 PM

1:23(1) - Why the false cancellation rumor? U mad about something bro?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 4:15 PM

that show is not canceled fools

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 4:17 PM

so confused, is there pending violence? show not kid friendly - like 14 year old brother?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 5:42 PM

Sure would be nice if the Hold Steady was actually playing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 9:16 PM

Will Swans play a different setlist?!

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 10:47 PM

I just like it.

Posted by Jamie | March 9, 2014 7:24 PM

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