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Northside Fest adds 65+ bands to lineup, Theophilus @ MHOW, Mount Eerie, Iceage & more ++ open studios & DIY films


Theophilus London will headline the “Official Northside Festival Opening Party” at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday, June 16th. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon, and then general sale Friday at noon. You can also try to get in with a Northside Festival badge.

The hip hop artist is one of 65+ new artists being officially added to the lineup of this year’s Northside Festival (June 16-19 in various venues across Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY). Here’s the full list:


Surfer Blood, Sharon Van Etten, Theophilus London, DOM, Mount Eerie, The Strange Boys, Iceage (U.S. debut), Frankie Rose & the Outs, Cult of Youth, Alela Diane & Wild Divine, White Fence, Grouplove, Lucky Dragons, Takka Takka, Blondes, Janka Nabay, Holiday Shores, Eternal Summers, The Babies, Xeno and Oaklander, Houses, Teengirl Fantasy, Grooms, Radical Dads, Easter Vomit, Sean Bones, Dream Diary, The Loom, Pursesnatchers, Gatekeeper, Nicholas Krgovich (No Kids), Pop. 1280, World Atlas, The Black Hollies, I’m Turning Into, Quiet Lights, The Secret History, Tiny Victories, Indian Rebound, Kindest Lines, Coyote Eyes, Yellow Tears, Xray Eyeballs, Epee du Bois, Marie Stella, Mussels, Diehard, Sensual Harassment, Wires Under Tension, Dry the River, RYAT, The Gypsy West, Dirty Dishes, Grandfather, Bangladeafy, Grass Is Green, Anasazi, The Men, Pillow Theory, Lost Tribe, A Lull, The Brooklyn What, Guided by Voices, Beirut, Wavves, Deer Tick (performing as Deervana), Twin Sister, Allo Darlin’, Javelin, Ava Luna, Delicate Steve, The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! and Gabriel & the Hounds

Stay tuned for info on this year’s BrooklynVegan showcase coming soon.




Greenpoint Open Studios is teaming up with Northside Festival this year to bring you NORTHSIDE OPEN STUDIOS, a four day event celebrating a burgeoning art scene in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. As artist studios and exhibition spaces continue to emerge in the neighborhood we hope to facilitate the growth of a thriving art community.

Registration is now open and we are encouraging artists working in all mediums to register online by May 15th. There is a Meet & Greet on April 26th 7:30pm at Brooklyn Brewery located at 79 North 11th Street and we will discuss registration, programming, and any questions. It is very important that artists join us in the meeting and get to know each other and learn about NOS over a complimentary free beer! Our goal is to reach 300 participating artists who can take advantage of the 10,000 brochure copies that will be widely printed and distributed throughout brooklyn, not to mention a vast opportunity for viewership and attendance.



New this year is an in-competition DIY short and features festival, bringing upstart movie makers to UnionDocs in Williamsburg for their films to be screened before a mash-up jury of DIY pioneers, Brooklyn celebrities and established directors. We are thrilled to announce that Rosie Perez, Ted Hope and Todd P will be among the jury panelists included in this year’s Northside DIY Film Festival.
There are two categories of entry: Features and Shorts.
Criteria: Submissions must be longer than 90 minutes, but no more than 130. Budget must be $100,000 or less.
Prize: First place winners will receive a $500.00 cash prize, a screening at Rooftop Films in Brooklyn and a complimentary camera rental package.
Criteria: Submissions must be under 30 minutes and have a budget of $20,000 or less.
Prize: First place winners will receive a $250.00 cash prize, a screening at Rooftop Films in Brooklyn and a complimentary camera rental package.
All films must be made after January 1st, 2008.
We will only accept completed submissions.
We will accept submissions with distribution agreements.
For more information or to submit your film, visit the Northside DIY Film Festival website here.

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