Now we really know what's going on. The CBGB Festival is happening July 5 - 8 at some 30 venues across the city, with over 300 bands participating, including the previously mentioned free Guided by Voices, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Cloud Nothings show at Summerstage (which now also includes The War on Drugs), the The Baseball Project and Craig Finn at City Winery, L.A. Guns at Highline, the Cro Mags, Sick of it All, Vision of Disorder, Absolution, and Sal Naim show at Webster Hall, and D Generation's Bowery Electric show. Newly added artists include Rocket from the Tombs, MEN, PS I Love You, Reggie Watts, Gary Lucas, Weekend, and more TBA. The full list of currently confirmed artists is below.

It's also a film festival with both new and classic rock films/docs, including the world premiere of The Rise and Fall of The Clash, plus American Hardcore, Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements, The Dead Boys - Live at CBGB/OMFUG 1977, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, Kurt Cobain About a Son, The Sacred Triangle: Bowie, Iggy & Lou 1971-1973 and more.

In addition, they've added a CMJ/SXSW-like music industry conference with panels/workshops concerning the music industry, independent artists, and a CBGB "Tales from the Club" panel each day. All conferences take place at the Sunshine Cinema and East Village Cinema. The festival also closes with the "distilled spirits fest" at Beekman Beer Garden on July 8.

There are variety of badges available too, from music and film showcase badges to one that get you into everything (or potentially at least...badges don't guarantee admission). The press release we got claims badges have been on sale since May 7 but this is the first we've heard about it. Regardless, early bird prices on music showcase badges is $69 and runs through May 31. It jumps to $79 if you buy before July 4 and walk-up badges once the fest starts are $89. Film fest badges are $99/$159/$219 for earlybird/regular/walk-up. You can also get a music conference badge which gains you entry to the showcases, workshops, and panels, and a music/film combo badge which gains you entry to all of that plus the film screenings. Full details on the vast array of CBGB Festival badge options are at their website. What this means to people who already bought tickets to individual shows already but want a badge too, we're not sure.

A list of all confirmed bands, films, conferences, and participating venues is below.


CBGB Music Festival confirmed artists
Guided By Voices
Pains Of Being Pure at Heart
Cloud Nothings
War on Drugs
Craig Finn D Generation
The Cro-Mags
Sick Of It All
Vision of Disorder
The Baseball Project
David Johansen
Reggie Watts
Sister Sparrow & The DirtyBirds
Willie Nile
Rocket From The Tombs
LA Guns
Dirty Pearls
Ben Taylor
Popa Chubby
Harry Waters
Gary Lucas With Gods and Monsters
Eytan and the Embassy Richard Lloyd Waldos
Radio 4
Shayfer James
Sophie Madeleine
My Pet Dragon
Bardot Jon DeRosa
So So Glows
Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan
PS I Love You
Orion Experience
Empire Beats featuring Camille Atkinson
The Killing Floor
Ingrid and The Defectors
Bebe Buell
The Noise
The Bowery Tones
Faith NYC
Two Lights
The Bamboo Kids
The Indecent
Brass Knuckle Evangelists
Mary C
New Cassettes
Waking Heroes
Daddy Long Legs
Van Hunt
Hollis Brown
Andy & The Rattlesnakes

CBGB Film Festival Line-up
24 Hour Party People
American Hardcore
Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!
Blank City, including one screening with filmmaker Q/A
Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements, including one screening with filmmaker Q/A
The Dead Boys - Live at CBGB/OMFUG 1977, including one screening with principal cast in attendance and filmmaker Q/A
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
End of The Century, principal cast members in attendance
Exit Through The Gift Shop
Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's Imagine Album, including one screening with John Lennon studio engineer Q/A
Hit so Hard
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Just Around The Corner, New York Premiere
Kurt Cobain About a Son
Let Fury Have The Hour
New York Doll
The Other F Word, including one screening with filmmaker Q/A
Patti Smith: Dream of Life
Punk's Not Dead
The Rise and Fall of The Clash, World Premiere including one screen with filmmaker Q/A
Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen, including one screening with Bob Bruen Q/A
The Sacred Triangle: Bowie, Iggy & Lou 1971-1973
Sid & Nancy
Suicide Girls Must Die!, principal cast in attendance
Vinyl, East Coast Premiere, principal cast and filmmakers in attendance
What Did You Expect: The Archers of Loaf Live at Cat's Cradle, US Premiere including one screening with filmmaker Q/A
A selection of untitled Andy Warhol screentests, curated by CBGB

Participating venues in CBGB fest
Cafe Wha?
City Winery
SummerStage in Central Park
Gramercy Theatre
The Box
The Living Room
Googie's at The Living Room
Highline Ballroom
Hill Country
Hank's Saloon
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Lit Lounge
Tammany Hall
Bitter End
The Delancey
The Bowery Electric
The Local 269
The Trash Bar
Webster Hall
The Studio at Webster Hall
(le) Poisson Rouge
Joe's Pub
Ottos' Shrunken Head

CBGB Festival Conferences:
11am Gigging: DIY or Do You Need An Agency...and When?
12pm A & R: Demo Listening and Feedback Sessions - Step Right Up!
1pm Financing Your Career as an Independent Artist
2pm Lawyers, Guns & Money: Legal Considerations for Indie Artists
3pm What to Expect of Artist Management in Today's Landscape
4pm CBGB - Tales From The Club - Industry Professionals

11am Build The Buzz: Engaging The Tastemakers
12pm Alternative Revenue Streams in Today's Music Business
1pm Direct to Fan - It's Not Just Email Anymore...or is it?
2pm Record Producer Panel: Making Great Sounding Records
3pm Publishing - The Great Unknown
4pm CBGB - Tales From The Club - Staff and Regulars

11am Touring Overseas as an Artist: The Nuts and Bolts Of It All
12pm A & R: Demo Listening and Feedback Sessions - Step Right Up!
1pm Follow Me: Social Media/Marketing Strategies for Indie Artists
2pm Grown-Up Sh*t: Health, Finance & Still Staying Cool
3pm Widgets, Apps and Witchcraft: Too Cool or Too Much?
4pm CBGB - Tales From The Club: Musicians

11am Music Industry: Today and the Future
12pm Take the Money and Run: Endorsements/Sponsorships - What Would Joey Do?
1pm Marketing Your Music for Film & Television
2pm Record Release Strategies For Today's Independent Artist
3pm Do You Want A Record Deal? : No, That's OK, I'm Good
4pm CBGB - Tales From The Club: The Birth of Punk Fashion

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