Northside Festival, which runs June 8 - 11, has announced -- its initial 2017 lineup which is pretty impressive. As usual, headline shows are in McCarren Park. At least one is free, and the ticketed shows, and most other just-announced shows for the fest, go on sale Friday, March 24 at noon:


Thursday, June 8: Dirty Projectors, Kamasi Washington, and Jay Som

Friday, June 9: TBA

Saturday, June 10: Miguel and more TBA

Sunday June 11: Thursday, PUP, The Hotelier, and Jeff Rosenstock (free show!)


The rest of the Northside lineup includes some previously announced shows like the Mild High Club and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg, The Explosion show at Saint Vitus, and the Girlpool show at Warsaw. There's also Downtown Boys, Lower Dens (performing ABBA's greatest hits!), Julia Holter, Laetitia Sadier (ex-Stereolab), US Girls, She-DevilsVagabon, Craig Leon & Martin Rev, Mary Timony playing Helium songs, an Elysia Crampton / Total Freedom / Moor Mother show at Good Room, and more. Check out Northside's schedule for more details.

UPDATE: There's a William Basinski show on June 9 at National Sawdust (tickets).

Showcase presenters so far include Pitchfork, Kickstarter’s The Creative Independent, 33 ⅓ Book Series, Sacred Bones, AdHoc and more.


Premium and Innovation Badges will be at “flash sale” pricing - 20% off until Friday, March 24th at 5pm. Early Bird badges are on sale now with Music passes starting at $75 and including “all access” to over 300 bands; Innovation badges at $499 with access to 150+ speakers; and Premium badges are also available for $549 and provide access to all events at the festival. Entry for badgeholders subject to venue capacity. Individual tickets are available for McCarren Park shows beginning March 24th. For a complete list of talent, visit:


Northside Innovation (June 7-9) will welcome a vibrant entrepreneurial community of 10,000 attendees across three days of conference keynote talks, interviews, panels, masterclasses, pitch competitions, immersive VR activations, and evening parties; all focused on exploring how technology is changing the way we live, work and create.

The initial speaker lineup this year includes one of SNL’s brightest stars, Sasheer Zamata; cutting-edge President & Publisher of The FADER Andy Cohn; bridge between nonprofits and reporters, Vice Impact Publisher Katherine Keating; founder of internet community SuicideGirls redefining beauty, Missy Suicide; and explorer of current affairs and contemporary life through opinionated documentaries, NY Times Op-Docs Producer/Curator Kathleen Lingo. Many more innovators will be added to the event’s extensive lineup in the coming months.

Fortune will once again host main stage talks at Northside Innovation, featuring numerous panels and fireside chats with Fortune 500 CEOs, disruptive brands and purpose-driven companies. Last year’s top speakers on the Fortune stage included: Rebecca Minkoff (fashion designer), Dan Schulman (CEO of Paypal), Werner Vogels (CTO of Amazon), and Linda Boff (CMO of GE).

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