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)