8 Days of Music, Film, Art and Entrepreneurship with 350+ Bands at 30+ Venues, 45+ Films at 3 Theaters, 100+ Artists, 1,500 Entrepreneurs and Over 80,000 Attendees! Now in its fourth year, the Northside Festival, will take place June 14th - 21st, 2012. Brooklyn’s preeminent music and emerging culture festival, showcases the next generation of artists, innovators and problem-solvers, all within the walkable radius of Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
The music component of Northside continues to grow in exciting new ways. There will be over 350 bands performing at 25 venues in the walkable radius of the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods. A small sampling of the artists that will take these stages include: of Montreal, Ceremony, Tinariwen, Starfucker, Kool Keith, The Felice Brothers, Dâm-Funk, Screaming Females and the Brooklyn-born founder of NYC's legendary rap group Wu-Tang Clan GZA, who will be performing his landmark album Liquid Swords, with backing from Grammy-winning Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma.
These bands will be a part of more than 70 shows curated by the likes of: BrooklynVegan, Sacred Bones, Kanine Records, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Terrorbird Media, Academy Annex, Neon Marshmallow festival, NYCTaper, Chaos in Tejas, VICE/Noisey, and many, many more of the local and national music community's most reliable tastemakers.
One particularly exciting development this year is the addition of Williamsburg Park, a 7,000-capacity space at 50 Kent Avenue between North 11th and North 12th Streets that will host multiple Northside shows.
Northside Art serves to create a collaborative platform for artists through exhibitions, performances, panels, and our signature open studios. This year Northside Art looks forward to hosting a group exhibition that reflects the local art community and the synergy between artists’ works and practices. The opening night of Northside Art will launch with an exhibition opening on Friday, June 15th and will be on view through Sunday, June 17th, 2012.
Northside Film has grown into a four-day festival, featuring nearly 50 films, more than 25 curatorial partners, and the juried DIY Competition.
Northside Entrepreneurship will shine a light on those companies and individuals building the most exciting products in five key areas: Innovation, Development, Design, Music Now Summit and Social Cinema. These people are changing the world and will be discussing why and how they are doing it.
For more information, and to see a schedule of events, visit: www.northsidefestival.com/