Northside Festival

Northside Festival New YorkNorthside Festival takes place at Various venues throughout New York

Northside Festival 2012 dates – 14th to 17th June

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Jens Lekman, of Montreal, GZA (performing Liquid Swords with Grupo Fantasma), The Olivia Tremor Control, Ultramagnetic MC’s, The Thermals, Ceremony, Tinariwen, Starfucker, Kool Keith, The Felice Brothers, Dâm-Funk, Future of the Left, Screaming Females, Asobi Seksu, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Crystal Stilts, Beach Fossils, Mucca Pazza, Chain and the Gang, Frankie Rose, Grass Widow, Buke and Gase, Vår (mems of Iceage), These United States, Neil Hamburger, Pontiak, Amen Dunes, Eternal Summers, Kid Sister, Magik Markers, Harkonen, White Hills, Turbo Fruits, Husky, The Rub, Lushlife, Wymond Miles (mems The Fresh & Onlys), The Black Belles, YAWN, Royal Headache, Gap Dream, Dustin Wong, Gary War, Exitmusic, Dinosaur Feathers, Wise Blood, The Atlas Moth, M.A.K.U. SoundSystem, Ex Cops, Zambri, Starring, Dope Body, Kassem Mosse, Mike Servito, Ice Choir (mems The Pains of Being Pure at Heart), Rhyton, The Pass, Brownout, Darlings, Life Size Maps, Starlight Girls, Field Mouse, EULA, MiniBoone, Metal Mountains, Celestial Shore, Ape School, Magrudergrind, Duncan Trussell, WOJCIK, Clouder, Nude Beach, JD Emmanuel, Snack Machine, NYMPH, Freshkills, The Dunnie Bobos, Los Encantados, The Gypsy West, A Million Years, The Everymen, Warthog, Weird Rivers, Erostratus, The End Men, Whores., Piers Faccini, Golden Clouds, Bootblacks, Balene, Hunny, New Madrid, W.A.L.N.U.T.S., The Judas Knife, Teachers, Florida, The Royal Arctic, The Planes, Neonderthals


The History of the Northside Festival

On any given day there’s a ridiculous amount of music and art being made in New York City, but perhaps no more than in the four-mile radius of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. The goal of the Northside Festival isn’t lofty: We want to celebrate that community of independent musicians, filmmakers and artists in the place where it thrives the most, shining a light on the sheer talent and creativity that Brooklyn cultivates.

Mirroring a city that now more than ever seems only livable when you’ve got a community to prop you up, Northside is, at its heart, a collaborative event. While in its inaugural year, The L Magazine was responsible for organizing a handful of anchor shows with the Hold Steady, Sunset Rubdown, the Dodos and Bill Callahan among others, we reached out to more than 30 NYC-based record labels, blogs, independent show promoters, radio stations and other industry professionals to curate showcases of their own, bringing together over 250 bands to the Williamsburg/Greenpoint neighborhoods during a four-day span. Meanwhile, the Williamsburg Gallery Association helped to highlight over 25 artist exhibitions at the most respected galleries in the area. We couldn’t be happier with how things went last year and can’t wait to do it again, especially with the inclusion of Northside’s inaugural FilmFest this summer.

Northside Festival Line Up – 2011
A Lull, Agitator, Air Waves, Alela Diane & Wild Divine, Allo Darlin’, Ambassadors, Anasazi, Andromorphus Rexalia, Appomattox, The Archive, ARP, Asobi Seksu, Atlas Sound, Autre Ne Veut, Ava Luna, The Aviation Orange, The Babies, Ball of Flame Shoot Fire, Bangladeafy!, Beat Radio, Beau Jennings, Beirut, Bel Air, BELL, Big Spider’s Back, Big Tree, The Black Swans, Blackbird Blackbird, Blair, Blondes, Bright Moments, Brilliant Colors, The Brooklyn What, Brown Wing Overdrive, The Canon Logic, Carlos Giffoni, Cesspool, Clouder, Colin L. Orchestra, Colleen Green, Computer Magic, Conveyor, Cookies (ex-Mobius Band), Country Mice, Courtesy Tier, Cult of Youth, D. Charles Speer and the Helix, Darlings, Dead Leaf Echo, Death First, Decades, Deer Tick (performing as Deervana), Delicate Steve, Designer Imposter, Diamond Rings, Dirty Dishes, Dom, The Doorbells, Doris Cellar (of Freelance Whales), Dream Diary, Drunken Sufis, Dry the River, Dysentery, Eamon Hamilton (The Brakes, solo), Easter Vomit, Ed Askew, Eight Bit Tiger, El Jezel, Eleanor Friedberger (of The Fiery Furnaces), Emanuel & the Fear, Emily Wells, Endless Boogie, Eternal Summers, Ex-Cops, Fairy Vision, Fan-Tan, Fergus & Geronimo, Fish Doctor, Food Stamps, The Forest Gump Mile High Marathon, Forma, Frankie Rose, Friend Factory, Gabriel & the Hounds, Gabriel Phillips Miller, Gatekeeper, Geffika, Golden Animals, Grand Rapids, Grandfather, Grass Is Green, Grooms, Gross Relations, Grouplove and many more…

Northside Festival Line Up – 2010
A.A. Bondy, Active Child, Adult Themes, Air Waves, Akudama, Amazing Baby, Andrew Cedermark, Andy T (ex-Deer Tick), Anni Rossi, Annie & the Beekeepers, Anything but Animals, Apse, Arches, ARMS, The Art of Shooting, Asa Ransom, Au Revoir Simone, Autre Ne Veut, Ava Luna, Azores, The Babies, Baby Brainwaves, Baby Copperhead, Backwords, Bad Brilliance, Bad Girlfriend, Ball of Flame Shoot Fire, Bebe Fang, The Beets, Beige, Beloved Rogue, Bermuda Bonnie, Big Troubles, Bird of Youth, The Black, The Black Hollies, blair, Blood Warrior, Borrowed Eyes, Bottle Up & Go, Boy Pilot, Boy Without God, BRAHMS, The Brought Low, Bryan Miltenberg (of Unremarkable People), Bubblyfish, CALLmeKAT, Callers, The Canon Logic, Cat Martino, Caveman, Chappo, Charles Burst, Chica Vas, Chris Mills, Class Actress, Clay Russell, Cloud Nothings, Coasting, Cream in All Moustache, Cue the Sun, Cults, Dana Jewell (solo), Dangeroo, Dark Dark Dark, Darlings, Dead Phones, deVries, Dinosaur Bones, Dinosaur Feathers, Dinowalrus (DJ set) and many more…

Northside Festival Line Up – 2009

The Hold Steady, Sunset Rubdown, The Dodos, Bill Callahan, Asobi Seksu, John Vanderslice, Bishop Allen, Brightblack Morning Light, Kurt Vile, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Woods, Free Energy, Real Estate, tUnE-yArDs, The Tallest Man on Earth, Daedelus, O’Death, Crystal Stilts, Sir Richard Bishop, Ponytail, The War on Drugs, Doomriders, Javelin, Bell, Pterodactyl, Screaming Females, Class Actress, Deastro, The Van Pelt, Sean Bones, Julianna Barwick, These Are Powers, Michna, Dragons of Zynth, Ghislain Poirier, Lusine, Henry Wolfe, Death Vessel, Shellshag, Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers, Teengirl Fantasy, Ducktails, The Beets, Tanlines, Dinowalrus, Acrylics, Dan Friel, The Brunettes, Sharon Van Etten, Golden Triangle, Gary War, Olof Arnalds, Megasoid, Laura Gibson, Mariee Sioux, Silk Flowers, Grooms, Nine 11 Thesaurus, Aa, Glass Ghost, Darlings, Air Waves, Adam Arcuragi, Dinosaur Feathers, Savoir Adore, Talk Normal, Anamanaguchi, La Strada, Murder Mystery, The Bloodsugars, Motel Motel, The Art of Shooting, Your Nature, Martin Bisi, Witchies, Vandaveer, Drink Up Buttercup, and over 200 more…

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