With two years under their belt of bringing top-notch and everyone-will-know-them-in-a-year bands to the Greenpoint and Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, The L magazine has announced the return of their Northside Festival. The third edition will be held over four days from June 16th to the 19th, and is set to be the biggest year to date.
As per usual, The L will curate a few big name acts, while most of the showcases will be left for indie labels, radio stations, record stores, and bloggers (like us!). Some names that have played in previous years include Wavves, Titus Andronicus, Sunset Rubdown, The Hold Steady, Les Savy Fav, Free Energy, and just about everyone else you think is cool.
In addition to the 100+ shows filling most of the areas venue space, screenings of independent films will be curated by some of films most recognizable and esteemed names. Art galleries in the neighborhoods will also be opening their doors free of charge thanks to Greenpoint Open Studios. According to the press release, they have plenty of new things in the works too, including benefit shows for the Open Space Alliance at a new 5,000-capacity outdoor space at McCarren Park in the heart of Williamsburg, a DIY film competition, and panel discussions exploring the ways business innovators intersect with creative inventors. Some festival, huh?
For now, mark March 10th in your planners, calenders, or iCal, as thats when the first group of artists and showcase presenters will be announced and four-day, all-age badges will go on sale. For later, keep it tuned to CoS and northsidefestival.com for the lineup and further information.