It may only be March but festival season is starting to heat up and promising to give fans another excellent summer of live music and long-lasting memories. This year, VH1 is teaming up with the Northside Festival, Brooklyn’s very own South by Southwest. Much like it’s Austin counterpart, the up-and-coming festival brings together Film, Innovation and Music conferences for eight days in June. In its sixth year, VH1 will be taking over the famed The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, where bands will perform. Fans will also have a chance to screen VH1 Rock Docs at Nighthawk Theater or participate in a VH1 driven panel.
For more information, including how to purchase tickets, check out the full release below:
Northside Festival Takes Over Williamsburg and Greenpoint For Its Sixth Year
March 4, 2014 – Brooklyn, NY - Northside Festival is back for 2014, welcoming over 90,000 attendees to venues spanning Williamsburg and Greenpoint on June 12-19, 2014. Now in its sixth year, Brooklyn’s largest discovery festival is once again poised to highlight the best up-and-coming Music, Film and Innovation.
Northside Music (June 12-15) will bring over 400 bands from Brooklyn and beyond for a showcase of what’s next in music. A teaser of this year’s lineup includes Sharon Van Etten, Fuck Buttons, Titus Andronicus, Beach Fossils, Courtney Barnett, Omar Souleyman, Dan Croll, Eagulls, Mas Ysa, Luke Temple, Laurel and more, with curated shows from such neighborhood tastemakers as Pitchfork, BrooklynVegan, Sacred Bones Records, Captured Tracks, Ad Hoc, NYC Popfest, BreakThru Radio and The Deli Magazine. Per festival tradition, two huge free shows will be held at a 6,000-capacity space in McCarren Park on June 14 and 15. For more of the lineup and further announcements, visit http://northsidefestival.com/.
Northside Innovation (June 12-13) is proud to present some of its most prestigious speakers yet, featuring: Chad Dickerson, Etsy; Kerry Trainor, Vimeo; Andy Dunn, Bonobos; Phin Barnes, First Round Capital; Jennifer Fleiss, Rent the Runway; Lockhart Steele, Curbed; Soraya Darabi, Zady; Mario Schlosser, Oscar; Amanda Peyton, Grand St., and many more to come! Check out an up-to-date list of speakers here: http://northsidefestival.com/innovation/innovation-line-up/.
Northside Festival also welcomes back to McCarren Park the Northside Trade Show on June 12-13, featuring hundreds of leading exhibitors including Moat, SendGrid, Ghostery, NYCEDC, Gilt Groupe, Handybook, One Fine Stay, The End Records and Brooklyn’s premier innovation and technology jobs fair.
Northside Film is pleased to announce Joana Vicente, Executive Director of IFP and producer of the films Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) and Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) as the 2014 Northside DIY Film Competition jury chair! She’ll be joined by Parker Posey, Ira Sachs (Love is Strange, Keep the Lights On), Matthew Grady (Factory 25) and Kentucker Audley (NoBudge Films, Sun Don’t Shine). The open call for submissions has been extended until March 10 – for more information on how to enter, visit: http://northsidefestival.com/film/film-line-up/
Winners will receive a prize package totaling over $10,000 in value, including: complimentary filmmaker services at DCTV, a six-month community membership at the Made in NY Media Center, one year of IFP membership (including access to IFP’s resources and a subscription to Filmmaker Magazine), as well as a week pass to the 5-day Filmmaker Conference during Independent Film Week, a cash prize and special event to celebrate the winning short and feature hosted by Northside Film.
Northside Film will also partner with top critics and film organizations to curate programs for 2014 including: BAMcinemaFest, BOMB Magazine, DCTV, Factory 25, Film Comment Selects, Filmwax Radio, IFC Films, IFP, indieWIRE, N+1FR (the N+1 Film Review), Reverse Shot, Shooting People, and more!
Northside is very proud to welcome back Jameson Irish Whiskey and introduce VH1 and Palladia as Platinum partners to the 2014 Festival. As in years past, Jameson is sure to bring some authentic Irish hospitality and its independent spirit to celebrate the local Brooklyn community. A huge thanks to all for their support. Stay tuned for more details on the creative activations they will be showcasing this June.
Early Bird Music Badges ($65), Innovation Badges ($245), Film Badges ($25), and Premium Badges ($275) are on sale now! Purchase badges here: http://northsidefestival.com/badges/. Purchase single-show tickets here: http://northsidefestival.com/music-tickets/.
For more information on Northside Festival visit: http://northsidefestival.com/
About Northside Media Group: Brooklyn has become an international adjective meaning ‘‘what’s next.” The Northside Media Group mission is to define and showcase ”what’s next” through media, digital and large-scale events. We are a local media company that is responsible for developing Northside Festival, The L Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, Taste Talks and many other events and products.
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