We’re less than three months away from Northside Festival, North Brooklyn’s annual five-day event for music, art and innovation. The Northside Media production, now in its ninth year, will take place from June 7 to June 11 — and today they announced headliners and an initial list of what will be more than 300 artists and 150 speakers participating this year.
Miguel, the Dirty Projectors and the post-hardcore outfit Thursday will headline at McCarren Park benefit shows, with a portion of proceeds going to Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA), a nonprofit that works to foster parks and community spaces in the neighborhood. The other confirmed artists include indie pop acts The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Lower Dens (the latter, performing songs from ABBA’s Gold: Greatest Hits), folk punk group Girlpool, and more.
For the innovation portion of the festival, which features keynote talks, panels and presentations for the tech and entrepreneur community, speakers include "Saturday Night Live"'s Sasheer Zamata, The Fader’s president and publisher Andy Cohn and Vice Impact Publisher Katherine Keating, among others.
Premium ($549, all access) and Innovation badges ($499, access to more than 150 speakers) are currently on sale at 20 percent off until 5 p.m. Friday, March 24; while early bird badges (all access to over 300 bands) are available now starting at $75. Individual tickets go on sale tomorrow.
For more info, visit northsidefestival.com.