Is there a better or more iconic summer trio than beer, food, and music? Maybe "poolside, shay's lounge, fast asleep" comes in at a close second. But that's besides the point. The good music know-it-all tastemaking site Pitchfork will be hosting its second annual OctFest in New York City with two days of music, food vendors, and more than 90 different breweries providing sample sizes of some of their best beers. Last year's innagural festival took place over one day in Brooklyn's Industry City but this year will pack in two full days on Governor's Island with the best beer, food, and musical acts around. Here is everything you need to know about Pitchfork's OctFest 2018.
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Pitchfork's OctFest 2018 dates
The festival will run from Saturday, Septermber 8th to Sunday, September 9th. Just make sure to take it a little easy on those beer samples on Sunday night before you have to head to work Monday morning.
Pitchfork's OctFest 2018 lineup
While the innagural festival put on a full single day lineup full of some serious Indie-Rock heavy weights like Guided By Voices, Built to Spill and Okkervil River — this year, the festival has expanded into a two day affair with some amazing artists for each day. Friday night will be headlined by rapper Vince Staples with the newest addition to the festival's lineup Wilco's Jeff Tweedy earleir in the day. Sunday's lineup will have The Flaming Lips closing out the festival with Nile Rodgers & CHiC, Yo La Tengo, and many more throughout the day. Here are the lineups for both Saturday and Sunday...
OctFest 2018 — Saturday Lineup
Saturday's headliner for Pitchfork's OctFest 2018 rapper Vince Staples. Photo: Getty Images
Vince Staples, Jeff Tweedy, NAO, Saba, Preoccupations, Vagabon, Standing on the Corner, Hatchie, Flasher, and Madison McFerrin
OctFest 2018 — Sunday Lineup
Closing out Pitchfork's OctFest 2018 will be the legendary Indie Rock band The Flaming Lips. Photo Credit: Getty images
The Flaming Lips, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Yo La Tengo, Girlpool, Hop Along, No Age, Kamaiyah, Shopping, Julie Byrne, and The Courtneys
OctFest 2018 — Breweries
4 Pines, 10 Barrell Brewing Co., Austin Eastciders, ABK, Archibald, Balter, Bärfuss, BBC, BIRA, Birra Del Borgo, Blue Point, Bocanegra, Boxing Cat, Braven, Breckenridge Brewery, Brickworks Ciderhouse, Bronx Brewery, Bosteels, Camden Town Brewery, CBC, Circa, Cisco Brewers, Collective Arts, Cervejaria Colorado, Cucapa, DC Brau, Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company, De Kroon, Elysian, Fifty Fifty Brewing, Firestone Walker Brewing Company. Flying Dog, Founders, Four Peaks, Gainsbourg, Ginnette, Golden Road, Good George Brewing, Goose Island, The Hand and Malt Brewing Company, Hanging Hills Brewing Company, Hertog Jan, Jack’s Abby, Jolly Pumpkin, Jopen Bier, Karbach, Keegan Ales, Kona Brewing Co., La Casa DiCura, Laugar Brewery, Lamplight Brewing, La Virgen Cerveza, LIC Beer Project, Live Oak Brewing Company, Lohn Bier, Lord Hobo Brewing Co., Mela’s Craft Beer, M.I.A Beer Company, Mill St. Brewery, Monkless Belgian Ales, Narragansett, Newlands Spring, Nicaragua Craft Beer Co., Ommegang Brewery, On Tour Brewing Company, Patagonia, Pirate Life, Playground Brewery, Pratinha, Radeberger, Rogue, Sand City, Springdale, Stanley Park Brewing, Sunday Beer, Taihu Brewing, The Shop Beer Co.,Urbana Cerveza, Veza Sur, Virtue Cider, Wäls Cerveza Arte, Wedge Brewing Company, Wendlandt Cerveceria, Wicked Weed Brewing, Wild Beer Co., and Zero Gravity Brewery
OctFest 2018 - Food
The food at this year's festival is no joke. With some of the best restaurants and food trucks in the city offering some samples of their menus as well as creating imaginitive food and beer pairings with some of the breweries. Here are the vendors that will be available at Pitchfork's OctFest 2018...
Mission Chinese Food, Island Oyster, Kronnerburger, Cervo’s, Colonia Verde, Best Pizza, Roberta’s, Lil’ Sweet Chick, Odd Fellows, Hank’s Juicy Beef, Stuf’d, and Los Viajeros
How to get to Pitchfork's OctFest 2018
Whether you view it as a setback or as an amazing perk to this festival is up to you, but the only way to get to Governor's Island is by ferry. Luckily, ferry service will be included with price of admission to OctFest so you wont have to scramble at the end of the night in order to get your place onboard.
Just make sure to check the ferry schedule to Pitchfork's OctFest 2018 at http://octfest.co/p/4
Are there still tickets available to Pitchfork's OctFest 2018?
Tickets are still available for the festival with single day tickets running $75 and two day tickets priced at $140. Each single-day ticket holder will receive 15 3oz samples from each of the breweries at the festival. If you choose to go for a full weekend pass, you will receive 30 samples for the weekend with 15 samples available for each day. If you need some more samples, ticket holders will be able to purchase more for $1.50 per 3oz pour. Sampling hours at the festival will be from 2pm-8pm each day.
For ticket information, head over to eventbrite.com/e/octfest-tickets.