The L Magazine’s Northside Festival will make its return to the streets of Williamsburg and Greenpoint on June 16-19, 2011 for a third year of music, film and art. While The L will book a handful of anchoring shows, including those at a 5,000-capacity outdoor space at McCarren Park in the heart of Williamsburg, we’ll leave the majority of shows in the hands of the community’s most forward-thinking independent record labels, bloggers, radio stations, record stores and other tastemakers. A glimpse into the 50+ showcase presenters handpicking the bands they think you need to hear includes BrooklynVegan, Kanine Records, Consequence of Sound, FREEwilliamsburg, Luaka Bop, Lefse Records, Hardly Art, Sacred Bones Records, Brooklyn Bodega, NYCTaper and Panache Booking.
Aside from the 100+ shows set to take place in nearly every venue in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, festival goers can expect indie film screenings curated by some of the most relevant names in the business, neighborhood art galleries opening their doors free to the public for Northside Open Studios in conjunction with Greenpoint Open Studios, and Bedford Avenue to be closed down to traffic on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Four-day, all-ages badges will go on sale this Friday at 10am for a limited-time price of $60. Individual tickets to the all-ages Beirut show at McCarren Park on June 17 are available for $25 advance / $30 day of the show.