Thursday, June 8, 2017

Northside Festival 2017/Day 1

Northside returned to Brooklyn for its ninth year on June 7-11, 2017. Tonight, Dirty Projectors and Kamasi Washington headlined a concert in McCarren Park. Miguel, Thursday, Craig Leon & Martin Rev, Downtown Boys, Elvis Depressedly, Girlpool, Happyness, Hoops, The Hotelier, Jay Som, Lætitia Sadier, Lower Dens, Mary Timony, Mirah, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and PUP will perform at various venues before the festival ends on Sunday night. The festival also includes nearly 300 lesser-known bands from around the world.

Northside Festival features both innovation and music tracks, so conference attendees may attend panels during the day and concerts at night. Northside Innovation features over 150 speakers leading panel discussions and workshops on emerging technology, media innovations, the future of original video content, startup pitch competitions, and dozens of other topics. Northside Music showcases live and dj music in clubs, parks, rooftops and streets. The Northside Block Party on the weekend will be a free community event that will showcase art, crafts, live music and local food.

Northside Media Group, the publishers of The L Magazine Brooklyn Magazine, and BAMbill, started the Northside Festival in 2009 showcasing 50 bands. Nine years later, the Northside Festival 2017 hosted more than 300 bands over the course of three nights in 34 venues from Greenpoint to Bushwick.
Ernie at Our Wicked Lady Rooftop
DOOMSQUAD at Cape House
Jackie Paladino at Terra Firma
Meatbodies at Alphaville
Salt Cathedral at Gold Sounds