NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES INITIAL 2012 LINEUP
Now in its fourth year, the Northside Festival (June 14-21), Brooklyn's preeminent music and emerging culture festival, showcases the next generation of artists, innovators and problem-solvers, all within the walkable radius of Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
The music component of Northside continues to grow in exciting new ways. There will be over 350 bands performing at 25 venues in the walkable radius of the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods.
A small sampling of the artists that will take these stages include: of Montreal, Ceremony, Tinariwen, Kool Keith, The Felice Brothers, Brooklyn-born founder of NYC's legendary rap group Wu-Tang Clan GZA, who will be performing his landmark album Liquid Swords, with backing from Grammy-winning Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma, and more listed below.
One particularly exciting development this year is the addition of Williamsburg Park, a 7,000-capacity space at 50 Kent Avenue between North 11th and North 12th Streets that will host multiple Northside shows.
The Felice Brothers
GZA with Grupo Fantasma