The National Announces There’s No Leaving New York Festival Lineup


The National will present the inaugural There’s No Leaving New York music festival at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York on September 29 and 30. The band will perform at the festival along with a number of additionally revealed acts.

There’s No Leaving New York will also include appearances by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Cat Power, Future Islands, Cigarettes After Sex, Phoebe Bridgers, U.S. Girls, Bully and Adia Victoria. Tickets to the festival go on sale this Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. ET. The National partnered with PLUS1 to donate $1 from each ticket purchase to the Brownsville Community Culinary Center. Members of The National’s newly established Cherry Tree fan club will be given access to a pre-sale of tickets that is currently underway.

“Our show last October at Forest Hills Stadium was one of our favorite shows in the history of the band,” The National wrote in a statement. “The incredible legacy of the place and the fact that it still feels intimate even given its size, we started talking immediately about finding a way to come back for multiple nights with friends. We couldn’t be happier to announce these shows in September with some of our favorite artists.”

In addition to There’s No Leaving New York, The National also curated and will perform at the inaugural Homecoming festival in their hometown of Cincinnati on April 28 and 29.