Northside Festival 2012

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Submit to this independent music, film and art festival in New York City. The event takes place at over 25 venues in the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods of Brooklyn, and curated by dozens of the most influential NYC-based record labels, blogs, radio stations and independent show promoters including BrooklynVegan and Brooklyn Bodega. Surfer Blood, Sharon Van Etten, and DOM have been added to this year's lineup, which already includes Guided By Voices, Beirut, Wavves, Twin Sister, Deer Tick, and many more.

At least four Sonicbids artists will be selected for this opportunity./n/nJUST ANNOUNCED: Of Montreal, GZA, The Felice Brothers, Ceremony, Magrudergrind, ?uestlove, Kool Keith, The Atlas Moth, Screaming Females, Neil Hamburger and many more have been confirmed to perform at Northside 2012.

Brooklyn has emerged as the new creative epicenter of culture, and Northside is the festival that curates this talent into a 4-day experience of Music, Art, Film and Entrepreneurship. The Northside Festival showcases the best regional, national and global talent all within the walkable radius encompassed by Williamsburg and Greenpoint.

Dozens of the most influential NYC-based record labels, blogs, radio stations and independent show promoters including BrooklynVegan, FREEwilliamsburg, and Brooklyn Bodega, are being invited to curate their own showcases to be hosted at the area's many music venues. Artists will be paid a standard percentage of ticket sales after the venue has recouped its costs for the evening. At least 10 Sonicbids artists will be selected for this opportunity.

Some highlights from 2011 include: Guided By Voices, Beirut, Deer Tick (performing as Deervana), Wavves, Surfer Blood, Sharon Van Etten, DOM, Theophilus London, Mount Eerie, Iceage (U.S debut), The Babies, Eleanor Friedberger, Javelin, Twin Sister, Delicate Steve, Holiday Shores, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!, and many, many, more.

Venues range in capacity from 1,000+ spaces to 100-cap bars. Once the artists are chosen, The L Magazine be in touch with the details. All genres will be considered.

Confirmed venues for this year include (but are not limited to):

  • McCarren Park (6,000 capacity outdoor space, just added in 2011)

  • Music Hall of Williamsburg

  • Brooklyn Bowl

  • Warsaw

  • Europa

  • Knitting Factory

  • Spike Hill

  • Cameo Gallery

  • Union Pool

  • Glasslands Gallery

  • Public Assembly

  • Trash

  • Pete's Candy Store

  • Zebulon

  • The Charleston

  • Bar Matchless

  • Saint Vitus

  • Legion

  • 285 Kent

  • Market Hotel

  • Shea Stadium

  • Trophy Bar

  • The Back Room at The Gutter

Update: Northside has extended their submission deadline to Monday, April 30. This will not effect the notification deadline.