Northside Festival 2014

Posted by:  Northside Media Group  | When:  –  | Where: Brooklyn, New York, USA

 Booking 15 Sonicbids bands

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2014 will be the sixth annual Northside Festival! This 8-day discovery experience of music, film, content and innovation takes place within the walkable radius of North Brooklyn. Northside touches 90,000+ attendees each year with 350 bands, 50 films, 120 panelists, all taking place across 20+ venues.

Dozens of the most influential record labels, blogs and independent show promoters from NYC and beyond, including Pitchfork, BrooklynVegan, Sacred Bones and NYC Popfest 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 15 Sonicbids artists will be selected for this opportunity.

Some highlights from 2013 include: Solange, The Walkmen, Phosphorescent, Black Flag, Iceage, Merchandise, The Julie Ruin, Chance the Rapper, The So So Glos, Lambchop, Bleached, Majical Cloudz, Sonny and the Sunsets, Pharmakon, Destruction Unit, Weekend, and MANY more. Check out the full photo recap of the 2013 Festival here.

Some highlights from 2012 include: Jens Lekman, of Montreal, GZA, Kool Keith, Olivia Tremor Control, Asobi Seksu, Beach Fossils, The Black Belles, Black Dice, Tinariwen, Caveman, Cold Cave, Felice Brothers, Future of the Left, Harkonen, Starfucker and Wise Blood.

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.

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
  • Trash
  • Pete's Candy Store
  • 285 Kent
  • Bar Matchless
  • Saint Vitus
  • Muchmore's
  • Legion
  • Shea Stadium
  • The Back Room at The Gutter

The Gig

Bands will be paid a percentage of ticket sales.