Created by The L Magazine, The Northside Festival, June 16-19, is a four-day celebration of Brooklyn and what’s next in Music, Art, Film and Ideas. The best regional, national and global talent will be showcased, all within the walkable radius of Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
Over 250 bands will play over the four days at more than 25 venues scattered throughout the neighborhood, the majority of which will be handpicked by some of the most respected labels, bloggers, record stores and other independent tastemakers in the community. Highlights include the return of live music to McCarren Park, with Beirut and Guided By Voices set to headline. Another exciting addition to this year's lineup is Deer Tick, who will be performing as Nirvana tribute band Deervana at Brooklyn Bowl.
Last year, we were proud to introduce Northside Film--a film festival within Northside. We worked with some of the most respected voices in cinema to showcase an eclectic mix of cinematic programming. The non-competition screening series is curated by IFC, Rooftop Films, Film at Lincoln Center, Animation Block Party, and many more. And this year, we're providing a platform for local filmmakers in the form of a juried DIY film festival. Festival judges include Rosie Perez, Ted Hope and Todd P. To learn more about the competitive DIY film competition or to submit, visit the website for more details here.
On June 18 and 19, the most densely populated arts community in the country will open its doors to the public in a massive Open Studios program in conjunction with Greenpoint Open Studios. Hundreds of artists and galleries will show their latest work to thousands of interested patrons. Northside Open Studios is having an open call for artists working in all mediums to participate in this year's initiative. Opportunities to collaborate with galleries, local businesses and public spaces for special programming, exhibitions and events are available. For more details on Northside Open Studios or to register for the open call for artists, visit their website here.
As Brooklyn has become a national incubator for new ideas and media, the creators and innovators developing exciting new products and brands will speak on a series of panels about what to expect next.