4Knots Set for NYC on July 12
Fri, 02 May 2014 11:53:41
Free music is good. Free, good music is better. Free, good, live music is NYC? That's the best.
The Village Voice has announced the fourth annual 4Knots Music Festival will be held on Saturday, July 12 from 1-8PM at New York City's South Street Seaport, rain or shine. Manhattan's favorite summer music festival will return with over 10 bands hand-picked by the Voice music team.
As we mentioned, best of all – it's FREE! A fun, free event in the city? Please, come out and take advantage of it, New Yawkers!
How can you Knot? Thanks, we'll be here all week.
With this year's festival, the Voice continues their 14-year history of curating free, outdoor, all ages live music showcases featuring the most renowned and emerging artists breaking through today's scene.
The Official 4Knots Music Festival After Party will take place at Webster Hall on July 12, immediately following the festival. The lineup for this show and tickets will be available soon.
Due to Pier 17's redevelopment at the South Street Seaport, The Village Voice strengthened their commitment to the Lower Manhattan location by reformatting the festival's footprint to highlight the Seaport's Historic District.
"We value the history and importance of this area to New York City's past, present and future," said Josh Fromson, Publisher of The Village Voice. "By returning to the Seaport, the 4Knots Music Festival is committed to working with local businesses, the downtown community and its visitors to provide an unforgettable free summer music festival for many years to come."
To keep the festival in this area, the 4Knots Music Festival collaborated with the Howard Hughes Corporation, Seaport Museum and the City of New York to make its triumphant return to its home at the Seaport.
Similar to last year, this year's festival will feature two stages - located on Pier 16, alongside the iconic New York City landmark Peking VIP Ship and near Pier 17 within the See/Change space at Fulton at Front Street. This will expand this year's festival northwest and onto the iconic cobblestone streets near the former Fulton Market.
The Julie Ruin, Those Darlins, Speedy Ortiz, Radkey, Viet Cong, Nude Beach, Juan Waiters are scheduled to perform, plus more to be announced soon.
May 20th Update: The Julie Ruin have dropped off the bill, as they have cancelled their entire tour so Kathleen Hanna can undergo treatment for Lyme Disease. In TJR's place will be Dinosaur Jr. as the new headliner. It's gonna be loud, folks!
Running between every borough of New York City and culminating near the South Street Seaport, the East River runs at a speed of "4 knots," hence the name of the festival at this unique and historic location.
Visit the 4Knots microapp for more info.
Any New Yorkers plan to hit up 4Knots? Again, it's FREE!