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    Thu, 12 May 2011 13:01:20

    Patti Smith, Best Coast, The Vaccines to Play Escape to New York Fest - Escape to New York takes place August 5th through the 7th

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    Escape to New York, an art, music and interactive performance party from the creator of the Secret Garden Party UK, is pleased to confirm their Friday and Saturday line-ups and believe us when we say it's eclectic and modern!

    Here, judge for yourself. This is the lineup: Patti Smith, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Vaccines, The Psychedelic Furs, Best Coast, Au Revoir Simone, Chairlift, Lissy Trullie, Graffiti 6, The Submarines, White Rabbits, Static Jacks and The Postelles.

    The Sunday Main Stage line up and the weekend's DJ line up will be announced over the next few weeks, but judging from what they've cobbled together for Friday and Saturday, it's going to be quite an amazing way to celebrate the nearing of Summer's end!

    Coming to the US shores for the first time, Escape to New York is the first pop-up destination community and independent experiential music and lifestyle festival to take place on Shinnecock Nation land adjacent to Southampton, New York, from August 5th through 7th, 2011.

    Expect the unexpected. Imagine the unimaginable. No, we're not kidding. This special event is unlike anything the East Coast has experienced before as it is full of amenities and activities, including the world's biggest brunch at a live music festival, installation and performance art, experimental theater, high-end camping, AKA "Glamping," and amazing culinary delights unlike any other festival event. Escape to New York will also feature a safe children play area so families can enjoy the festivities, shade areas to cool off in, traditional Shinnecock arts and crafts and food, and three days/nights of some of the best emerging artists and known heritage acts to be heard anywhere.

    "Our goal is turn upside down the conventional music festival experience and recreate it in a way that makes each and every attendee walk away feeling they just had an incredibly unexpected and amazing VIP experience from the moment they entered our gates all the way through to when they pack up to return to their regular lives," said Escape to New York Executive Producer, Fred Fellowes.

    The location of Escape to New York on the sovereign Shinnecock Reservation land is also unique. The Shinnecocks have lived along the shores of Eastern Long Island for thousands of years, and in October 2010 became the 565th federally recognized tribe. Thus upon entering the reservation you are both in and escaping New York. How's that for irony?

    "The Shinnecock Nation welcomes the Escape to New York festival that will take here in August and we are working closely with the festival team to assure a success," said Beverly Jensen, Shinnecock Tribe Member and Communications Director.

    For additional information on ticketing and festival information please go here

    About Escape to New York:
    It is:
    What you do, not what you see
    Who you meet, not who you see
    What you make happen, not what you watch happen.

    Imagine a new type of event
    One that breaks all the moulds
    Imagine the freedom to create your own reality
    Imagine a Wonderland.......
    and Escape to New York

    Will you be escaping to New York this August?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    05.12.11




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