BILLBOARD: Miguel, Dirty Projectors, Jay Som, Kamasi Washington Playing 2017 Northside Festival

BILLBOARD: Miguel, Dirty Projectors, Jay Som, Kamasi Washington Playing 2017 Northside Festival

From Billboard. 

The initial lineup for the 2017 Northside Festival will feature more than 300 artists taking the stage in the heart of North Williamsburg, Brooklyn, including Miguel, Thursday and one of only two confirmed shows so far this year for Dirty Projectors.

With more headliners to be announced soon, the ninth edition of the event — taking place June 7 to 11 — will feature acts performing on outdoor stages and in indie clubs throughout Brooklyn, with sets from Craig Leon & Martin Rev, Downtown Boys, Elvis Depressedly, Elysia Crampton, The Explosion, Foodman, Girlpool, Happyness, Hoops, The Hotelier, Jay Som, Kamasi Washington, Lætitia Sadier, Lower Dens (performing songs from ABBA’s Gold: Greatest Hits), Mary Timony (performing Helium material), Mirah, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, PUP and many more.

“This year, in addition to uncovering the latest bands, our talks will cover a wide range of topics across technology, entertainment, marketing, design, music and journalism,” said Northside VP of Experience Brian Quinn in a statement announcing the initial roster. “It’s always incredible to see how entrepreneurs, creators, CEOs, brands and startups all come together both to learn from each other and to understand what’s next in the ways that technology is impacting our lives and our world.”

​The Northside Innovation portion of the event (June 7 to 9) will host 10,000 attendees for three days of conference keynote talks, interviews, panels, masterclasses, pitch competitions, immersive VR activations and evening parties focused on exploring how technology is changing the impacting our professional and personal lives. Among the initial speaker line-up for Innovation is: Saturday Night Live star Sasheer Zamata, FADER president/publisher Andy Cohn, Vice Impact Publisher Katherine Keating and SuicideGirls founder Missy Suicide.

Premium and Innovation Badges will be available for 20 percent off until Friday (March 24) at 5 p.m. Early Bird badges are on sale now with Music passes starting at $75, featuring all access to over 300 bands; Innovation badges ($499) offer access to 150+ speakers; Premium badges ($549) provide access to all events at the festival. For a complete list of performers and presenters click here.

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