March 23, 2017 / Brooklyn news / Williamsburg / Music / Waiting in the Wings

Northside Festival announces initial lineup

Dirty sounds: Dirty Projectors frontman David Longstreth.
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Get ready for a Dirty weekend!

Brooklyn indie rockers the Dirty Projectors will headline this year’s Northside Festival, which is set to take over McCarren Park and more than 30 venues across Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick from June 7–11, organizers announced on Thursday.

The 2017 incarnation of the festival, which showcases a mix of up and coming and well-known artists, will also boast performances from rhythm and blues crooner Miguel and jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, who will open for the Dirty Projectors on June 9 along with rock outfit Jay Som.

The festival will culminate with a free show headlined by emo rock band Thursday on June 11 — that is a band called “Thursday” playing on a Sunday — at McCarren Park.

Tickets for some of the individual shows are on sale now and so are all-access passes that give attendees access to all the McCarren Park gigs and venues across the five-day music extravaganza.

More acts will be announced in the coming months.

Northside Festival at various locations, (, various venues, June 7–11. $20–$75.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Staszu from NORTH 4 Street says:
I LIVED AT 89 North 4 Street and I remember the guy selling watermelon in the street and the ice man bringing ice to my parents third floor apartment and putting the ice in a box outside the window I remember playling on the waterfront and catching rats and going to the park on Grand street and walking To Domino Sugars and going to Saint VincentDe Paul On North 6^th Street We were poor but we were rich spiritually rich
March 24, 2017, 8:37 pm
stan chaz from GREENPOINT says:
The Brooklyn Paper actually has an article that relates to the Northern part of the borough of Brooklyn (i.e. Greenpoint/Williamsburg).
You never cover things of relevance to that community any longer - such as the recent fatal shooting on Greenpoint Avenue- where a retired police officer shot & killed his neighbor in cold blood. I guess you don't consider that Brooklyn news.
Perhaps you should change the name of your rag to "Parts Of Brooklyn Newspaper"-- to be honest.
March 25, 2017, 1:14 am
Matt from Greenpoint says:
Sounds like the best time to get out of town for awhile.
March 27, 2017, 10:31 pm

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