Published on July 19th, 2012 | by Greg0
Catalpa NYC: Amazing Lineup Next Weekend
It’s easy to get a bit overwhelmed by the New York City concert scene. So many shows, and so little time, mean that it’s easy to miss even big name acts that come through town. There are just too many great venues, and so many bands trying to get some notice. Even the most dedicated live music fan can’t catch a fraction of what happens on any given night in the city! But there’s one sure-fire way to see an amazing cross-section of music, from reggae to hip-hop to pop, indie to dance, and that’s to check out one of the biggest festivals on the East Coast.
Catalpa NYC Music Festival is coming to Randalls Island on July 28th and 29th, bringing a close to the month with a bang. Running from 1PM to 11PM each day, we couldn’t be more excited by the lineup. This is the inaugural year, and they’re offering more than just music as well- ‘as much an emphasis on site artistry, interactive experiences and experimentation as the musical entertainment itself’- as well as four stages (one devoted to reggae), a silent disco tent, and even a church (of sham marriages!). Whether you get there by ferry or boat, walk, bus, or bike, we hope to see you at Catalpa!
Tickets run from $100 for a one-day pass to $180 for a basic weekend admission (without transportation, which adds $20 one-day / $35 both-day ferry access or a bit more for parking). For those looking for a little extra attention, VIP passes are available for about $100 more, and include express admission, access to a private lounge, and even dedicated restrooms – nice! Oh, and if that’s not enough and you really want to fly high, private cabanas are available… as are VIP hot tubs, if you have $10K to spend on your group of ten. Here’s more information on the lineup.
SATURDAY JULY 28TH
Headliner: THE BLACK KEYS
TV ON THE RADIO • UMPHREY’S MCGEE
HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR • ZOLA JESUS
FELIX DA HOUSECAT • THE SHEEPDOGS
FORT ATLANTIC • THE DEMOS • THE AVIATION ORANGE
MY PET DRAGON • JDH & DAVE P • PAUL C
PAUL FAVRETTI • THE REBEL LIGHT
SUNDAY JULY 29TH
Headliner: SNOOP DOGG
GIRL TALK • MATT AND KIM • A$AP ROCKY
COLD WAR KIDS • MATISYAHU • CITY AND COLOUR
AraabMUZIK • THE DIRTY HEADS • HOOK N’SLING
THE BIG PINK • POLISH AMBASSADOR • AUNT MARTHA
HELLFIRE MACHINA • THE AIRPLANE BOYS • BURY ME A LION
ALEX ENGLISH • PAUL RAFFAELE