Northside Music and Art Festival

What: Northside Music and Art Festival

Where: Various Locations, Williamsburg & Greenpoint

When: Friday, June 12th – Sunday, June 14th

Why: Whether you’re the kind of person to shout “Westside!” or “Eastside!” if you love indie music, this weekend you’ll be shouting “Northside!”

Northside is more than just the L magazine hopping onto the festival zeitgeist that seems to dominate summer concert seasons. It is an exhaustive showcase of venues, galleries, and musicians within the neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. “It was a perfect time to bring all the elements together for a weekend, turning the area into one big stage,” said Andrea Rosen, L Magazine’s digital marketing manager.


The festival has taken its lead from opinions voiced on blogs, at record labels, on radio stations, and within venues. Whatever shows you catch, be it John Vanderslice and the Tallest Man on Earth at a hall on North 6th, Bishop Allen at a nightclub on Banker Street, or Sunset Rubdown at a makeshift spot on South 2nd, get ready to get rocked in an indie wonderland.

How to get there: All participating places are accessible by subway, bike, or foot. For a complete lineup, artist list, pricing, and venue locations visit Northside Festival.com.

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