Lower East Side Gears Up for the Downtown Music Festival

Posted on: March 29th, 2013 at 12:01 pm by

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Palma Violets

The countdown to summer in the city is pretty much on at this point, and we all know what that means: many of NYC’s finest venues will be sweltering with some of the finest acts in music. And helping to kick things off this spring is the Downtown Music Festival.

According to Brooklyn Vegan, Downtown Records‘ Downtown Music Festival will begin its mega-show run across some of North America’s biggest cities (Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Boston, just to name a few) on the LES on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11.

So who’s set to perform? The stellar lineup that’s been confirmed so far sees Purity Ring, DIIV, Palma Violets, Beach Fossils, Black Hippy (featuring Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab Soul, and Jay Rock), Earl Sweatshirt, Sky Ferreira, Trash Talk, Teengirl Fantasy, Inc., Ducktails, Royal Teeth and Black Dave.

And participating venues include Mercury Lounge, The Bowery Ballroom, Pianos, Cake Shop, Tammany Hall, Angel Orensanz, Element, and Rockwood Music Hall. Word on the street is that Ludlow Street (home to the Cake Shop and Pianos) might be closed off to traffic for a big outdoor stage. No applications have yet surfaced with Community Board 3, but we’ll keep you posted on this piece…

Get your hands on some 2-day passes now. And mark Friday, April 12 on your calendars because that’s when individual shows go on sale at 11am.

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