Your Guide to the 2012 Northside Festival, Plus Save 25% on any Northside Festival Badge!


For the fourth year in a row, the Northside Festival is returning to take over Williamsburg and Greenpoint from June 14-21, and badges are on sale now! Not only that, Brooklyn Based subscribers get a 25% discount on any of the five types of festival badges (music, film, entrepreneurship, premium, and VIP). Just type in “BKLYNBASED” at checkout to redeem your discount, live until Sunday, May 27th at 11:55pm, so don’t wait! A Northside badge will get you into any Northside event on a first-come, first-served basis, and you’ll be eligible for the local food and drink discounts provided by our local sponsors.

Check out Northside for 8 days, over 350 bands, more than 50 films,  over 100 artists, at more than 30 venues, all in your backyard.  Here are some festival highlights:

-Northside is proud to present Williamsburg Park’s inaugural show at 50 Kent Ave., featuring of Montreal, Jens Lekman (Friday, June 16), The Thermals, and Beach Fossils.

-Plus, former Wu Tang-member and Brooklyn-native GZA will be performing Liquid Swords with Grupo Fantasma at Music Hall of Williamsburg (June 14)

Other bands playing the festival include Ultramagnetic MC’s, Ceremony, Tinariwen, Starfucker, Kool Keith, The Felice Brothers, Dâm-Funk, Future of the Left, Asobi Seksu, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Crystal Stilts, Beach Fossils, Mucca Pazza, Chain and the Gang, Frankie Rose, Grass Widow, Buke and Gass, Vår (members of Iceage in their first U.S. show), These United States, Neil Hamburger, Pontiak, Amen Dunes, Eternal Summers, Kid Sister, and more! For more info on Northside artists, click here.

And that’s not all! Northside is proud to introduce a brand new piece of programming called Northside Entrepreneurship. On June 14 and 15, we’ll dedicate a 40,000 square foot warehouse on N. 5th Street and Wythe Avenue to over 40 panel discussions and presentations about “what’s next” in technology, innovation, software design, music and film. 20,000 square feet will be allocated to an exhibition space, and the other 20,000 square feet will be the setting for a keynote conference area. Come join us for a drink at the Bloomberg BusinessWeek networking lounge, and check out the HÜB, our centrally located interactive meeting area. Speakers include Kellan Elliot McCrea of Etsy, Bre Pettis of Makerbot, Jason Goodman of 3rd Ward, Steve Hindy of Brooklyn Brewery, Lauren Indvik of Mashable, and more! For more information on Northside panelists, click here.

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