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6K People Expected in East Williamsburg Next Weekend for Full Moon Festival

By Serena Dai | July 24, 2015 1:20pm | Updated on July 26, 2015 11:14pm
 Some 6,000 people are expected to come to East Williamsburg on Saturday, Aug. 1 for the Full Moon Festival.
Some 6,000 people are expected to come to East Williamsburg on Saturday, Aug. 1 for the Full Moon Festival.
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Full Moon Festival

EAST WILLIAMSBURG — Some 6,000 people are expected to flock to East Williamsburg next Saturday for a festival inspired by beachside partying and travel around the world.

The one-day Full Moon Festival, in its fifth year, will take place at pop-up outdoor-and-indoor venue Brooklyn Mirage, at 99 Scott Ave., on Saturday, Aug. 1.

Starting at 3 p.m. and lasting until late into the night, the festival features two stages with music from a variety of genres, including house, soul, indie rock, disco and dance music.

And food — from Carnal's barbecue to Uma Temakeria's sushi burrito — will reflect the international vibe co-founders Brett Kincaid and Max Pollack hope to put into the festival.

"We were always intrigued about this natural occurrence that happens every month, and how it brings out a certain energy in people," Pollack said. "We knew about the different parties that happen across the world. We wanted to create a culture festival in New York surrounding it, too."

The festival has previously taken place in spots like beer gardens and Governors Island and has grown from an audience of a few hundred to an audience of thousands.

Brooklyn Mirage is a new venue where Full Moon's tropical influences will be on full blast.

After midnight, the outdoor stage will close — but the indoor one will remain open with decor that feels like a "moonlight jungle," said Oliver Diamond, production manager for the festival.

"It has that vibe of being in the jungle at night," he said. "I just imagine being in the jungle with a bunch of friends, listening to music."

Headliners for the party include French pop artist Yelle, jazz musician Oliver Nelson, house DJ Tensnake, dance group Rufus Du Sol and Brooklyn-based band MOTHXR.

Tickets are still available for $70.

"It’s a festival, but it’s definitely also a party," Kincaid said. "People bring it."