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Music Fans Set to Stream Into North Brooklyn For Northside Festival

By Gwynne Hogan | June 2, 2017 5:17pm | Updated on June 4, 2017 5:34pm
 Crowds rejoiced at Brian Wilson's
Crowds rejoiced at Brian Wilson's "Pet Sounds" set reciting all the words by heart at Northside Festival in June of 2016.
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WILLIAMSBURG — North Brooklyn venues will open their doors to hundreds of thousands of revelers next week as part of the ninth annual Northside Festival, a music and tech festival featuring 300 bands and 150 speakers at 30 locations across Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick.

From June 7 to 11 check out headliners at the McCarren Park stage, like Brooklyn's own the Dirty Projectors, Kamasi Washington, jazz saxophonist and collaborator with Kendrick Lamar, smooth pop and hip-hop vocalist Miguel, and the lilting and delicate electro-folk of Jay Som.

Beyond the main stage, discover emerging artists and homegrown Brooklyn talent, while peering into some of the neighborhood's hippest venues like Brooklyn Bowl, National Sawdust, the Knitting Factory, Main Drag, Matchless and many more.

Beyond the musical entertainment, the festival includes a parallel tech and innovation conference featuring a virtual reality playground and a wide range of panels on topics like broadening the cultural and economic impact of music in New York City, tech policy and shaping the future's workforce and shutting down sexism in media.

More than 100,000 people attended last year's festival.

Music badges cost $79innovation badges cost $599 and full passes are $649.

Big Thief will on Saturday, June 10 at 11 p.m. at Rough Trade (64 N. 9th St.) and on Sunday, June 11 at 9:45 at the Park Church Coop (129 Russel St.)

Downtown Boys play on Saturday, June 10 at 11:00 p.m. at St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.)

Pavo Pavo will play on Saturday, June 10 at 8 p.m. at The Well (272 Meserole St.).

Ziemba play on Sunday June 12, at 11 p.m. at Vital Joint (109 Meserole St.).