The Village Voice, the nation’s largest alternative weekly newspaper, will kick off this year’s 4Knots Music Festival this Saturday. The eagerly anticipated line-up includes the bands Archers Of Loaf, The Drums, Crocodiles, and Doldrums to name a few. The free, all ages, daytime event takes place on Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 1:00 – 8:00 PM. Click inside for more info …
This year there are two stages (like in years past with the famed Siren Fest at Coney Island). The 4Knots Main Stage and Second Skippers Stage are located at South Street Seaport, Piers 16 & 17. Opening sets on the main stage will begin at 12:15 with The Smiling Lies and at 12:30 with the Fast Years. For more information on the event, including a festival map & full band information, check out their website or (if you’re in the New York area) the official 4Knots Guide will be available in all copies of today’s issue of the Village Voice.
We were there last year for the inaugural event and plan on partying even harder this year on the second go round! There’s even going to be a complimentary Bike Valet available on site, presented by Crunch and in partnership with Transportation Alternatives. First come first serve, located on Pier 16 under the FDR at South Street! That’s music to any sun-beaten New Yorker’s ears.
Details have also been announced about The Official 4Knots Music Festival After Party featuring the Black Lips with Kid Congo Powers + The Pink Monkey Birds. The show will be hosted by DJ Jonathan Toubin, America’s most popular rock and soul DJ / conductor of the NY Night Train parties. Toubin will spin his Soul Clap classics, wild early rock and roll shakers and rare 1960s French fuzz during this special Bastille Day inspired multi-media dance party, featuring special performances from guest DJ April March, go go dancer Anna Copa Cabanna, 4Knots Seaport limbo contest and more surprises!
The show will be held right near Pier 17 at the Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club on South Street. Tickets are only $15 and are available at: villagevoice.com/4knots as well as at the door on show night. Doors are at 7pm and the show will begin right after the festival ends.
Come hang out with us! Hope to see you there.