For the past decade, Northside Festival has brought 100,000 creative and cultural trendsetters to Brooklyn to discover what’s next in music, innovation, and media. Started in 2009 as a celebration of the booming local creative community, Northside has developed its own magnetic pull. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Northside Festival has become a stalwart for music discovery and innovation.
Northside Music marks 10 years of groundbreaking curation at the forefront of music—Solange headlining her first U.S. festival, Chance the Rapper playing his first New York show in a packed Polish disco, or Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds for 6,000 fans in the heart of Williamsburg’s McCarren Park. Last year’s headlining acts included sold-out, heart-stopping shows by Miguel, Dirty Projectors and Thursday and emerging bands Girlpool, Jay Som, Big Thief and electronic producer Jlin.
This year Northside Innovation will bring together thousands of business and thought leaders to participate in keynote talks, interviews, panels, masterclasses, pitch competitions, immersive VR activations, and evening parties. Last year’s diverse and influential speakers included Mayor Bill de Blasio, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, SNL’s Sasheer Zamata, hotelier Ian Schrager, writer Piper Kerman and Kickstarter CEO Yancey Stickler. This year’s the conference’s theme will be “Future Making”, highlighting the ideas and people that are driving change in our world, as well as how we can use this new thinking to make ourselves more future-proof.
Over a week of constant, concentrated activity, you can find your new favorite band, discuss the future of journalism, or spot the next big startup, then step out onto a massive Block Party to celebrate it all.
As always, we invite you to join us.
Stay tuned for details and updates to be announced soon.