Beirut performing at Northside Festival 2011 (photo by Nicolette Mason)Blockbuster season is about to kick into full gear, and Northside Festival is breaking out some big guns of its own. We’re pleased to welcome back two veterans to the stage, as The War on Drugs and Beirut return to break in a new venue for the festivities. The home of the former Williamsburg Park, 50 Kent is a 6,000-capacity outdoor space located at the corner of Kent Avenue and North 12th Street at the intersection of all things North Brooklyn.
The shows will also kick off the Northside Summer Concert Series, so stay tuned for further show announcements down the line. Catch The War on Drugs Friday, June 13 as they soundtrack your summer Springsteen-style and stick around on Saturday, June 14 to bask in Beirut’s flugelhorn haze. Both shows are all ages and rain or shine. Tickets for The War on Drugs are $20 adv/$25 day of and tickets for Beirut are $35 adv/day of. A Music or Premium badge grants entry to both shows on a first-come, first-served basis.
Not a fan of the great outdoors? Check out some of the 100+ bands we rolled out as part of Northside this year, including Talib Kweli, Albert Hammond, Jr., Eleanor Friedberger, The Barr Brothers, Perfect Pussy, Lust for Youth, Pharmakon, Benjamin Booker, Diane Coffee, Ava Luna, Yvette and Shamir‘s live debut. Get acquainted with the full lineup here.