New York City’s newest festival slots The Black Keys for Night No. 1, Snoop Dogg for Night No. 2.
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Empire Polo Field, Indio, Calif.
April 15, 2012
Scheduled for July 28-29 on Randall’s Island, the inaugural Catalpa Festival will feature more than 40 artists representing a mix of genres ranging from hip-hop to electronica, reggae to blues, and more.
But there’s more than music to entice you to spend the weekend at Catalpa. Aiming to provide unique “programming, atmosphere and aesthetic,” the festival will also include interactive experiences such as the 60-foot inflatable structure named “Frisky’s Church Of Sham Marriages” where you can get non-bindingly hitched.
Or, as Catalpa sez:
“We want people to get creative here. Straight, gay, three-way or even group marriages are all accepted. Heck, you can even marry yourself if you feel like it!”
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.
May 18, 2012
Another feature is “The Afterburner,” a spire that shoots giant 30-foot flame balls while DJs spin inside the structure. Go on, admit it. Wouldn’t you love to have one of these in your back yard?
Then there’s the “Silent Disco Tent” where people dance the night away to the music they hear via wireless headphones. To the outside observer, the Silent Disco Tent appears to be filled with people dancing to, well, nothing. Should be an interesting experience.
But back to that lineup. Here’s the day-by-day:
July 28: The Black Keys, TV On The Radio, Umphrey’s McGee, Hercules And Love Affair, Zola Jesus, Felix Da Housecat, The Sheepdogs, Fort Atlantic, The Demos, The Aviation Orange, My Pet Dragon, and JDH & Dave P.
July 29: Snoop Dogg (Performing his 1993 album Doggystyle in its entirety), Girl Talk, Matt And Kim, A$AP Rocky, Cold War Kids, Araabmuzik, Dirty Heads, Hook N’Sling, The Big Pink, Polish Ambassador, Aunt Martha, Hellfire Machina, and The Airplane Boys.
DTE Energy Music Theater, Clarkston, Mich.
September 11, 2011
You can still snag advance weekend passes for $139.99 (without travel options). But that price ends midnight June 12. Visit CatalpaNYC for more information.