Thousands descended on Brooklyn for Northside Festival last week and weekend! The innovation and music festival celebrated its 9th year with panels featuring Mayor Bill de Blasio, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, hotelier Ian Schrager, writer Piper Kerman and Kickstarter CEO Yancey Stickler. The music arm of the festival hosted headlining sets by Miguel, Thursday, Dirty Projectors, and Kamasi Washington with over 300 other bands performing throughout Williamsburg and Bushwick including PUP (pictured below). Over the weekend, Williamsburg’s main drag was shut down for the Bedford Block Party with dozens of art installations and a surprise set from Mobb Deep.
“Northside Festival has grown into a sprawling, slightly more centered and improbably huge event — Brooklyn’s version of SXSW.” – The New York Times
“Northside has emerged as one of the city’s most exciting showcases for local and national talent” – Time Out NY
“At once placeless and dissonant but sublime” – Salon
“The perfect mix of DIY meets mainstream culture” – Billboard
“Northside Festival is one of the few in New York that makes the city part of the event” – AM NY
“A single day might include discovering your favorite band, the next big startup, or the best visual content you’ve experienced all year” – YRB