Headed by Kathleen Hanna’s (Bikini Kill/Le Tigre) latest project, The Julie Ruin, the line-up so far includes Speedy Ortiz, Those Darlings, Radkey, Viet Cong, Nude Beach, and Juan Waters. More bands are to be announced over the next couple of months.
The 4Knots Festival is scheduled to take place on July 12 from 1 PM until 8 PM at the historic South Street Seaport. Entry to the event is free.
Following the format from last year, the festival will have two stages. There will be one stage at Pier 16, right on the boardwalk next to the Peking VIP Ship, and one near Pier 17, on the cobblestone walkway of the former Fulton Market.
This is the fourth year the Village Voice has put together the free festival. Taking its name from the speed of the East River around the city, the 4Knots festival was started as a way to continue the Village Voice’s 14 year history of showcasing emerging artists. All bands chosen to play the festival are hand selected by the Village Voice music team. Bands that have previously played 4Knots include Kurt Vile, Titus Andronicus, Parquet Courts, Archers of Loaf, Eleanor Freidberger, and more.
South Street Seaport is one of the best places in New York City to catch live outdoor shows in the summer. From 4Knots and the Seaport Music Festival, to the River to River Festival and all the charity events that use the space, there is always something going on there.
The festival is being sponsored by Bud Light. In order to keep the festival at the seaport, 4Knots has teamed up with the Howard Hughes Corporation, Seaport Museum, and the City of New York.
An official after party is also scheduled for July 12 immediately following the festival. The party will take place at Webster Hall. Line-up and ticket information for this show have not been announced yet.
For more information about the 4Knots Festival, visit the event’s website or Facebook page.