NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 13, 2016 – The Village Voice is proud to announce the lineup for its sixth annual 4Knots Music Festival, being held in its original home at the South Street Seaport on Saturday, July 9th. For this year’s festival, the Voice is expanding their variety of genres to include Americana, Hip-Hop, Electronica, and more. 4Knots 2016 will feature performances by Guided By Voices, The Strumbellas, Protomartyr, Car Seat Headrest, Kirk Knight, Girlpool, Bayonne, Diane Coffee, Promised Land Sound, and Mild High Club, plus more bands to be announced soon.
The Voice is thrilled to announce it is returning to our roots with a free festival this year as part of the re-established Voice mission to bring music, art and culture to New Yorkers under the new ownership of Peter Barbey.
“In line with the Voice’s role as a tentpole of the cultural community in New York, we felt it was essential to continue our music legacy by producing a fantastic, free summer festival again,” Barbey said.
4Knots will continue the Voice’s successful 16-year run of showcasing emerging artists and indie rock bands in New York City. From 1pm-8pm, the festival will take over the Seaport and Pier 16 for a day full with more than a dozen artists performing for more than 10,000 music fans.
“We’re thrilled to have 4Knots back at the Seaport Museum! Our East River piers with historic ships are a great venue and the 4Knots festival brings great music and new visitors to this New York gem,” said Captain Jonathan Boulware, Executive Director, South Street Seaport Museum.
“As we move closer the opening of the new Seaport, with Jean-Georges’ Food Market, and McNally Jackson in 2017 we are so proud to welcome back the 4Knots Music Festival and showcase the Seaport District as a home of great, live entertainment in an unparalleled river front setting,” said Phillip St. Pierre, Senior General Manager of Seaport District & Howard Hughes Corporation.
The festival prides itself on presenting audiences with the best up-and-coming artists breaking through today. Past performers have included: Dinosaur Jr., Super Furry Animals, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Mac DeMarco, Twin Peaks, Mikal Cronin, Those Darlins, Screaming Females, Happyness, Meatbodies, Nude Beach, Viet Cong, Juan Wauters, Speedy Ortiz, Radkey, Dead Stars, Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Men, Parquet Courts, Fat Tony, The Black Angels, The Drums, Dan Deacon, Oberhofer, Titus Andronicus, Crocodiles, Nick Waterhouse, Bleached, Archers of Loaf, Delicate Steve, Hospitality, Devin, Eleanor Friedberger, Team Spirit and more.
This year’s 4Knots art was commissioned by Brooklyn based artists Jeremyville. For further updates and announcements please visit www.villagevoice4knots.com/4knots.