3 Upcoming Outdoor Music Festivals To Look Out For

by LIZ ADAMS · June 28, 2012

If you happened to miss Governor's Ball this weekend, or if you've been hitting up all the festivals so far this season, the good news is we've rounded up a few more for you to enjoy. The summer has only just begun and events like 4Knots, Catalpa, and Electric Zoo, have enough packed in them to take you to Labor Day. So no matter what type of music you're into, each of these events has something for every taste.

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4Knots Music Festival

The Village Voice's 4Knots Music Festival takes place Saturday July 14th at The South Street Seaport. The festival is completely FREE and goes from 1-8pm on Piers 16 and 17. The festival features headlining band Archers of Loaf and includes sets from The Drums, Crocodiles, Hospitality, Bleached, and more. If that's not enough music for you, there's also an after party with a performance by the Black Lips at Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club.

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The Catalpa Music Festival

The Catalpa Music Festival is a two day music fest taking place on Randall's Island July 28th and 29th. Starting at 1pm, Saturday's lineup includes headlining band The Black Keys and alt./indie artists such as TV On The Radio, Hercules and Love Affair, Felix da Housecat, and The Sheepdogs.

Sunday's headliner is Snoop Dogg. Hip-hop and electronic talent Girl Talk, Matt & Kim, The Big Pink, Cold War Kids, A$AP Rocky, and many others, will also be showcased that day.

In addition to art installations and a huge 30ft sculpture complete with DJ booth inside, the festival will also have a church and "pimp pastor" on hand, in case you and a new friend have the sudden urge to get married.

Electric Zoo

If electronic music is more your thing and you're going through EDC withdrawals, Electric Zoo is right around the corner. Electric Zoo is a three day music festival on Randall's Island that runs from August 31st - September 2nd, aka Labor Day weekend. With top DJs including: David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Skrillex, Diplo, Above & Beyond, and Benny Benassi, you'll have plenty to dance to.