Catalpa Music Festival Coming This July To NYC

by Ani Palen · May 10, 2012

New Yorkers rejoice! A kick ass music festival is coming to NYC (well, to Randall's Island specifically) July 28th and 29th. This music festival will feature over 40 performances of various genres. Some of the bigger names include The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, Matt and Kim and Girl Talk.

You can check out their current lineup HERE. As the festival draws closer more names will be announced.

Music isn't the only reason to get excited about this festival -- there will also be art installations of all shapes and sizes. The most notable one is by the sculpture-based organization Arcadia. They take military scraps and turn them into "positive environments for the purpose of celebrating life." The "Afterburner" will be making its North American debut at the festival, and yes those are 30 foot balls of flames shooting out of the peak. At the center DJ's will be spinning from within the structure. Other art installations will be provided by artists from New York, Europe, and Burning Man.

Some other notable details: If you feel inclined to get married they will have a 60 foot inflatable "Church of Sham" where you can tie the knot (for real, or just for fun), there will also be a silent disco tent, and carefully selected food from New York's most unique and delicious eateries will be on hand.

It's about time that NYC had a music festival comparable to Coachella, Ultra Music Fest, and various others in the way of both art and music.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit HERE, early bird tickets are sold out but you can still get Advanced weekend passes for a discounted price.

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