Confirmed Dates: October 4th & 5th 2014
Tickets On Sale August 4th Via www.modernskyfestivalnyc.com.
Following seven years of explosive growth across China, becoming that country’s largest music festival ever, The Modern Sky Festival is now set to come to the United States for the first time, bringing a wide-ranging, two-day musical gathering to Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield in New York, October 4th & 5th 2014.
Confirmed artists include Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor (featuring an all-star lineup of musicians), Cat Power, The Blood Brothers (original lineup, reuniting for the first time in 8 years), Stars, Liars, The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo), Lenka + Chinese artists Zhang Xuan, Re-TROS (Rebuilding The Rights of Statues), Queen Sea Big Shark, Tongue, Second Hand Rose, Omnipotent Youth Society and more.
The Modern Sky Festival was first produced in Beijing in 2007. Today, the festival is one of 20+ large-scale music festivals produced in cities throughout mainland China by Modern Sky Entertainment, China’s leading music entertainment company.
Michael LoJudice, General Manager of Modern Sky Intl, comments “We’re excited to bring the festival to the U.S. When I first started at Modern Sky in 2006 we were a struggling record label working out of a cramped office on the west side of Beijing. Now Modern Sky is a music entertainment powerhouse in China. The 2007 Beijing Festival, our first, was a major turning point for the company – the Yeah Yeah Yeahs headlined and the independent music scene in Beijing was very supportive. Amazing that a short 8 years later we’re producing the festival in New York’s Central Park.”
Tickets For Modern Sky Festival NYC on sale Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12PM Price: $48 single day, $85 multi-day Link: www.modernskyfestivalnyc.com
Confirmed Line-Up: Saturday October 4
5pm – 10pm
Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor
(featuring an all-star lineup of musicians to be announced soon)
Re-TROS (Rebuilding The Rights of Statues)
The Blood Brothers
Sunday October 5
2pm – 8:30pm
The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo)
Second Hand Rose
Queen Sea Big Shark
Omnipotent Youth Society