The High Line Music Festival
David Bowie has confirmed the lineup for his multi-genre High Line Music Festival. The festival will run from May 9-19 at a number of venues located near New Yorks High Line (an elevated, abandoned railroad track which is in the process of being converted into a public park). While Bowie will not perform at his own festival, a number of his favorite emerging artists play perform at a variety of Manhattan venues, including The Arcade Fire (May 9, Radio City Music Hall), Air (May 10, Theatre at Madison Square Garden), The Polyphonic Spree (May 11, Hammerstein Ballroom), Deerhoof (May 15, Irving Plaza), Daniel Johnston (May 16, High Line Ballroom), Laurie Anderson (May 17-18, High Line Ballroom), and the Secret Machines (May 19, the High Line Ballroom). The festival will also dip its toes into other genres, including film, comedy, performance art, and visual art. Tickets will go on sale this Friday.
‘I thought it a very cool deal to be asked to curate the Highline Festival. The request was for me to choose artists and acts that I myself would go out of my way to see. Although this inaugural year will be modest in scale we’ve been pretty lucky in that many whom I asked have accepted, Bowie says. I’m also pleased that many emerging artists are participating alongside more established talents that represent a fairly wide cross section of disciplines within the arts community. I would really hope that the exposure this festival affords will help these folk get the attention they deserve.’