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Catalpa Festival Preview

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This summer, another newcomer steps up to the festival scene in New York City and is bringing along some major headliners in order to establish itself year in and year out. The first ever Catalpa Festival is slated to take place on Randall’s Island on July 28th and 29th. The line-up contains several acts that routinely sell-out some of the larger venues in New York and allows you to see many other buzzed about bands all for one ticket price.

catalpa festival previewOn Saturday, July 28th, you’ll be able to see rocking acts such as The Black Keys, TV on the Radio, Umphrey’s McGee, and Hercules and Love Affair while Sunday brings you a little bit of everything with Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle), Girl Talk, Matt and Kim, A$AP Rocky, Cold War Kids, Matisyahu, City and Colour, AraabMUZIK, and many more (complete line-up for both days listed below). In addition to the spectacular lineup of acts on the main stage, there will also be a reggae stage curated by High Times magazine.

Just as much of a focus will be placed on the experience itself with interactive art installations of all scales throughout the site. Artists from all over the world will be contributing to the visual stimuli that will be sure to blow you away. Other unique features include the Church of Sham Marriages where you can fulfill your sudden urge for wedlock to whomever (or whatever) you’d like. You can also expect some of the finest dining that New York has to offer at Catalpa; more details regarding the culinary experience should surface soon.

You can find more info (as well as ticket information) at the festival’s website and be sure to check back in for photos and complete coverage of the newest New York festival. You can also check out our spotify playlist created exclusively for Catalpa;  see you on Randall’s Island!

Saturday, July 28
The Black Keys
TV on the Radio
Umphrey’s McGee
Hercules and Love Affair
Zola Jesus
Felix Da Housecat
The Sheepdogs
Fort Atlantic
The Aviation Orange
My Pet Dragon
JDH & Dave P
Sunday, July 29
Snoop Dogg
Girl Talk
Matt and Kim
A$AP Rocky
Cold War Kids
City And Colour
The Dirty Heads
Hook N’ Sling
The Big Pink
The Polish Ambassador
Aunt Martha
Hellfire Machina
Airplane Boys