More Details Announced for Basilica Music Festival, Presented in Association with Pitchfork
This summer marks the official launch of music programming at Basilica Hudson, a waterfront arts and performance space located inside a reclaimed 19th-century factory in Hudson, New York. The artist-owned venue, which offers views of the Catskill Mountains, is run by creative directors Melissa Auf der Maur (formerly of Hole and Smashing Pumpkins) and filmmaker Tony Stone.
Presented in association with Pitchfork, the Basilica Music Festival is a two-day event taking place August 10-11. While it's dubbed a "festival", it is not a fest in the traditional sense-- it's more of a uniquely crafted weekend getaway experience. Only a limited number of tickets are available.
We've already announced the core events that will take place, including a showcase called "Metal Machine Music: Solo Noise Artists and Their Machines" organized by Brandon Stosuy's Show No Mercy, a day called "Neidan!" curated by Brian DeRan of Leg Up! Management/Gleam House, and an art exhibition called "Suggested Destination".
In addition to previously announced acts Liturgy, Gang Gang Dance, Prince Rama, Mick Barr, and others, we're happy to add more components to the weekend: Blazer, a New Mexico-based sound system owned and operated by Excepter's Nathan Corbin and specializing in heavy dub, roots, ragga and dancehall, will be featured on Saturday afternoon. "Neidan!" will also feature performances from the Psychic Paramount, Hiro Kone, and Mike Fellows (aka Miighty Flashlight, ex-Rites of Spring). We're also introducing an early-evening sunset cruise on the Hudson on Saturday.
Follow the Basilica Music Festival on Twitter for additional visual artists, bands, and events. More info can be found on the festival's website, including specific details on travel and accommodations (camping, motels, B&Bs). Tickets are on sale here. Individual day tickets for Friday and Saturday are $15 each. Advance weekend packages are $25.
The Basilica Hudson will also host concerts through the fall, including Godspeed You! Black Emperor on September 20, and Grimes, Elite Gymnastics, and Myths on September 25.
Watch Gang Gang Dance perform "Glass Jar" at last year's Pitchfork Music Festival: