Today, Downtown Events announces the launch of the first date of the 2013 Downtown Music Festival. Taking place over May 10th and 11th, Downtown will take over the New York’s Lower East Side, with new, influential artists playing shows at intimate venues like Mercury Lounge, Bowery Ballroom, Angel Orensanz, Pianos, Cake Shop, Tammany Hall, Element, and more. Unlike any other festival of it’s kind, the focus of Downtown Festival is on providing the audience with the most intimate, rewarding concert experience possible, keeping fans up-close and personal with the rising artists they love. Featuring performances from Black Hippy, Purity Ring, Earl Sweatshirt, Sky Ferreira, DIIV, Palma Violets, Trash Talk, Beach Fossils, Teengirl Fantasy, Inc., Ducktails, Royal Teeth, and Black Dave, with 20+more acts to be announced in the coming weeks.
And for the first time, the Downtown Music Festival is expanding beyond New York’s borders, with six additional festival dates in the downtown areas of Philadelphia, Toronto, Boston, Los Angeles, Denver and Las Vegas. Continuing throughout summer and fall each festival date will include its own city specific lineup with national acts sharing local stages with the best emerging acts from multiple genres in each city