This year’s installment of the New York City Popfest—the annual celebration of twee music from all around the world—will take place during the festival-stuffed weekend of May 17 to 20, and those people who consider themselves connoiseurs of jangly, wordy, hooky songs will have much to love about the lineup, which contains both stalwarts of the genre (the UK act Comet Gain; the wry Welsh band the Pooh Sticks) and newer acts operating in the indiepop idiom (the heartbreaking British act Allo Darlin’, the New York girl-powerpop act Habibi). Full (annotated!) lineup below.
Allo Darlin, “Tallulah”
Cola Jet Set
Comet Gain, “You Can Hide Your Love Forever”
The Electric Pop Group
The Holiday Crowd
The Ladybug Transistor
The Ladybug Transistor, “Always On The Phone”
The Pooh Sticks
The Pooh Sticks, “On Tape” (1993 Peel Session)
Saturday Looks Good To Me
The Wave Pictures
White Town, “Your Woman”
Schedule and ticket information will be announced soon.