The 4Knots Music Festival—taking place on July 14 at the South Street Seaport, and already featuring The Drums, Hospitality, Bleached, Crocodiles, and Nick Waterhouse—has added Team Spirit, Doldrums, and Devin to the bill, as well as the mighty Archers Of Loaf. Check out Dan Weiss’s history of the band and tributes to the group from the likes of the Hold Steady’s Craig Finn and Les Savy Fav’s Tim Harrington, and read the full 4Knots release below.
May 22, 2012 – New York, NY – The Village Voice, the nation’s largest alternative weekly newspaper, is thrilled to announce the Archers Of Loaf added to this year’s The 4Knots Music Festival at the South Street Seaport, Piers 16 & 17 on Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 1:00 – 8:00 PM. Team Spirit, Doldrums and Devin will also join the bill, featuring The Drums, Crocodiles, Hospitality, Bleached and Nick Waterhouse. More artists to be announced.
The 4Knots Music Festival will expand this year to include Piers 16 and 17 with a second outdoor side stage confirmed. Expanding to Pier 16 will allow the 4Knots Music Festival to include more performers.
The second annual 4Knots Music Festival will be free, open to all ages, and held rain or shine. The event will feature renowned and emerging artists from today’s music scene performing live all day in front of what is sure to be yet again an extremely large and enthusiastic audience. Even more details are still to be announced in coming weeks.
Running between every borough of New York City and culminating near the South Street Seaport, the East River runs at a speed of “4 knots”. The neighborhood where the 4Knots Music Festival is held offers attractions, shops and restaurants for every taste. It is easily accessible by subway, car, ferry or bus.
Bud Light returns to the 4Knots Music Festival as the presenting sponsor. Additional 2012 sponsors include Metro PCS, Pisco Porton, PopChips, Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club, Seaport Music Festival and the South Street Seaport Museum.
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The Village Voice has also created such celebrated events as the Obies Awards, Brooklyn Pour, Choice Eats, Web Awards, Choice Streets, 4Knots Music Festival as well as the most anticipated issues and guides of the year including the annual Pazz and Jop music poll, Best of NYC, and its Spring, Summer, and Fall Preview guides, the Voice is New York’s most influential must-read alternative newspaper in print and online at www.villagevoice.com where the site averages 2 million unique users each month.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 22, 2012