Brian Wilson Will Play All of ‘Pet Sounds’ at This Summer’s Northside Festival


Thee Oh Sees performing at Northside Festival in 2014. Photo via Northside Festival

While the summer may still feel a little ways away, Williamsburg’s eighth annual Northside Festival is already gearing up for its June multimedia showcase, with the headliners just announced. 

Among this year’s big-name acts — all performing at McCarren Park — are the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson performing the group’s 1966 hit album Pet Sounds, a co-headlining show from Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst and country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves, and a free (with RSVP) set by indie-rock group Wolf Parade.

In addition, more than 400 other artists and DJs — the vast majority of whom have not been announced — will take the stage at various North Brooklyn venues.

Along with the musical component are Northside Innovation, a conference and expo with panels featuring speakers from the tech, media and design industries, and Northside Content, a series of discussions, Q&As and more.

Northside’s various performances and presentations will span June 6-12, with the musical performances only taking place June 9-12. In the past, the event has attracted an audience of more than 100,000 people.

Badges for admission into all music, innovation or content events are available online, as well as a list of all announced speakers, performers and expos. Tickets for individual shows can be purchased online through Northside and various venues’ websites.

Northside Festival Lineup

Jens Lekman performs at the Northside Festival in 2012. Photo via Northside Festival

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