Krist Novoselic to Present Keynote At First CBGB Festival

The first ever CBGB Festival is set to take place in various venues across New York City on July 5-8. The four-day celebration will include music at over 20 venues, business/industry conferences, film screenings, and a spirits day that will bring artisan distilleries for a day of drinking.

The festival’s keynote address will be given by none other than former Nirvana member Krist Novoselic. The bassist’s presentation will focus on “association and how it can transform politics” while he explains his ‘80s punk experiences and how it relates to the new social media boom. After the address, Novoselic will take Q&A from the audience.

The music side of the festival will feature bands from every walk, including Wyclef Jean, Superchunk, Agnostic Front, GLINT, and more. Recently announced is the addition of Fishbone, featuring iconic bassist Norwood Fisher.

Package tickets for the CBGB Festival start at $79. For more, check out the official website.

CBGB Festival Music Lineup:

  • Wyclef Jean
  • Superchunk
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
  • Fishbone
  • Donovan Frankenreiter
  • Guided By Voices
  • Pains Of Being Pure at Heart
  • Cloud Nothings
  • War on Drugs
  • Craig Finn D Generation
  • The Cro-Mags
  • Sick Of It All
  • Vision of Disorder
  • The Baseball Project
  • David Johansen
  • Reggie Watts
  • Sister Sparrow & The DirtyBirds
  • Willie Nile
  • Rocket From The Tombs
  • LA Guns
  • Dirty Pearls
  • Ben Taylor
  • Popa Chubby
  • MXPX
  • Harry Waters
  • Escort
  • Cerveris
  • Xylos
  • Firehorse
  • Gary Lucas With Gods and Monsters
  • Eytan and the Embassy Richard Lloyd Waldos
  • Radio 4
  • Shayfer James
  • Sophie Madeleine
  • My Pet Dragon
  • Bardot Jon DeRosa
  • So So Glows
  • Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan
  • Men
  • PS I Love You
  • Orion Experience
  • Empire Beats featuring Camille Atkinson
  • The Killing Floor
  • Ingrid and The Defectors
  • Bebe Buell
  • The Noise
  • The Bowery Tones
  • Faith NYC
  • Weekend
  • Two Lights
  • The Bamboo Kids
  • The Indecent
  • Romans
  • Brass Knuckle Evangelists
  • Mary C
  • New Cassettes
  • Waking Heroes
  • Daddy Long Legs
  • Van Hunt
  • Hollis Brown
  • Andy & The Rattlesnakes

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