Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 2012 Curated By The National

The Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival, curated by The National, has announced a lineup. The Walkmen, St. Vincent, Beirut, Sharon Van Etten, The Antlers, and the Atlas Sound have all been handpicked by The National’s twin brothers, Bryce and Aaron Dessner. See below for the full day by day breakdown and current lineup.

What is Crossing Brooklyn Ferry? This is a new festival from May 3-5, 2012. It’s produced by the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) which is also America’s oldest performing arts center. Besides the music, there will also be screenings of short films and a late night dance party.

Ticket Info: Single day tickets are priced at $45 and go on sale to the general public March 12, 2012 (BAM members get early access). Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 3-Day passes have already sold out, so make haste if you want to get into one of the hippest shows of the summer.

Fun Fact: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry gets its name from the title of a Walt Whitman poem.

Here’s the lineup. This should be close to a final call. You like? We think its fantastic. The New York area (no surprise here) is putting together a slew of music festivals this year that you just can’t see anywhere else in the country.

The Walkmen
Sharon Van Etten
Twin Shadow
Jherek Bischoff
People Get Ready
Jack Quartet

St. Vincent
The Antlers
Tyondai Braxton
Buke and Gase
Ava Luna
Missy Mazzoli and Victoire
NOW Ensemble

Atlas Sound
My Brightest Diamond
Oneohtrix Point Never
Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang
Brooklyn Youth Chorus
The Yehudim
Benjamin Lanz
DJ Set by Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang (previously of LCD Soundsystem)

Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.