The Siren’s Last Song — Reborn as 4Knots Festival

Siren Fest leaves Brooklyn and Coney Island for the bright lights of NYC

The completely free Siren Festival sponsored by the Village Voice is no more after a decade of indie tunes at Coney Island. The festival isn’t gone for good, it’s just changing venues and names.

What’s the Same?
It’s still sponsored by the Village Voice and remains free of charge. Indie bands will rule the lineup and the show takes place over a single day. This year it’s July 16th, 2011.

What’s Different?
The location is now at Seaport Pier 17 instead of Brooklyn. The name has been changed from “Siren Festival” to “4Knots Festival” (4 knots is the speed of the waves on the river at the Seaport).

Why All The Changes?
No idea. The Village Voice has gone mostly silent on that question other than to tell fans: “Embrace change!”


Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the editor-in-chief's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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