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There’s No Leaving New York

  • Music, Rock and indie

Time Out says

The National's members boast a suprisingly detailed festival-planning resumé: Bryce Dessner founded Cincinatti's MusicNOW Festival back in 2006, organized Copenhagen’s Haven alongside Aaron Dessner and recently announced a new MusicNOW-associated event, Homecoming, that they'll be presenting this April (also in Cincinnati).

Here they bring that skillset home to their beloved former base of NYC to organize a new event. Titled "There's No Leaving New York," this two-day mini-fest will take collect some of the band's favorite artists onto one bill—Dessner has been quoted as saying that the event was inspired by wanting to recreate the energy of the band's Forest Hills show last October, which was one of their "favorite shows in the history of the band."

The lineup will feature turns from Future Islands, Cat Power, Cigarettes After Sex, Phoebe Bridgers, Bully and more. And yes—The National headlines each night, so you'll have ample opportunity to savor singer Matt Berninger's microphone-stand-pounding, collar-tearing abandon on stage.


single day $7–$200, two-day $8-$134
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