Co-founded in 2019 by three New York music industry veterans and longtime friends, former Lorimer Beacon head Mike Bell, Kanine Records‘ founder and label head Lio Kanine and Kepler Events‘ founder and Dedstrange Records co-founder Steven Matrick, The New Colossus Festival has featured an eclectic collection of several hundred handpicked, emerging and buzz-worthy indie bands and artists from the US, Canada, the UK, the European Union, Australia, and elsewhere.
New Colossus by design has taken place about a week or so before SXSW with the idea that the festival would serve as a pre-SXSW stopover that would give the acts in each year’s lineup an opportunity to get exposure in the influential New York market, while filling a void in the city’s festival calendar.
The festival’s fourth edition will take place March 8, 2023 – March 12, 2023. And much like the preceding editions, showcases will take place in some of the Lower East Side’s most renowned independent venues, including Mercury Lounge, Berlin Under A, Arlene’s Grocery, Bowery Ballroom, The Bowery Electric, Heaven Can Wait, Piano’s, and a few others.
A couple of weeks ago, the festival made a couple of announcements: The last batch of acts added to the lineup, including JOVM favorite Absolutely Free (CA), ARADIA (US), Big Mountain County (IT), English Teacher (UK), LUMBEROB (US), Pleasure Pill, (US), Pure Adult (US), Sorry Mom (US), and Telescreens (US). Along with those bands, they shared the complete lineup for the festival which you’ll see with the flyer below:
They also announced the festival’s schedule, which you can check out here: https://www.newcolossusfestival.com/schedule?utm_campaign=c2e5b084-de3f-4e9d-a3fb-d62daf1a06b0&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&cid=ac466ae2-d0c6-4e01-845f-c3b1ed63bbda
New Colossus Festival also shared a playlist featuring a curated collection of songs from this year’s lineup. For attendees — and possible attendees — the playlist will be helpful in planning your festival experience in a sensible fashion.
You can check out the full schedule here.
The full festival lineup listing is here, which coincidentally features each act’s schedule can be found here.
Lastly, organizers announced that they’ve partnered with global music distributor Ditto Music. Ditto Music will bring Ditto X: NYC23 music conference to the festival this year. Taking place on March 9, 2023 at Piano’s from 12:00pm-7:00pm, Ditto Music will provide a full day of panels, discussions and networking opportunities with industry professionals and artists. The event will offer insights and advice for independent artists and labels, covering key topics including:
– Unlocking new music revenue
– Landing bigger and better shows
– Growing your fanbase
– Building a sustainable career in music
Festival badges are still available through Dice y’all. You can purchase here: https://dice.fm/event/ee7n6-new-colossus-festival-2023-all-access-badge-8th-mar-various-venues-nyc-new-york-tickets