CBGB festival details [UPDATE]

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The CBGB Festival will take place at Webster Hall (July 6th), Central Park (July 7th), Bowery Electric, 315 Bowery, Joe’s Pub, Sullivan Hall, Bell House, Knitting Factory, and more venues in New York City on July 5th through July 8th.  the lineup won’t be announced until the last minute.

SICK OF IT ALL, CRO-MAGS and VISION OF DISORDER are the first three bands confirmed for the July 6th show.

[UPDATE, May 30, 2012] AGNOSTIC FRONT will play their set from the classic live album entitled “Live At CBGB”, during their upcoming performance at the CBGB’s Festival. The show will take place on July 5 at the Webster Hall in New York City. The other scheduled band is MADBALL. More acts to be announced.

[UPDATE, June 14, 2012] MURPHY’S LAW and MAXIMUM PENALTY added to the CBGB’s Festival show on July 5th at Webster Hall in NYC.

[UPDATE, July 4, 2012] SUPERCHUNK will be playing the CBGB Festival, despite not playing Beekman Beer Garden anymore.

[UPDATE, July 5, 2012] The festival starts today and runs through July 8th at over 30 venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The July 7th show will feature SUPERCHUNK, CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH and THE HOLD STEADY, DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED, UPPER WEST, ZULU WAVE GLINT.

Today Krist Novoselic will give the keynote speech at Landmark Sunshine Cinema at noon.



Roger Miret commented:

We are very excited to be performing on the opening night of the CBGB’s Festival in New York City. We are wrapping up shows on our 30-year-anniversary tour and we are performing the classic ‘Live At CBGB’ setlist from the 1989 iconic release! We have been invited to join this festival for their biggest opening night at the monumental Webster Hall club.We are very excited to have landed a great homecoming show in our celebration as a band for 30 years. And to top it all off, we are doing this nostalgic gig with our brothers MADBALL. I hear there will be two more exciting bands to be added to this lineup. Come on out and share our celebration in this hardcore world and get ready for another ‘Live At CBGB’ performance!


Here’s the official word issued around May 7, 2012:

The CBGB Festival is a five day celebratory showcase of music, film, distilled spirits and learning. From The Bowery and the Lower East Side to the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, join them as they turn it up as loud as it will go this year during the 4th of July holiday week. July 4-8, 2012: Named for the greatest rock-n-roll venue in the world; they proudly introduce the first Annual CBGB Festival. Experience four energy-fueled days & nights of music, rock-n-roll films, insider-industry workshops, and intimate storytelling; all LIVE, all in New York City. CBGB has defined music and culture for generations of people around the world. Universally recognized as the birthplace of punk, CBGB continues to define new music and popular culture by fostering live performances & personal expression from artists around the city and across the globe.

The CBGB Festival will produce one of New York’s largest and most energetic music events in recent history. Rounding out the festival will be hundreds of performances, showcase concerts and music themed filmed parties & events in all five boros of NYC with a special focus on the Lower East Side & Brooklyn.

Attendees of the CBGB Festival will have a rare opportunity to showcase their creative talents to the numerous music fans from around the globe inclusive of leading record executives, award winning producers, managers, agents and globally published media. CBGB has always believed in supporting live music and new talent. The CBGB Festival aims to continue this tradition for many years to come.


PUBLISHED on May 7, 2012.
UPDATED on May 30, 2012 – AGNOSTIC FRONT and MADBALL announced.

UPDATED on June 14, 2012 – MURPHY’S LAW and MAXIMUM PENALTY added./a
UPDATED on July 4, 2012 – SUPERCHUNK added.
UPDATED on July 5, 2012 – the festival starts today!


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