New York City has a new music festival: The inaugural Catalpa Festival runs July 28-29h at Randall’s Island, with a lineup boasting heavyweights like The Black Keys, TV on the Radio, and Snoop Dogg, who will perform his standout 1993 debut, Doggystyle, in its entirety.
Also playing are Umphrey’s McGee, Felix da Housecat, araabMUZIK, The Big Pink, City and Colour, and Fort Atlantic. In all, some fifty acts will appear this year’s festival, traversing many styles and genres from rock and indie to hip-hop, reggae and the world of electronic music, according to the festival’s website.
In addition, the festival promises a number of other amenities, including the Inflatable Church of Sham Marriages (the title says it all), a silent disco tent, bumper cars, and a number of art installation and local restaurants.
Early-bird weekend and VIP passes are now available via the festival’s website.