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CMJ 2011 announces initial lineup

on August 23, 2011, 4:55pm

cmj 2011 CMJ 2011 announces initial lineup

The 31st annual CMJ Music Marathon takes over 75 New York City venues between October 18th and 22nd. Last year saw 1,300 live performances, so here’s about 3% of the talent filling this year’s bill: Wild Flag, Portugal. the Man, Handsome Furs, CSS, Neon Indian, Talib Kweli, EMA, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Pharoahe Monch.

Also confirmed to play are Zola Jesus, Eleanor Friedberger, Dum Dum Girls, Memoryhouse, Datarock, Sea of Bees, Art Vs. Science, The Wombats, Metronomy, Givers, Class Actress, Viva Brother, Davila 666, US Royalty, Parlotones, Kvelertak, Kermit Ruffins, and Jean Grae. More lineup announcements will be made in the coming weeks and you can stay up to date on all the latest news by bookmarking our Festival Outlook.

In addition to performances, CMJ 2011 will also offer film premieres, 70 speaking panels, an Entertainment Business Law Seminar, mixers, Q&A, and more.

CMJ 2011 badges are now available for purchase on the festival’s website. Along with the ‘Full’ and ‘VIP’, this year also offers the ‘CMJ Showpass,’ which allows access to all CMJ Music Marathon showcases and Film Festival screenings.