Pitchfork Announces New York Music Festival


With last year's #Offline showcase in Brooklyn and its upcoming music festival in Paris, Pitchfork has been expanding its live music events beyond its Chicago base. And now they're upping it another notch.

The influential indie blog today announced Forms, a "full-on four-day multi-media festival" in partnership with New York promoters Bowery Presents and videogame company Kill Screen, scheduled for February 1-4 of next year. The festival "celebrates and explores the interconnected and growing worlds of independent music, art, and gaming."

The post announcing the festival continues: "With a goal of showcasing the creativity, independence, innovation, and interactivity happening in the growing platforms of music, art, and gaming, Forms looks to go where other music-centric conferences haven't by giving equal weight to these mediums and bringing them together in unusual and exciting ways. Musicians will work with visual artists, game designers with musicians, game designers with artists. We'll present bands in galleries, artists in clubs, games everywhere in between. Forms will surprise and bring new experiences to audiences by presenting musicians, artists, and game designers finding common ground and drawing inspiration from and beyond their primary field."

"We never thought that kind of a model would really work that well in New York," Pitchfork president Christopher Kaskie told the New York Times.  "We've been strategizing for a number of years on how we could come up and do a festival that was impactful and unique."

Four-day passes will be available and tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks, as will full lineups and schedules.

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