Saturday July 16th & Sunday July 17th
Governor’s Island is easily becoming one of New York’s go-to hot spots for outdoor music festivals. The 176-acre island is fully equipped with its own man made beach, along with some electric, color-changing palm trees. The massive outdoor space welcomed the Black & White Festival last year for its debut event which showcases local New York dance music artists and DJs, with a few appearances from non-NYC mega artists. This year, the two day event scheduled for Saturday July 16th and Sunday July 17th allows local talent to perform for thousands attending the event.
The color coordinated festival starts with one of New York’s most beloved resident DJs, Boris. Boris hit the big apple back in 2004 from St. Petersburg, Russia taking up a residency at NYC super club, Crobar and hasn’t left our side since. With two Club World Award nominations for “Best Resident DJ” (one with Crobar, the other with Pacha NYC), fans can expect Boris to bring the bass to the Black Festival. Along with Boris, house legend Oscar G will take the stage on Day 1. On the scene since 1991, Oscar G. has produced numerous hits, both underground and Billboard chart-toppers that are sure to keep your hips shaking. To end off the first night of the festival, fans will hear the sounds of New York City’s #1 Colombian DJ/Producer, Chriss Vargas. Debuting in NYC in 2008, Vargas has been serenading our ear drums at venues like Pacha NYC, Cielo, and Tavern.
The second day of the festival comes out of the dark, and into the white with Swedish sensation, Avicii. The electronic music star also known as Tim Berg or Tim Bergling is the youngest headliner of the festival at only 22 years old. Influenced by the sounds of Swedish House Mafia and Daft Punk, Avicii has spun at some of the world’s best clubs pumping his unique twist electro music. Expect to hear smash hits such as “Bromance”, “Levels”, and 2011 sensation “Street Dancer."
Tickets for the festival are still currently available for purchase through www.blackandwhiteny.com while supplies last. Information regarding the official after parties for each day can be found at www.pachanyc.com. Don’t forget to dress accordingly for each day’s colors!