Since 2001, the Village Voice Siren Music Festival (also known as the Sirenfest) has brought free music to the citizens and visitors of New York every summer. Sponsored by the free arts and political newspaper, ??The Village Voice??, the festival promotes alternative music and showcases up and coming, as well as established bands, at Coney Island on two outdoor stages. This all-day-event is well known for its superb sound and performances and is open to everybody, from families with children to older music fans. The festival takes place every year without fail, come rain or shine and is easily accessible by public transport, including the subway and train. Check New York Journey for hotel reviews. and interesting tourist attractions while visiting the Big Apple.
The Village Voice Siren Music Festival aims at revitalizing the Coney Island community and celebrate its colorful history and diversity through the free expression found in music. Its self-titled name, ??the premier outdoor indie rock festival??, sums up what this festival is all about. The event traditionally draws tens of thousands of fans, with the 2005 concert drawing up to 100,000 music lovers. Events are usually staggered throughout the day – usually beginning in the late morning or early afternoon – so that spectators can enjoy everything that the festival has to offer, from new names in the industry to the more seasoned performers.
This year, visitors can enjoy performances by local and national bands such as ??We are Scientists??, ??Dr. Dog??, ??New York Dolls??, ??The Twilight Sad?? and ??The Black Lips??. The Siren Music Festival in Coney Island is definitely an event not to be missed this summer!
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