Don Giovanni Records, in collaboration with no one, and sponsored by no one, has announced The New Alternative Music Festival. The non-annual event will take place September 16-18 at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ. Much like Impose’s #OffBrand Festival, and NormCore Fest the year before, The New Alternative Music Festival will bring together bands with diverse sounds, but common values. The money from ticket sales will go directly to the performers, who are independent artists without ties to major labels or corporate music distribution. “There will be no sponsors, no backdoor advertising via branded content, or other base money-making schemes.”
Tickets for the event will be sold for $28 in advance, $30 at the door, with a three-day pass abailable for $75, and feature performances by (in alphabetical order) Antibodies, Aye Nako, Daniel Bachman, Big Eyes, Mal Blum, California X, Chain And The Gang, Nato Coles, Downtown Boys, Dusk, Dyke Drama, Giant Peach, Girlpool, Izzy True, Jamie Kilstein and The Agenda, Kindling, Amy Klein, Longings, Mikey Erg, Mirah, Moor Mother Goddess, Nude Beach, Ought, Outer Spaces, P.S. Eliot, Painted Zeros, Pinkwash, Puff Pieces, Radiator Hospital, Roadside Graves, Sammus, Screaming Females, Selector Dub Narcotic, Shellshag, Laura Stevenson, Tenement, The Max Levine Ensemble, The Rememberables, Trophy Wife, Try The Pie, Upset, Vagabon, Worriers, and more to be announced soon.
This is a pro-weirdo event held in direct opposition to the apolitical sludge that has come to pass as “indie” and that has nothing to do with operating independently. Where many festivals reflect critical acclaim, the NAMF lineup is meant to reflect a community. In addition to making great music, many of these artists are involved because they are peers, tourmates, and friends.
Tickets for the The New Alternative Music Festival are available here.