Any plans you have this Saturday, cancel them, as you need to get yourself to Long Island City for the hot music series Warm Up 2013. Returning this summer for its 16th year, the outdoor event will continue through to September 7th for all you fun-loving music junkies out there.
Just think, DJ’s playing experimental live music, food, alcohol, and hoards of young people raging to tunes in the summer sun, all day long. Warm Up presents both established, and emerging artists from all over the world, accompanied by local talent spinning a range of tunes from a variety of genres.
This years’ annual summer event is held in the MoMA PS1’s courtyard, which has once again been organized by a curatorial committee, specifically chosen by the museum. The committee, selected by Klaus Biesenbach, the MoMA PS1 Director and the Assistant Curator Eliza Ryan, consists of: Dean Bein, Head of True Panther Sounds; Kris Chen, Head of XL Recordings; Jonathan Galkin, Co-Founder of DFA Records; Brandon Stosuy, Editor for Pitchfork; Matt Werth, Head of RVNG Intl; and Imogene Strauss, as MoMA PS1 Bookings and Stage Manager, all of which have renowned expertise in the field of music.
And this Saturday’s event is set to hit sold-out capacity with the likes of Ben UFO, A guy Called Gerald, Majical Cloudz, Daniel Avery, and Roosevelt all set to wow the crowd with their electronic house beat. The unique former school courtyard also has a new addition this year, thanks to the Young Architects Program 2014. It saw the winners construct a three-story design created using offcuts from Comet Skateboards’ Ithaca factory, which dominates the front half of the courtyard. The aptly entitled “Party Wall” will be erect until September.
This weekly gethering is never to be missed, with doors open for partygoers at noon, and DJs hitting the stage to captivate our musical senses from 3pm-9pm.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for a discounted price ($15) here, or you can buy tickets at the door for $18, a small price to pay for a memorable day drinking session surrounded by fellow revelers.