Ted Leo and the Pharmacists headlining 4Knots Music Festival kick off show

Music News | By on May 24th, 2011

Following a decade of legendary performances at both the Seaport and Siren Music Festivals, it should come as no surprise that Ted Leo and the Pharmacists will headline The Official 4Knots Music Festival Kick Off Show on July 9th at the South Street Seaport.

Presented by The Village Voice and Seaport Music Festival, the free show marks Leo’s return to the Pier 17 stage where he has appeared many times, including an impromptu skateboarding demo during a torrential downpour, and the improbable generator powered show of the 2003 blackout.

“We’re thrilled to announce that Ted Leo will launch the first 4Knots Music Festival Kick Off Show,” remarked Village Voice publisher Josh Fromson. “I truly can’t think of a better fit to welcome us to the Seaport.”

The Village Voice launches the inaugural 4Knots Music Festival the following week on Saturday July 16th at the South Street Seaport. The free festival is open to all ages, and will be held rain or shine. Bud Light is the title sponsor of the 4Knots Music Festival. Additional sponsors of the event include Dialogue in the Dark, Bodies the Exhibition, New York Film Academy, Institute of Audio Research and The New York Times.

The Black Angels along with Davila 666 and Oberhofer are the first confirmed bands for this year’s inaugural 4Knots Music Festival. More bands and DJ’s will be announced shortly.

More info can be found at www.villagevoice.com/4knots

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