June 6-10, 2018
In the 21st century, Brooklyn has seen an unprecedented boom in start-up businesses, music venues and musicians. Launched in the summer of 2009, the Northside Festival annually celebrates the technological and musical innovations of Brooklyn, and then amplifies them by drawing speakers and musicians from outside the borough as well. Now in its tenth year, more than 300 bands and 150 speakers presented to Northside Festival attendees across 30 venues in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick over five days and nights. Northside Innovation on June 6-8 aimed for budding entrepreneurs to discover the next big thing in technology and business through panel talks, keynotes, pitch competitions, and networking events that explored emerging tech, media innovations, the future of original video content, startup pitch competitions, design, tactical workshops for entrepreneurs, and cultural discussions with Brooklyn influencers. Northside Music on June 7-10 connected music fans to over 300 musical performances.