The Hamptons—that exotic New York locale best known for white parties, vacationing “Real Housewives,” and yachts—is getting its own music, arts, and live (interactive) arts festival. Actually, to be more accurate, Escape to New York, the new American brain-child from the creator of the Secret Garden Party UK, will be held on the grounds of the Shinnecock Reservation adjacent to Southampton, August 5th–August 7th.
True to the ritzy reputation of the popular destination, however, more plush accommodations will be available than just traditional camp sites. “Glamping” sites complete with luxurious safari tents, tepees, and bell boys are available for reservation. Of course, if you’d rather pitch your REI-purchased tent in standard Bonnaroo/Coachella fashion, that’s still an option as well.
Escape to New York already had a strong Friday/Saturday line-up in place (may we just emphasize the presence of the legendary Patti Smith), but just this week they’ve added to that by confirming Sunday’s acts as well.
Friday, August 5th
Headlining: PATTI SMITH
Supporting: Best Coast, Chairlift, Lissy Trullie, The Postelles, The Static Jacks
Saturday, August 6th
Headlining: EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS
Supporting: The Vaccines, The Psychedelic Furs, White Rabbits, Au Revoir Simone, The Submarines, Graffiti 6
Sunday, August 7th
Headlining: OF MONTREAL
Supporting: The Jolly Boys, Mates of State, Reptar, Tiger Love, Savoir Adore
Meanwhile, there’s still more to come. The festival also has an acoustic stage, guest DJs (a special “Master of Tickets” link can be found on their website where would-be DJs should click to win the chance to play their own set), art installations, theater performances, special food and drink experiences, and more planned that are yet to be announced. Escape to New York promises to be new kind of festival experience—one that hits all artistic bases, perfect for those adventurous types admiring of innovation that just want to get away from it all and absorb everything.
Single Day tickets are listed at $106, and Weekend Passes $289. Parking, Camping, and Glamping reservations are also available through the Escape to New York website.
Image Credit: Of Montreal Official Site