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Patti Smith, Edward Sharpe head inaugural Escape to New York festival

on May 11, 2011, 4:05pm

escapetony Patti Smith, Edward Sharpe head inaugural Escape to New York festival

The MTK Festival may be making a play to become the next East coast multi-day festival to beat the odds, but it’s already got some local competition. Just twenty minutes down the road, the inaugural Escape to New York “creative art, music and interactive performance party” will be held August 5th to the 7th.

Set on the Shinnecock Reservation Land in Southampton, New York, the event comes from the creator of UK’s The Secret Garden Party. It looks to to make an equally lasting impression on American soil with The Godmother of Punk Patti Smith and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros topping the lineup.

Further acts include The Vaccines, Best Coast, Au Revoir Simone, The Postelles, and White Rabbits. Finishing off the initial lineup are Chairlift, Lissy Trullie, Graffiti 6, Submarines, and Static Jacks. Sunday acts and a promised Dance Tent are still in the offing, so stay tuned.

Tickets are currently on sale for $275 plus fees and parking passes. Single day tickets are available for $100 a day. Check the event’s website for ticketing information and more details.