Pollstar reports that Arcade Fire, Air, The Polyphonic Spree, Laurie Anderson and jokester Ricky Gervais are among the artists hand-picked by curator and co-founder David Bowie to perform at the inaugural outing of the H&M High Line Festival.
Other musical acts on the schedule include Deerhoof, The Secret Machines and a triple bill featuring Daniel Johnston, Bang On A Can All Stars and The Legendary Stardust Cowboy.
The 10 day festival is being described as a "cultural mash-up" by organizers and will be held May 9 – 19 along New York City’s west side in a number of notable venues including Radio City Music Hall (Arcade Fire), the Theatre at Madison Square Garden (Air and Gervais), the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center (The Polyphonic Spree), the High Line Ballroom (Anderson, Johnston’s triple bill and The Secret Machines) and Irving Plaza (Deerhoof).
Additional information on the festival as well as a full listing of performers, dates and venues is available at www.highlinefestival.com. Tickets for individual festival events are currently available at the festival’s web site and through Ticketmaster and Ticketweb.