It’s one thing to read about beer all day. It’s wholly another to drink beer all day while listening to some of the world’s premiere punk, rock, and indie music icons. That’s exactly what’s going down on Saturday, October 19 when Octfest comes to a new venue for the third annual celebration of all things music, beer, and food.
Join us with a beer in hand at Knockdown Center in Queens, New York, where Brooklyn punk quartet Parquet Courts and Scottish rock outfit Mogwai will headline the single-day fest. They will be joined by Screaming Females, Swedish rock band Dungen, and Baltimore indie pop act Lower Dens. Check out the full artist lineup here.
In between watching Dungen perform its critically acclaimed album Ta det Lugnt and Parquet Courts closing out the night with selections from Wide Awake!, you can sample beers from more than 50 international breweries. Start with artful sours from Canada’s Collective Arts before moving onto some of Massachucet’s finest IPAs via Lord Hobo. In addition to beer, there will be Virtue Cider and Boulevard’s line of Fling Craft Cocktails. Thirsty for more? Check out the full lineup of brewers here. And stay hungry, because Octfest’s exclusive food vendor will be announced soon.
Tickets go on sale Friday, August 2 at 10 a.m. CST—set a reminder!—and cost $45. Each ticket includes six 3-ounce beer samples. Additional beer samples and full pours will be available for purchase. Go ahead and bookmark that ticket link, and see you in October.