1st BASS ISLAND STORMS NYC 8/13

May 23rd, 2011

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Bass Island
August 13, 2011: New York City: Bass Island

The Bassnectar team is thrilled to bring you the first ever BASS ISLAND adventure, part one in a spellbinding trilogy of music, art, and culture that will unfold on the beautiful South Island Field at Governors Island, New York City this summer. We want to create a unique world to explore, beyond the realms of a normal concert experience. Much like the regional Bass Center events, we expect to ram this island to the gills with freaks and bass heads, as it is our only stop in NYC for the rest of the year.

We are excited to welcome our stellar support line-up featuring LUPE FIASCO, Z-TRIP, PREFUSE 73, VIRTUAL BOY, DAVE NADA and JORO BORO!

CLICK HERE FOR BASS ISLAND TICKETS

We’re smashing into Summer with a bang, kicking off a cannonball run: 14 straight weeks of musical madness. More details below plus some new dates to announce…

Heads up Colorado!

One of the most majestic outdoor venues in the world, a 10,000 person natural amphitheater cut into the blood-red Colorado earth, is COMPLETELY SOLD OUT for June 18th, 2011. Thank you for your support! It is indeed staggering. Our ticket scavenger hunts were absolutely ridiculous, obscene, and delicious! Thank you to all who participated!

New European & Canadian festival dates and a headlining appearance at North Coast:

Sun 07/17/11
Dour Music Festival – Dour, BE

Wed 07/20/11
Les Plages Electroniques Festival – Cannes, FR

Sat 07/23/11
Secret Garden Party – Huntingdon, UK

Sat 07/30/11
Osheaga Music Festival – Montreal, QB

Sun 08/07/11
Shambhala Music Festival – Salmo, BC

Sat 08/13/11
Bass Island – New York City, NY

09/02/11 – 09/04/11
North Coast Music Festival – Chicago, IL

For a complete list of our summer travels CLICK HERE

Other goodies…

Also, we’d like to drop a little hint on the latest puzzle project brewing from the lab. Is it an EP? Is it an album? Whatever it will be, Bassnectar’s next release of original, collaborative, and remixed music, Divergent Spectrum, is close to completion. From what we’ve heard, you should release your excitement over an extended period of time so that you don’t explode.

If you were lucky enough to catch us on our sold out spring bonanza, and you’re looking for some visuals, check out our Tour Video or the 2011 Spring Tour Gallery.

If you’re looking for more words, check out the latest Fan Bass post.

So, what do you want to see at Bass Island? Where should we take the freakshow next? Sound off in the comments section!

Love from Lorin, Lia, Dunwody, Ed, Chris, and our trusty Bass Walrus, Watkins!

  • yourmothernude

    AHHHHHHYEAAAAA! YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY I AM ABOUT YOU RIPPING CHICAGO APART @ NORTH COAST!!! AFTER PARTY AFTERWARDS?! SPECIFICALLY AN AFTER PARTY THAT RESEMBLED THE ONE AFTER LOLLA CIRCA 2009?!? YOU JUST MADE MY SPRING/SUMMER!

    • Shasta Lee

      Northcoast is guna be SICK
      and definitely agree, AFTERPARTY PLEASE!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Elekdrone Eric B

    Are you guys going to have some more ambassador try outs for the bass island event?

    • Anonymous

      i think that is prob a possibility that you could entertain for now

      • http://twitter.com/Elekdrone Eric B

        and what are the proper channels to go through to do this?

        • Anonymous

          closer to the event, if there are to be a large group of amBASSadors at this event, there will be details (on facebook is how it is being done) about auditioning to be one, and you would then present your audition (like i said on facebook, traditionally, but things could always change) :)

  • Roll King

    I drove 8 hours from DC to Bass Center 2.  Im originally from NY and the fact that all I have to do is go home literally gives me goosebumps.  Your shows are utterly unbelievable and not only will I be at Starscape, I will be at this.  All I have to say is: “Hold your breathe.  Make a wish.  Count to three.” 

  • Shasta Lee

    at bass island, there should be an area where you can get a massage,
    I know after I rage at a concert i’m so sore, and even gettin’ one before
    the show would probably eleviate some of the pain afterwards.
    it’s important to love your body, and massages are so good for them!

    • http://www.facebook.com/hzaidi Hasan Zaidi

      I think this is a solid idea

  • Henry

    When will Divergent Spectrum be released? I can’t wait and I’m sure it will be amazing!! keep up the good work and see you in Oregon

    • Shasta Lee

      August 2nd :D

  • Bhaley

    the next bass island should be in south carolina. also Jamaica would be tight

  • Anonymous

    how can i meet you at this event lorin

  • Anonymous

    how can i meet you at this event lorin

  • Adssssadsa

    hey im still waiting on tickets and getting worried any idea when they will be shipped out???

    • Anonymous

      i wouldn’t worry

      I think there has been a slight delay
      but there’s still all of July to get them

      you should receive email notification when your tickets are shipped

  • ladybass

    I’ve never been to Governer’s Island… what is the deal with the ferry?  I assume no one will get stranded there, but can anyone point me into some info about it?

    Thanks!

    • Erinmb23

       yeah, i’m curious too.  does anyone know if the ferry runs constantly?

      • Anonymous

        I don’t know the schedule, I would imagine it is a constant ebb and flow thing where ferries are always coming and going, and no no one will be stranded. the
        bassnectar guys have got everyone’s back

      • Anonymous

        I don’t know the schedule, I would imagine it is a constant ebb and flow thing where ferries are always coming and going, and no no one will be stranded. the
        bassnectar guys have got everyone’s back

        • Duppas

          Does anybody know how much ferries cost?

          • Stonebox

            free

      • Stonebox

        see my post above

  • jbrown

    dear bassheads, i have purchased a ticket for this event but can no longer go—anyone want one ticket? face value, of course, no need to rip off my fellow ragers. email me- jabrown57@gmail.com 

    • Shasta Lee

      dats how it’s done jbrown

  • Stonebox

    govs isl ferries, pretty easy, but get there early before everything fills up:
    http://govisland.com/html/visit/directions.shtml
    Nobody will get stranded.  NPS and City officers kick everyone off the island when it closes.  The outdoor venue is located right next to the ferry slip.  Nobody gets left behind.

    • Anonymous

      thanks!

    • Anonymous

      thanks!

  • Annekrystal

    How should I dress for this event? -Jersey girl-

    • Anonymous

      however you like to dress as long as its comfortable
      i would totally not wear anything that you have to fuss with or will not be able to move and interact freely in

      lorin is always encouraging costumes and personal expression, though, so if thats your thing, rock it

      also, dress to suit the weather as its an outdoor event :)

  • J Jablanski

    SPELL CHECK!! You spelt Bassnectar wrong!! “Whatever it will be, Basnectar;s next release of original, collabarative”…..

    • http://www.bassnectar.net Ed Basscrew

      Say whaaaat?  :)

    • http://www.bassnectar.net Ed Basscrew

      Say whaaaat?  :)

  • jhxo2

    I already have my tickets for Bassisland!! wooo. but it says the ferry stops at 7?! will they be running it all night for the show… because I dont know how im going to get off the island and how much it will cost…

  • Hitmewiturstyle

    can we buy the tickets at the door?

  • BassBlonde

    Ok seriously, is anyone going from Boston? My EXbf bailed and I need a new crew to roll into this with!

    • Ckhurley20

      were leaving from boston and got room for one more. If you want in let us know email ckhurley@plymouth.edu

    • Jamesryandonovan

      hopping on the Fung Wah for 15 bucks on saturday morning to see the show, could use the company on the ride down…

      • http://www.bassnectar.net Ed Basscrew

        Got to love the Chinatown bus!

  • Qwerty123 Qm

    Im going from Boston. Roll with us. Email is QWERTY123.qm@gmail.com

  • Jonsey00

    Aybody going to this from Vermont that i could catch a ride with… ive got pitch on gas and can make it worth your time… email me jonsey00@aim.com

  • Cschuessler420

    Does anyone know how will call is wig this? Is it on the island or somewhere else

  • Cschuessler420

    Does anyone know how will call is wig this? Is it on the island or somewhere else

  • Cschuessler420

    Does anyone know how will call is wig this? Is it on the island or somewhere else

    • http://www.bassnectar.net Ed Basscrew

      Will Call is on the island – you will be able to ride the free ferries to pick up your ticket on the other side. You will not need a ticket to ride the ferry.

    • http://www.bassnectar.net Ed Basscrew

      Will Call is on the island – you will be able to ride the free ferries to pick up your ticket on the other side. You will not need a ticket to ride the ferry.

  • Julienfleming

    Set times?

    • Anonymous
      • Kadleygosselin

        All i can say is props to you Leslie and Ed, you guys must be very tired of answering the same questions over and over again :) thanks for being so helpful and informative <3

        • Anonymous

          thanks!

          we’re all about answering questions….its what we wake up for each morning :P

          • Shasta Lee

            lol
            :)

      • Kadleygosselin

        All i can say is props to you Leslie and Ed, you guys must be very tired of answering the same questions over and over again :) thanks for being so helpful and informative <3

  • curley1220

    What is the Ferry schedule?  Is there a list of what is allowed and not allowed into the venue?

  • Jefffffff

    Are both Ferrys running after the concert, if not will it be taking us to Brooklyn or Manhatten?

  • Jefffffff

    Are both Ferrys running after the concert, if not will it be taking us to Brooklyn or Manhatten?

    • Anonymous

      i dunno

      but the concert ferries will certainly run for long enough to get you off the island to manhattan

  • Mbarkagan

    where does the ferry leave from?

  • John Rainbow

    Lorin,

    So excited to hear you play this weekend! I’ve heard several of your
    sunrise sets and have to say those are some of the best music
    experiences of my lifetime. I can’t make it to the playa this
    year…(did YOU get a ticket?  :)

     If there is any way you can play that remix of busta rhymes “touch it”
    that you have i’ll go nuts. if not i understand.. (i wish I could track
    that one down)

  • Ctre32508

    is there handicap parking?

  • Orozco711

    Do they accept debit/credit cards for the liquor or only cash?

    • Anonymous

      if they don’t accept cards I’m sure there are ATMs on site

      • http://www.bassnectar.net/community/ Basscorsair

        There are about a bajillion ATMs here, I am unsure if bars are cash only.

  • icedpat

    ive always listened to dubstep that was my first dubstep show and it was beyond incredible. went alone and made so many friends. please come back ive never had so much fun.

  • icedpat

    ive always listened to dubstep that was my first dubstep show and it was beyond incredible. went alone and made so many friends. please come back ive never had so much fun.

  • 40oz

    Bass Island was so amazing. absolutely speechless. Every time I see you its just better every time. THE KING

  • Pat Smalling

    that was incredible, what was the last song he played?

  • Pat Smalling

    that was incredible, what was the last song he played?

  • Isaac

    Lorin – Bass Island was incredible and as a long time fan and producer I
    couldn’t have been more happy that you chose to have the concert in
    NYC. One question for you – What track did you play that sampled the
    Matrix movie (the fight scene music), and is there a way to download it?
    Thanks so much again for the music and show.

    • http://www.bassnectar.net LORIN

      hey bro :)
      that was a special matrix remix thing i did a few years back “let me tell you why youre here. youre here because you know something, what you know you cannot say, but you feel it. youve felt it your entire life like a splinter in your mind driving you mad…it is this feeling that has brought you to me” ….thats morpheus, and then there is the Neo phone call “i know youre out there, i can feel you…etc”
      then i mix into RATM’s “Wake Up” and then i used the 808 beats from my Massive Attack remix, while mr Lupe went to town, and then i mixed into Here We Go :)

  • NJT

    I think it would be a great idea if one of your crews members could record your shows and make them available for download since your live music deviates away from the recordings, just so all us bassheads can have a larger collection of your music.

  • Mark Czerniejewski
  • john rainbow

    Here’s some footage from the event edited together. 3 minutes 48 seconds of what the show was for me. 

    Lorin and crew, you rule. Please play a sunrise set in the desert next year!   <3

  • Gimme_hem

    Will there be a Bass island 2?

  • Gimme_hem

    Will there be a Bass island 2?

  • tj

    BASS FOREST @ Hornings hideout!!