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May 23rd, 2011


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!


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!