Brian Wilson and a free Wolf Parade show will headline Northside Festival this summer

The Oh Sees playing Northside in 2014. Catch Wolf Parade and Brian Wilson this summer. Via Northside Facebook.

The Oh Sees playing Northside in 2014. Catch Wolf Parade and Brian Wilson this summer. Via Northside Facebook.

The sun is shining, the jorts are out and summer is charging at us full steam ahead. Today we got much-awaited news about the lineup of the summer’s best kick-off events: Northside Festival, which always includes tons of free shows and other great cheap tunes. One of those free shows this year will be the recently reunited Wolf Parade, who are headlining for free on June 9. The festival also includes lord beach himself Brian Wilson playing Pet Sounds (!!) plus shows from Conor Oberst, Kacey Musgraves, Diet Cig, King Khan and the Shrines and much more including Hinds, the best new band out right now.  [Update: 5/19: A free Grandmaster Flash show has been added on June 9 too!]

See the full announced lineup in the image below. No word yet on when RSVPs for the free show go up, but we’ll keep you posted. Buy yourself an early bird priced badge here for $75 and get access to everything.

Northside's 2016 lineup.

Northside’s 2016 lineup.