Coney Island/ Brighton Beach/ Sheepshead Bay

Voice’s Siren Fest is no more!

2010 photo by Jackie Roman via Siren Fest

Hope you enjoyed Brooklyn’s biggest free music festival while it lasted: The Village Voice announced last night it killed the Coney Island Siren Festival in favor of a new one called 4 Knots at the South Street Seaport in hip, young downtown Manhattansburg. Siren was a summertime tradition (albeit a hot and sweaty one, like all good music fests) but perhaps its death is symbolically parallel to the overall mucusy sickness of Coney’s attempted rebirth. The two-stage fest over the decade featured Ted Leo, Built to Spill, Frightened Rabbits, TV on the Radio, M.I.A. and the New York Dolls among many others. Says the Voice: “Siren had a fantastic 10-year run, but the 4 Knots Festival will replace it on the Voice’s summer-show docket. Embrace change!” No lineup has been announced yet, so we’ll see.


  1. no more Siren?? what the hell?
    that was one of the best free shows in the summer.

    i doubt the seaport can accommodate the thousands of people who flocked to coney island for Siren.

    way to go, Voice.

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