Escape Music Festival announces food vendors, art experiences and nonprofit partnerships

By on September 17, 2014
Escape Music Festival

Escape Music Festival is excited to share the food lineup, art lineup, and partnerships with local Brooklyn nonprofits. The inaugural event sees a food lineup that celebrates the local Brooklyn/Red Hook and Manhattan fare from beloved vendors crafting special menus for the event. The full list of vendors is below.


Escape Music Festival has partnered with local Brooklyn Nonprofits for the event to give back to the community and build a relationship with the place the festival will call home. The festival has teamed up with Brooklyn Greenway Imitative and PortSide New York in many different ways. 1.5% of all ticket sales will be split between BGI and Portside, in addition to a Greening Fees donated on comped tickets. Patrons will have the option of purchasing Blue + Green tickets that support the nonprofits in their efforts to create vibrant new uses and programs along Brooklyn’s waterways.  Near the festival site, plants on Van Brunt Greenway will be cordoned off and monitored, and PortSide and BGI will be on site spreading the word. More details below.


The Escape Music Festival experience will feature art direction from Succulent Productions. They’ll bring distinctly original experiences to audiences looking to escape the unremarkable. With deep-rooted connections to the best of street and contemporary artists, Succulent creates an interactive experience through one-of-a-kind live painting and art installations. The lineup of artists that will be creating on site is below.


The Most Definitely, part of Escape Festival’s lineup curating, have also provided a Escape Festival Mixtape for posting and sharing to get you pumped for the festival. Listen to the mix here.


Single Day Lineups along with Single Day and VIP Tickets are on-sale for the inaugural event being held at Pier 9 in Red Hook Brooklyn on Oct 11 – 12, 2014. The full lineup includes Girl Talk, Moby (DJ Set), Placebo, Yeasayer, Mayer Hawthorne, The Joy Formidable, Ra Ra Riot, The Crystal Method, STRFKR (DJ Set), Moon Boots, Bakermat and more. In addition, the full lineup announces exciting additions to the Elrow stage, including Alan Fitzpatrick, Sebastien Leger, and more.


For more general and transportation information and to purchase tickets, visit: Single day tickets are now on sale for $65 in addition to VIP packages ($259.00) including 2 day VIP access with separate entrance and queue, private viewing areas and lounges at each stage, access to cash bars, separate bathroom facilities, among other perks.

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Succulent Artists

Sek3 is an NYC-based international muralist, graffiti writer, and multi media painter. As part of YMI crew and owner of Succulent Studios, he promotes the social benefits and inclusive nature of street art.WhIsBe is an internationally known, NYC-based artist bringing light and controversy to the public.Cekis is a prolific street artist from Chile who has done paintings for the President of Chile. He travels the world promoting justice and human rights through his street art.Hef is an internationally known graffiti superstar/ old school original muralist and part of the legendary FX crew.Michael Allen is a Brooklyn-born artist/ collective/ performance art staple in NYC. He is also the founder and director of the Living Installation, where human beings are transformed into unique, living art objects.Magda Love is a Brooklyn-based artist from Argentina who has lived in NYC over a decade. She is known mainly for her street art and public murals, but also works in illustration, photography and mixed media. Iena Cruz, originally from Italy,is Brooklyn-based and works worldwide as a muralist, installation, mixed media and street artist.  Summer Rose is a classically trained painter whose recent works are evolving into street art, highly inspired by nature, science, and the experiences of the human senses.


About PortSide NewYork:


The 501(c)3 nonprofit PortSide NewYork, uses advocacy and programs to bring NYC’s BLUEspace to life with WATERfront culture, policy, transportation and fun. PortSide is creating a vision for 21st century urban waterfronts and waterways and is itself based on the historic ship MARY A. WHALEN.  Honored for hurricane Sandy recovery work, PortSide is also working to overcome considerable Sandy damages.


About BGI:
Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation planning the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway and its long term stewardship. The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is a 14-mile landscaped route for pedestrians, cyclists and runners that will connect four regional parks and numerous new waterfront open spaces from Greenpoint to BayRidge, Brooklyn.  For more info. visit


Escape Music Festival ( is a two-day indie rock and electronic music festival. It will make its debut October 11-12 at Pier 9 in Brooklyn, N.Y., and feature 30 performances over the course of both days to an audience of more than 16,000 people. Tickets are available now for $109.00 while they last, and will be accessible to those ages 18 and up.


Balearic Entertainment was established in 2013 by Merritt Quirk, and was born out of experiences in New York, adventures in Buenos Aires, friendships in Barcelona, and the influences of Ibiza. Balearic Entertainment manages the creation and implementation of various events throughout New York City, including its premiere event, Escape Music Festival.


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.