Pitchfork & October Announce Octfest with Craft Beers and Sets from Flaming Lips, Vince Staples, Nile Rodgers & More


New festival on New York’s Governors Island will take place on Septl 8-9.

A brand new festival will storm New York's Governors Island with great tunes and tasty brews on Sept. 8 & 9. OctFest, a collaboration between Pitchfork and beer culture website October, will follow up last year's debut in Brooklyn with an expanded lineup that includes headliners Vince Staples (Saturday) and The Flaming Lips (Sunday), along with sets from BADBADNOTGOOD, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Saba, Yo La Tengo, Preoccupations, Hop Along, Madison McFerrin and No Age, with more acts to be named soon.

The event will also feature more than 70 breweries from around the world including: LIC Beer Project (Long Island City, NY), On Tour Brewing Company (Chicago, IL), Elysian Brewing Company (Seattle, WA), Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales (Dexter, MI), and Stillwater Artisanal (Baltimore, MD), to internationally recognized heavy-hitters such as Collective Arts Brewing (Canada), Birra del Borgo (Italy), and Camden Town Brewery (United Kingdom). Food partners will also be announced at a later date.

“With the debut OctFest last year, we found a unique alchemy,” said Adam Krefman, senior director  festivals and activations at Pitchfork in a statement. “It was an intimate, accessible event, pulling in the best both beer and music festivals. More than that, we found a welcoming, diverse audience and it inspired us to go bigger and add a lot more music, food, and course, breweries.”

OctFest tickets are on sale now here, with prices ranging from $75 for a single day to $140 for a weekend pass, which includes 15 beer samples per day.

OctFest lineup:

Saturday (Sept. 8)

Vince Staples





Madison McFerrin

+more TBA

Sunday (Sept. 9)

The Flaming Lips

Nile Rodgers & CHIC

Yo La Tengo

Hop Along

No Age

+more TBA

Brewery List:

10 Barrel Brewing Co. (Bend, OR)

Aktien Brewery Kaufbeuren (Germany)

Austin Eastciders (Austin, TX)

Bira 91 (India)

Birra del Borgo (Italy)

Blue Point Brewing Company (Patchogue, NY)

Braven Brewing Company (Brooklyn, NY)

Breckenridge Brewery (Littleton, CO)

Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown, NY)

Camden Town Brewery (United Kingdom)

Cerveceria Urbana (Mexico)

Cerveceria Wendlandt (Mexico)

Circa Brewing Co. (Brooklyn, NY)

Cisco Brewers (Nantucket, MA)

Collective Arts Brewing (Hamilton, ON)

Cucapá (Mexico)

Devils Backbone Brewing Company (Roseland, VA)

Elysian Brewing Company (Seattle, WA)

FiftyFifty Brewing Company (Truckee, CA)

Firestone Walker Brewing Company (Paso Robles, CA)

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, MD)

Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, MI)

Four Peaks Brewing Co. (Tempe, AZ)

Golden Road Brewing (Los Angeles, CA)

Goose Island Beer Co. (Chicago, IL)

Hanging Hills Brewing Company (Hartford, CT)

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales (Dexter, MI)

Karbach Brewing Co. (Houston, TX)

Keegan Ales (Kingston, NY)

Kona Brewing Company (Kailua-Kona, Hawaii)

La Virgen (Spain)

Lamplighter Brewing Co. (Cambridge, MA)

LIC Beer Project (Long Island City, NY)

M.I.A. Beer Company (Doral, FL)

Monkless Belgian Ales (Bend, OR)

Narragansett Brewing Company (Pawtucket, RI)

On Tour Brewing Company (Chicago, IL)

Radeberger (Germany)

Sand City Brewing Co. (Northport, NY)

Stillwater Artisanal Ales (Baltimore, MD)

The Bronx Brewery (Bronx, NY)

Urban Family Brewing (Seattle, WA)

Veza Sur Brewing Co. (Miami, FL)

Virtue Cider (Fennville, MI)

Wicked Weed Brewing (Asheville, NC)