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The National’s epic 2-day Forest Hills fest with Jason Isbell, Cat Power, Future Islands and more is quickly approaching

In April, The National announced they’d be returning to Queens this summer to play two shows at Forest Hills Stadium. In a statement, guitarist Aaron Dressner said their Forest Hills show in 2017 was “one of our favorite shows in the history of the band,” and this year’s run is set to be bigger and better, with a stacked lineup both nights.

With doors set to open at 2:00 pm both days, the shows are meant to be more of a festival than a concert, with a lineup including Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit, Future Islands, Cat Power, Cigarettes After Sex, Phoebe Bridgers, U.S. Girls, Bully, and Adia Victoria. The National has also partnered with PLUS1 to donate one dollar of every ticket sold to the Brownsville Community Culinary Center.

The National’s shows are epic and emotional. Matt Berninger, typically with wine in hand, holds nothing back as he belts out his emotional lyrics. Typically, he ventures into the crowd for a song or two also. The band is also known to bring guests on-stage for songs (they played “I Need My Girl” with Maggie Rogers when we saw them last at Boston Calling for example) and with a curated lineup of friends and bands they like, expected lots of collaborative singalongs.

There’s no word yet on the sets the band will play both nights and what else is planned for the exciting weekend. They’ve been playing lots of music from Boxer recently to celebrate the ten year anniversary (notably in Brussels to record a live version of the record in April) so expect some songs from that, plus newer music as well.

Tickets and more information about the two-day There’s No Leaving New York festival can be found at www.americanmary.com.

Brian Benton
Brian is the founder and editor of Respect Your Youngers. He currently lives in New York City, and previously lived in St. Louis and San Francisco. He enjoys public transportation and coffee, and can be found online at brianfbenton.com

The National’s epic 2-day Forest Hills fest with Jason Isbell, Cat Power, Future Islands and more is quickly approaching

In April, The National announced they’d be returning to Queens this summer to play two shows at Forest Hills Stadium. In a statement, guitarist Aaron Dressner said their Forest Hills show in 2017 was “one of our favorite shows in the history of the band,” and this year’s run is set to be bigger and better, with a stacked lineup both nights.

With doors set to open at 2:00 pm both days, the shows are meant to be more of a festival than a concert, with a lineup including Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit, Future Islands, Cat Power, Cigarettes After Sex, Phoebe Bridgers, U.S. Girls, Bully, and Adia Victoria. The National has also partnered with PLUS1 to donate one dollar of every ticket sold to the Brownsville Community Culinary Center.

The National’s shows are epic and emotional. Matt Berninger, typically with wine in hand, holds nothing back as he belts out his emotional lyrics. Typically, he ventures into the crowd for a song or two also. The band is also known to bring guests on-stage for songs (they played “I Need My Girl” with Maggie Rogers when we saw them last at Boston Calling for example) and with a curated lineup of friends and bands they like, expected lots of collaborative singalongs.

There’s no word yet on the sets the band will play both nights and what else is planned for the exciting weekend. They’ve been playing lots of music from Boxer recently to celebrate the ten year anniversary (notably in Brussels to record a live version of the record in April) so expect some songs from that, plus newer music as well.

Tickets and more information about the two-day There’s No Leaving New York festival can be found at www.americanmary.com.

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