Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff announces 2nd annual Shadow Of The City’ music fest

Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff announces the second annual “Shadow Of The City” music festival, which will be held on June 18th in Seaside Heights, NJ. Tickets for “Shadow Of The City” are on sale now via

“Really couldn’t be more thrilled to announce year two of Shadow Of The City. I grew up hanging around on the seaside boardwalk and to put the festival there this year is completely far out,” Antonoff states in a press release. “Also, proud to expand it beyond something that I headline every year. With that said, it’s always something I want to be involved in so getting steel train back together for one show felt perfect. The idea behind SOTC is to bring a music festival to the shadow of the city – a place filled with music fans who have to travel to the bigger city to see a lot of live music ’cause their town gets skipped over. Year two gives me such joy because it makes me feel like we are really going to keep doing this. ”

The 1975 will headline the festival, which will include an exciting and diverse group of performers including Carly Rae Jepsen, BØRNS, Bishop, FRNKIERO ANDTHE CELLABRATION, Shamir, and HANA.

Antonoff’s first band, Steel Train, will reunite for a very special performance at “Shadow Of The City”. Steel Train was a hugely influential and critically acclaimed New Jersey based indie rock band consisting of Jack Antonoff (vocals, guitar), Evan Winiker (bass), Daniel Silbert (guitar), Jon Shiffman (drums, percussion) and Justin Huey (vocals, piano). Over the course of the band’s career, they released three full-length albums along with a companion album entitled Terrible Thrills Vol. 1, which features female artists covering each of the 12 tracks on the Steel Train album.



Buddy Iahn
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