The Village Voice’s Siren Music Festival to Be Held July 16

Fifth Annual Festival Will Be Held in Coney Island, Sat., July 16, 2005

Fifth Annual Festival Will Be Held in Coney Island, Sat., July 16, 2005

New York City — March 24, 2005 — The Village Voice, the nation’s premier alternative newsweekly, is excited to announce the Saturday, July 16th date for the 5th Annual Village Voice SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL™ at Coney Island, 12:00 noon-9:00 p.m. This free, all-day, all-ages, music festival will feature live national and local bands performing on two outdoor stages in historic Coney Island.

Now in its fifth year, the Village Voice SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL™ has solidified its status as a leading outdoor indie rock event, drawing over 170,000 music fans last summer. Since its inception, the Village Voice produced SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL™ has established itself a leader in showcasing indie rock veterans and emerging artists.

Past performers include:

· 2004: Death Cab For Cutie, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Blonde Redhead, Mission Of Burma, Har Mar Superstar, TV On The Radio, Electric Six, The Fiery Furnaces, The Fever, Constantines, Vue, The Thermals, The Ponys, Your Enemies Friends

· 2003: Modest Mouse, Idlewild, The Datsuns, Hot Hot Heat, Sahara Hotnights, Radio 4, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, !!!, The Kills, Northern State, The Dirtbombs, The Pattern, Oneida, and The Witnesses

· 2002: Sleater-Kinney, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Donnas, Mooney Suzuki, Liars, The Shins, shannonwright, Les Savy Fav, The Von Bondies, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Rye Coalition and Bob Log III

· 2001: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Guided By Voices, Superchunk, Man or Astro-Man?, Quasi, Rainer Maria, Peaches, Enon, The Black Heart Procession and The Incredible Moses Leroy.

Budweiser returns to the Village Voice SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL™ as the exclusive beer sponsor for the fifth consecutive year. Tower Records has signed on to be the exclusive music retail sponsor.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

For more information please call: 212-475-3333

Programming & Booking:

Event Sponsorships & Sales: Sean Pierce x14157 Ashley Clarke x12032

Press: Jessica Bellucci x15052

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