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NYC to Host 2022’s The Big Climate Thing Festival

A new environment focused festival is about to perform in New York City. Music performances, informative videos, discussions and calls are in program for The Big Climate Thing. Khruangbin, Haim and The Roots are only some of the names that will play during the three-days event.

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The Big Climate Thing

khruangbin live at Glastonbury Festival, picture taken by Aaron Parsons

It takes place on the opening weekend of Climate Week NYC, from Fri, Sep 16 to Sun, Sep 18, 2022. The event will perform at Forest Hills Stadium.

To headline the show, the names that stand out are Khruangbin, Haim and The Roots. Also Sheryl Crow, The Flaming Lips, Gary Clark Jr., Courtney Barnett, Princess Nokia are set to headline.

More names announced are the following:

Antibalas, Ayoni, Bonny Light Horseman, Guster, Joe Sumner & Friends, Mykki Blanco, Pom Pom Squad,Seratones, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Sunflower Bean, The Weather Station, Valerie June.

The environment-friendly purpose

A representative of Climate Control Projects discussed with Pitchfork the purpose of the event.

“The purpose of the event is to serve as a unified call to action for artists, fans and the music industry itself.

The event is focused on creating an inclusive community that centres a message of climate justice. By that we mean, those least responsible for causing climate change are paying the highest price of its catastrophic effects, and that climate change exacerbates existing inequities such as income inequality, housing and food insecurity, systemic racism, and gender inequality. We also focus on progress rather than perfection with encouragement to our audience to just take the first step without worrying about getting everything 100% right on the first day.”

In the program informative videos, discussions and calls to action appear to play during the event as well.

Find more informations about the event and get your tickets following the link here.

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