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5 reasons why you need to hit The Meadows 2017

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5 Reasons You Need To Hit The Meadows This Year

After a star studded debut in 2016, The Meadows will be returning to Citi Field from September 15-17. This year the New York-based festival has cotinued to step up its game with a wider array of activities, food vendors, and word class musical talent. Despite being one of the newest music festivals in the NYC area, The Meadows is already making a name for itself as a must-attend event on the Big Apple’s social calendar.

If you live in New York, or any where on east coast for that matter, there’s no reason that you shouldn’t be checking out The Meadows this year. For those who still need convincing here are five huge reasons you need to be at The Meadows this September

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The eclectic Lineup

First things first: festivals should be all about the music and, for the second year in a row, The Meadows has come correct with an absolutely stacked lineup. By bringing together musical innovators from a wide array of genres, The Meadows has ensured that there is something for everybody.

Hip-Hop heavyweights like Jay-Z, Nas, Big Boi, Migos, Run The Jewels, and Action Bronson will share the spotlight with some of the biggest rock and indie bands of all time like Weezer, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Gorillaz, Foster The People, Blood Orange and TV on Radio. Dance music is also well represented this year with the incomparable Bassnectar will be spearheading a host of electronic music artists that includes Big Gigantic, GTA, Lido, Big Wild, Sleigh Bells and many more.

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The Activities

This year’s list of activities has definitely been expanded. In between sets, you will have plenty of exploring to do at The Meadows. From checking out the Viceland Bus and Bosco Photo Experience to chilling at the AE Studio Lounge or Tito’s Bloody Mary Bar, there’s plenty to keep you busy while you’re not on the dance floor If drinking isn’t exactly your thing have no fear, The Meadows Sober experience will allow you to spend time with like-minded friends and skip happy hour.

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The Food

Let’s face it, New York is a town full of food snobs. With all of the world’s cuisine’s basically at their fingertips New Yorkers basically don’t show up to events unless the food is bangin’. Fully aware of this fact, The Meadows has assembled an all-star roster of global cuisine merchants. From gourmet doughnuts and ice cream to authentic southern bbq and Mexican delicacies, the food at The Meadows might actually steal the show. After chowing down you can lift your pinky and sip on something fancy from the Electric Sky Rosé bars.

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The Location

Just like in reality, success in the world of music festivals comes down to three things; location, location, location. Finding the ideal spot to throw a music festival within the five boroughs can be a very challenging affair. However, The Meadows has really hit the nail on the head. Returning to its ideal location at Citi Field within the historic Flushing Corona Meadows Park, The Meadows is within easy access to public transportation and major highways. When it comes to convenience it really doesn’t get much better than this.

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The Afterparties

Famously, New York never sleeps and neither will you! Nestled in the heart of New York City, The Meadows offers a unique opportunity for its patrons. After the lights have dimmed and the final headliners have given their encores, New York is still your oyster. With countless venues, nightclubs and music halls, you can be sure that the party will be rocking all weekend long. Bud Light is also putting together a slew of official after parties for The Meadows that you won’t want to miss. Big Wild, Ghostface Killah, BADBADNOTGOOD and GTA are all throwing down dope after hours events all over the city throughout the weekend. Once you leave Citi Field the party has only just begun in NYC.