CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival has announced its first round of performing bands and artists including: Portugal. The Man, CSS, Neon Indian, The Wombats, Wild Flag, Metronomy, Talib Kweli, Givers, Zola Jesus, Class Actress, Dum Dum Girls, Art vs. Science, Viva Brother, Davila 666, Eleanor Friedberger, EMA, Jean Grae, Pharoahe Monch, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, US Royalty, Datarock, Kermit Ruffins, The Parlotones, Kvelertak, Sea of Bees, Handsome Furs and Memoryhouse.
Hundreds more acts will be announced in the coming weeks, so visit www.cmj.com/marathon for the latest lineup updates. CMJ Music Marathon 2011 will be held in New York City from October 18-22.
CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival is one of the world's most important platforms for the discovery of new music and cutting-edge films. For five nonstop days and nights, CMJ features over 1300 live performances in more than 80 of New York City's greatest nightclubs and theaters. In addition to performances and films, CMJ 2011 also presents over 70 informative panels with renowned speakers, an Entertainment Business Law Seminar and the much beloved College Day for college and non-commercial radio programmers. Your CMJ badge grants you access to shows, movie premieres, Q&As, meet and greets, mixers, parties and exclusive areas like the Exhibitors' Loft and Artist Lounge. CMJ 2011 is headquartered at New York University's Greenwich Village campus, just steps away from dozens of downtown Manhattan venues.