2005_05_artssiren.jpgWe've all been waiting for the Village Voice Siren Fest '05 lineup here at Gothamist HQ. And finally, the first big names are being released (even thought the site hasn't been updated as of yet):

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, is excited to announce the initial line-up for the 5th Annual Village Voice SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL(tm) at Coney Island on Saturday, July 16th from 12:00 noon - 9:00 p.m. Scheduled performers include Spoon, Mates Of State, Brendan Benson, VHS Or Beta, Dungen, Q And Not U, and The Dears, with many more to be announced.

We look forward to seeing who else joins the lineup. Anyone have any predictions? (We've heard people guess that Dinosaur Jr and Arcade Fire will join...we can only hope they're right).
In the meantime, we're working on a guide to free summer music so stay tuned for that. We'll also be announcing the lineup for Movable Hype 3.0 soon. It's June 20th at the Knitting Factory main space, so save the date!