By 2018, it may end up being a festival of robot music for robots. Humans need not apply.

But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves. This year, it’s all about humans doing things for other humans. In this case, it is humans providing other humans performances of the greatest synthwave, darkwave, chip, electronic projects humanity has to offer across two stages and two days.

Human Music 2017 is an unprecedented type of music festival for this Memorial Day weekend. What other type of festival would bring together all these different artists? I’m going to list them out and you’ll see.

Saturday night brings Magic Sword, Betamaxx (in his live debut), Dead Astronauts (their only US performance this year), TREY FREY, The Rain Within, boaconstructor, and Protector 101.

Sunday afternoon promises Dance with the dead, Gost, Bit Shifter, Night Club, Teeel, Street Fever, Defiant Systems, Arcade High, STRNGR, Skeleton Hands, ÆON RINGS, Hunterquinn, AndaruGO, and The Encounter.

Now do you get what they’re talking about when they say unprecedented?

Okay, we’re going to talk logistics here. And there’s a reason for this. The reason is that this festival is being held at QXT’s. In Newark. And I know everybody in New York just collectively went “Ugh, New Jersey? That’s pretty far.”

First, it’s super easy to get out there. Did you know it takes less time to get from Midtown or Downtown Manhattan to Newark than it does Yankee Stadium? Both NJTransit and the PATH trains go there. You know you want to go to this festival, don’t let travel get in your way. Full disclosure, I’m from New Jersey, this is a sore point. Anyway, transit rant over.

This is definitely the festival to kick off your summer with. Retro alternative electronic music, food trucks, sunshine (not guaranteed)? The place to be is definitely Human Music 2017.

Human Music 2017

Human Music 2017

Date & Time:
May 27th, 2017 | 7:30 PM
May 28th, 2017 | 4:30 PM

QXT’s Nightclub
248 Mulberry Street
Newark, NJ 07102

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