WFUV Covers Major Summer Music Festivals
June 6, 2013 at 12:32 PM (PT)
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY Triple A WFUV travels to the BONNAROO, SOLID SOUND and NEWPORT festivals for live audio and video broadcasts as well as backstage coverage.
First up is the BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL in MANCHESTER, TN from June 13-16. As they have in past years, WFUV’s RITA HOUSTON and ALISA ALI will co-host The Whole Wide World program from backstage on FRIDAY, JUNE 14th from 7-10 p. Meanwhile, the station’s LAURA FEDELE will be on hand to document the action both onstage and backstage throughout the weekend in an online photo gallery.
The following weekend, JUNE 21st-23rd, Team FUV makes its first trip to WILCO’s SOLID SOUND FESTIVAL in WILLIAMSTOWN, MA. A collaboration between the band and MASS MOCA, the festival features performances by WILCO and other artists selected by the band, as well as a comedy cabaret. WFUV’s RITA HOUSTON and CARMEL HOLT will host a live broadcast on SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd from 7p-midnight.
Finally, WFUV will partner again this year with NPR MUSIC to broadcast performances from the NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL JULY 26th-28th. RITA HOUSTON and BOB BOILEN of NPR MUSIC will anchor the live broadcasts, along with WFUV’s ALISA ALI and others.
Further, to celebrate the local NEW YORK summer festival season, WFUV will spotlight artists playing at festivals (including CLEARWATER, SUMMERSTAGE, CELEBRATE BROOKLYN, MAD SQ. MUSIC and others) throughout the day on THURSDAY, JUNE 13th.