Photo by Bryan Kwon
New York’s iconic outdoor concert venue Forest Hills Stadium has announced the list of artists who will be performing this summer in honor of its 100th anniversary since its creation and the 10-year anniversary of its renovation.
The season will enjoy 30 music and comedy acts, including boygenius, The Strokes, Dave Matthews Band, LCD Soundsystem, Duran Duran, Zach Bryan, Fall Out Boy, Maggie Rogers, Weezer, Lane 8, The Smile, Arctic Monkeys Jungle and Kevin Heart. Notably, the inaugural Head In The Clouds New York Music & Arts Festival will open the season on May 20 and 21; the venue will host the return of Rock the Bells Festival on Aug. 5, which will celebrate the 50th year of hip-hop, and a 78-musician independent pop orchestra will join Jason Mraz during his appearance on Aug. 17. The full lineup to date can be found below and more shows are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Forest Hills has been a staple in New York since its inception; in the 1960’s it welcomed the Beatles–who arrived by helicopter–the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix. The venue celebrates its history both with music and tennis with posters of its incredible concert lineups along with trophies.
“It’s hard to believe that it’s coming up on a full decade since we began the renovation of the stadium,” said Mike Luba, who oversaw the stadium’s rehabilitation and produces concerts in coordination with Bowery Presents. “It’s been incredibly rewarding to ride along with the stadium crew, the hundreds of artists, our invaluable community neighbors and partners as well as the over 1 million folks who have found their way out to the magic oasis of a stadium smack in the middle of Queens.”
AXS is the official ticketing partner for Forest Hills Stadium, while American Express, Bud Light Seltzer, City Winery, Autograph and WFUV-FM are the venue’s 2023 Season Partners.
The venue also has worked to develop sustainable practices in partnership with Reverb, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing the live-entertainment industry’s carbon footprint. In 2021 Forest Hills became the first music venue ever to be included in Reverb’s Music Climate Revolution campaign, which aims at making the entire music industry climate positive.
2023 Season Calendar:
Saturday, May 20th & Sunday, May 21st – Head In The Clouds
Saturday, June 3rd – Lane 8, Sultan + Shepard, Jerro, Massane (LIVE), Ocula
Sunday, June 4th – Kevin Hart
Friday, June 9th – Dave Matthews Band
Wednesday, June 14th – BERT KREISCHER’S FULLY LOADED COMEDY FESTIVAL: Shane Gillis, Tiffany Haddish, Dave Attell, Big Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Rosebud Baker
Friday, June 16th – Re:SET (LCD Soundsystem, Jamie xx, IDLES, L’RAIN & More)
Saturday, June 17th – Re:SET (boygenius, Clairo, Dijon, Bartees Strange)
Sunday, June 18th – Re:SET (Steve Lacy, James Blake, Toro y Moi, Fousheé)
Friday, June 23rd & Saturday, June 24th – Zach Bryan, Charles Wesley Godwin
Friday, July 7th – The Smile, Robert Stillman
Saturday, July 8th – Two Friends, Matoma, NOTD, Deerock
Thursday, July 13th – Weezer, Future Islands, Joyce Manor
Thursday, July 27th – Maggie Rogers, Soccer Mommy
Saturday, July 29th – Louis Tomlinson
Tuesday, August 1st – Fall Out Boy, Bring Me The Horizon, Royal & The Serpent, Games We Play
Saturday, August 5th – Rock The Bells Festival
Saturday, August 12th – Queens of the Stone Age, Phantogram
Thursday, August 17th – Jason Mraz w/ The New York Pops
Saturday, August 19th – The Strokes, Angel Olsen, Seaton Smith
Friday, September 8th & Saturday, September 9th – Arctic Monkeys, Fontaines D.C.
Friday, September 15th – Cigarettes After Sex
Sunday, September 17th – Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Festival
Friday, September 22nd – Duran Duran, Grace Jones, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Bastille
Friday, September 29th – Sylvan Esso, Goth Babe, Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul
Saturday, September 30th – Jungle