Tickets for the FOLD (Freak Out Let’s Dance) concert, a two-day music festival featuring superstar headliners to be held at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead this August, go on sale today, June 14, at noon, according to Ticketfly.com.
Earlier this month music legend Nile Rodgers announced the two-day festival, which will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 4 and Wednesday, Aug. 5 and will bring Pharrell, Beck and Duran Duran to the North Fork.
“The 1st town of the Hamptons on the North Fork. Just 1’/2 hrs from the city. SUPER EASY to get to,” Rodgers said on his Facebook page.”That’s not all! Of course [Rodge’s group] CHIC will be playing as well as hip hop legends Q-tip Eric B. – Keith Urban’s going to play as well as Paloma Faith and many more to be named.”
Click here to buy a ticket for the Aug. 4 concert and here to buy a ticket for the Aug. 5 concert. Tickets range in price from $137 to $999 for an “ultra VIP” ticket. Those upper tier tickets grant access to the main stage and a meet and greet with Rodgers himself among other perks.
Discounted local tickets will be available Friday, June 19, according to a source.
Tuesday’s lineup includes Pharrell, Beck, Keith Urban, Chuck D, Eric B, GTA, Paloma Faith, The Martinez Brothers and Thomas Gold.
Wednesday’s lineup includes Duran Duran, Chaka Khan, Janelle Monae, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Q-Tip (DJ Set), Slander, and Snoh Aalegra.
Nile Rodgers is expected to take the stage with his band Chic on both days.
“Obviously we all know these big-name acts and to believe they are coming to Martha Clara, coming to Riverhead, it’s surreal,” Juan Micieli-Martinez , Martha Clara’s winemaker and general manager told us last week. “It’s crazy. It’s exciting.”
Rodgers, a Grammy Award-winning performer, writer and producer and a member of the group Chic, was involved in a similar concert at Martha Clara two years ago and attempted to stage one last year, but had to cancel because of insufficient planning time.
The 2013 event, which featured Adam Lambert and Avicci, raised $70,000 for East End charities and brought more than 5,000 people to Riverhead.
Rodgers, who was a co-writer and performer on the Daft Punk megahit “Get Lucky,” has said he plans to make it an annual event.
“I know that we can do something incredible here that is on par with the Sundance Film Festival,” Rodgers told the Riverhead Town Board in 2014.
Organizers told town officials they expect 10,500 people each day of the festival, which will run from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Riverhead Town issued a permit for the 2015 event on Feb. 3.