Today, Philly’s own Mad Decent announced the details for its four-city Mad Decent Block Party 2011. This summer, the free and all-ages festivals will take place in Philly, NYC, Chicago, and LA. Our fair city’s date is August 6th, and it’s going down in front of the Starlight Ballroom (at 460 N. 9th Street). Diplo and Das Racist will headline the festivities, and while I love both of those guys, I have to say I’m a bit jealous of NYC’s Zeds Dead and Chicago’s Dillon Francis. Regardless, Mad Decent always knows how to throw a party, and this hometown summer bash is sure to be particularly epic.
Check out a trailer for last year’s Philly Block Party below, as well as dates and lineups for all four cities.
July 30th: New York, NY @ the South Street Seaport - Gang Gang Dance, Zeds Dead, Claude VonStroke, BAIO (Vampire Weekend) (DJ set), the Hood Internet, Bosco Delrey, PO PO
August 6th: Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom - Diplo, Das Racist, PO PO, DJ Sega, Brick Bandits, Paul Devro, Kito, Luvstep (Dirty South Joe & Flufftronix)
August 13th: Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park area - Dillon Francis, Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross, Bosco Delrey, Reptar, Lunice, DJ Benzi
August 20th: Los Angeles, CA @ Premiere Event Center - Major Lazer, Lunice, Sinden, Bosco Delrey, Death Grips, Kito, Derek Allen, Jillionaire