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By Ali DiEmidio

For all of you live music lovers, there’s finally a music festival coming to NYC – OK, near NYC – this month! Liberty State Park in Jersey City will be hosting the 3-day long All Points West Music & Arts Festival Friday, July 31st, Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd.

Each day at All Points West includes great bands, artwork and even comedians, and this year the line-up is sure to please: Friday is headlined by the Beastie Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s and Vampire Weekend, Saturday it’s Tool, My Bloody Valentine and Gogol Bordello, and Sunday it’s Coldplay, Echo & The Bunnymen and MGMT. Each day has over twenty acts with set lists available a few days prior to the shows.

My top three picks that you absolutely can’t miss?
Friday: Fleet Foxes, the Knux and Yeah Yeah Yeah’s
Saturday: Arctic Monkeys, the Ting Tings and Neko Case
Sunday: the Black Keys, MGMT and Lykke Li

Tickets can be purchased online at, directly from or can also be purchased at the box office the day of each show if they have no sold out already. See the entire line-up, travel information and FAQs at

Originally published July 2009

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