wHEN wORLDS cOLLIDE
A Rock n Rave Experience
This 4/20, Brooklyn-based start-up Get Carried Away Events is launching When Worlds Collide, an intimate, one-day festival in the Flatiron district of Manhattan, highlighting local female/LGBTQ/POC artists from a wide-ranging collection of genres at 24 West 23rd Street from 8pm-2am.
“In 2019, with endless ways for fans to access music online, listeners have become less segregated,” says John Wiegman, co-founder at Get Carried Away. “We’re channeling larger events like Coachella or Bonnaroo to create a multi-genre musical journey. Our line-up is highly curated. We feel that the most exciting music fans are the ones who embrace what they don’t know.”
When Worlds Collide will celebrate diversity of people as well as of music. Bianca Muñiz, a 25-year-old two-time cancer survivor, will headline the event with a seven-piece funk group. The sheer power of transgender rapper Quay Dash’s live set will carry the momentum through the evening, intertwined with an interactive art installation from multimedia artist Soleil, who’ll also be appearing in Quincy Jones’ “Soundtrack of America” this spring at The Shed. Acid Dad’s psych punk energy and The Stonewall Vessels’ indie rock vibes will be an intriguing contrast to AceMo’s midnight electronic rave sensibilities.
When Worlds Collide attempts to capture the essence of New York, conceiving a melting pot of music and culture, as well as boroughs. The event aims to bridge the gap between Brooklyn and Manhattan, between indie rock hipsters and late night ravers, between 420 perennial couch dwellers and…. other 420 perennial couch dwellers.
Partners Bose, CBD-supplier Muz Muz, sustainable-minded Boxed Water, and High Brew Coffee will offer guests the chance to sample their products, along with creating fun activations on-site.
Attendees will also gain exposure to local, NYC-based musicians and the leaders of the next generation of music. “AceMo could be the next Aphex Twin, Quay Dash the next Li’l Kim,” says Ann Trapani, Director of Vendor Relations at Get Carried Away. “This event will give attendees a platform to connect with emerging talent, bred from the same city, neighborhoods, and streets as them.”
About Get Carried Away:
Get Carried Away is a NYC-based, full-stop events production company. They are the organizers of the Get Carried Away Festival Cruise and other associated events in the NYC area. They also offer third-party events services for corporations, start-ups, and individuals, specializing in logistics and operations, music and venue sourcing, artist relations, marketing, RSVP management, and brand partnerships. They’re committed to diversity and intersectionality, endeavoring to give a platform to female, LGBTQ, and POC performers onstage and behind-the-scenes.