Blip Festival 2011 chiptunes lineup revealed

The time has come, the walrus said, to wish that we were in New York City for Blip Festival NYC, which rocks the Manhattan Eyebeam in style on May 19-21.

The full lineup for the three-day concert has been announced, adding artists such as StarScream, Enso and Bubblyfish to the already stellar list including Anamanaguchi, Henry Homesweet and cTrix.

Blip Festival is now in its fifth year, showcasing the chiptunes community that finds itself at a confusing crossroads.

Now firmly entrenched in mainstream culture with chipsounds and pixel art finding their way into television, motion pictures, and ironically enough, modern video games, Chip musicians and artists find they are no longer expected to educate their audiences but, instead, are free to innovate. As the community becomes less of a genre and more of an ethos, documenting the ever-growing diversification of the community is the Blip Festival’s top goal.

If – unlike me – you are located somewhere that can get to NYC in one month’s time, you’ll want to grab your tickets early. A single-night’s entry will cost you $20, while the three-day festival pass is just $51.70. Remember, previous Blip Festivals have sold out, so make sure you get in quick, and send us a postcard!

Head to the Blip Festival 2011 website for more information.

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