Bushwig is an award winning two-day boutique performance & music festival at Knockdown Center, Queens.
The Bushwig festival of Drag, Music & Love is committed to fostering innovation and creativity in performance. Our mission is to provide a space to showcase new talent, as well as build a community focused around art and music. Bushwig has grown rampantly since its inception in 2012, each year we have doubled our attendance. Beginning as a one day festival and growing into two full days with satellites in multiple cities, Bushwig continues to expand programming. We like to think our attendees do not just go to a festival, they join a family.
Our mission is to change the face of queer event culture. It’s this uniqueness that makes Bushwig a wondrous world of discovery and adventure that will inspire creativity, community, drag, love, music and dancing not only in September, but all year round...
Bushwig takes place between Saturday September 23rd and Sunday September 24th at The Knockdown Center – a sprawling warehouse converted into a world class artist gallery, music venue & bar. The center has played host to artists such as M.I.A & DeadMau5.
Doors open at 1PM both days and close at 11pm both nights. Main stage first show begins at 2pm & opens along with BushSwag & all bars. The ‘Love Downlow’ (outdoor) stage opens at 2:30pm.
No entrance will be granted to Bushwig after 10pm on any night. You can leave the site at any time you choose & be able to return with the correct wrist band. Damaged wristbands will be deemed invalid. Line-up subject to change.
No refunds or exchanges on tickets purchased. You may re-sell them via one of the many app services available.
TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION
WE are located on the border of Brooklyn & Queens the Knockdown Center is easily accessible by subway, bus or car.
FREE SHUTTLE BUSES
We will be running Free shuttle buses. Running every 10mins from outside the Jefferson L train (exit towards Flushing). Each bus fits 16 people. There is an app.
Under 15 min walk from Jefferson L train, although we don’t know why you would walk in heels, when you can take the free shuttle.
We have bike parking. So yes please wear Lycra.
Here is a local car number incase of the surge. 440 Cars are the nearest: (718) 919-4040
A full stocked cash machine available on site with a reasonable fee. Although bringing cash is advised!
WIFI & CELL PHONE SERVICE
We have that.
BUSHWIG 2017 ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION
Bushwig is committed to making our festival as accessible as possible for all our customers. We are always looking to make our festival an inclusive space for everyone. For any access concerns please
email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.knockdown.center // With the heading: ‘Bushwig Accessibility’
BUSHWIG SAFER SPACES POLICY
BUSHWIG will not tolerate racist, sexist, transphobic, homophobic, biphobic, femme phobic, ageist, ableist, fat phobic, classist, xenophobic or oppressive behavior or language of any kind at our festival
We depend on our queer family and allies to create queer community spaces free from discrimination, violence and hate. There is only room for people who make room for others so we reserve the right to deny space to anyone who breaks these principles.
If you have any doubts that your outfit may offend people, we ask you not to wear it! Be you! (google: cultural appropriation)
Bushwig is intended to be an open space where people feel comfortable to express, and explore their identities, be they clearly defined, or not, sexual, gender or otherwise.
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ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
Contact us: hello@Bushwig.com