Premier NYC event space, Avant Gardner has revealed the return of The Brooklyn Mirage with a full venue redesign for its upcoming 2022 season. Welcoming a vast variety of top tier artists and brand takeovers, the reimagined Brooklyn Mirage will debut on Thursday, May 5th with a one-of-a-kind 200-foot wide video wall topped by a 100-foot custom-built stage roof, to-be-discovered areas by attendees amongst various mezzanine and balcony levels as well as enhanced, unobstructed views of the venue’s stunning new stage from the dancefloor up to the elevated catwalks. Kicking off its opening weekend with Alesso, The Cityfox Experience: Regenerate, and the 25th-anniversary celebration of Body & Soul, the open-air musical sanctuary will re-emerge at full force with unrivaled talent. Bringing forth a myriad of immersive musical experiences like no other, the upcoming season boasts performances from Charlotte de Witte, Cuco, David Guetta, Disclosure, Kaskade, Marshmello, Tiësto and many more plus brand takeovers from All Day I Dream, Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep, Boiler Room, Ladyland Festival, Purified and more. With more events to be announced, The Brooklyn Mirage will be New York City’s premier venue for live music, nightlife, and entertainment as the biggest names in music descend upon the East Williamsburg complex.
Led by Avant Gardner’s founder, owner, and chief creative officer, Billy Bildstein, The Brooklyn Mirage’s latest iteration boasts its most intricate and impressive design yet. A collaboration between Bildstein and new multi-media studio Conveyor, the new design features one of the world’s largest outdoor video walls at 200 feet in length and 30 feet high. Displayed over 1000 LED panels at 15K ultra-wide resolution, the roughly 30 million pixels will allow for film grade visual effects. With a custom-built media server and its processing technology, leading visual content creators from around the world will have the ability to go beyond traditional show visuals and create real-time generated experiences set in hyperrealistic environments, a first at this scale. With construction and roof design led by NYC-based construction studio HEINI, The Brooklyn Mirage’s new stage roof spans over 100 feet wide and 50 feet in depth and features an eye-catching floating effect as a result of its modular spaceframe system, the first fully domestically fabricated stage of its kind.
“The Mirage was always meant to adapt and change, to appear and to disappear. Every new generation of the Mirage innovates with new custom methods of building modular structures, as well as with non-traditional use of the latest multi-media and entertainment technology available. This year we’re introducing the third generation of our Mirage concept and while it will bring a lot of improvements and upgrades, and will set new standards on many levels, we found a way to keep the soul of the last generations alive.”— Billy Bildstein (Avant Gardner founder, owner, chief creative officer)
Kicking off opening weekend on May 5th and 6th, Swedish superstar Alesso is set to play two sets each night including the world premiere of his Eclipse set, alongside ‘Do It To It’ viral sensation, Acraze. Launching its spring and summer residency, The Cityfox Experience: Regenerate will debut as a 4-stage event for the very first time, taking over The Brooklyn Mirage, Great Hall, Kings Hall, and The Village for a 15+ artist event with Innervisions co-founder Dixon, techno maven Ida Engberg, German live performance wizard Stephan Bodzin (live), New York’s own The Martinez Brothers and more. Closing out opening weekend on Mother’s Day with a day into night jubilee, New York dance music institution Body & Soul celebrates its 25th anniversary with its legendary selectors François K, Joe Claussell, and Danny Krivit for The Brooklyn Mirage’s first-ever all-ages event, offering those 16 and under free admission.
Now in its fifth season, The Brooklyn Mirage’s musical programming will offer a plethora of world-class artists from May through October. Making their debut at the venue, The Brooklyn Mirage will see headlining performances from Adam Beyer, Big Gigantic, Charlotte de Witte, Cuco, David Guetta, Dom Dolla, Duck Sauce, Marshmello, MK, Slander, SOFI TUKKER, Tiësto and more. After previously sold-out appearances, Bonobo, Boris Brejcha, Disclosure, DJ Snake, Galantis, Get Real, Gorgon City, Kaskade, Nora En Pure, will also return. Welcoming a slew of internationally renowned event brands, All Day I Dream, Anjunabeats, Anjunadeep, Boiler Room, Dead Beats, Drumcode, elrow, and KNTXT will also host takeovers. In celebration of New York City Pride week, the outdoor venue will also host takeovers from Ladyfag’s multi-stage Ladyland Festival with Honey Dijon and Tinashe as well as Planet Pride featuring sets from SG Lewis and many more. As the jam-packed season continues, attendees can look forward to even more announcements.
To honor the brand new summer season, The Brooklyn Mirage will offer newly-updated and professionally curated food and beverage menus. The Fox Box food offerings will include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options at both the Fox Hole and City Parlor. Attendees can choose from a variety of sandwiches at Fox Hole including a selection of shallot-smashed burgers, buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches, an impossible burger option, and a handful of snacks. Representing NYC’s food of choice, the City Parlor will continue to feature a variety of savory pizza options as well as specialty sandwiches and salads.
New additions to the Fox Box food court for the 2022 season include the Wild Card, a new stand featuring a rotating menu, which will begin with Mister Melt offering uniquely-crafted grilled cheese sandwiches. The venue will also introduce the El Zorro food truck which will provide Mexican-inspired cuisine and vegan options. To round out the food selection, The Brooklyn Mirage will launch Smooth Operator featuring a variety of smoothies, açaí bowls, fresh press juices, and matcha.
Guests can also expect an overall upgrade in the beverage program at The Brooklyn Mirage with miscellaneous new cocktails, heightened flavor profiles across beverages and slushies, new additions to the canned beverage selection, increased non-alcoholic options, and an exciting new souvenir cup program. The full menu can be viewed here.
In addition to a wholly immersive music experience, The Brooklyn Mirage’s upgraded hospitality is yet another reason why the venue continues to remain at the forefront of New York City’s nightlife and entertainment.
*Featured image via The Brooklyn Mirage*