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Warm Up 2019

July 6–August 31, 2019

MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1’s pioneering outdoor music series Warm Up returns in 2019, presenting the best in live and electronic music every Saturday in July and August (July 6–August 31). Known for its innovative and ambitious program, Warm Up celebrates a wide range of artists across genres: both emerging and established, local and global. This year’s program welcomes more than 75 artists, including Fuego, Sho Madjozi, The Marías, Kelly Lee Owens, Smino, Eris Drew, Martinez Brothers, Michael Brun, FLOORPLAN, and Mall Grab, as well as an opening day headlining set by collaborators Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, the first U.S. performance by Nigerian artist Santi, and a rare U.S. appearance by legendary BBC DJ Annie Mac. The full lineup follows below, and additional artists will be added throughout the summer. Advance tickets are now available for all dates.

This year, MoMA PS1 is partnering with The Lot Radio for a special Warm Up-focused series airing on Thursdays from 12 to 2 p.m., featuring DJ sets from Warm Up curators, past and future performers, and friends of the program. The show premieres on May 16 with an edition highlighting the 2019 Warm Up lineup.

Now in its 22nd season, Warm Up is one of the longest running music programs housed within a museum. As an integral part of MoMA PS1’s curatorial program, Warm Up seeks to elevate innovative, underrepresented voices and connect fans with music’s most important artists. The program’s alumni include contemporary creators Solange, Black Dice, Cardi B, Jamie XX, Lizzo, Skepta, Thom Yorke, Four Tet, and A-Trak as well as legendary DJs including Derrick May, DJ Premier, and Ritchie Hawtin.

Each year, Warm Up takes place within a site-specific installation by the winners of the Young Architects Program. This year’s winner, Hórama Rama by Mexico City-based architects Pedro & Juana, is a 40-foot-tall cyclorama featuring jungle imagery that sits atop the courtyard walls, providing a refuge amid the changing Long Island City skyline. Warm Up attendees are also encouraged to visit the museum galleries and experience MoMA PS1’s acclaimed exhibitions of contemporary art from around the world.

Warm Up 2019 is organized by a curatorial committee led by Taja Cheek, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1, with Eliza Ryan, Naomi Zeichner (YouTube), Dean Bein (True Panther Records), Isabelia Herrera, Jonas Leon (On-Retainer Agency), and Matt Werth (RVNG Intl.).

Press Contact: Molly Kurzius, (718) 392-6447 or molly_kurzius@moma.org

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Warm Up 2018. Image courtesy of MoMA PS1. Photo: Brandon Polanco

Warm Up 2018. Image courtesy of MoMA PS1. Photo: Mary Kang

Cardi B, Warm Up 2017. Image courtesy of MoMA PS1. Photo: Sara Wass

Josey Rebelle performs at Warm Up 2018. Image courtesy of MoMA PS1. Photo: Brandon Polanco

Warm Up 2018. Image courtesy of MoMA PS1. Photo: Ryan Muir

Warm Up 2018. Image courtesy of MoMA PS1. Photo: Brandon Polanco

Warm Up 2018. Image courtesy of MoMA PS1. Photo: Sara Wass

Tierra Whack performs at Warm Up 2018. Image courtesy of MoMA PS1. Photo: Brandon Polanco