“Bitcoin Music Festival” Coming to Manhattan Next Month

April 14, 2014 | Andy Cush

Bitcoin Center NYC — profiled by ANIMAL here — just announced it will host a music festival dedicated to the cryptocurrency May 3. A press release bills the event as a “celebration of humanity and music.” Why not?

In a promo video above, a bunch of people dance to EDM in the Amaro-filtered sunlight, wearing shirts emblazoned with Doge and “I accept bitcoin.” At one point, a guy shakes his head at a $20 bill, then nods approvingly at a Dogecoin wallet. Youth culture!

“This event is about freedom.  In music we have freedom of expression.  Bitcoin gives us that same freedom in finance, but I believe that’s only the beginning,” Ross Mintzer, who is organizing the concert, said in a statement. “I want people to have an amazing time at the festival and hope to create a platform for digital currency enthusiasts to bond.” No word yet on who’s performing. Suggestions?

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)