For the upcoming 2022 season, Avant Gardner has announced the return of The Brooklyn Mirage with a complete venue redesign. The reimagined Brooklyn Mirage will open 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 among various mezzanine and balcony levels, and enhanced, unobstructed views of the venue’s stunning new stage from the dancefloor up to the elevated catwalks.
The open-air musical sanctuary will re-emerge at full force with unrivaled talent, kicking off its opening weekend with Alesso, The Cityfox Experience: Regenerate, and the 25th-anniversary celebration of Body & Soul. The upcoming season will feature performances by Charlotte de Witte, Cuco, David Guetta, Disclosure, Kaskade, Marshmello, Tiesto, and many more, as well as brand takeovers by All Day I Dream, Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep, Boiler Room, Ladyland Festival, Purified, and others. 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.
The Brooklyn Mirage 2.0: the venue redesign.
The Brooklyn Mirage’s latest iteration, led by Avant Gardner’s founder, owner, and chief creative officer, Billy Bildstein, features the most intricate and impressive design yet. The new design, a collaboration between Bildstein and Conveyor, features one of the world’s largest outdoor video walls, measuring 200 feet long 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. Leading visual content creators from around the world will be able to go beyond traditional show visuals and create real-time generated experiences set in hyperrealistic environments, a first at this scale, thanks to a custom-built media server and its processing technology. 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)
Starting off the opening weekend on May 5th and 6th, Swedish superstar Alesso will perform two sets each night, including the world premiere of his Eclipse set, alongside viral sensation Acraze, who is best known for his song “Do It To It.” The Cityfox Experience: Regenerate will kick off its spring and summer residency as a four-stage event, taking over The Brooklyn Mirage, Great Hall, Kings Hall, and The Village for a 15-plus artist lineup that includes Innervisions co-founder Dixon, techno maven Ida Engberg, German live performance wizard Stephan Bodzin (live), New York’s own The Martinez Brothers, and more. Body & Soul celebrates its 25th anniversary with 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, closing out the opening weekend on Mother’s Day with a day into night jubilee.
From May to October, The Brooklyn Mirage’s musical programming, now in its fifth season, will feature a diverse range of world-class artists. Adam Beyer, Big Gigantic, Charlotte de Witte, Cuco, David Guetta,Dom Dolla, Duck Sauce, Marshmello, MK, Slander, SOFI TUKKER, Tiesto, and others will perform at The Brooklyn Mirage for the first time. Bonobo, Boris Brejcha, Disclosure, DJ Snake, Galantis, Get Real, Gorgon City, Kaskade, and Nora En Pure will all return after previous sold-out appearances. All Day I Dream, Anjunabeats, Anjunadeep, Boiler Room, Dead Beats, Drumcode, elrow, and KNTXT are among the international event brands that will host takeovers. The outdoor venue will also host takeovers from Ladyfag’s multi-stage Ladyland Festival with Honey Dijon and Tinashe, as well as Planet Pride with sets from SG Lewis and others in honor of New York City Pride week. Attendees can expect even more announcements as the jam-packed season continues.
How the club has been renewed with new spaces, food and beverage.
The Brooklyn Mirage will offer newly updated and professionally curated food and beverage menus to celebrate the start of the new summer season. At both the Fox Hole and the City Parlor, the Fox Box will offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. At Fox Hole, guests can order a variety of sandwiches, including shallot-smashed burgers, buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches, an impossible burger, and a variety 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.
The Wild Card, a new stand with a rotating menu that will begin with Mister Melt offering uniquely crafted grilled cheese sandwiches, will be added to the Fox Box food court for the 2022 season. The venue will also debut the El Zorro food truck, which will serve vegan and Mexican-inspired cuisine. 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, and increased non-alcoholic options, and an exciting new souvenir cup program.
The Brooklyn Mirage’s upgraded hospitality, in addition to providing a fully immersive music experience, is another reason why the venue remains at the forefront of New York City’s nightlife and entertainment.
About Avant Gardner
The 80,000-square-foot venue houses The Brooklyn Mirage, The Great Hall, and The Kings Hall, making it a one-of-a-kind gem. The multifaceted indoor and outdoor events space was nominated for ‘Best Club’ in the 2019 International Dance Music Awards, boasting a state-of-the-art KV2 sound system, a 200-foot video wall, mesmerizing laser displays, and pyrotechnic capabilities. Having hosted everything from live music to EDM, underground house, and techno, the venue has become the crown jewel for New York nightlife aficionados. Since reopening last summer, the venue has already hosted Above & Beyond, Black Coffee, Carl Cox, Christina Aguilera, John Summit, Jungle, Kaytranada, Skrillex, Tycho, and a slew of other artists, providing an exciting preview of what to expect in the coming year.