New York City’s Forest Hills Stadium has revealed the final three events that will make up its 2018 season starting later this year. Announced on Monday morning, the historic tennis stadium located in Queens will host “Black Summer Night For Social Justice” with hometown R&B artist Maxwell, Fantasia and more on Aug. 11, along with comedian Russell Peters making his Stadium debut on Aug. 18. The venue will also team up with national restaurant/foodie guide The Infatuation for its first ever food festival with EEEEEATSCON on Oct. 6.
The large outdoor stadium, which underwent big renovations back in 2012/2013, had already announced the bulk of its 2018 season lineup prior to Monday, which is scheduled to begin with Belle & Sebastian and Perfume Genius on June 8. Robert Plant, Sheryl Crowe, David Byrne, alt-J, Kamasi Washington, The Who’s Roger Daltrey, Arctic Monkeys, Jamiroquai, Van Morrison and Willie Nelson are just a few of the artists who will take the Stadium’s stage this summer. Last week it was also announced that The National would be returning to Forest Hills for the second consecutive year to help host their own “There’s No Leaving New York!” two-day mini festival at the end of September with sets from Future Islands, Jason Isbell, Phoebe Bridgers, Bully and Cigarettes After Sex and many more.
Tickets to all previously announced 2018 Forest Hills concerts are on sale now, and can be found by clicking here, with the newly announced events beginning general on-sale starting this weekend. More information on this year’s Forest Hills Stadium lineup can also be found at the venue’s official website.
Madison House Presents, who runs all the event organization at Forest Hills also revealed that they’ll be introducing permanent gender-inclusive bathrooms for the first time in the stadium’s history this year, in addition to adding “Automat Cafeteria” style food vending options. It was also reported on Monday that Forest Hills Stadium is looking to become a year-round place of entertainment with an outdoor ice rink for the winter months.