Jack Antonoff’s June 18 Shadow of the City music festival relocated to Asbury Park

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Jack Antonoff of the bands Bleachers and fun. is ready to rock his home state of New Jersey on Saturday, June 18. The singer, who grew up in Bergenfield, is set to showcase many bands, including a reunited version of his own Steel Train, at this weekend’s Shadow of the City Festival, which has now been relocated from Seaside Heights to the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park. Of organizing a fun summer music concert in the Garden State (last year’s was the first), he told Entertainment Weekly, “I always wanted to have a festival in New Jersey, so last year was amazing. The whole thing is exactly what I hoped it would be, which is just like, if I was 15 and could throw a party and invite 10,000 people, that’s what it would look like.”

The lineup for the all ages festival includes The 1975, Carly Rae Jepsen, Børns, Steel Train, frnkiero andthe cellabration, Bishop Briggs, Shamir and Hana. In addition to the musical acts, the festival’s website promises a charity dunk tank benefitting local New Jersey LGBT youth shelters (who wants to bet Jack’s girlfriend, Girls creator and star Lena Dunham, will be part of it?), carnival games, a “weird NJ” pop-up stand as well as a pop-up stand by fashion designer (and sister of Jack) Rachel Antonoff. Sound like fun? Tickets are available here.

And of course there’ll be food vendors like Oakhurst’s Broad Street Dough Co. to sate your hunger in between rocking out.

Friday has us dreaming of these ShaDOUGH of the City doughnuts from @broadst_doughco ???????? #shadowofthecity

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Jack promised fans that the show would be even better as he praised the iconic Stone Pony.

Jack told Pop-Break.com that his Jersey upbringing helped him hone his musical performance style. “I think because I grew up in New Jersey playing in a lot of garages and fire halls, when I was learning how to play live it was all about energy, and I’ve never let go of that concept. You know when you’re in the studio or when you’re writing, it can sound all different ways, things can be really heavy or really soft or whatever it is, but when you play live you have to create a mass of energy,” he said.