The annual New York City CMJ Music Festival has announced their initial lineup for the October 16-20 event. With more than astounding 1,300 artists spread across 80 of the city's venues, more and more additions will added in the coming weeks. As of now, you can check out the first lineup additions here, via Prefix Mag.

Included in the lengthy first list are Anberlin, Com Truise, Dent May, GZA, Killer Mike, Kimbra, King Tuff, METZ, MNDR, Mountain Goats, OFF!, Talib Kweli, The English Beat, The Walkmen, and many, many more.

Check the CMJ website in the coming weeks for incoming details.