Live Nation increases security measures in wake of Manchester bombing

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In wake of the bombing in Manchester last weekend at an Ariana Grande concert, Live Nation has increased its security measures in hopes of preventing future catastrophes.

A notice issued to venues reads as follows:

“Due to enhanced security procedures, no bags or backpacks will be permitted into the venue except for small personal bags or purses (12″x12″x6″ max) or clear 1 gallon bags. All bags will be subject to a search. We encourage you to not bring in any bag whatsoever and make use of the express ‘no bag’ lanes.”

The statement was originally posted on Sasquatch Music Festival’s Facebook wall, but it has since been hidden. The extent of the new guidelines and how they will affect individual festivals has yet to be seen.

Live Nation is the company behind some of the country’s biggest festivals, such as EDC Las Vegas, Electric Forest, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and more.

View the full notice below:


Featured image via Live Nation.

H/T: Your EDM

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Bassnectar announces line-up support for Freestyle Sessions

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Lorin Ashton, known to most under his Bassnectar moniker, has just revealed the full line-up for his Freestyle Sessions event taking place at 1st Bank Center in Denver, Colorado this July 7-9, 2017.

Ashton took to his official blog this morning, May 19th, to elaborate on the Bassnectar team’s creative vision for the special three-night event. According to Ashton, the Sessions will be taking on a rare and unique “interactive approach” with omnidirectional lasers and lighting, along with rare tracks, throwbacks, and customized remixes of specially requested tracks from fans.

Backing up Bassnectar on the bill for Friday, July 7th, is Truth, Thriftworks, and Goopsteppa, followed by ill.Gates, CloZee, and AtYyA on Saturday, July 8th, and, finally, Beats Antique (DJ Set), Aztek, and Mr Projectile on Sunday, July 9th. As always, come armed with no expectations – but also expect to experience a “dynamic free-for-all” featuring DJ sets from amazing line-up support, and three specially themed sets from the King of Sound himself.

Read Bassnectar’s full blog entry to learn more about his nightly themed sets, including “Freestyle” Friday, “Dreamtempo” Saturday, and “Wildstyle” Sunday. All remaining GA/VIP three-day and single-day tickets are available here.

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Calvin Harris and The Chainsmokers will headline the 2017 Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix

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The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix will return to Marina Bay Street this September, and The Chainsmokers and Calvin Harris have been named as headliners for the entertainment portion of the event. This is the 10th iteration of the Singapore Grand Prix, and The Chainsmokers and Calvin Harris will join the ranks of many high profile artists who have previously performed at the event such as Queen, Katy Perry, and Rihanna.

Harris is the last headlining artist to be announced, alongside 2017 performers OneRepublic, Duran Duran, Ariana Grande, and Seal. The Chainsmokers will headline the Padang stage on September 16, while Harris will headline the Padang stage on the 17th. The event is set to take place September 15-17. Tickets are available here.

Featured Image via Bryan van der Beek/AP.

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Oregon Eclipse unleashes its first elemental stage lineups

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August 21 will bring about the first solar eclipse over North America in 38 years, prompting eleven of the world’s foremost transformational gatherings to collaborate on a special event dedicated toward the awe-inspiring phenomenon. Taking place in one of the only areas that will be able to see it in its entirety, the Oregon Eclipse festival touches down in the picturesque Big Summit Prairie on August 17 and will take place across seven days.

Organizers, which include Symbiosis, Rainbow Serpent, and Envision, have appropriately based the festival around elemental themes with stages to match. Thus far the lineup is as cutting edge as the event itself — the Sun stage, for example, plays host to an array of forward-thinking and prestigious psy trance acts whose headliners include Avalon, Captain Hook, and a 24-hour special by Goa Gil & Ariane.

On the opposite side of the electronic spectrum, the Earth stage boasts a gravitational roster populated by Emancipator, Birds Of Paradise, and more. View the full lineup below, and head here for information on experience passes and camping options.

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Oregon Eclipse Earth


Photo Credit: Oregon Eclipse

EDC Japan announces lineup for 2017 edition

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Insomniac’s multinational EDC festival franchise has announced a star studded lineup for its first ever Japanese edition. Taking place in Tokyo, Japan will be EDC’s sixth international destination, adding to the likes of Mexico, Puerto Rico, the UK, Brazil, and India.

The lineup itself fields a great number of extremely influential crowd pullers like Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Marshmello, Zedd and two thirds of Swedish House Mafia in Axwell^Ingrosso. EDC Japan has also recruited musically adept producers like Nicole Moudaber, Knife Party, Kaskade, Galantis and dutch trap producers Yellow Claw, adding support and structure to the festival. Additionally, Insomniac has announced a Japanese version of the Boombox Art Car, aimed at promoting talented Japanese producers.

The festival will  be held on April 29-30 in Tokyo Bay.

View the full lineup below.



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Tomorrowland recruits Richie Hawtin, Dixon and more in third lineup phase

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Like any well-crafted series, Tomorrowland‘s episodic lineup announcements become increasingly captivating with each new update. Yesterday, January 24, the Belgian dance music mecca added the names of techno mavericks Maceo Plex and Sven Väth as well as mainstream draws such as Martins Garrix and Solveig.

Today’s third phase of the lineup is easily it’s most exciting yet – particularly for fans of techno and house. A staggering number of industry leaders have been welcomed into the fold including Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Dixon, and Jamie Jones. Techno luminaries Ben Klock, Tale of Us, Rødhåd, and Joseph Capriati have also been welcomed into the fold in the tertiary lineup installment.

While saturated with an astonishing techno roster, Tomorrowland’s third lineup phase also has broader appeal. Steve Aoki, Kaskade, and Laidback Luke are among the updated lineup’s most commercially appealing names. So, too, are festival regulars Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Fans of hardstyle will be pleased by the inclusion of genre leaders Coone and Da Tweekaz, while bass music fans will be attracted to Slushii’s appearance.

Tomorrowland have given themselves a tough act to follow for tomorrow’s fourth lineup phase, but if history serves as any indicator, they’ll deliver resoundingly.

View the full lineup below:

Adam Beyer

Alan Fitzpatrick

Alan Walker

Ben Klock

Charlotte De Witte

Cherry Moon (Live)


Da Tweekaz

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike



Jamie Jones

Joseph Capriati


Laidback Luke

M.I.K.E. Push

Nicky Romero

Richie Hawtin

Robin Schulz



Steve Aoki

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

Tale of Us


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Beyond Wonderland releases 2017 lineup with REZZ, Diplo, and more

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Since 2010, Beyond Wonderland has established itself as one of the most popular festival series in the Insomniac roster. Today, January 24, Insomniac announced the lineup for the festival’s 2017 edition, which will take place March 24-25 at San Bernardino’s NOS Events Center.

Per usual, Insomniac attracts a broad audience with Beyond Wonderland’s bill, drawing well-known names from a diversity of genres. Among the lineup’s most established acts are Diplo, MK, Hardwell, and Paul van Dyk. Markus Schulz, Aly & Fila, Sander van Doorn, and Martin Solveig also stand out in this regard.

Notably, the Beyond Wonderland lineup has managed to attract some of dance music’s most rapidly-ascending talents. REZZ, Snails, NGHTMRE, and Ookay are among the many acts just past the precipice of “breaking out” that will entice a sizable audience.

View the full lineup announcement in the video below:

Tickets are available here.

Featured image by Rukes.

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Tomorrowland has begun unveiling its lineup for 2017: Armin van Buuren, Netsky, & more [Breaking]

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Hype for Tomorrowland 2017, which takes place at its usual location in Boom, Belgium during the last two weekends of July, is beginning to snowball as the gathering is now only six months away. Its theme: “Amoricum Spectaculum,” which appears thus far to lean toward a traditional circus setup and is meant to be a “gathering of friends.”

On Friday, January 20, stages for the annual affair were announced. Now, the first round of artists have begun to be announced via Tomorrowland’s Twitter. Thus far, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox for a three hour Daybreak Session set, Axwell^Ingrosso, and more have been unveiled for what’s shaping up to be quite the party as per usual. Look below for the announcements as they unfold and for a complete list once it becomes available. Also, look above for their debut announcement video.



Full List Thus Far:

Alison Wonderland


Armin Van Buuren

Axwell Ingrosso

Chris Liebing


Dave Clarke

Eats Everything

Edu Imbernon

Eric Prydz

Flux Pavilion


Hard Driver




Nic Fanciulli

Oliver Heldens


Paul Kalkbrenner

Paul Van Dyk

Roger Sanchez


Sub Zero Project

AxIng TL
Kalkbrenner TL
Alok TL
Netsky TL



Here’s your chance to hang out with Carnage in style at Life In Color Miami [Contest]

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Carnage, the revered leader of the Chipotle Gang, has led a prosperous career at the top of the festival trap and big room circuit. His honest and unrefined perspective on life, paired with his penchant for constructing wild – and sometimes controversial – music out of impactful samples and dramatic basslines led to icon status early on in his career.

In an effort to give back to his dedicated fans, Carnage has joined forces with Life In Color to give one lucky fan a pair of VIP tickets to the festival’s 10-year anniversary event in Wynwood, Miami. The prize package also includes a meet & greet, exclusive merchandise, and most importantly, the rare chance to directly participate in the on-stage madness with their own paint cannon during Carnage’s set.

Life In Color celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, taking place at a new location in the Wynwood Arts District on January 28. Carnage will be headlining its Bare Stage. Find tickets to the event here.

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Carnage x LIC – VIP Meet & Greet package
2 x Meet ‘n’ Greet Spots
2 x VIP Tickets
2 x Paint Cannons on stage during Carnage‘s set for the winners
2 x LIC Merch bags
2 x Carnage Merch bags
Feature Photo Credit: Rukes

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Richard Branson announces new athletic festival venture, ‘Virgin Sport’

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Always one to pursue new ideas and ventures, Richard Branson, the founder the Virgin Group, which includes companies such as Virgin Records and Virgin Atlantic Airlines, has decided to take cues from recent trends in the music industry and apply the ideas to the world of sports. Taking cues from the booming festival market, the billionaire serial entrepreneur has come up with his latest venture, “Virgin Sport.”

Virgin Sport will “expand the reach of participatory events in running, cycling, and other formats,” while raising money for charity. Whereas most other large-scale sporting events are focused on only a few different disciplines at most, Virgin Sport will aim to bring together not only those mentioned above, but also integrate other group activities such as yoga and bootcamp, as well as music and live art performances.

The first four Virgin Sport events will be held in London at Hackley on April 30, Westminster on July 9, and Oxford in October, with the debut US event taking place in San Francisco October 14 – 15, 2017.

More information can be found at Virgin Sports’ website here.

Via: VirginFortune

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