Red Bull Music Festival New York announces 2018 programming

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Red Bull Music Festival returns to New York this year for its sixth annual installment, celebrating a breadth of sounds across the boroughs May 3-26.

The festival will host an array of world premieres, including Oneohtrix Point Never’s MYRIAD — a daring, immersive performance built specifically for Park Avenue Armory — as well as performances from Robyn, Fever Ray, Drift Multiply by Tristan Perch, serpentwithfeet, and John Maus.

Since the festival began in 2013, the New York installment has brought an array of invigorating public conversations to the city, including D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Brian Eno, James Murphy, George Clinton, Giorgio Moroder’s first-ever DJ set; world premieres of live shows including Anohni’s Hopelessness, FKA Twigs’ Congregata, and Solange’s An Ode To at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; and the Larry Levan Street Party which brought out more than 20,000 New Yorkers.

More information, including the full lineup and tickets, is available here.

Red Bull Music Festival New York Calendar 2018

Lightning in a Bottle drops off diverse 2018 lineup

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Bradley, California’s uniquely immersive festival, Lightning in a Bottle, has revealed the first phase of its 2018 musical line-up, set to take place May 23–28.

In an increasingly monotonous festival market, LiB defines itself in defying the norm. The festival’s forward-thinking curation has presently landed a diverse array of acts from Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals, to Zhu, GriZ, Fever Ray, The Glitch Mob, Sofi Tukker, TOKiMONSTA, Modeselektor (DJ Set), Emancipator, Nicole Moudaber, The Black Madonna, and more.

Lightning in a Bottle’s strive for diversity in its programming can be best summed in music director and co-founder Jesse Flemming’s words:

“We’re definitely not trying to play the same game we are seeing with all the massive festivals these days when we book our music programming. Forget the big names you can see at 10 other festivals this year. For us the goal is to craft a musical playlist that will perfectly guide people along the experience we’re trying to create. We book each stage to be its own separate journey on any given day and we try to diversify it as much as possible so when you’re wandering around during the weekend you can always find something just right for you. This has been our goal since day one and it continues to shape how we book today.”

More information and tickets to Lightning in a Bottle, which go on-sale January 18 at 10 am PST, are available here.

LIB 2018 Lineup - HiRes

Featured image by D Zetterstrom

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