Bassnectar, Dillon Francis & Friends, Kaskade and more lead EDC Orlando’s 2018 lineup

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EDC Orlando will descend upon its historic host venue Tinker Field from November 9-10, and as in all past years of production, the Insomniac festival will bring a slew of stars to the Sunshine State. After last year’s record turnout, the events giant had to follow with a special billing, and suffice it to say they’ve delivered with their 2018 lineup.

Alesso, Alison Wonderland, Dillon Francis & Friends, Kaskade, Bassnectar, and more will take to the decks, their performances interspersed among a series of heady back-to-back sets, including 4B, GTA and Valentino Khan sharing the stage, Nicole Moudaber back-to-back with Paco Osuna, and Jamie Jones joining the Martinez Brothers, among others. Tiësto is slated for a special sunset performance, along with appearances from Martin Garrix, Tchami, Pendulum and many more.

Tickets to EDC Orlando are currently available and can be purchased here. Two-day GA passes to the festival begin at $189, while VIP passes start at $359.

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ADE begins revealing names of 2,500-strong 2018 artist roster – Richie Hawtin, Martin Garrix, Jon Hopkins, & More

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An already-popular Amsterdam is filled to its very peak each October, when Amsterdam Dance Event settles into the city. The annual conference and celebration of all-things dance music has become the biggest and most influential of its kind, with countless artists, fans, and industry professionals coming together to build their networks and enjoy long hours of quality music at all of the Dutch locale’s dance clubs.

This year will see upwards of 2,500 DJs and producers alone on the gathering’s bill, and their names have just started to be officially announced by organizers. On the headlining end, the usual mainstays of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix, David Guetta, and more will be filling up Amsterdam’s arenas. Meanwhile, house and techno legends Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin, Jeff Mills, and Maya Jane Coles are all notable appearances.

So far, the event is looking to reach the continually high bar it sets in terms of booking and organization.

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Elements NYC returns with stacked 2018 lineup topped by Bassnectar, Emancipator and more

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BangOn!NYC‘s beloved Elements Music & Art Festival brand is returning to its Bronx home at Hunts Point this year for the event’s fifth installment, and this time, they’re gearing up for their biggest outing to date with newly reimagined programming for the summer shakedown. Returning with four elemental-themed stages and New York’s iconic skyline views as the festival backdrop, Elements has tapped Bassnectar with the day’s headlining duties, along with performances locked in from Emancipator, Snakehips, and a Dirtybird Players showcase of Claude VonStroke‘s west coast house heroes.

Taking place this year on August 11, the festival is incorporating a heavier emphasis on emerging technologies and interactive performances, and visual arts. The single day event is bringing over 20 performers to Hunts Point this summer, with some surprises still yet to be revealed. Now, with half a decade of Elements in the books, expect BangOn to pull out all the stops on the the 2018 edition.

Ultra Music Festival answers fans’ anticipation, announces phase two lineup

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After selling out of GA passes to its milestone 20th birthday celebration on Thursday, February 22, Ultra Music Festival released the second phase of the lineup for its flagship Miami edition, slated for March 23–25.

The phase two reveal bolsters the strength of the festival’s mammoth phase one lineup in its announcement of a series of adroit supporting artists, including Oliver Heldens, Jauz, Alan Walker, Bassjackers, Christian Smith, and many more.

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Ultra’s phase two lineup effectively satiates ticket holders’ hunger for the festival’s complete lineup until the event’s third and final phase makes its debut.

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Creamfields announces unmissable 2018 lineup

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Creamfields announced their 2018 lineup and it’s looking to be behemoth year for the Cheshire-based extravaganza. Rich in both depth and considerable breadth, the festival will bring together 300 artists across 30 stages from August 23–26.

Techno don Carl Cox will be making his return to the festival for the first time in over a decade, where numerous other artists will be making an appearance, showcasing the festival’s keen ability to tap into the full spectrum of dance music. From artists like Skream, Kölsch, and The Black Madonna, to The Chainsmokers, Tiësto, and Above & Beyond, Creamfields 21 promises to be an unmissable installment for all dance aficionados.


More information and tickets are available here.

FORM Arcosanti delivers impeccably curated lineup including Chance The Rapper, Skrillex, Charli XCX and more for fifth annual installment

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It has been half a decade since Hundred Waters began bringing their creative friends to Arizona’s high desert micro-city, Arocosanti. Now, the OWSLA-championed trio have curated their finest lineup yet ahead of the fifth installment of FORM Arcosanti. The model-challenging festival alternative is gearing up for its biggest edition in yet, with a bill topped by newcomers Chance The Rapper, Charli XCX, The Black Madonna, Fleet Foxes and Beach House. FORM participants experience intimate annual performances by Skrillex and Hundred Waters, along with slated appearances this year by Mija, SOPHIE, Tennyson, Daniel Caesar and more. Local Arizona legends, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra are also scheduled to make their festival debut.


The weekend-long event applies meticulous focus on creating an inclusive, inviting, and creative space not only for performances and visual showcases, but for education and social discourse as well. This year FORM has partnered with the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Chance The Rapper’s youth-empowerment initiative SocialWorks.

The fifth iteration of FORM is scheduled to take place from May 11-13.

Spring Awakening Music Festival shares stacked phase one lineup

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Chicago’s electronic summer staple, Spring Awakening Music Festival, will return to the Windy City’s Addams/Medill park for its seventh iteration Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10. The largest all-electronic music festival in the Midwest, Spring Awakening has released phase one of its 2018 lineup, a sizable roster of mainstream talent topped by Afrojack, Hardwell, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, deadmau5, and more.


Championed as “one of the most seismic lineups for Spring Awakening yet,” the shock waves spurred by the festival’s first phase  only increase in intensity given the reveal of the event’s six branded stage showcases: Trance Arena, Bass Kitchen, the techno oriented Requiem, Sunday School, HELDEEP, and DJ MAG.

3-day GA and VIP passes to Spring Awakening’s seventh edition are now available for purchase, here.

Beyond Wonderland SoCal drops stacked lineup including Tiesto, KSHMR, Alesso & more

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Insomniac is bringing Beyond Wonderland back for its eighth rendition in Southern California this March, and the two day festival just released a stacked lineup. The four stage festival will host over 60 artists with headliners ranging from Alesso and Seven Lions to Tiesto and KSHMR.

With artists specializing in bass, trance, techno, trap, house and hardstyle, this lineup almost certainly has something for everyone.

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Beyond Wonderland will take place at NOS Events Center on March 16 and 17, and fans hoping to attend this year’s festival can purchase tickets here.

This Coachella lineup of AI generated artist names is outrageous

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Each year, a plethora of fake Coachella lineups circulate the internet. Reddit users and trolls of the deep web come together in an effort to dupe the masses, get a good laugh, or ultimately just embody a looming existential crisis vis-à-vis the curatorial form.

The latest pseudo-Coachella lineup poster, generated by AI community Botnik Studios, has to be one of the most unique lineups we’ve seen yet.

The online collective unveiled their very own Coachella 2018 poster comprised of entirely made-up monikers generated by a “neural network,” trained to analyze the names of existing musical acts, and the final result is pretty outrageous.

Botnik’s boasts headliners like Fanch, One of Pig, and Lil Hack, as well as what we think would be solid EDM mainstays like Fistopia, Maja, Thou Bald Lungo, Man Mist, Slup, Jonathan Is High, and Skin Clump. While these artists are in reality 100 percent fictional, we can imagine an alternate universe where some of the utterly outrageous acts could rule the world, and that’s pretty sick.


Moogfest lineup announcement sparks controversy, artist Caroline Polachek cancels performance

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Following the recent reveal of Moogfest‘s 2018 initial talent announcement, the festival is facing some backlash over this coming year’s lineup –– from one of the artists topping the bill. Caroline Polachek, formerly of the band Chairlift, listed by her CEP moniker on the lineup, has announced that she will no longer be participating in the festival, pulling out of her performance due to her inclusion on an all female, transgender, and non-gender-binary lineup without her approval. In one tweet, the Brooklyn-based vocalist wrote,

Moogfest has since responded to Polachek in a statement, clarifying their intention and thanking her for her honest expression. Read the festival’s full statement below:

“Dear Caroline,

We apologize for reframing you in a way that takes focus off of your artistry and talent and we regret that you will no longer be taking part in Moogfest 2018.

Today’s lineup announcement was inspired by and coincided with Always On, a celebration of voices that are traditionally underrepresented. Our intention is to showcase an initial lineup that further amplifies those voices while supporting others in a way that challenges the manner in which festival lineups are typically presented.

We believe that using our platform to center women, non-binary and transgender people is an important tool to combat the erasure and invisibility that can occur when these identities are kept on the periphery. Please know that no musician was booked for Moogfest for any reason other than their own unique artistry, and today’s announcement is just phase one of our 2018 lineup. As always, the full Moogfest artist roster will be a diverse lineup of talented performers across a wide spectrum of gender, culture and politics.

Thank you for your honest expression. Thank you for your willingness to hold us to a higher standard. Thank you for starting this conversation.

PS. Moogfest is not curated by a man, it’s curated by a diverse group of people that work together as a team. There is not a single person, nor a single man that’s in charge of curating this event.

Love, Team Moogfest”

Moogfest takes place in Durham, North Carolina from May 17 – 20, 2018. The phase one announcement also includes performances by SOPHIE, Fawks, Jamila Woods, and Gavin Rayna Russom of LCD Soundsystem, along with a keystone presentation by privacy rights activist Chelsea Manning.

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