One of Europe’s largest beach festivals, Medusa Festival has unveiled the lineup for its seventh iteration. Located in Playa de Cullera in Valencia, the three-day event will transform the city under its 2020 theme Circus of Madness. Medusa Festival will take place August 5-10.
Gearing up for its fourth run, Music On Festival is pulling techno haymakers from across the world—from Detroit and New York to France and Italy—for one of the most anticipated two-night events of the summer. See the full Music On 2020 lineup below.
It looks like Creamfields has pieced together another robust artist acumen for 2020, having previously announced The Chainsmokers headliners, and now confirming Calvin Harris to return for a sequel to his appearance at the UK stalwart event last year. Calvin came through with a danceable vengance in 2019, drawing in one of the largest crowds of the entire weekend. This year, he’ll be Saturday’s headliner, while Carl Cox slays the festival’s techno terrain. The Chainsmokers are pegged to take over Friday’s headline slot.
Coachella started 2020 on a high note with the delivery of the festival’s full lineup for the year. Rage Against The Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean assume headlining duties, backed by an exceptionally well-rounded billing of today’s top hip-hop, electronic, and indie acts. Now, the festival has shared its Yuma tent lineup, which features some of the most enticing dance acts of the year.
Holding down the Yuma tent this year will be deadmau5 performing under his Testpilot moniker, Dixon, ANNA, Peggy Gou, Fatboy Slim, Tiga, and more. While the more mainstream end of the electronic billing will land at Coachella’s famed Sahara tent, Yuma will cater to more underground tastes. From Luttrell to Damian Lazarus, Bedouin to the Martinez Brothers, Coachella’s Yuma tent gives an inside glimpse at this year’s programming breakdown, with more segmented stage lineups likely to follow soon.
The pair first linked in 2009 and instantly started stealing hearts with sensational disco-inspired dance-pop singles like “aNYway” and the inescapable “Barbra Streisand.” By 2014, Duck Sauce had dropped off their lone studio album,The Quack, which was named one of Dancing Astronaut‘s top albums of the last decade. However, the duo went radio silent shortly thereafter, and really, nobody thought much of it. The New York-based selectors had set out to make a loveably goofy homage to the disco era that could still garner danceability with modern audiences—and they nailed it on the first run. Though now, it appears Duck Sauce is back, and they’re likely going to pick back up exactly where they left off.
After a monumental 2019, which brought the debut of a new live show at Lollpalooza, Flume isn’t exactly a surprise on Coachella’s 2020 lineup. Lana Del Rey and Thom Yorke both released solo projects this year, and My Chemical Romance’s Coachella debut gives the festival another opportunity to put on a beloved reunion act as they’ve done in years past, a la OutKast, AC/DC, LCD Soundsystem and more. Coachella returns to Indio’s Empire Polo Club on April 10 -12 for weekend one and April 17 – 19, 2020 for weekend two.
Sonus announces its return to the lush coastlines of Croatia for the distinguished house and techno festival’s 8th expansive edition August 16-20. Finding its way bag to Pag Island, Sonus 2020 just unveiled the first phase of their lineup, showing love to both rising tastemakers and veterans of the game alike with over 40 of the scene’s most enticing acts.
Front and center among up and coming talent are the likes of Amelie Lens, ANNA, and Charlotte de Witte, who’ve without question taken the global scene by storm. But Sonus also extends love to some of Europe’s more beloved regional acts like the Netherlands’ Reinier Zonneveld, and Berlin’s Berghain resident Kobosil, who released one of the underground techno tracks of the year in his remix of Rosa Anschütz’s “Rigid.”
If it’s the more old school sounds of the scene that float your boat, don’t fret. Sonus has you covered there as well. In 2020 the festival is slated to bring iconic sets from electronic stalwarts like modular synth lord Richie Hawtin, “Papa” Sven Väth, and Germany’s own Stephan Bodzin. What’s more, is the five-day festival takes place in a literal paradise with “first phase” tickets currently available for €159.
Full Phase One Lineup Announcement (in alphabetical order):
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As one of the most widely recognized electronic music festival brands on Earth, Ultra‘s events have spread from their Miami origins to the likes of Europe, Australia, China, South Korea, and more, not to mention their successful Ibiza-vibe Resistance events that take place all year long around the globe. As 2020 quickly approaches, Ultra has officially released a stacked lineup for their inaugural Abu Dhabi edition.
Phase one of the lineup includes Ultra veterans Afrojack, Alesso, Dash Berlin, Nicky Romero, and Zedd, among others. Also to make an appearance are DJ Snake and Major Lazer, creating a genre-diverse lineup suitable for fans of all kinds. With this being Ultra’s Abu Dhabi debut, they’re certain to have secured a lineup of massive proportions, and the event’s production value is sure to match suit.