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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
Furious to be (without approval) on an all-female & non-gender-binary announcement list for @Moogfest. Gender is not a genre. I don’t need a sympathy pedestal, esp from a male curator. Take my name off this list and put me in the pit with the boys. pic.twitter.com/6XWcWgldZC
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:
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.
Electronic music lovers familiar with Las Vegas know that Hakkasan and Omnia are the places to go to see the top DJs perform. Hakkasan group, which owns both Hakkasan and Omnia Night Clubs have just announced a stacked August lineup featuring everyone from residents Calvin Harris and Afrojack, to Kaskade and Travis Scott.
Those looking for a great show in Las Vegas over the this summer can’t miss out on the stellar August roster for the city’s premier family of nightclubs.
Photo by Rukes.
Tuesday, August 1 Main Club: Cash Cash Heart of OMNIA| “Wild at Heart:” Turbulence Terrace: Fergie DJ
Friday, August 4 Main Club: Calvin Harris with Generik Heart of OMNIA: Phoreyz Terrace: Mark Eteson
Saturday, August 5 Main Club: Zedd Heart of OMNIA: DJ Shift Terrace: Fergie DJ
Tuesday, August 8 Main Club: Fergie DJ Heart of OMNIA| “Wild at Heart:” Crooked Terrace: Mark Eteson
Photo by Aaron Garcia.
Friday, August 11
Main Club: Calvin Harris with Generik Heart of OMNIA: Stretch Terrace: Mark Eteson
Saturday, August 12 Main Club: Afrojack Heart of OMNIA: Devin Lucien Terrace: Fergie DJ
Tuesday, August 15 | Hudson Grand Voyage Fashion Week Event Main Club: Travis Scott
Heart of OMNIA| ”Wild at Heart”: DJ Shift Terrace: Fergie DJ
Friday, August 18 Main Club: Martin Garrix with Justin Mylo Heart of OMNIA: MK Terrace: Fergie DJ
Saturday, August 19 Main Club: Zedd Heart of OMNIA: Irie Terrace: Fabian
Tuesday, August 22 Main Club: Kaskade Heart of OMNIA| ”Wild at Heart:” Karma Terrace: Fergie DJ
Friday, August 25 Main Club: Calvin Harris with Generik Heart of OMNIA: Dash Terrace: Fergie DJ
Saturday, August 26 Main Club: Kaskade Heart of OMNIA: OB One Terrace: Mikey Francis
Tuesday, August 29 Main Club: Nervo Heart of OMNIA| ”Wild at Heart: I Got 5 On It” DJ Stretch Terrace: Fergie DJ
Thursday, August 3 Main Room: Tiësto Ling Ling Club: DJ Stretch
Friday, August 4 Main Room: NGHTMRE
Saturday, August 5 Main Room: Travis Scott
Sunday, August 6 Main Room: Illenium with Elephante
Thursday, August 10 Main Room: Tiësto Ling Ling Club: Dash
Friday, August 11 Main Room: Zedd Ling Ling Club: Wellman
Saturday, August 12 Main Room: Tiësto with Dzeko Ling Ling Club: OB One
Sunday, August 13 Main Room: Fergie DJ
Thursday, August 17 Main Room: Lil Jon | “About Last Night”
Friday, August 18 Main Room: NGHTMRE
Saturday, August 19 Main Room: Tiësto Ling Ling Club: MK
Photo by Joe Janet.
Sunday, August 20 Main Room: Party Favor
Thursday, August 24 Main Room: Deorro
Friday, August 25 Main Room: Steve Aoki Ling Ling Club: D Miles
Saturday, August 26 Main Room: Travis Scott Ling Ling Club: DJ Shift
Sunday, August 27 Main Room: Borgeous
Thursday, August 31 Main Room: Cash Cash | “Cash Cash Is King” Ling Ling Club: Phoreyz