Bitbird boss San Holo is guiding EDC into its final morning over at the Kinetic Field. The Dutch future bass pioneer is primed to bring the energy levels up via his unique blend of sentimental melodicism and a tight, thumping low-end. This set might err to the former of the two traits tonight; on May 17, Holo tweeted that his set would be the “most emotional” he’s ever played, and implied some teary moments were in store. It will likely include new music from his September 2018 LP, album1, in addition to newer cuts from Bitbird signees from the Gouldian Finch 3 compilation.
San Holo has been heavy on the album campaign trail since it released, scoring key performances at many iconic festivals—including EDC Las Vegas. He’s also been confirmed to play San Francisco’s Outside Lands in July.
Where hasn’t Diplo been lately? 2019 has seen peak public expansion of his musical palate, where he’s spun everything from deep house at Get Lost Miami, to country fusion at Stagecoach. The multi-platinum record holder returns to the electronic sound that lent to his breakout years ago for another headlining EDC set. He’ll be playing at the main stage, Kinetic Field, where he also headlined the year prior in 2018, and in 2017 alongside Alison Wonderland and JAUZ.
Diplo shocked fans at Coachella by swapping out his more popular bass get-up for house, leading fans to wonder what he has in store for his behemoth Las Vegas performance. Luckily, they can watch live as the action unfolds. Listen to see if he slips in some cuts off his latest EP, Higher Ground, or his new collaboration with Madonna and Quavo, “Future.”
The moment has finally arrived for Dillon Francis to stir EDC‘s Kinetic Field, with his iconic bass-laden, moombahton sound. His choice slot at the festival’s main stage comes after a series of huge developments on the career front. In the past six months alone, the Latin Grammy nominee went on an expansive national tour alongside Alison Wonderland, ventured further into television with a Fox deal for Gerald’s World, and packed out the Sahara Tent both weeks of Coachella.
Francis also confirmed that This Mixtape Is Fire 2 will make it to digital shelves sometime in May or June—thus, this notable EDC performance serves as a ripe testing ground for new music on the record. The mixtape’s debut was in 2015. It’s also likely he’ll inject his latest anthem with lovelytheband, “Chamge Your Mind,” somewhere in the mix. Listen closely for new dancefloor weapons until 4:14am.
Dillon’s is the stage’s penultimate performer, with Jamie Jones taking over afterward to close out.
Last year, news broke that Childish Gambino and Rihanna would co-star together in a new film called Guava Island. Now, the hotly anticipated feature from director Hiro Murai will officially debut during Coachella‘s livestream on Saturday night of the festival’s opening weekend.
With Gambino working alongside the director who also helmed his award-winning “This Is America” visual and numerous episodes of his hit TV series Atlanta, Murai’s involvement suggests Guava Island could be a music video, though the project is officially billed “A Childish Gambino Film.” The film, set and shot on location in Cuba, follows a narrative that finds Donald Glover and Rihanna’s characters in a relationship and Glover’s character getting kidnapped.
Childish Gambino will headline Coachella Friday night (April 13), and Guava Island will premiere the following evening. Tune in to Coachella’s YouTube channel to watch.
After months of frantic speculation, confirmation of an official Woodstock anniversary event has been confirmed by the legendary music festival’s co-founder, Michael Lang. Lang confirmed the news to Rolling Stone, noting a new location for Woodstock 50, as well as the dates for this year’s event.
Many were hoping Woodstock 50 would return to the event’s original home in Bethel, New York, which eventually would go on to host Mysteryland‘s U.S. offshoot for a number of years. Instead, Woodstock 50 will be hosted in Watkins Glen, New York across August 16, 17, and 18. Lang also confirmed more than 40 acts have already been booked, noting a well-rounded lineup of rock, hip-hop, pop, legacy acts and reunions from the original festival in 1969 is already locked in for the 50th anniversary. Organizers have been tight-lipped about talent for this year’s event, though the lineup and tickets are expected to land sometime in February.
In regards to Woodstock’s infamously disastrous ’99 venture, Lang was quick to address concerns, explaining, “Woodstock ’99 was just a musical experience with no social significance. It was just a big party. With this one, we’re going back to our roots and our original intent. And this time around, we’ll have control of everything.”
Woodstock 50 is also expected to be livestreamed online this summer. Stay tuned for details.
HARD Summer is amidst its 2018 takeover of the Auto Club Speedway, and even if fans are unable to make it to the festival itself, the action will be streamed exclusively via LiveXLive. In addition to streaming festival, there will be backstage content, interviews and more.
Weekend one of Tomorrowland is here, and for those not lucky enough to be at the festival itself, there is still a way to tune into the action. Festival organizer ID&T has set up four different livestreams from select stages — The Main stage, Musical Freedom, Anjunabeats, and The Organ of Harmony Stage, so that remote fans can still get in on the action.
The full livestream schedule has been released, and fans can stream the stage of their choosing on Tomorrowland’s streaming site. Tune in for artists ranging from Jauz and Alan Walker to Tiesto and Above & Beyond on Day 1.
As the country’s largest multi-genre music festival, the line-up is packed with high-powered electronic acts from ODESZA, Kygo, REZZ, Barclay Crenshaw, Illenium, and The Black Madonna, to name only a few. Additional top line R&B/hip-hop talent comes in the form of SZA, Tyler, The Creator, Post Malone, Migos, and Kardi B. The Goldenvoice-produced event always delivers on its promise to bring fans the biggest musical acts of the year — with artist sets that include live guest appearances, never before heard singles, and many more surprise announcements along the way.
While those lucky enough to attend the event in person will almost assuredly face some of the year’s most grueling set time conflicts, fans at home can count on Coachella’s live stream to hop from set to set in real time. The California mega-festival is set to stream a number of performances over their official YouTube page with a total of 4 channels — one more than last year. The newest fourth channel addition will include a VR 180° live stream across the main stage and the desert stage. Another new feature includes a schedule built in to the stream’s YouTube.
Below you can find the first weekend’s set times along with acts confirmed for the live stream, with all times Eastern, and don’t miss check Dancing Astronaut‘s top ten must-see acts at Coachella 2018.