What So Not announces 30+ date ‘Beautiful Things’ world tour

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2018 was projected to be a big year for What So Not with the anticipated arrival of his long-awaited full-length album debut. Now, as the ball gets rolling for the Aussie standout this year, What So Not is officially starting to deliver with the announcement of his upcoming Beautiful Things World Tour, slated to hit a handful of major international festivals as well as more than 30 stops around the globe.

The “Be Okay Again” producer is expected to hit Ultra, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza‘s South American circuit, covering ground from Mumbai to Miami, Brooklyn to Berlin. The tour will include What So Not’s newly launched custom touring rig, featuring a massive chrome horse and chariot setup. The news of the Beautiful Things World Tour comes on the cusp of leaked, unconfirmed details about What So Not’s highly anticipated upcoming LP — rumored to be called Not All The Beautiful Things and said to include contributions from Skrillex, Rome Fortune, Toto, and more. Hopefully by the time What So Not hits the road later this month, we’ll know for sure.

Purchase tickets to the Beautiful Things Tour here.

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Bonnaroo 2018 Lineup

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Bonnaroo’s 2018 lineup has arrived. Eminem, the Killers, and Muse are headlining, and the undercard includes Future, Sturgill Simpson, Bon Iver, Khalid, Paramore, Alt-J, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Sylvan Esso, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Chromeo, Brockhampton, Broken Social Scene, First Aid Kit, Dua Lipa, T-Pain, Thundercat, Mavis Staples, Japanese Breakfast, Alex Lahey, and … More »

How Superfly’s inaugural Lost Lake Festival put Phoenix on the map as the next big festival spot in the U.S.

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How Superfly’s inaugural Lost Lake Festival put Phoenix on the map as the next big festival spot in the U.S.

This fall, Superfly Presents, the masterminds behind North American festival giants Outside Lands and Bonnaroo set their scopes on a new, emerging entertainment market that they were banking on being the next big festival-hosting city in the United States: Phoenix, Arizona. While most picture Phoenix with a skewed vision of the “wild west,” Superfly was planting its flag in a burgeoning hub of vibrant art, food, local music, and tourism marketability as the home for their newest concept, Lost Lake Festival. The result was not only another overwhelmingly successful event for the organizers, but in turn, positioned Phoenix to strongly attract additional large scale events in coming years to coincide with the city’s exciting, growing social scene. If Phoenix wasn’t on the festival map before, Lost Lake unquestionably changed that notion. The inaugural Lost Lake didn’t just bring in an enticing lineup and top-tier liquor sponsors, the event was a masterfully curated three-day experience, from logistics to programming, that used the host city’s aesthetic as an intrinsic factor in the festival’s appeal.

Image: Jorgensen Photography

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Stellar inaugural lineup

Led by top-notch headliners that included Chance The Rapper, The Killers, and Major Lazer, Lost Lake delivered a well-rounded blend of talent that paired top electronic acts like Odesza and Big Gigantic with satisfying, multi-generational tastes of hip-hop from Lil Yachty to Ludacris. Folk rockettes HAIM performed one of the highlight sets of the weekend, along with a raucous showcase from Run The Jewels and a lesson in R&B excellence from The Roots. The lineup curation was designed to span the spectrum, from Huey Lewis and the News to A Tribe Called Red with so many genre-hopping performances in between. What’s more, local Phoenicians and Phoenix-bred acts like Playboy Manbaby, Kongos, and Bogan Via shared the stage with nationally touring acts including Tritonal, Danny Brown, and Crystal Castles, celebrating the city’s animated music and arts scenes, hopefully encouraging other large-scale festivals across the country to adopt similar programming practices.

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Big on local programming

Beyond a phenomenal three-day lineup, Lost Lake applied heavy emphasis to balancing the inherent corporate sponsorships that come with a large-scale music event with locally sourced arts, attractions, and businesses tucked into their FOUND Marketplace. Lost Lake also incorporated interactive art installations across the festival grounds at Steele Indian School Park located in central downtown Phoenix. From pyrotechnic lilypads floating across the venue’s serene lake to paintings created by some of Phoenix’s top muralists sprinkled throughout the grounds, Lost Lake was a sight to behold. When fans weren’t busy enjoying life-sized LED playground equipment and backyard games, attendees could peruse local bar and restaurant options that lined the event’s concession areas, pushing Phoenix’s developing culinary culture to the masses.  Lost Lake honed in on the city’s local charm with complementary programming that immediately established Phoenix’s character as a major element to the new festival brand’s identity.

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Perfect location, aced logisitics

Most large-scale festival events struggle with logistics planning, even beyond their infancy. None are immune to all production issues, however Lost Lake’s inaugural run proved to be incredibly calculated and organized, even as it ran directly anchored in the heart of Phoenix’s downtown district. No training wheels necessary. Public transit access ran without a hitch, and on-the-ground festival operations were aced. Attendees were well-informed and considerately directed by festival staff, and local infrastructure was more than adequately prepared to accommodate Superfly’s Arizona debut. On-site logistics were matched by a pristine venue, and Arizona’s mid-80’s autumn season proved to be a perfectly pleasant festival backdrop. Other events that have tried to stake their claim in Phoenix have suffered from incredibly poor planning, unsavory venue selections, and even worse weather, though Lost Lake managed to navigate Phoenix’s stereotypical “drawbacks” with near perfection. Trash and recycling receptacles dotted every free space at the festival, again encouraging similarly scaled events to take similar measures not only for the attendance experience, but also out of respect for the city and the venue alike. The result made a profound difference.

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Keep your eyes on Phoenix

Superfly Presents has already established itself as one of the top names in the business, putting on some of the most sought-after events of the year in North America. Expanding their vision to include a largely untapped market in Phoenix proved to be a significantly successful move, and likely put Phoenix on the map in a major way. And while other dance-centric festival events have sprung up in Phoenix in recent years, like Goldrush Festival, Mad Decent Block Parties, and Decadence offshoots, Lost Lake brought an entirely different vibe to Phoenix that included a heavy appreciation for the city’s narrative and identity, and likely lit the beacon for other major cross-genre multi-day events to begin flocking to the Southwest too.

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Bonnaroo organizers’ Denver festival will kick off in 2018

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Colorado has it all.

Rolling hills, roaring metropolises, mountain ranges, greenery as far as the eye can see (eh), and now a three-day music festival from one of the field’s leading innovators. As Superfly Productions — purveyors of Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and San Francisco’s Outside Lands — has just signed a five-year contract for the three-day festival beginning in 2018.

Denver’s city council voted 10-3 approving the festival to take place at Overland Park Golf Course, with the event reportedly slated for the second or third weekend in September.

While there’s currently no name for the festival, Superfly does promise an expansive range of acts, from local bands to big names.

The contract signed by the city also contains provisions for the neighborhood, including safety and revenue that Superfly must adhere to. Of course, some city officials did have misgivings about the location of the festival itself, feeling somewhere else may be a better fit. Denver Councilman Kevin Flynn told the Denver Post, “Just in my gut, it seems like the wrong location to me.” 

Regardless of any doubt of the festival promoter’s location choice, the festival is projected to bring in $2 million of profit once it reaches its 70,000 capacity — and of course a good time for all right off the bat. 

Superfly’s Denver venture is expected to open its gates in September of 2018.

Via: Denver Post

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America’s Next ‘Super-Festival’ Has Just Been Confirmed By Its Future City’s Council

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Music festivals seem to be popping up all over the country these days. Every year we see small local festival crop up usually with moderate success. Then occasionally extravagant festivals form and sometimes things go terribly awry. Case in point – Fyre Festival or even the ill fated, Karoondinha. That is why when we first

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REZZ Drops Amazing Remix of Madeon and Porter’s ‘Shelter’, Listen Here

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Rezz is literally becoming one of the hottest stars in dance music at the moment. She is so on point many of her productions are garnering more interest than Mau5trap label boss Deadmau5. Her unique blend of rowdy bass and euphoric house has given her a following that is downright cult-like. In her Bonnaroo set

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Listen to Rezz’s full set from Bonnaroo 2017

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There’s a reason Rezz was our breakout artist of the year in 2016, and this year, she’s continuing to roll, playing some of the biggest festivals in North America tackling Ultra Music Festival in March, and now Bonnaroo. Rezz, real name Isabelle Rezazadeh, delivered a set that conceptualized all the elements that her fans undoubtedly resonate with, mainly heavy-handed bass music, tempered by a generous dose of experimental techno, riddim, and a variety of other bass genres.

The “Paranoid” producer has been steadily building a fervent fanbase since her emergence, though her catalyzing breakthrough officially came with her mau5trap co-signed EP, 2016’s Something Wrong Here. Now Rezz is well on her way to dance music superstardom, and her Bonnaroo set will stand as an early highlight in Rezazadeh’s still unfolding career.

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Bonnaroo’s Attendance Bounced Back From Last Year’s Record Low

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Bonnaroo’s Attendance Bounced Back From Last Year’s Record Low

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After a big attendance drop in 2016, last weekend’s (June 8-11) Bonnaroo has made up for lost ground with more than 65,000 fans each day in attendance, according to a source at Live Nation. More »

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