515 Alive Festival returns to Water Works Park in Des Moines, Iowa on August 17th with one of the best lineups we’ve seen thus far. Featuring some of the bass heaviest names in the game, this is sure to be a festival you don’t want to miss. The legendary Bassnectar headlines the festival along with
Following her prime time performance at HARD Summer 2017, Anna Lunoe added another huge credential to her list of accomplishments in becoming a mother for the first time. Baby Willa came just weeks after Lunoe’s final DJ set (though, at the time of HARD it seemed like she could go into labor during her b2b with AC Slater), bringing the perennially-moving Aussie’s itinerary to a much-needed halt. As 2018 began, Lunoe kicked off her comeback, announcing a Las Vegas residency, dropping off new music, and returning to the festival circuit — most notably with CRSSD Fest in San Diego.
Unfortunately, her performance wasn’t recorded in real time, however by popular demand, the “Godzilla” producer re-recorded the celebrated festival outing and it is now available in full for fans’ repeated listening pleasure. Holing up in a hotel suite with Diplo sometime after the festival, Lunoe went back through her CRSSD crate to deliver a redone version of her hour-long not-so-live set from the weekend. Packed with her signature club flavor, Lunoe stitches together an energetic blend of Chris Lorenzo, GTA, Riton, Disclosure and more, officially marking her return to her craft (again).
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.
Last year, Live Nation successfully launched its Festival Passport program, granting 1,000 lucky fans across the world access to over 90 of the company’s festivals at just one flat fee. The ticketing and events behemoth has announced the return of its one-of-a-kind access pass for the upcoming season, now with a major expansion in territory and new VIP option.
2,500 GA passes will be sold at $999 with just 100 VIP passes priced at $5,000. Though the GA price includes a $200 increase from last year, purchasers will now have over 100 of Live Nation’s unique festivals to choose from.
Both GA and VIP passes will be granted access to any of over 100 participating festivals worldwide, including Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Electric Daisy Carnival, Governors Ball, Sasquatch!, and Lollapaloozas in Germany, France, and the US. New additions to the roster include Australia’s Sydney City Limits, China’s Creamfields, UAE’s RedFestDXB, Poland’s Impact Festival, and the UK’s Edinburgh Summer Sessions.
This year, in an effort to avoid scalpers and ensure that Live Nation is only accommodating fans’ needs, purchasers will have to pre-register through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform with their full legal names and photo ID. Registration is open now through April 12 at 11:00 PM ET/10:00 PM CT, with sign up here. Tickets are on-sale beginning April 17 at 8:00 am EDT, but be aware, Festival Passports sold out in under 24 hours last year, so purchasers must act quickly when the time comes.
San Francisco’s Outside Lands is gearing up for its 2018 return. As thousands of people venture to the forest within San Francisco, Outside Lands has announced its massive 2018 lineup with standout artists such as N.E.R.D. (with Pharrell), Big Gigantic, Claptone, Jamie xx, and a number of other artists. Check out the full Outside Lands 2018
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Tomorrowland has just revealed even more artists to the official Tomorrowland 2018 lineup. As Tomorrowland is set for its two weekend festival in July, the Belgium-based festival is gearing up for one of its biggest years yet. In today’s ninth wave of artist announcements, Tomorrowland revealed DJs such as Afrojack, Alan Walker, Benny Benassi, Duke
Bass house is experiencing quite a moment right now. Festival goers are devouring the high octane bass-driven dance fare that the likes of Joyryde, Ephwurd, and Habstrakt are popularizing more voraciously than ever before. Among those ranks is Sikdope, who’s already caught the ears of industry heavyweights like Skrillex and Jauz, but if the young Polish producer isn’t quite on your radar yet, that’s about to change with the release of his latest. Linking with fellow Polish production outfit Loud About Us, Sikdope has delivered “Back Again,” just as the festival circuit begins to heat up for the year.
“Back Again” is designed to turn dance floors and festival stages into saunas, providing a heavy dose of uptempo shuffle-ready house. Leaning towards the harder end of the house spectrum, Sikdope is currently riding his breakout wave, and he’s positioned to continue his upward trajectory with the release of his newest original piece. For those in need of an unihibited party-starter, look no further than “Back Again.”
Marry together booming, pungent kicks, heavy reverb, and atmospheric synth accents, and the result is an Alan Fitzpatrick anthem. The British talent is no stranger to the art of forging raunchy techno, and this trend continues into his newest A-side on his We Are The Brave imprint.
“Colour Of A Dream” was built for the peak hours. It wastes no time in packing a punch, with high tempos and beating percussion immediately ushering the mind into a trance. Though the explosive number is heavy in its presentation, Fitzpatrick makes sure to add a hint of offsetting euphoria in the form of vintage vocal samples and a jubilant three-note progression.
Having been cutting up dancefloors for a good while before its release, “Colour Of A Dream” is finally ready for its official debut on March 23 — we suspect it will be a festival dominator as the season wears on.
Pre-order a copy of “Colour Of A Dream” here
Billy McFarland, 26, pleaded guilty to two wire fraud charges in a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday. The business owner admitted to lying to investors and falsifying documents in a bid to raise funds for Fyre Festival. After pleading guilty to the charges, Billy McFarland has been ordered to shell out $26 million as part of
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Today marks exactly 3 months and 20 days until the legendary Electric Forest festival gets underway in Rothbury, Michigan. If that weren’t enough to get you excited, Electric Forest HQ announced an additional 40 artists to compliment an already stacked lineup. Coming in hot as additions to the lineup for the first weekend include Thundercat,
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