Rapper Gives Fans Who Were Fired For Listening To His Music $20,000 Each At Rolling Loud Festival

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Rolling Loud Miami is easily the premier hip-hop event in the country. Attracting artists of all backgrounds and sizes the festival has curated some of the most impressive lineups in rap we have ever seen. This year Rolling Loud hosted acts such as J. Cole who is fresh off the release of a new album

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Creamfields Music Festival Canceled Due to Uncontrollable Weather

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One of the many problems that can occur when hosting a huge music festival is the unexpected weather. When this occurs, most of the time, festivals are forced to cancel due to the risk of losing important equipment and possible danger towards their attendees. Unfortunately, music festival, Creamfields Bejing, was one of the few festivals

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Report: The most commonly used drugs at music festivals

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Over the years, drug and alcohol’s relationship with electronic dance music has heightened its foothold in worldwide festival culture. Music festivals themselves undeniably afford a collective culture of intoxication — a palpable permeation of substance use and abuse that one can sniff out regardless of whether they choose to partake or not. Considering substance abuse’s assimilation, one may find themselves wondering just how deeply drugs and alcohol are intertwined with the modern festival landscape. Is substance abuse worse than it seems, and how is the industry taking responsibility for its needed conversations about these substances and their abuse?

In an effort to gain a better understanding of the how the industry is working through its deeply embedded substance use and abuse, it’s helpful to first try and understand the roles different substances play at festivals. To do so, TickPick — an ever-growing ticketing marketplace — surveyed 1,000 attendees of well-known music festivals about their own intoxicating experiences. Their participants ranged in age from 18 to 74, with a mean of 32.4. In the end, their results revealed not only the common types of drugs at festivals and which events are associated with which substances, but a general synopsis as to what the landscape of American consumption looks like in 2018 and beyond.

Overall substance use at festivals

More than three-quarters of participants reported consuming alcohol while attending a festival, which is roughly double the percentage of participants who had consumed any other substance and almost more than twice the rate of those who consumed marijuana.

Though more than a third of respondents reported smoking marijuana at a festival, a smaller, yet still significant portion of people reported using harder drugs. Thirteen percent of respondents reported using MDMA in some form, with hallucinogens’ use clocking just below at roughly eight percent apiece.

Substances use per ticket type

There remains some debate about the optimal festival experience: dance it up with the raucous crowd, or keep things refined with VIP privileges? Whichever route one takes, TickPick’s data suggests a slightly boozier vibe outside the VIP area. Generally, it suggests that a larger portion of general admission attendees consume alcohol, which may come to a surprise to those in VIP, with the complimentary alcohol some of the VIP experiences entail.

On the other side of the spectrum, the data found that VIP attendees generally were more likely to do a range of drugs than those in general admission. Between marijuana, MDMA, cocaine, and hallucinogens, VIP pass-holders were substantially more willing to indulge than the average festival-goer. A possible explanation for this trend is financial limitations. As VIP experiences can cost upwards of thousands of dollars, one can imagine these individuals can succumb to the use of any substance at their disposal.

Greatest substance prevalence per festival

Though alcohol was the leading substance at all festivals, TickPick’s data brings about some interesting findings on other substances. One might expect Coachella would have the highest rate of marijuana-smoking in the cannabis-friendly state of California, but the data aligns quite well with the bans of the substance on the grounds, despite the state’s recent legalization of weed for recreational use. EDC and Ultra each had high rates of MDMA and cocaine consumption, and ultimately, Burning Man had some of the highest rates of overall drug use around. Perhaps this significant rate of consumption can be pinned on the festival’s “gift economy,” where food, supplies, and even drugs are shared openly as a means of “payment.”

Top festivals for each substance

Ultimately, the final data lends itself to some idea of each respective festival’s consumption demographic. SXSW, for instance, led in rates of alcohol consumption. While cocaine use was the highest amongst Ultra attendees, a finding that may result from a mix of EDM culture and the festival’s deep historical roots for the drug and a recent resurgence in Miami’s cocaine trafficking.

While geographical differences may explain some findings, it is a bit difficult to understand why Alabama’s Hangout Music Festival led others in DMT use, as just one example. EDC was another consumption leader across the different categories, also ranking in the top three for a number of substances. This point ties into the festival’s battle with health and safety concerns with drug use in the past, including more than 1,000 attendees needing medical treatment in 2017. Though there are issues and ambiguity within the self-reported data like TickPick used for this study— including,  but not limited to, selective memory, telescoping, attribution, and exaggeration — these results do shine a light on the landscape of American substance use, nonetheless. Here’s to hoping some of these findings diminish the blind eye to EDM’s drug abuse, increases awareness, and implements further safety precautions down the line.

Via: TickPick 
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Life Is Beautiful 2018 Lineup: See The Full Roster

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In less than five months, the Life Is Beautiful Music & Arts Festival will be taking over downtown Las Vegas with some of the world’s most prolific artists. Announced earlier today (April 24), here is the Life Is Beautiful 2018 Lineup. Some of this year’s highlights will include The Weeknd, Arcade Fire, Florence + The

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Coachella Attendees Take Down Alleged Pickpocketing Phone Thief

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While music festivals are supposed to be a good way to get away from life, festival attendees have reported a staggering number of pickpocketing in recent years. Last year, one New York resident was caught stealing more than 100 cell phones during the festival. During weekend two of Coachella, a man was reported stealing phones

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Destructo announces debut headliners for inaugural All My Friends Music Festival

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LA is getting a brand new two-day summer music festival, programmed by a man who’s intimately familiar with the live events landscape in Southern California — after all, he helped build it. Destructo‘s new dance and hip-hop event, All My Friends Music Festival, slated for August 18-19 at ROW DTLA, has now announced its first-run of artists, topped this year by RL Grime, Gucci Mane, and Jhené Aiko on the first day, followed by headlining performances from M.I.A.Jamie XX, and house legend Armand Van Helden on day two.

Each headliner brings their own distinct appeal to the bill, from an ultra-rare Armand outing to Gucci Mane’s booming catalog of iconic southern rap hallmarks. Going back to a tried and true festival playbook, Destructo’s first AMFMF is shaping up to look a lot like early editions of HARD Summer with underground dance and rap hybrid bookings rubbing shoulders, matched with a central downtown Los Angeles location as the festival’s backdrop. Some considerable refinements are bound to be announced as the inaugural event nears its debut, and with a stacked first talent phase now announced, expect the rest of the lineup to follow and similarly enticing pattern.

The Coachella Weekend 2 Schedule Has Finally Arrived

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Following all of the buzz from weekend 1 of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Coachella is gearing us up for weekend 2 with the official Coachella Weekend 2 Schedule. With the Yodeling Walmart Kid and Beyonce being the most tweeted artists from Coachella weekend one, it’s only a matter of time to see what

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Moonrise Announces Stacked Lineup For 2018

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Over the years, Moonrise Festival at Pimlico Race Track in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland has made a name for itself among Festival goers across the United States. Last year, with a monsoon and all, they brought to stage the likes of Dillon Francis, Porter Robinson, Flosstradamus, Zeds Dead, Ookay, RL Grime, Carnage, Big Gigantic

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Coachella 2018 Set Times, Festival Map and New Emoji

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Coachella is right around the corner and as thousands of people will head to the Polo Grounds over the course of the next two weekends, Coachella has released this year’s set times, festival map, parking map, camping map and the grand unveiling of their first official Twitter emoji. To help you find your way around

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Tomorrowland Adds More Artists To The 2018 Lineup

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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

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