Tickets for Electric Forest 2019 went on sale today at 12 pm EST. Before 5 o’ clock, the festival sold out. Just last week, the festival announced that it was going back to one weekend then quickly dropped the lineup as well. Headliners include Odesza, Zeds Dead, 12th Planet and more. By going back to
It has just been discovered that 64,000+ Tomorrowland attendees from the 2014 edition of the festival have had their personal data compromised. Luckily the breach has not forfeited any financial data, but nevertheless the compromise presents a major issue for Paylogic, the online-ticketing agent. A spokesperson for Tomorrowland recently told Flemish newspaper De Standaard, that the ticketer
No matter where you’re spending your All Hallow’s Eve this year, DA knows where you can let your freak flag fly. Whether you’re in Toronto, Caen, Los Angeles—hell, even Wisconsin—we’ve got you covered. With a beguiling mixture of both annually resurrected and new festivals on our radar, there’s a fiendish festivity for all this Halloween.
1. HARD Day of the Dead
HARD‘s once defunct Day of the Dead property is officially back, slated for November 3 at the event’s original home at LA Historic Park in downtown Los Angeles. Headlining DOTD’s comeback edition is Justice, breaking out their live stage rig for one final outing, exactly six years to the day after the Parisian legends headlined the inaugural Day of the Dead. South African rave-rap pioneers Die Antwoord and Knife Party also top this year’s lineup, along with a stacked cast of supporting acts.
2. DJ Snake’s Halloween double-header
The French superpower is slithering his way to both New York and LA for the freakiest week of the year. Snake is slated to headline New York City’s Avant Gardner on October 26 and Los Angeles’ legendary Shrine Expo Hall on October 31. The headlining shows will be Snake’s only territory headline appearances of the year, and each show is expected to feature state-of-the-art production.
3. Wisconsin’s JAWBREAKER Fest
Milwaukee’s Wisconsin Center is housing the Midwest’s quintessential Halloween festival this year: the very first double-day JAWBREAKER, specifically tailored for electronic lovers, October 27-28. With a fully-loaded lineup featuring the likes of GRiZ, ODESZA, Louis The Child, RL Grime, ZEDD, SLUMBERJACK, and more, the festival is sure to spawn a fierce following. Easily accessible to Chicagoans, the other electronic mecca of the Midwest, the venue is located just a few blocks from the Milwaukee Amtrak station.
4. Toronto’s Halloween Freakout
Toronto’s recent drum ‘n’ bass fever has spawned its annual Freakout at 401 Mini Indy Go-Karts. With a brimming lineup featuring Andy C, Rusko, and Dirtyphonics, along with Hunter Siegel hosting a No Neon room, Freakout is slated for a ghastly good time going down Saturday, October 27.
5. Hakkasan Group’s Halloweek festivities
Hakkasan Group is pulling out all the stops for Halloween 2018. The Las Vegas hospitality giant is extending Halloween to a full week, running holiday themed festivities at each of their properties across the strip, spanning from October 25 – October 31. As the month winds down, an eclectic cast of talent will descend upon Vegas — drawing the likes of Steve Aoki, Kaskade, ZEDD, NGHTMRE, Martin Garrix, Borgore, and Lil Uzi Vert to name a few, for one of the busiest party weeks of the year.
6. Wynwood Fear Factory’s Halloween Weekend in Miami
Summer festival season may be long gone, but the events circuit shows no signs of slowing as fall lineups begin to pour in. Thanks to the organizers at Diskolab, Miami just became a top contender for Halloween weekend destinations. Mana Wynwood Warehouse will host some of the most in-demand electronic acts in the country across October 26 – 27, with a roster topped by RL Grime and Galantis, along with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike billed as the weekend’s special guests.
The rest of the lineup boasts a solid supporting cast with performances from Getter, Tritonal, Keys N Krates, and Duke Dumont all locked in. This year’s lineup also includes Blackgummy, BROHUG, and Deorro among others.
7. Caen’s Nördik Impakt
The freaky Frenchman of Nördik Impakt are letting loose a cannon of across-the-board underground electronic acts this year in Caen, France for the Halloween season. With a lineup featuring the likes of Charlotte De Witte, Maceo Plex, and Nicole Moudaber, taking off October 24-27, Caen patrons will surely feel full-throttle Impakt of the most malicious variety.
8. San Bernardino’s Escape: Psycho Circus
SoCal’s Psycho Circus is the last place patrons will want to Escape this Halloween. With a lineup boasting headliners of a truly hellish caliber, the October 26-27 Insomniac affair is going rogue. Kaskade, Martin Garrix, Diplo, and Eric Prydz are just a slice of this deliciously pernicious pie, stocked with devilishly immersive experiential elements to boot.
9. Light & Life Halloween Warehouse with Dillon Francis
Light&Life have hosted some of the most prominent dance acts in the game — Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Steve Aoki, and Disclosure, to name a few — and are known for their cutting-edge production in the visual and sonic realms. They’ve booked Latin Grammy winner Dillon Francis to headline their Halloween show at a Brooklyn warehouse venue on October 26. Dillon’s highly anticipated WUT WUT album has just been released, which means he’ll be filling the venue with loads of fresh new music not yet heard live by fans. Francis will be joined by Valentino Khan, and up-and-coming bass talent Nitti Gritti.
10. Circoloco Halloween NYC – Hosted by Teksupport
Teksupport, a pillar of underground dance music events in New York City, has joined forces with the iconic Ibiza brand Circoloco to put together a memorable Halloween weekend gathering. Circoloco is has earned the reputation as one of the island’s top afterhours parties, taking place weekly at the superclub DC10. This year will be the third in a row where they bring the brand stateside to New York. Standout acts include Virgil Abloh (recently placed on TIME’s ‘Most Influential People of 2018 list), Peggy Gou, & house music legends, The Martinez Brothers.
11. Haunted Deep: Lee Burridge / Mr C / Jay Tripwire & more
Chicago is getting DEEP this Hallo-weekend, going back to its house roots with an array of the finest performers. Dive into the depths with Burning Man mainstays Lee Burridge, Mr. C, Jay Tripwire, and more, to be hosted at The Mine Music hall. Paradigm has recently began expanding beyond its talent agency wheelhouse and into event production, where it aims to expose fans to top-notch talent that isn’t completely dominating the mainstream media sphere.
An investigation jointly conducted by CBC News and the Toronto Star that ran earlier in the week accused Ticketmaster of orchestrating a covert ticket scalping system on its invite-only secondary ticket sale site, TradeDesk. CBC News and the Toronto Star alleged that two of their undercover journalists posed as scalpers at a live entertainment convention hosted during summer 2018, during which Ticketmaster personnel pitched their “underground professional resale program.” The Ticketmaster staff members present at the convention reportedly told the journalists that there are brokers with “literally a couple of hundred accounts” on TradeDesk. The Ticketmaster representatives allegedly also stated that the multiple accounts are not “something that we look at or report,” despite Ticketmaster’s support of its in house “buyer abuse” division designed to probe online ticket sales for suspicious or otherwise fallacious behavior.
The bombshell suppositions follow prior claims that Ticketmaster arms scalpers with bot software that scalpers to acquire large quantities of tickets, to then resell them at a much higher price, with the ticketing platform taking a cut of the final sum. Canadian radio host Alan Cross called the story a “public relations nightmare,” and told CBC that “previous whispers of this [had been heard] in the ticket selling community, but [had never been] outlined quite like this before.”
Ticketmaster has meanwhile announced that an “internal review” of its “professional reseller accounts and employee practices” is underway to verify that all of its polices “are being upheld by all stakeholders.” The events giant, an extension of the Live Nation umbrella, denied claims that it conspired with ticket scalpers to turn over a higher profit per ticket sold on the distributor’s “professional reseller” platform, TradeDesk. “It is categorically untrue that Ticketmaster has any program in place to enable resellers to acquire large volumes of tickets at the expense of consumers,” the statement reads. “Ticketmaster’s Seller Code of Conduct specifically prohibits resellers from purchasing tickets that exceed the posted ticket limit for an event. In addition, our policy also prohibits the creation of fictitious user accounts for the purpose of circumventing ticket limit detecting in order to amass tickets intended for resale,” Ticketmaster added.
Read Ticketmaster’s full statement below:
“It is categorically untrue that Ticketmaster has any program in place to enable resellers to acquire large volumes of tickets at the expense of consumers. Ticketmaster’s Seller Code of Conduct specifically prohibits resellers from purchasing tickets that exceed the posted ticket limit for an event. In addition, our policy also prohibits the creation of fictitious user accounts for the purpose of circumventing ticket limit detection in order to amass tickets intended for resale.
A recent CBC story found that an employee of Ticketmaster’s resale division acknowledged being aware of some resellers having as many as 200 TradeDesk accounts for this purpose (TradeDesk is Ticketmaster’s professional reseller product that allows resellers to validate and distribute tickets to multiple marketplaces). We do not condone the statements made by the employee as the conduct described clearly violates our terms of service.
The company had already begun an internal review of our professional reseller accounts and employee practices to ensure that our policies are being upheld by all stakeholders. Moving forward we will be putting additional measures in place to proactively monitor for this type of inappropriate activity.”
Headliners, single day passes for EDC Orlando 2019 are officially on sale! We know how hard it may be to make it to both days of this spectacular event, but luckily, Insomniac has made it a little easier. 1-day General Admission for Friday and Saturday are being sold at $109 plus additional taxes and fees.
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Spotify has officially teamed up with the leading music festival travel-booking platform Festicket, to help listeners find festivals that align with their listening habits. It’s appropriately called “Festival Finder,” and it seems really easy to use. Simply connect your Spotify account with Festicket, and the platform digs into listening history, coming up with ten upcoming festival lineups that the listener might be drawn to. Festival goers can also buy tickets and book travel arrangements on Festicket.
Co-founder and CEO Zack Sabban told Billboard,
“We now offer over 1,000 festivals on the platform, and we know first-hand how overwhelming it can be when trying to pick out the one to go to. Our Festival Finder solves that problem by presenting a tailored list of festivals that best match your listening habits, including some under the radar gems that could soon become your new favorite festival destination.”
Sabban and Jonathan Younes founded Festicket in 2012, transforming their technology platform in the last six years into an intelligent engine for festival discovery.
So, it’s out. April 21, 2018 OPIUO will finally headline Red Rocks. He’s obviously been there a few times in a solo capacity and with his band earlier this year, but it’s been a meteoric rise to be headlining one of the all time top venues on the planet. SunSquabi, Flamingosis, and Anomalie are all on support duties
Ultranauts, the moment you have all been waiting for has finally arrived. Ultra Music Festival has opened registration for early bird ticket purchases for this upcoming year. In case none of you have heard, next year’s event marks the 20th anniversary since the first initial start of this beloved music festival. This year’s event is
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