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Written By Madi Hatter Lawton
This past weekend I made the trek from Boulder, Colorado to Bradley, California for the 17th annual Lightning in a Bottle festival. I had only heard great things about the festival, so I went in with pretty high expectations. Going in with my expectations high, I did not expect to be as blown away by the festival as I was. Everything about it was incredibly well done, from the organization at the box office, the organization parking cars, the trash collectors, water stations, everything was exactly as it should be, fast, easy and convenient. It wasn’t the organization alone that made the festival stand out, it was each of the areas went above and beyond in, raising the bar for festivals everywhere.
Their Green Efforts: One of the ways LiB is actively pioneering the festival scene is by their environmental efforts. Lightning in a Bottle was one of the cleanest festivals I have ever had the pleasure of attending, trash was scarce, and attendees were really mindful about picking up after themselves. LiB made it easy to be clean by providing ample trash, recycling and compost bins to help dispose of waste in the most efficient ways possible. Plastic bottles were also banned at the festival, and no vendors sold them so attendees greatly reduced their trash levels by using a reusable water bottle for the duration of the weekend. Another effort that LiB made in making their footprint a little smaller for the weekend was charging cars $30 to park if the person driving it was not carpooling. This not only saved a ton of space on the festival grounds but it also made people think about how wasteful it can be to drive places alone and not carpool with others going to your destination. Another stride that Lib is taking towards being eco-friendly is supplying all of their stages with LED and fluorescent lighting, which is much more effective because they use less energy to operate and last longer than average lightbulbs. The entire festival is also run on biodiesel, a friendlier alternative to gasoline and other natural gasses. The emissions from the biodiesel are processed through carbon offsets, which help capture methane and other gases that are harmful to our ozone layer. There are solar panels that are used to generate energy for the festival, and the phone charging station for attendees is also completely solar generated!
The Art: The art at Lightning in a Bottle was an entire experience in and of itself. Nearly every inch of the festival ground immersed you in an environment exploding with art and creation. The festival grounds were scattered with sculptures, paintings and more. One of the most notable art installations at the festival was the Android Jones 360.Dome Samskara experience. Android Jones is an internationally recognized artist well known in the music scene for collaborating with names like Tipper and Bassnectar. The experience completely immerses viewers in a world of Jones’ psychedelic inspired, three-dimensional, digital art. The show ran every 22 minutes, and it was free to all attendees of the festival. There were many other captivating art pieces throughout the grounds, including the Tall Ship interactive sculptures that allowed attendees to climb all over them and sit on their masts. Another incredible piece was a giant holographic dome in the middle of the market place at the festival. It was a beautiful focal point for the center of the festival and allowed attendees to come up and interact with it by walking through it or taking photos in front of it. Lightning in a Bottle is also a festival that invites live painters to come exhibit their skills at the festival. LiB helps bring these live artists to the forefront of the festival through their Lightning in a Paintcan program, which included having artists paint four giant large wooden panels in the middle of the event.
The Lineup: The musical lineup at Lightning in a Bottle was impeccable, and it had something for everyone. Bassnectar, the American producer hailing from San Francisco California headlined the Lightning Stage. Richie Hawtin, a Canadian producer known for his techno beats headlined The Woogie stage. Other international and local names that graced the lineup included Troyboi from the UK, Rufus Du Sol from Australia, Bonobo from the UK, and Hernan Cattaneo from Argentina. The lineup brought talent from all corners of the globe to contribute to the musical experience at Lightning in a Bottle. The festival also boasted incredible talent through some of the smaller names that graced the lineup. One of the most notable was Pysmbionic, packing out the Thunder Stage mid day and bringing one of the most lively crowds of the weekend. Psymbionic even surprised the crowd by bringing out a special guest, Minnesota, to play back to back with him. Lightning in a Bottle veterans i.ll Gates b2b with Stephan Jacobs also drew quite the crowd with a rowdy dubstep set. The house music at The Woogie stage was amazing and would get you dancing no matter when you went there.
The Stages: The stages were a one of a kind experience at Lightning in a Bottle. There were seven stages that scattered the festival grounds. The four biggest stages were The Lightning Stage, The Thunder Stage, The Woogie, and Grand Artique. The Lightning was the largest stage at the festival, playing host to names like Bassnectar, Bonobo, Rufus Du Sol, and more. It was a masterpiece in light, structure, and sound. The stage was covered by beautiful tan and white fabric which allowed the crowd to stay cool even during the sweltering daytime sets. The sound, which was powered by PK Sound, was so loud it literally rattled you to your core, in a great way! The stage hosted massive Led screen which played the artists visuals on them in larger than life size. The Woogie was fantastic as well, built up from previous years to have a canopy encompassing the entire area, A giant disco ball acted as the center piece for the stage and reflected all of the lights and lasers adding to the house vibes of the stage.
The Food: The food at LiB was absolutely to die for. Everything from pizza, to sushi burritos, grilled cheese, blueberry pancakes and more. You never ran out of delicious and affordable options. Everything was fresh and make in front of you onsite. There were also allergen friendly options for every allergy imaginable. Most of the stands offered gluten free and vegan options, and there a few stands that were 100% vegan food. Coconut Bliss was among the vegan friendly stands, allowing vegans and those with dairy and lactose allergies to cool off with a sweet treat. One of the best things about LiB was the fresh fruit available at the festival. A slice of watermelon cost $1 and an entire carton of strawberries only cost $4. It was refreshing to has the option to buy fresh fruit at a festival, I wish more festivals offered it!
The Crowd: Lightning in a Bottle was filled with all kinds of people. There were burners, bassheads, frat bros, Coachella basics, and everything in between. The crowd was very eclectic, but was one of the best crowds of any festival I have ever been in. Everyone was polite and respectful, and space didn’t get so crowded that you couldn’t move. Neighbors were friendly, and everyone was smiling. Everyone was dressed to the nines and completely added to the festival experience!
All in all Lightning in a Bottle was one of the best festivals I have ever experienced. The festival was so organized and well put together there was absolutely nothing to worry about besides having fun! The festival experience was one of a kind and it should be on everyone's bucket list! The Do Lab DOES IT!
Written by Arooj Mustansir
Lightning in a Bottle is right around the corner and there is an endless amount of entertainment to look forward to! DoLab surpassed all expectations this year by creating a lineup that is filled with some of the most authentic artists in the music scene. With a lineup so versatile and jam-packed with so many artist’s worth discovering as well as legends you won’t want to miss, it can be pretty overwhelming decide what acts you want to catch. Luckily we scoured the lineup and chose our top 6 must see acts to make it easier for you to make the most out of your experience! Here are our picks:
Who would ever want to miss the chance to watch the king of the sound work his magic? Bassnectar has been on a role this year bringing nothing but his best in his performances and has been gaining momentum with each one. He is known for combining his top notch mixing and flawlessly intricate tracks with breathtaking production to create a truly captivating and revitalizing experience that is unmatched. The California native has not played this festival since 2012 so he is sure to have something special up his sleeve for his home state where he kick started his career. His most recent performance in early May at Middlelands Festival raised the bar for his festival performances with an adrenaline pumping and mesmerizing set that gained him a resident artist spot there. He also debuted tracks off of his new Reflections EP that is coming out this Summer so it is possible that you might get to hear some brand-new material! If that is any indication of what his Lightning in a Bottle set will have to offer then you should do everything in your power to catch this musical wizard in action!
2. Kayla Scintilla and Eve Olution
Lightning in a Bottle is often compared to Burning Man with its invigorating atmosphere where consciousness expansion and growth is heavily encouraged. Australian duo Kayla Scintilla and Eve Olution’s psytrance beats immerses you into an enlightening experience and opens you up to hypnotic vibrations and sounds designed to connect you with the essence of the universe. Their distinctive sound is guaranteed to propel you into another dimension and will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable sets of the festival.
3. Jade Cicada
Glitch hop heavyweight Jade Cicada has gained well deserved popularity this past year in the electronic music scene. He has been hard at work releasing both his Bite Vaders EP and Brood VII in the last few months which showcase his innovative style that both speaks to your soul and is irresistible to dance to. Jade Cicada’s music is deeply rooted with a connection with nature which gives it undeniable authenticity. His performances are enthralling and bursting with energy making him one of our top picks to see at Lightning in a Bottle. Jade Cicada is a legend in the making so it is an amazing opportunity to see him while he is still emerging as an artist at a festival with an enriching atmosphere that is practically made for him.
4. ill.Gates btb Stephan Jacobs
When two music mavens collaborate together and combine sets, incredible things are bound to happen which is why we highly recommend going to the ill.Gates btb Stephan Jacobs set. Ill.Gates doesn’t need much of an introduction considering he’s worked with electronic music icons Bassnectar, Datsik, and Beats Antique to name a few. His pioneering experimental bass style has both revolutionized the music industry as well as pave the way for many artists to expand their own sound. Stephan Jacobs has an eccentric sound of his own which is both inventive and melodic. He has collaborated with many notable artists including Griz, Martin Garrix, Run DMT, and of course ill.Gates. They co-produced a track on ill.Gates EP Terminally Ill and their combined styles created a sonic symphony of pure bliss which is why we know their back to back set is filled with limitless potential that you won’t want to miss!
5. Ivy Lab
Ivy lab is definitely one of our favorite artists to watch in the EDM scene. They are a collaborative project from London made up of producers Halogenix, Stray, and Sabre. Their cutting-edge production is addictive to say the least – just check out their “LIB 2017 Promo Mix” and you’ll be hooked. Their tantalizing drum and bass beats are practically euphoric and will without a doubt leave you begging for more. Ivy Lab know’s how to put on a mind-blowing show which is why they are one of our top picks for this year’s Lightening in a Bottle. Don’t miss out on a chance to catch this trio live because with talent like this it is bound to be an unforgettable experience.
6. Too Many Zooz
You’ve probably seen viral videos on Facebook with an insanely talented saxophone players serenading New York City subway stations and thought to yourself “wow, these guys are filled with pure talent. They better get a big break!” While thankfully they have been discovered and they are known as the band Too Many Zooz and you now have a chance to see these viral video stars in action! The New York based trio plays brass music and is now world renowned and is even more sensational live in concert. Their warmth and charisma shine through their brass music and will leave you filled with pure joy and perhaps a newfound love for instrumental music. With a lineup filled with primarily electronic music, seeing Too Many Zooz will be a breath of fresh air while being highly entertaining.
Any Electric Forest Veteran could tell you that each year the crowd gets bigger and bigger. Both attendees and staff have expressed concern about overcrowding, litter and tickets selling out too quickly. With the expansion of Electric Forest to two weekends the capacity of each weekend will shrink by about 10% the capacity of E-forest 2016. Weekend 1 will be held on June 22-25 and weekend two will be held on June 29- July 2nd.
We have heard a lot of complaints about Electric Forest being split up to two weekends but the change hasn’t dampered our spirits in the least. No matter what changes to scheduling have been made we can’t help but feel excited to once again take over the forest. Year after year Electric Forest draws in one of the most friendly, considerate and entertaining crowds of any festival in the world. Just look at the Electric Forest facebook page and you will find people organizing meetups, offering to share rides and genuinely friendly to each other.
When asked what their favorite part about the crowd at Electric forest is like these veterans had this to say:
“There's literally every type of person there. Whether from out of state, country, nationality, in costume, performer, shy or easily approachable, you can find at least 1 of each kind of person in those magical woods. The ultimate place to lose yourself and find yourself in a completely different light by the end of the weekend.” - Amber Barber
“What is awesome about the crowd at Electric Forest is how so many different people become in sync with each other.” - Alissa Norris
No other festival manages to draw both EDM fans and their more laidback and groovy cousins, Jam Band lovers, together in a collision of super-friendly party people. With a lineup featuring The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, My Morning Jacket and Flume plenty of die-hards fans are bound to attend. We’re not sure if it’s the attitude of becoming one with nature or maybe it's simply that the crowd this festival draws is full of kind-hearted people but one thing we know for sure is that the people are what make this festival worth going too
At Electric Forest the people go out of their way to make sure everyone is safe and having good time. Not only do they care about the people but they look after the forest as well. Electric Forest attendees know that nothing is more sacred than preserving the forest for the animals, the planet and future generations to enjoy. Insomniac and Madison House productions make sure to allow the attendees participate in a variety of ways to give back to the community including Electricology which rewards people for recycling and helping clean up the camp sites (https://www.electricforestfestival.com/participate/plug-in/electricology/).
We can’t wait to see what kind of friends we make. Whether it’s at the campground where you will find people setting up hammock forts amongst the trees, your tent neighbor chugging beer from a funnel or while inside the venue at one of the forests many attractions. Unfortunately weekend 1 has already sold out you still have a chance to join in the celebration by attending weekend 2. We know we won’t be missing Electric Forest this year, will you? Get your tickets here.
By Kevin Aliment
*photos are not property of Bass Feeds The Soul and belong to their respective owners*
The camp site at Electric Forest is the heart of the festival. Most people choose to stay in either the GA or VIP campaign area but you might not know that there’s another option. This year Insomniac Events and Madison House are offering campers the opportunity to join various groups in special camping zones. There are three special passes which you can purchase for $40.00 each which give you access to the Her Forest Group Camp, Electric Forces Camp and Camp Traction.
Her Forest Group Camp is a camp which is dedicated to women who are camping alone or in small groups. The goal of this group is to create a safe community for women to camp together. It will provide experienced and inexperienced festival goers alike with a group of friends during the festival weekend and group leaders to watch out for everybody. Her Forest also offers a variety of activities with the intention to create a supportive and empowering environment including Meet-ups, Women's circles and Closing circles which is open to all genders.
On weekend 1 there will be a special curated event to discover women performers including producers, artists, dance groups and more who entered a video contest on the Electric Forest website. The winner will receive a 15-45 minute set time for performing at Electric Forest as well as an Artist festival wristbands, including camping, for performing act members for the first weekend of Electric Forest and a $250 travel stipend. On Weekend 2 there will be Artist Panel which features a variety of women speaking about empowerment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV0yAy-LHm8 ( Video Explaining Her Forest)
Campers also have the option is to buy a pass to the Electric Forces camp which is an opportunity for military members, veterans and their friends and families to camp together; there is also the option to buy a pass to Camp Traction, a clean and sober camp, where members are offered support in their decision to attend Electric Forest without drugs or alcohol. This group offers a sober environment and twice per day support meetings to its members.
Whether you choose to stay in the GA camping or sign up for one of the special campsites there is no doubt of good times to come. Camping among the trees is at Electric Forest is what dreams are made of. Space is limited so if you want to join a group sign up here (https://www.electricforestfestival.com/tickets/ga/group-camping/#her-forest-veteran-sober-camps) And if you still haven't gotten camping passes you can buy them here. ( https://www.electricforestfestival.com/tickets/ga/ )
By Kevin Aliment
*Photos are not property of Bass Feeds The Soul and belong to their respective owners*
The perfect coalition of music and conscious living, Sonic Bloom has provided attendees an unrivaled experience of transformational fun for over ten years. This year’s festival takes place June 15th-18th during the Summer Solstice of 2017.Read More
Lightning in a Bottle is a festival nested in the valleys of Bradley, California that brings people from from and wide to participate in a four days of conscious partying! Not only does the festival offer amazing music, they also offer some incredible experiences that allow you to work hands on in a workshop setting exploring, art, music, movement, and more! Here are some of the experiences we're excited to have at LIB when we're not groovin' on the dance floor!
1. The Sculpture
2. The Tea Dome
3. Mova Gallery 360Dome.Pro Experience
4. The Amori Casino & Burlesque for some late night fun!
5. Thing to Get Fast & Furious at the Soap Box Derby!
6. Getting cleaned up and beautified at the Do-Over beauty salon!
7. Meeting our match at late night speed dating
8. Getting lit at the public fire circle!
9. Learning some healthy lifestyle tips at the Learning Kitchen!
10. Getting Boosted at the Doctor at The Grand Artique to get a vitamin B Shot to keep us going all weekend long!
With everything that Lightning in a Bottle has to offer, make sure you go out and explore! We can't wait to see everything that it has to offer!
***Photos are not property of Bass Feeds The Soul and belong to their respective owners***
Shaky Beats Music Festival was hands down one of the most entertaining festivals I’ve seen in quite some time. With perfect up and coming artists to compliment a scenic Centennial Olympic Park, this festival was extremely well executed in just about every aspect imaginable. With three stages situated throughout the festival grounds, every act was within a 10 minute walk of one another with various amenities and concessions thoughtfully placed along each major road. Shaky Beats brought together the hottest electronic acts for 3 days of a jam packed memorable weekend full of positivity, love, and connection. With so many smiling faces and evident jubilation there was never a dull moment on this unforgettable weekend in the welcoming city of Atlanta. Situated within walking distance from downtown ATL, Shaky Beats was extremely accessible yet very conscious of all that was going on in the city aside from the music festival. The promoters of this event did a phenomenal job at organizing all the licenses necessary to ensure a smooth and swift weekend.
Out of all the festivals I’ve attended, I can honestly say that I had little to no complaints at all. With various AirBnB’s located anywhere from 1-20 miles outside of the festival, traveling accommodations were not only affordable, but well worth the value. Seeing as this was not a camping festival, it was interesting to watch town of ATL enjoy a huge boom in millennial business come May 5th. Additionally, Shaky Beats organizers made sure that everyone had a safe, relaxing way to unwind from the craziness of each day. With perfectly orchestrated afterparties from artists such as Illenium, Slushii, Kaskade, Snails, Said the Sky, Ganja White Night, Mija, and Galantis (see full sets at the bottom of the article) the organizers of this event did a great job at shifting the festival madness from the outdoor park to various indoor venues to keep the city at bay during the early hours of the morning.
It’s difficult to properly highlight all the sets that stood out so in this article I’m going to do my very best to hype artists that I feel are well worth noticing for when they come by a town near you. With so much talent taking place over the course of one weekend, it’s nearly impossible to give each and every artists the respect and promotion they deserve. I would like to point out that every single artist on the bill treated the crowd and the festival as a whole with the utmost respect. Seeing as this was one of the first festivals of the season, every act came prepared with loads of unreleased material to compliment new sets and takes on previous work. Shaky Beats delivered, in my opinion, the strongest electronic lineup for a mid-sized festival in quite some time. Rivaling festivals such as Moonrise, Euphoria, and Camp Bisco, Shaky Beats stood out for it’s ability to provide a modern twist on the festival stigmas we have all come to know. The acts on this bill are sure to be the biggest influencers in electronic music over the course of the next few years and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if an act that opened one of the days was headlining the festival a few years down the road.
As far as sets from Day 1 go, every act kicked off the festival with an incredible strong set. Whether it was the live set from Crywolf to kick off the Piedmont stage or Ekali laying down a hard hitting trap/future bass set on the Peachtree set or even rising future bass sensations ARMNHMR leading off the Ponce de Leon, it was evident from the very start that this weekend was going to be nothing short of spectacular. Festival goers started flooding in around 5PM and by 8PM the festival was jam packed with millennials of all ages and interests. It was truly inspiring to see thousands of people getting down to Boombox Cartel’s incredibly riveting set only to walk a few minutes over to Said the Sky’s live set and see fans supporting this up and comer with the utmost respect. As the day progressed with sets from Party Favor, Ganja White Night, and Alison Wonderland, you literally could not go wrong being at any stage of the festival.
Although there were slight overlaps in these time slots, the festival was laid out perfectly to allow you to catch every single act that you wanted. RL Grime filled up the MainStage at 8PM as he debuted his newest original “Reims” live for the first time and with Bonobo and the Knocks performing across the festival grounds, it was so reassuring to know that even if you were sick of such a big crowd that you could easily walk to another stage and enjoy great music with a little more room to dance. As always, Griz brought the heat and delivered a bunch of unreleased material to solidify himself as one of the most dominant acts in the game. The amount of Griz merchandise spotted throughout the festival was absolutely insane and just goes to show what a successful brand he’s developed with his motto of “Show Love Spread Love”. Followed by a jaw dropping afterparty from Illenium and Said the Sky, I would have to say that Day 1 was probably my favorite of the entire weekend. Despite the fact that Illenium wasn’t scheduled to perform until Saturday, he didn’t hold anything back and gave the fans a bunch of material off his newest album to compliment some of his favorite bangers ultimately taking form in one of the best afterparties I’ve been to in quite some time.
After such an incredible experience on Day 1 it was hard to contain your excitement for the rest of the weekend. I will admit that I was a little tired after so much smiling and dancing throughout the course of one day but I was ultimately energized and amped to see what the rest of the artists had in store for Saturday and Sunday. My favorite sets from Saturday came from Young Bombs, Modern Measure, Haywyre, Slushii, Illenium, and Gramatik. I’m not the biggest fan of house music so unfortunately Saturday didn’t move me as much as the previous day.
Check out Full Sets at the bottom of the article!
With that being said, there was a tremendous amount of diversity within the house music genre whether it be hard hitting deep house/trap hybrids from JOYRYDE or electro-pop anthems from Galantis or even old school progressive house masterpieces from the legend Kaskade himself. As mentioned above, the amount of musical diversity on every stage was unbelievable. To transition from future bass/electro-pop oriented Young Bombs to funk, soul filled live piano from Haywyre, to some of the heaviest dubstep around from Slushii ultimately climaxing in one of the most inspiring and unique live sets from Illenium, Saturday was nothing short of spectacular. I definitely didn’t have as much musical comfort as the previous day but there was always something worth seeing regardless of what stage you were at. With that being said, just because house music isn’t my cup of tea doesn’t mean it isn’t great! It was evident that these artists had huge draws and truthfully if the fans are enjoying the music that’s all you can really ask for from a festival. In my opinion too many festivals are trying to cater to one specific crowd which often cannibalizing any other genres that make their way onto the lineup. Shaky Beats did a phenomenal job at executing a diverse lineup that catered to every single person in attendance.
Sunday’s lineup closed out the festival with an absolute bang. By combining some of the heaviest acts in EDM with up and coming singer-song writers, Sunday’s bill took into account how everyone was feeling and provided a great balance between chill and hard hitting acts. Whether it was super laid back sets from acts like Echos, Little Dragon, Mutemath, or Wingtip to crazy dub/trap sets from Slander, Getter, LOUDPVCK, REZZ or Zed’s Dead, the last day of the festival engrained a positive memory in your mind. The energy towards sunset was at an all time high and it was clear that nobody wanted to festival to end. Luckily for those people, Shaky Beats managed to secure the biggest act in debatably all of music to close out the festival with a bang.
Despite all the negative rep the Chainsmokers have received, this closing set went to show exactly why this duo has skyrocketed to the top of every music chart out there. I’ve honestly never seen so many people at a single set and seeing as it was the final act of the festival, everyone in attendance made sure to give their all to the historic pop duo. Whether it was sensational remixes of their original tracks or throwback instrumentals such as Teach Me How to Dougie, the Chainsmokers displayed an immense amount of diversity and kept the haters at bay by being able to take the energy to an all time high and then keeping the vibe rolling for a chilled out rendition of various tracks off their debut album “Memories Do Not Open”. All in all, this was the perfect ending to a perfect weekend and despite what anyone else has to say, I will continue to support the Chainsmokers and all they’re doing for electronic music for years to come.
In conclusion, Shaky Beats Music Festival was nothing short of spectacular. If you’ve made it this far into the article I can tell that you have some interest in music festivals as a whole. As an avid fan of electronic music and a sometimes skeptic of music festivals as a whole, I can assure you that you can not go wrong with this festival in the future. I’ve attended pretty much every major music festival around the country and for my personal comfort this festival was perfect. I love being able to come back to a nice room with a shower after a day of dancing and Atlanta provided the perfect opportunity to do just this without having to worry about renting a car and driving a ridiculous distance to get to the festival. The acts on this bill perfectly catered to the crowd and whether you’re a single guy looking to find his soulmate or someone going with good friends to have a good time, I would strongly recommend this festival to younger generations getting into the idea of music festivals. To any parents who are scared of the concept of letting their children go to a music festival, rest assured that festivals such as Shaky Beats are doing a phenomenal job at creating a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for new comers to enjoy their first festival experiences with a peace of mind. I look forward to attending this festival next year and for anyone who was unable to attend, I strongly suggest looking away from overpopulated festivals such as Bonnarroo or Electric Forest and into festivals like Shaky Beats that heavily invest in picking the perfect acts to balance a strong lineup with a reasonably sized crowd.
Written By: Cooper Turley
OTHER SETS FROM SHAKY BEATS 2017:
Illenium After Party Full Set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNN4kmJiZYg&t=1643s
Said the Sky Full Set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zTtyfOoeoQ
Mayhem Partial Set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL5iTV5AWMU
Galantis 1/2 Set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Psqt9MZ1fM
One of Cincinnati’s most promising annual festivals is back and music lovers across the country are rejoicing over its beautifully curated and diverse lineup. PromoWest Productions went above and beyond this year in creating a lineup that has something to offer to virtually any avid fan of a wide variety of genres, ranging from EDM to Hip Hop and Rock. Music industry legends including Muse, Bassnectar, Wiz Khalifa, AFI, Pretty Lights, and Flogging Molly grace the lineup which is guaranteed to satisfy all your music needs while giving you the opportunity to branch out to new sounds as well.
The festival will be taking place from June 2-4 in downtown Cincinnati along the scenic Ohio River. It prides itself on offering an intimate experience for festival goers looking to see one of a kind artists while being infused in the city’s radiant culture and landscape. This year the festival grounds have a new and improved design consisting of 2 side stages and 2 main stages making it easier to navigate through and catch all your favorite acts.
With a convenient and striking location and a lineup that is a force to be reckoned with, you will not want to miss the chance to experience this standout festival! Tickets are available here. Tier 1 and 2 tickets are already sold out so grab them now before it’s too late!
Written by Arooj Mustansir
The preliminary round of tickets for Ultra Music Festival’s 20th anniversary in March 2018 are now on sale.
Available exclusively to those who registered in advance at ultramusicfestival.com, Tier 1 and Tier 2 tickets can be purchased for $299.95 and $329.95 respectively. Tier 3 tickets, priced at $349.95 will be available to all.
For the second year running, Ultra Music Festival has been voted the 'World's No.1 Festival' by DJ Mag voters. The world's most successful independent festival brand recently announced its expansion into China, India, and Australia, as well as a residency in Ibiza for its burgeoning RESISTANCE brand.
After another stunning sold out Miami edition, all eyes are now on next year's monumental 20th anniversary. As one of the longest running and most well documented music festivals of its generation, the 2018 edition will not be one to miss.
Tier 1 GA Tickets (Registration Only) – $299.95**
Tier 2 GA Tickets (Registration Only) – $329.95**
Tier 3 GA Tickets – $349.95**
VIP Tickets (Registration Only) – $1249.95**
VIP Tickets – $1499.95**
**Price Subject to Availability and does not include service charges,
state taxes and fees || Rain or Shine ||
All Sales Are Final || Standing Room Only || Lineup Subject to Change || Ages 18+ Only
Ultra Music Festival 2017 was the most successful edition to date, uniting over 165,000 fans over three days in the heart of Downtown Miami. Featuring surprise performances from the likes of Future, Louis Tomlinson, Kygo, Nicole Moudaber & many more, music fans were treated to the very best the electronic community has to offer. To celebrate year nineteen of the world-renowned festival, Charly Friedrichs AKA Final Kid has created 'ULTRA MIAMI MEMORIES 2017' viewable in 4K exclusively on UMFTV.
Soundtracked by Paris and Simo’s ‘Keep Me Close’, the short film was shot entirely on RED Digital Cameras for the first time by Friedrichs and his Final Kid team. The result is nothing short of spectacular, with the three-minute cinematic journey giving viewers the chance to witness both the city of Miami and Ultra Music Festival in all of its beauty.
The 20th anniversary of Ultra Music Festival takes place on March 23, 24 and 25, 2017, during Miami Music Week and is an 18+ event.
For further details and ticket information, head to ultramusicfestival.com.
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The beloved festival says goodbye to its home of fourteen years, Red Rocks Amphitheater and moves to Sports Authority Field at Mile High
DENVER, COLO. -- Global Dance has announced that for its fifteenth anniversary, Global Dance Festival will be moving to a new, expanded location at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. The largest annual summer music festival in the Rocky Mountain region will take place July 21-22nd.
Global Dance Festival has been a cornerstone of dance music in Colorado for over a decade. In a time when dance music was still underground, aficionados made the yearly pilgrimage to experience the show at one of the best venues in the world, Red Rocks Amphitheater. Before the time of mega-festivals, this yearly homecoming was unique across the nation, and has grown to be recognized by fans across the world. In this next chapter of the Global Dance Festival story it will move to a new home, allowing for the festival’s expansion to accommodate more than ever before and opening up a whole new realm of possibilities that can be built on for years to come.
For two electrifying days, attendees are welcomed to embark upon a new adventure and explore a massive playground as the grounds at Sports Authority Field at Mile High are transformed into a true, all-encompassing festival experience that includes multiple massive stages, larger production than ever before, food truck village, a carnival atmosphere complete with multiple rides and carnival games, silent disco, a huge decked out VIP village with private bars, bathrooms and lounge seating areas, shade zones, lockers, stage-side cabanas, an art park with massive installations and room for more attendees than ever.
The lineup for #GDF17 includes:
Friday, July 21: Hardwell, Kaskade, Louis The Child, Ganja White Night, Herobust, ASADI, Crywolf, Dabin, Ephwurd, Funtcase, Grandtheft, Kai Wachi, MIKNNA, Mt. Eden, Spock, Team EZY, The M Machine, Two Owls, Z-Trip, Audio X, Barraza Broz, TSA
Saturday July 22: Excision B2B Datsik, Porter Robinson, Zhu, Nero, Deorro, 3LAU, Green Velvet, Ben Gold, Bijou, Chris Lake, Crankdat, Grum, Kandy, Lost Kings, Saymyname, Spencer Brown, Zeke Beats, Adam Stark, Ecotek, Freddy Rule, Trajikk
+ More artists to be announced
Gates will be open at 3 p.m. each day. Two-day passes and single day GA and VIP tickets and payment plan options are on sale now from ticketmaster.com. For further information and ongoing updates, visit. www.globaldancefestival.com, and the official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
Global Dance Festival is produced by Global Dance and AEG Presents.
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LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, Insomniac revealed the most anticipated lineup of the 2017 festival season, featuring over 230 of the world’s leading dance music artists set to perform at the monumental 21stedition of Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in Las Vegas. From Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18, unforgettable sets will be heard from dusk till dawn across eight immersive stages and a parade of roaming art cars spread throughout Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The full list of eclectic acts can be found, here.
EDC’s iconic stages will feature once-in-a-lifetime performances from the likes of Alison Wonderland b2b Diplo b2b Jauz, a world exclusive set, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, RL Grime and Porter Robinson, live for the first time at EDC. Dozens of artists will make their EDC Las Vegas debut this June, from Cut Snake, DJ Khaled,Kygo, Griz, and Mija, to REZZ, RÜFÜS DU SOL and many more. Fans will also see the premiere of the brand new quantumVALLEYDreamstate stage, dedicated to the best sounds in trance, whileFactory 93 will host the neonGARDEN stage for the first time, with takeovers by labels MoodZONE, Paradise and Drumcode.
Insomniac’s lively roaming art cars will also bring the sounds of a specially curated roster of artists, hosted by the collectives Brownies & Lemonade, Desert Hearts, Monstercat, Psytribe and Trap Nation.
North America’s largest dance music festival returns to the picturesque desert this summer, offering fans the opportunity to come together for a multi-sensory experience unlike any other. The 1,000-acre speedway will come to life with vibrant visuals and imaginative installations as over 230 international artists create an exhilarating musical journey for three nights. Eight innovative stage designs will illuminate the grounds featuring unmatched production, costumed performers, stunning pyrotechnics and beautiful firework displays. Insomniac’s mobile Art Cars will roam the festival while Headliners from all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and beliefs, unite Under the Electric Sky where “All Are Welcome.”
A limited number of tickets are still available for EDC Las Vegas 2017. To purchase your tickets and to stay up-to-date on the latest news regarding EDC Las Vegas, head to
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EDC Week venues across the Las Vegas Strip will host over 100 artists and more than 60 events during the weeklong celebration of the 21st annual Electric Daisy Carnival
Purchase tickets to each show and see the full week of events here
LAS VEGAS, NV – Insomniac, the production company behind North America’s largest and most innovative dance music festival, has revealed the final phase of amazing parties taking over the Las Vegas Strip during EDC Week 2017, June 12 – 19. Leading up to EDC Las Vegas, over 100 eclectic DJs and producers will perform across more than 60 events at the best day clubs, pool parties and nightclubs Las Vegas has to offer. EDC Week phase three events include:
Thursday, June 15
- Bingo Players, Jonas Blue, Grandtheft & Henry Fong – Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
- DJ Esco – Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
- Electric BBQ – DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
- Featuring The Magician & Solardo
Friday, June 16
- RÜFÜS DU SOL & Friends – Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
- Featuring RÜFÜS DU SOL (dj set), MK, Cut Snake, Cassian, Dena Amy & Special Guest TBA
- Boys Noize – REHAB Beach Club at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
- Schoolboy Q – Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
- Steve Powers – LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
Saturday, June 17
- Jamie Jones & Green Velvet – DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay
- Morgan Page – LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
- Rae Sremmurd – Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
- Zeds Dead, Louis The Child and TroyBoi – Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Sunday, June 18
- Adventure Club, Audien, & Valentino Khan – Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
- Audiotistic Pool Party – REHAB Beach Club at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
- Featuring K?D, Madeon, Seven Lions, Trippy Turtle
- DJ Franzen – Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
- Flume – DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
See the full list of EDC Week events and purchase tickets atwww.EDCWeek.com.
During EDC Week, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be illuminated Under the Electric Sky for the 21st annual Electric Daisy Carnival, June 16 – 18. As the desert sun sets, 400,000 dance music fans will enter into a three-day celebration of culture promoting love, acceptance and self-expression. Headliners will be treated to a world of carnival rides wrapped in neon, massive feats of innovative stage designs, interactive art installations, towering speakers with booming bass, roaming Art Cars, perfectly-timed pyrotechnics and more. The official EDC Las Vegas 2017 Lineup will be announced soon.
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Loveland, CO: The ARISE Music Festival has revealed the addition of Beats Antique and Break Science to the 2017 lineup along with world-renowned visual artist Android Jones. Featuring 200+ performances and presentations across seven stages, the summer camping festival experience will mark its 5th Year Celebration at the beautiful Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado this August 4-6.
The lineup additions are just a few exciting announcements to an already diverse music lineup that includes Atmosphere, TIPPER, Ani DiFranco, Rising Appalachia, The Expendables and Brother Ali to name a few. The festival will announce two additional headliners this May.
ARISE Music Festival
August 4-6, 2017
Sunrise Ranch, Loveland CO
Designated "worldbeat pioneers" by the Sacramento Bee -- Beats Antique is a masterful merge of modern technology, live instrumentation, and seductive live sets. Performing under the canopy of live electronica and world roots their music is built of brass bands and glitch, string quartets and dubstep - an unlikely pairing that is both mesmerizing and unique.
Raised and influenced by the rhythm and culture of New York City, Break Science fuses generations of the city's rich musical legacy with their deep-rooted connection to hip-hop for a refreshingly original take on electronic music. Once called a "mélange of genres" by VIBE Magazine, the duo has carved out a cult following of fans nationwide and a solid Colorado base.
Best described as a “digital painter,” Android Jones is well known for his many layered, psychedelic works and live performances using a custom built digital setup. He participated in the Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well Tour, and his projected work has been seen on the Sydney Opera House and the Empire State Building. Jones will lead a presentation in the permanent 400 seat air-conditioned dome during the event, along with providing his trademark visuals during select sets at the festival.
Early bird ticket pricing is set to end Sunday, May 14th at 11:59PM. Additionally, a selection of VIP and upgraded camping options are available at the official website. For all of the current information about the festival including the lineup and event details check out AriseFestival.com
North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled to reveal the artist lineup for its eighth annual year, taking place on the sprawling grass of Chicago’s Union Park from Friday, September 1 to Sunday, September 3, 2017! Featuring incredible tree-dotted views of the city skyline, and 80 unbeatable performances from all corners of the creative pool, “Summer’s Last Stand” is music lovers’ chance to end the season on a high note.
Single Day, 3-Day and VIP Tickets Are On Sale Now at northcoastfestival.com! Layaway plans are also available for just $45 down for General Admission, and $55 down for VIP.
For fans of bombastic hip hop, high-flying electronic rhythms and crooning jam bands, Coasties can look forward to an experience that provides something for everyone. Headlining the festival on Friday will be a back-to-back set from electronic music legends DEADMAU5 and ERIC PRYDZ, joining forces to bring their monumental house and techno creations to the main stage, and international hip hop figure GUCCI MANE, coming on the heels of his 10th studio album release The Return of East Atlanta Santa. On Saturday, reggae prodigy DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY, instrumental electronic rock ensemble SOUND TRIBE SECTOR 9 (STS9), and champion of Chipotle and wild bass heaters CARNAGE will end the evening in extraordinary style and spectacle. Finally, eclectic alt-rock heroes WEEN, iconic electronic composer TIPPER and a soon to be announced SPECIAL SURPRISE HEADLINER will close out the weekend on Sunday.
In addition to the headliners, North Coast continues to host a thrilling roster of artists from a variety of genres each day. Kicking off Day 1 will be soulful electronic creator BONOBO playing LIVE alongside a full band, up-and-coming jokester rapper LIL DICKY, Boston-based funk family LETTUCE, and groovy hip hop instrumentalists BADBADNOTGOOD. A second surprise guest will be announced at later date, along with New Orleans nu jazz collective THE RUSS LIQUID TEST, left-of-center singer songwriter HARRISON BROME, Midwest-based rapper WEBSTERX, multi-talented jazz and hip hop singer AKENYA, and Chicago's resident laidback DJ EDAMAME.
Day 2 will see live sets from half of the legendary hip hop duo Outkast, BIG BOI, cover band responsible for the Grateful Dead's greatest hits JOE RUSSO'S ALMOST DEAD, and electro-soul composer MANIC FOCUS with his accompanying band, coming off his newest album Mind Rising, along with a raucous rap performance from steadily rising hip hop extraordinaire POST MALONE. Attendees can also look forward to the vocal-centered dance music flyers of DON DIABLO and acclaimed R&B storytellers TANK AND THE BANGAS. Completing the Saturday roster will be A TRIBE CALLED RED, WHETHAN, SPAFFORD, SUNSQUABI, LONDON ON DA THE TRACK, GOLDFISH, SAINT WKND, and CARLILE.
Day 3 will be graced by performances from U.K. grime figurehead SKEPTA, prominent dance music duo HIPPIE SABOTAGE, and three more surprise guests. Other acts include creator of the West Coast's HARD series DESTRUCTO, hip hop originators THE COOL KIDS, and additional sets by acts ELEPHANTE, ELECTRIC GUEST, LATE NIGHT RADIO, VALLIS ALPS, KASBO and Chicago’s own RICH JONES.
As waves of joy and excitement wash over us all, attendees can look forward to North Coast’s five surprise artists, painters for the heralded Live Graffiti Area and the DJ lineup for the Silent Disco and the House Dome, which will be revealed over the coming weeks! Don’t miss out and follow North Coast on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and announcements.
An independent, family-run, leave-no-trace event, the ARISE Festival takes place over three days at Sunrise Ranch, a 350-acre organic farm and retreat center, located in a stunning Colorado mountain valley just west of the town of Loveland. Recognized as more than a music festival, ARISE offers a range of activities such as workshops, enriching yoga classes, provocative documentary films and panel discussions, art installations, live painters and art gallery, performance artists and theme camps. ARISE also offers “interactive villages” including a Children’s Village, Food Truck Village, Vending Village, Healers Village, Hemp Village, Wisdom Village and a Solution’s Village, showcasing ecological and social justice solutions with practical on-site demonstrations designed to make our world a better place.
The consummate summer camping festival for conscientious music fans --- ARISE is renowned for bold and progressive “global cooling” initiatives, such as a long-held commitment to planting one tree with every ticket sold, staging a pre-festival permaculture training, local sourcing, an organic farmer’s market in the campground, and a leave-no-trace ethos.
Tucked away in a private, majestic valley surrounded by a sweeping red rock landscape and consistently near perfect pastel summer skies, the ARISE Festival site at Sunrise Ranch is also conveniently located within 65 miles from Denver and Denver International Airport, close to Boulder, neighboring Fort Collins and surrounding communities.
Widely regarded as "Colorado's Best Festival,” ARISE has received accolades from national media outlets such as Rolling Stone Magazine. Rated among the nation’s top destination summer music festivals by BuzzFeed News and Orbitz, ARISE consistently receives rave reviews for the quality of the overall festival experience.
The ARISE Music Festival upholds a fundamental commitment to musical diversity highlighting acts that range from hip-hop to electronic, bluegrass to reggae, funk to soul, folk to rock 'n' roll. Previous years have featured performances including Jurassic 5, Ziggy Marley, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Galactic and The Polish Ambassador as well as groundbreaking performances from up-and-coming artists, both national and regional.
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Summer Set Music & Camping Festival (SSMF) is thrilled to announce the 2017 artist lineup for its sixth annual installment! The festival will return to the Somerset Amphitheater on Friday, August 11 through Sunday, August 13, where attendees are invited to experience a truly unforgettable weekend of camping and fun under the sun in the picturesque fields of Somerset, Wisconsin.
This year’s headliners include the infamous bass music duo ZEDS DEAD (Friday), coming hot off the heels of their highly acclaimed 2016 debut LP Northern Lights, the chart-topping pioneer of dance-pop ZEDD (Saturday), heading to Summer Set fresh off his ACLU benefit concert, and the undisputed master of funk GRiZ (Sunday), still reeling from the success of his 2016-released studio album Good Will Prevail.
A wide spectrum of heavyweight acts include hybrid hip hop pair RUN THE JEWELS, deadly South African beat scientists DIE ANTWOORD, grandfather of trap music RL GRIME, Canadian dubstep powerhouse DATSIK, fiery up-and-coming hip hop star POST MALONE, champion of melodic dance music SEVEN LIONS, and energetic UK bass producer ZOMBOY.
Additional notable acts include soft-serve extraordinaire and rising dance music hero SLUSHII, vomitstep pioneer SNAILS, live electronic trio KEYS N KRATES, mysterious masked house wizard MALAA, acclaimed genre-bending beat maker responsible for the hit single "Thief"OOKAY, twisted scientist of dark and thrilling creations WOLFGANG GARTNER, ghoulish experimenter of bass music’s many forms GHASTLY, and founder of the West Coast’s HARD series DESTRUCTO. Alongside them fans will experience performances by soulful live beat crafter BIG WILD, coming off his celebrated 2017 EP Invincible, Brooklyn’s own explorer of futuristic feels and fire beats SPACE JESUS, the superman of off-the-wall bass music blissBLEEP BLOOP, groove-blasting trumpet maestro RUSS LIQUID and many more!
Known for showcasing an eclectic mix of hip hop, indie, and jam-style artists alongside some of electronic dance music’s most sought after producers and DJs, Summer Set continues to deliver a legendary and diverse lineup year after year. In 2016, Summer Set provided all-in-one ticketing options for the first time ever, and this year, festival-goers will have another chance to lock in their festival tickets and camping accommodations with one swift payment.
Festival Camping and VIP tickets are now on sale! Head over to summersetfestival.com to secure your tickets at the lowest available price.
In the coming weeks, fans can expect official after party announcements and the release of single day tickets. For the most updated information regarding Summer Set 2017, visitsummersetfestival.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.
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Experience a full week of dance music’s top artists at the city’s most popular day and night clubs taking over the Las Vegas Strip June 12-19
See the full lineup of events and purchase tickets here
LAS VEGAS, NV – Insomniac has unveiled the second phase of EDC Week events taking over the premier venues in Las Vegas fromJune 12-19, culminating with the 21st annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in Las Vegas. Over 30 artists and 15 incredible shows have been added to the weeklong schedule of pool parties, nightclub events, concerts and more. Passes to each EDC Week event can be purchased here.
Insomniac’s dedicated genre brands will host their signature and debut parties, including the eclectic Audiotistic, the hardstyle focused Basscon, the dubstep and bass driven Bassrush, the first dedicated trance brand in the U.S., Dreamstate, and the deep house, tech and tech house inspired Factory 93. The latest additions to the EDC Week 2017 lineup include:
Monday, June 12
● Duke Dumont – XS Nightclub at Encore Las Vegas (EDC Week Opening Party)
Thursday, June 15
● Basscon Pool Party – Stratosphere Pool at Stratosphere Hotel and Casino
● Bassrush Massive – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
o Featuring Andy C, Datsik, Ed Rush & Optical, Flux Pavilion, Kai Wachi, Riot, Zomboy
● Bassrush Pool Party – Rehab Beach Club at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
o Featuring Borgore, Valentino Khan, and more to be announced
● Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Encore Beach Club at Encore Las Vegas
● Dreamstate Pool Party – Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
o Featuring MaRLo, Markus Schulz, ATB, Ben Nicky and Ruben De Ronde
● Dreamstate Presents – TAO Nightclub at The Venetian Las Vegas
o Featuring Vini Vici, John O’Callaghan, Aly & Fila, Paul van Dyk and Solarstone
● Factory 93 Dark Water – DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
o Featuring Chris Liebing, Nicole Moudaber and Pan-Pot
Friday, June 16
● Dillon Francis – Intrigue Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas
● Kygo – XS Nightclub at Encore Las Vegas
● Yellow Claw – Surrender Nightclub at Encore Las Vegas
Saturday, June 17
● 3LAU – Rehab Beach Club at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
● Flosstradamus – Intrigue Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas
● Marshmello – XS Nightclub at Encore Las Vegas
● RL Grime – Surrender Nightclub at Encore Las Vegas
For the full list of EDC Week events, tickets, exclusive tables for select EDC Week events, and hotel reservations at the top hotel properties in Las Vegas visit EDCWeek.com.
EDC Las Vegas returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a three-day celebration Under the Electric Sky on Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18. More than 400,000 dance music fans will embark on a journey filled with intricately costumed performers, awe-inspiring new stage designs, dazzling visual and pyrotechnic displays, carnival rides, art installations, mobile Art Cars and more.
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