Late shows announced from Governors’ artists …. Secret Solstice releases full lineup with one mystery guest … A Tennessee tribute for Superjam at Bonnaroo … Lockn’ locks in schedule and additions to lineup …. BPM sets date for 10th time in Mexican jungle … Music Tastes Good festival to serve Iron and Wine … Laurelive adds more tickets … Final headliner at Summerfest announced … Hotel pools to fill Splash House.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Great Stage Park, Manchester, Tenn.
June 10, 2012
Mac Miller, Eagles Of Death Metal, Vince Staples and Against Me! are among the artists performing after the lights go out at Governors Ball.
The Governors Ball After Dark series features artists at the festival taking the stage at various venues late at night throughout New York City and Brooklyn, N.Y. May 31 to June 5.
The shows planned before the main festival kicks off June 3 are Catfish and the Bottlemen playing Studio at Webster Hall on May 31, Bat For Lashes at St. Ann & The Holy Trinity June 1 and three shows on June 2: Bully at Arlene’s Grocery; Bob Moses at Output; and Joey Bada$$ at Irving Plaza.
Tickets to these shows are already on sale and more information is available at GovernorsBallMusicFestival.com.
Let there be light! Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival promises 72 hours of nonstop sun and music and has announced a final lineup for the June 16-19 celebration.
Radiohead takes the stage June 17, Deftones and Die Antwoord June 18 and Iceland’s own Of Monsters And Men June 19. The headliner for June 16 is still a secret, but 2015’s surprise guest was Busta Rhymes.
Rock En Seine Festival, Paris, France
August 22, 2014
170 artists are booked to play at the event with numerous stages and dance areas. Recent announcements tacked on 42 more names, including AD/D, Serge Devant, Osunlade, Pavane, Paul Brown and Sinistarr.
There are all kinds of VIP and special packages available for the festival that recently made headlines for its famous $1 million ticket. More information is available at SecretSolstice.is.
Superjam, the collaborative showcase at Bonnaroo, has announced its musical director as Kamasi Washington and will include the likes of Miguel, Griz, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Devonte Hynes, Vulfpeck, The Internet and Chicano Batman.
The organizing theme for this year’s jam will be the festival’s home state of Tennessee, and will feature the works of native sons BB King and Justin Timberlake.
Past years have given Bonnaroo audiences such unique performances as Skrillex performing alongside Damian Marley or Les Claypool teaming up with Gogol Bordello to honor the enigmatic Tom Waits.
Tickets to Bonnaroo, being held June 9-12, are available at Bonnaroo.com.
Joins Robert DeLong at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.
April 15, 2016
The schedule for Lockn’ has been released. Headliners Phish will be playing Aug. 26 and 28, while Ween will hold down the Aug. 25 headline slot and My Morning Jacket will perform Aug. 27.
The unique jam and collaboration-based festival added Peter Wolf, Khruangbin and The Wailers to the roster, with the groups playing on the 26, 27 and 28 respectively. The bill also includes Umphrey’s McGee and Vulfpeck on Aug. 25.
Lockn’ is known for its unique collaborations and this year’s performance features Doobie Decibel System, which includes members of Ratdog, ALO, Primus and Phil Lesh & Friends. The event will also be the first live set from Circle Around the Sun.
Bear Creek Music & Art Festival, Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, Fla.
November 15, 2014
The festival takes place in Arrington, Va., and tickets are on sale at LocknFestival.com.
Dance music festival BPM has set plans for its next installment Jan. 6-15 in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.
The lineup hasn’t been announced yet, but 2016’s 10-day party had 430 artists and was nominated for a slew of awards. The event takes place in a rural environment, allowing festivalgoers to connect to the Mexican jungle in between sets.
The next show will mark the 10th anniversary of the festival and a trailer for a documentary about BPM will be released in June. The name of the event comes from its original purpose to serve bartenders, promoters and musicians.
Information about BPM can be found at TheBPMfestival.com.
The Specials, Iron & Wine, Sylvan Esso, Squeeze, De La Soul, Dr. Dog, Warpaint, Gallant and Rx Bandits are all ready to satisfy audiences' appetites for delicious sounds at the Music Tastes Good festival.
MTG is set for Sept. 23-25 in downtown Long Beach, Calif. and is sponsored by radio station KCRW.
The event aims to unite food and music lovers with a broad selection of special food events to complement the musical palette, with a music/food block party, VIP farm-to-table dinner and a Bloody Mary brunch.
Long Beach locals have the chance to purchase discounted tickets and VIP packages are also on sale.
Tickets are available now, and most of the performers take the stage on Saturday Aug. 24, so if you go for the one-day pass, that day is pricier. Head to mtglb.co for more information.
Cleveland, Ohio’s Laurelive festival has made more single-day tickets available for the second day of the event.
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, Calif.
August 16, 2015
Tickets for June 12 were moving very fast, Elevation Group president Denny Young said, so it was decided to release more. The festival includes O.A.R., Grace Potter, Michael Franti, Andy Grammer, Elle King and X Ambassadors as headliners.
Laurelive is a collaboration between Elevation Group and Laurel School, and independent, all-girls school in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
Tickets to the event are on sale now at LaureLive.com.
Milwaukee’s Summerfest will host Pitbull with special guest Prince Royce June 30 at the Marcus Amphitheater.
Prior to this, the amphitheater’s final star was a mystery. The Wisconsin shindig will be a warmup for the boys before they embark for the Bad Man Tour, which kicks of July 6 in Fresno, Calif.
The festival bills itself as the world’s largest music festival and is set to host Paul McCartney, Selena Gomez, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Alabama Shakes, Tim McGraw, Blink-182, Luke Bryan, Def Leppard, Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, Sting and Peter Gabriel.
The presale for Pitbull’s performance starts May 12 at 10 a.m. CDT. The general onsale begins May 14 at 10 a.m. CDT and includes Summerfest admission. Check out Summerfest.com for more details.
ODESZA( DJ set), Gorgon City, Guy Gerber, Justin Martin and Snakehips are set to make waves at Splash House June 10-12 in Palm Springs, Calif.
The pool party festival is set in the beautiful Southern California desert, but is held at hotels with luxury accomodations. The host hotels this year are the Saguaro and the Riviera, the latter of which has two pools/stages and will be a feature venue for the first time.
There will also be after-hours parties and side-events such as balcony-decorating contests.
Tickets are on sale now. Learn more at SplashHouse.com.