Northern Invasion 2018

Northern Invasion 2018 will be bigger and better than ever with over 12 hours of music per day from the biggest and best rock bands on three stages, as well as a top tier camping experience. The Northern Invasion Good Eats area includes food offerings from top regional and national restaurants and vendors.

The festival is produced by AEG Presents and Danny Wimmer Presents and is part of the World’s Loudest Month concert series, which features the biggest names in rock music performing in six U.S. events in distinct atmospheres during five consecutive weekends in April and May of 2018.

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Way Out West 2018

Way Out West is a three-day music festival held in Gothenburg, Sweden, during August that plays host to a variety of popular music artists mainly from the rock, electronic and hip-hop genres. The main festival is complimented with the club concept Stay Out West which features after-hours gigs at various venues around the city.

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Today in music: On this Day December 10, 2004

One of three RCA microphones used by radio station KWKH for the historic Elvis Presley appearance at the Louisiana Hayride was sold for $37,500. The microphone was one of three used during 50 performances by Elvis Presley when he performed for the radio show in Shreveport from 1954 to 1956.

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Main Square Festival 2018

The Main Square Festival is an annual international music festival organized by Live Nation which takes place in the first week-end of July in Arras, France. Created in 2004 by France Leduc Productions, the festival rose to one of the major music events of the country, attracting worldwide famous bands and stars.

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Corona Capital Gadalajara 2018

The Corona Capital Festival has established itself as the most important international music gathering in Mexico. Since its birth in 2010, Corona Capital has grown with its public; created a unique space to gather the talent of emerging bands, acts at the peak of success and legends with consecrated careers, which has resulted in the necessary maturity to expand their horizons and carry out their first day outside of Mexico City. Now, after eight editions in Mexico City, Corona Capital expands to Guadalajara.

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Punk Rock Bowling 2018

For the past 20 years, no music festival has carved out as distinct a niche as Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival. Started in 1999 by Shawn and Mark Stern, the brothers behind BYO Records, as well as founding members of the legendary Los Angeles punk band Youth Brigade, Punk Rock Bowling is one of the few events where the music is just as important as camaraderie—and a little friendly competition. And for its 20th-anniversary celebration, Punk Rock Bowling is going for broke.

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Treefort Music Fest 2018

Entering it’s seventh year, Treefort Music Fest has become a staple to the music scene in Boise and the Pacific North West, bringing thousands of well established and emerging international and national acts to the fest.

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HAVEN Festival 2018

HAVEN Festival is curated by Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner (The National), Claus Meyer and Mikkel Borg Bjergsø (Mikkeller).

They have teamed up to create new experiences from their own art forms, namely beer, food, art and music, bringing these ingredients together at one festival. Each experience strives to be independent, sensitive, and is carefully handpicked to support the next.

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Benicàssim Festival 2018

FIB Benicàssim 2018 will take place in Benicàssim, on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, between Valencia and Barcelona from July 19 to July 22.

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Oya Festival 2018

Norway’s premier music festival Øya returns next summer to the beautiful Tøyenparken, Oslo from August 7th – 11th 2018. From humble beginnings, Øya has cemented its enviable reputation as one of the most critically respected events in the summer music calendar, presenting audiences with tastefully curated, out of the ordinary billings. One of the world’s most green events, Øya has also become the benchmark in sustainable practices and standards for festivals the world over.

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Levitation 2018

Levitation celebrates 10 groundbreaking years with its return to downtown Austin, TX for 2018. For the past ten years, the independent gathering has grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed, full weekend destination — offering once-in-a-lifetime lineups with programming spanning continents and decades.

Levitation takes over Austin’s Red River District on Thursday, April 26 through Sunday, April 29. Venues include Stubb’s, The Mohawk, Barracuda, Empire Control Room, Cheer Up Charlies, Emo’s and more. 2018 will utilize the Austin clubs that have helped cultivate the city’s unique and legendary music scene – bringing a more intimate experience, with longer sets from headliners alongside all the conveniences of the city.

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Moogfest 2018

Moogfest is the synthesis of music, art and technology. Since 2004, Moogfest has brought together artists, futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, scientists and musicians. By day, Moogfest is a platform for conversation and experimentation. By night, Moogfest presents cutting-edge music in venues throughout the city. This mind-expanding conference attracts creative and technology enthusiasts for four days of participatory programming in Durham, North Carolina. Performing artists include early pioneers in electronic music, alongside pop and avant-garde experimentalists of today.

The 2018 lineup is led by female, non-binary, and transgender artists, including a keynote conversation with privacy rights and political transparency activist Chelsea Manning on The Future of Creativity.

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Buku Music + Art Project 2018

BUKU Music + Art Project is a New Orleans based two-day music and arts festival founded in 2012 by Winter Circle Productions and held annually at Mardi Gras World. BUKU considers itself to be a boutique event that delivers a big festival punch without compromising its house-party vibe. BUKU seeks to serve as a platform for the intersection of pop culture and the New Orleans underground arts community, and combines international musicians with local food vendors, local visual artists, and various surprise pop-up street performers throughout the site. BUKU’s musical tastes have been a relatively even mix of electronic dance music, hip hop music, and indie rock featuring past performances.

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Carolina Rebellion 2018

Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Presents are bringing a diverse and unprecedented music lineup to the 8th annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC on Friday, May 4th, Saturday, May 5th, and Sunday, May 6th, 2018.

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Las Rageous Music Festival 2018

After a successful debut in 2017, which drew rock and metal fans from around the world with sellout crowds of 10,000 each day, Las Rageous returns for its second year on Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st. The two-day music festival created by Live Nation will take over two square blocks, in the heart of iconic downtown Las Vegas at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.

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Fort Rock Festival 2018

Monster Energy Fort Rock moves to its new home at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida, in greater Fort Lauderdale, expanding its capacity and providing an enhanced festival experience. In association with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Hello Sunny Underground Music program, South Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience features rock’s top artists performing on two stages during the 2-day festival.

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Electric Forest 2018

Electric Forest Festival is an eight-day, two-weekend, multi-genre event with a focus on electronic and jam band genres, held in Rothbury, Michigan, at the Double JJ Resort. The original event was called Rothbury Festival, debuted in 2008, and focused on jam bands and rock bands. Electric Forest, which debuted in 2011, is co-produced by Madison House Presents and Insomniac Events.

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Melt! Festival 2018

Melt! Festival is one of the biggest open-air electronic music festivals in Germany. The festival takes place in Ferropolis open-air museum, near Gräfenhainichen. It has been organized since 1997.

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Sónar Festival 2018

Sónar is a three-day electronic and advanced music festival. It was founded in Barcelona in 1994 by Ricard Robles, Enric Palau, and Sergi Caballero. The festival has been divided into two parts since its inception: Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night, with Sónar+D, a three-day congress dedicated to Creativity, Technology and Business running concurrently since 2013. The 2017 Barcelona edition attracted 123,000 attendees from 101 countries.

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Okeechobee 2018 Lineup Revealed With Arcade Fire, Bassnectar, The Flaming Lips, Halsey, Travis Scott!

Okeechobee, the first major US festival of 2018, has just dropped their 2018 lineup. Arcade Fire, Travis Scott, and Halsey will headline along with...

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McDowell Mountain Music Festival Releases Initial 2018 Lineup

Big Gigantic, Griz, and Nick Murphy, will headline the McDowell Mountain Music Festival this March 2-4, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona. Joining them on this...

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The Killers, Chainsmokers, and Kendrick Lamar To Chill Out at Hangout Fest 2018

Hangout Fest, our now annual barometer for a taste of what’s to come this festival season, has dropped their 2018 lineup along with a...

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Today in music: On this Day October 20, 1977

Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines from Lynyrd Skynyrd were all killed along with manager Dean Kilpatrick when their rented plane ran out of fuel and crashed into a densely wooded thicket in the middle of a swamp in Gillsburg, Mississippi. The crash seriously injured the rest of the band and crew who were due to play at Louisiana University that evening.

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Watch an entire New York City music festival live in VR | engadget

NextVR and Live Nation are getting pretty good at covering concerts in VR compared to others, and now they're amping up their ambitions. In partnership with Citi, they'll broadcast the Global Citizen Festival live in VR from New York's Central Park on September 23rd, with performances by The Chainsmokers, The Lumineers, Big Sean, Alessia Cara and others. They're also presenting "Backstage with Citi," with access to artists, bands and producers not available to concert-goers.

Virtual reality still can't compete with the real thing, but thanks to its use of 6K RED cinema cameras and cutting edge VR production tech, Next VR has generally won over critics. It launched a partnership with Live Nation last year, and the companies have already broadcast concerts by Coldplay, Anthrax and others. NextVR has also collaborated with the NBA, broadcasting free highlights and selling VR games by subscription and à la carte.

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Day for Night 2017 Lineup Is Here to Brighten Up Your December

While all the other suckers are out Christmas shopping, Houston’s Day for Night Festival will be churning out kick-ass music over the weekend of...

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Keeping It Cool: The SnowGlobe 2017 Lineup is Here!

Always keeping us warm on chilly winter nights, the annual SnowGlobe Music Festival in California has announced their 2017 lineup. The New Year’s Eve...

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Today in music: On this Day September 18, 2006

73 year old country singer Willie Nelson and four members from his band were charged with drug possession after marijuana and magic mushrooms were found by police on his tour bus. Police had stopped the tour bus near Lafayette, Louisiana.

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Today in music: On this Day August 15, 1955

Elvis Presley attended a meeting in Memphis with his manager Bob Neal, Colonel Tom Parker and Vernon Presley, at which a new contract was signed that named Colonel Parker as "special advisor" with control of virtually every aspect of Elvis' career. Parker was not really a Colonel at all, but a Dutch immigrant named Andreas Cornelius van Kujik, whose honorary title was given to him in 1948 by Governor Jimmie Davis of Louisiana. He was a flamboyant promoter whose pre-Elvis experience included shows called The Great Parker Pony Circus and Tom Parker And His Dancing Turkeys and was a veteran of carnivals, medicine shows and various other entertainment enterprises.

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Ben & Jerry's Honors Phish with Limited Edition Flavor

We’re Honoring Phish With Limited Edition Flavor, “Freezer Reprise” to Mark Their 13-Night Run at Madison Square Garden

We could not be more excited that our neighbors from Vermont, Phish, are playing a historic 13-night run of shows — dubbed the “The Baker’s Dozen” — at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This calls for a real celebration, and since we already have Phish Food to enjoy, we thought we’d honor the band with a new very Limited Batch donut-themed flavor: Freezer Reprise.

The flavor, sweet cream ice cream with a vanilla glaze, chocolate donut swirl, chocolate donut pieces, and fudge fish, will be available at the opening night of the run, July 21st, at an event just outside Madison Square Garden and on August 6th at a special webcast of the concert at Three Needs Taproom & Brewery in Burlington, VT. So start making your plans, because this flavor won’t last long!

To commemorate this special flavor, we’ve partnered with artist Jim Pollock to create a limited edition t-shirt. This t-shirt will be available for a limited time at the WaterWheel Foundation inside Madison Square Garden during the 13-night run of shows, as well as right here on our own site.

All proceeds from donations for the flavor and sales of the limited edition t-shirt will benefit the WaterWheel Foundation, Phish’s charitable organization.

Today in music: On this Day June 01, 1975

The Rolling Stones kicked off their biggest ever US tour at Louisiana State University. The tour would take in 45 shows in 26 cities. Guitarist Ronnie Wood joined The Stones on tour for the first time, replacing Mick Taylor.

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III Points Festival 2017 Lineup: Gorillaz, The xx, Richie Hawtin

The III Points Festival just revealed their fifth annual lineup with headliners Gorillaz, The xx, Nicolas Jaar & Richie Hawtin. The three-day fest takes...

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2929 Lepage in Faubourg St. John | Advocate

The wonderful feature of living in the Bayou St. John neighborhood is that you can walk or ride your bike along the peaceful bayou – and then, once a year, you can just walk yourself over to Jazz Fest –…
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Video of sign language interpreter at Snoop Dogg's Jazz Fest performance goes viral; watch video here | Advocate

It’s not easy to upstage hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg, especially at one of his own shows. But after his New Orleans Jazz Festival performance, it’s a video of a sign language interpreter, not the rapper himself, that has gone viral,…
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2017 New Orleans Jazz Fest attendance: approximately 425,000 | Advocate

Attendance for the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival totaled approximately 425,000, organizers said Wednesday.
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Music Tastes Good 2017 Menu Will Feature Ween, Slater-Kinney, Ride, Of Montreal, and Charles Bradley

Music Tastes Good Festival will return in 2017 with another massive two-day festival of food and music. Taking place from September 30-October 1st, this...

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Jump Into the Hopscotch 2017 Lineup With Solange, Future Islands, and Run The Jewels

The Hopscotch Music Festival (September 7-10, 2017)  out of downtown Raleigh in North Carolina has just announced the lineup to their eighth annual show. Solange,...

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