Music Festival Recap

Recap: iii Points Festival 2019 [Day 3]

By Dana Pacifico, February 21st 2019

Photos by Dana Pacifico

Following Day 1 of and Day 2 of iii Points Festival in Miami, we returned for the 3rd and final day of the fest, featuring a strong bill of A$AP Rocky, Erykah Badu, Blood Orange, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Khruangbin, David August and Aja Monet.

Our photographer Dana Pacifico was there to capture photos from all the performances, all of which you can find posted in the photo gallery below.
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Recap: iii Points Festival 2019 [Day 2]

By Dana Pacifico, February 21st 2019

Photos by Dana Pacifico

Following Day 1 of iii Points Festival in Miami, we returned for Day 2 that featured more heavily on soul, dance and hip-hop. Our photographer Dana Pacifico was there to capture photos from all of Day 2, which featured performances from SZA, James Blake, James Murphy (DJ Set), Yaeji and Masego.

Find all of her shots from Day 2 posted in the photo gallery below.
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Recap: iii Points Festival 2019 [Day 1]

By Dana Pacifico, February 21st 2019

Photos by Dana Pacifico

This year saw iii Points Festival’s sixth year in Miami, featuring a great collection of artists spanning across many genres. The first day of the festival took place on Friday, February 15th, featuring sets from Tyler, The Creator, Pussy Riot, a Toro y Moi DJ set, Beach House, Jacques Greene, The Internet, Channel Tres, Tama Gucci and more.

Our photographer Dana Pacifico was there to capture photos from all of Day 1’s festivities. Find all of her shots posted in the gallery below.
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The National has kept plenty busy since the release of Sleep Well Beast last year (via 4AD). On top of normal shows, they have put together two of their very own festivals this year. The first was Homecoming, a return back home to Cincinnati, Ohio, with a lineup rounded out by a few of their favorite bands. With New York as their new home in many ways, they also brought a two days festival to Forest Hills Queens on the weekend of September 29 & 30, featuring two unique headlining sets from them as well as opening performances from bands that they asked to join them for the fun.
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Recap: Sea.Hear.Now Festival 2018

By Will Oliver, October 20th 2018

All photos by Dave Scholten

On the weekend of September 29 & 30, the Sea.Hear.Now.Festival held its inaugural weekend in Asbury Park. The festival was put together by photographer Danny Clinch and Tim Donnelly along with C3 Presents and offers a new festival outside of the city for music-hungry residents in New Jersey. 45,000 strong turned up for the festival, including our very own photographer Dave Scholten. Dave captured photos from select artists performance, along with a recap for each individual set. Find all of his coverage posted below.
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All photos by Qbertplaya

On August 4 the 2nd annual Coney Island Music Festival took place featuring a solid bill of up-and-coming indie rock. The one-day festival was free and was presented by Modern Sky USA and The Alliance for Coney Island across two stages on Stillwell Ave and Coney Art Walls. The festival was headlined by (Sandy) Alex G and featured performances from The Veldt, Shannon Shaw, Future Punx and many more.

Our photographer Qbertplaya (who was also DJ’ing in-between sets at the main stage) was there to capture all the action from perforamnces throughout the day. Find her shots from all the performances posted in the gallery below.
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Recap: Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day 2

By Will Oliver, August 20th 2018 — with 3 comments

Following Day 1 of Newport Folk Festival it was time for Day 2, which may have been the busiest day of the festival I’ve ever had in my four years of covering it. We caught 15 acts throughout the day, keeping us plenty busy moving across the Fort all day.

Phoebe Bridgers

We started with a soulful performance from Curtis Harding, followed by a chill performance by Bedouine. Things kicked up a few gears with sets from Hiss Golden Messenger and Lukas Nelson (Willie’s son) & Promise Of The Real, and then Nicole Atkins, who hosted a unique performance dubbed “Nicole Atkins Digs Other People’s Music,” which saw her show off the solo music of some of her touring bandmates, who she played alongside. We were next impressed by the guitar work of Sweden’s Daniel Norgren and then were treated to a main stage performance from Valerie June.
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Recap: Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day 1

By Will Oliver, August 19th 2018 — with 5 comments

The end of July can only mean one thing: a return to the Fort for another year at Newport Folk Festival. It’s always great to return to Newport for this festival, which is truly in a league of its own. You will find nothing but good music and passionate fans and everything else gets left behind. This is probably the only music festival in America where it’s literally all about the music and it makes all the difference in the world.

Day 1 kicked off with a lively set from Fantastic Negrito, followed by Amanda Shires, who also is a part of Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit and just happens to be Isbell’s wife. A firey set from JD McPherson was next, followed by an intimate performance by Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards at the Museum Stage.
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Recap: Governors Ball 2018 [Day 3]

By Will Oliver, June 19th 2018 — with 1 comment

Eminem

Two days into Governors Ball 2018 and we were only hit with a brief bit of rain during the tail end of Day 2 during The Gaslight Anthem’s headlining performance. Considering how dour the original forecast was, this was a huge surprise and good news for the festival that was so long overdue.

N.E.R.D

We began the day with British rockers The Struts who I have heard so many good things about from fellow photographers. Their style of rock and roll takes from many of the classics but it made for a fun midday set for sure, one that I hope to catch whenever they return back here for a show of their own. I mellowed out a bit following their set with some of the alt-country from the super-talented Margo Price who sounded delightful. From there it was the artrock of Dirty Projectors who sported a very different lineup from their appearance at Governors Ball 2013, somehow the last time I saw them.
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