Music Festival Preview

Primavera Sound Announces 2021 Lineup

By Will Oliver, May 27th 2020

Who knows when we will be able to safely attend shows again but Primavera Sound is taking an optimistic approach as the festival has gone ahead and announced its lineup for next year in the summer of 2021.

It will take place in Barcelona from June 2-6 and most of the acts that were set to play the festival this year will return for the 2021 edition.

Headliners include Pavement, The National, The Strokes, Gorillaz, Tame Impala, Beck, FKA twigs, Iggy Pop, Tyler, The Creator. The rest of the lineup is rounded out by Bauhaus, Bikini Kill, Black Midi, Brockhampton, Caribou, Chromatics, Cigarettes After Sex, DIIV, Earl Sweatshirt, Faye Webster, Fontaines D.C., IDLES, Jamie xx, Jenny Beth, Jenny Hval, Jessica Pratt, The Jesus and Mary Chain, King Krule, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Les Savy Fav, Lightning Bolt, Little Simz, Metronomy, Shame, Yo La Tengo and more to be announced.

Fingers crossed that things will be better this time next year, as that is one hell of a lineup.

For more information on Primavera Sound 2021 head to their website.

Sea.Hear.Now Festival Announces 2020 Lineup

By Will Oliver, March 9th 2020

Today the Sea.Hear.Now Festival announced it’s 2020 lineup and it’s a good one. Headlining the festival, which will take place on September 19-20 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, is the legendary Pearl Jam, along with The Avett Brothers, Cage The Elephant, Billy Idol, Lord Huron, The Beach Boys, Patti Smith and Her Band, The Growlers, Grouplove, Dr. Dog, Phoebe Bridgers and Gang Of Youths.
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Governors Ball 2020 Announces It’s 10th Lineup

By Will Oliver, January 16th 2020

Believe it or not, this year marks the 10th Annual Governors Ball Music Festival. They’ve come quite a way from their first year on Governors Island. It will once again take place from Friday, June 5th through Sunday, June 7th on Randall’s Island Park.

Today they announced the anticipated lineup which will feature headlining sets from Tame Impala, Missy Elliott, Vampire Weekend, Stevie Nicks, Flume, Solange, Miley Cyrus, Ellie Goulding, Portugal. The Man, Foals, H.E.R., Carly Rae Jepsen and RÜFÜS DU SOL.

The rest of the lineup highlights include Foals, Khruangbin, Danny Brown, Pinegrove, Snail Mail, PUP, Charly Bliss, Fontaines D.C., Of Monsters and Men, Black Midi, Slowthai, Frankie Cosmos, Jay Som and more.

Find the full lineup above and for more information on the festival including tickets, head right here.

The National’s hometown festival Homecoming will return to Smale Park on the Cincinnati waterfront for its second year after one year off (the first one took place in 2018 – find our coverage here), where the band will play two unique sets including High Violet in full in celebration of its 10th anniversary.

Today the full lineup for Homecoming 2020 has been revealed featuring a lineup of Patti Smith and Her Band, Sylvan Esso, Of Monsters and Men, Local Natives, Japanese Breakfast, Phosphorescent, Hamilton Leithauser, Jay Som, Sudan Archives, Velvet Negroni, Wussy and Triiibe.

2-day General Admission, VIP, and Platinum tickets for Homecoming will be on sale Friday, November 22, 10:00am EST at ntlhomecoming.com.

Homecoming will run alongside MusicNOW, the renowned contemporary music festival founded by Bryce Dessner in 2006, now in its 14th edition. Taking place at venues throughout downtown Cincinnati, MusicNOW will present separately ticketed late night events on May 8 and 9, and a full program of events on Sunday, May 10. The lineup will be announced shortly, and will feature world-class contemporary classical music and beyond, with special exhibitions and talks throughout the festival weekend. Ticketing details for MusicNOW will be announced shortly.

Stay tune for more on the festival coming very soon.

Preview: iii Points

By Dana Pacifico, February 14th 2019

It’s not every year single people look forward to Valentine’s Day weekend but here we are gearing up for a great one in Mana Wynwood, Miami for iii Points. Self-proclaimed “Festival of The Alternative Mind”, iii Points stands out from the crowd – which is important to do when the market is completely over-saturated and line-ups all looking rather similar. iii Points is the perfect niche blend of hip-hop and electronic to keep everyone dancing and bobbin’ well into the late night (the curfew isn’t till 5 am!).

Every day is stacked with heavy hitters and a great underground undercard. As someone who attends festivals quite frequently, there is so much unknown that I am giddy at what will be learned and loved by the end of the weekend. Tyler, The Creator, Beach House, SZA, James Blake, A$AP Rocky & Erykah Badu lead the line-up with exciting subs to follow. The Internet, Pussy Riot, Toro y Moi, James Murphy (!!!), Yaeji, Blood Orange, Khruangbin, Godspeed You! Black Emperor & DJ Koze create an eclectic grouping sure to cater to anyone’s musical tastes/needs. Smerz is a Norwegian duo with this dark feel. The second I heard their song, “Because”, I was instantly hooked. Looking forward to seeing these ladies kick off a great Saturday evening.

Not only does iii Points deliver with a great music line-up but they also provide world-class art installations. Max Cooper + Architecture Social Club will be bringing to life a light sculpture that looks as if it could be a giant hologram but instead made up of thousands of lights mapped to immerse the viewer in conjunction with live audio. Another incredible snag by the festival is trailblazing & iconic feminist artist, Judy Chicago. ICA Miami will be bringing Chicago’s installation, “Atmospheres” to the festival via video presentation. “Atmospheres” is a performance piece that uses smoke and fireworks to “feminize” the natural landscape. Originally, these performances took place between 1968 and 1975 throughout California and the Pacific Northwest.

With so much music and art to look forward to at iii Points not to mention the great weather forecast make sure you stay hydrated, put on sunscreen and bring your dancing shoes. It’s going to be a great weekend.







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