Music Festival

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.

Coachella Announces 2020 Lineup

By Will Oliver, January 2nd 2020

With the new year comes the slate of music festival lineup announcements and of course kicking off the batch is Coachella.

As has been long-rumored, the reunited Rage Against The Machine are the big headliner here, along with Frank Ocean, and Travis Scott. Other noteworthy artists include Thom Yorke, Lana Del Ray, Run The Jewels, Danny Elfman, FKA Twigs, Brockhampton, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Caribou, IDLES, Hot Chip, Carly Rae Jepsen, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Snail Mail, Fatboy Slim, PUP, Duck Sauce Denzel Curry, (Sandy) Alex G, Weyes Blood, Orville Peck, Black Midi, Dave, Nilüfer Yanya, Fontaines D.C, The Murder Capital, Friendly Fires, The Regrettes, Sleaford Mods, Amyl & The Sniffers.
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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.

[Recap]: Woodsist Festival 2019

By Will Oliver, October 17th 2019


Whitney with Kevin Morby and Hand Habits

The 2019 edition of the Woodsist Festival took place on Saturday, September 28th at Arrowood Farm upstate in Accord, New York, a perfectly ideal situation for a lovely day of music. The surrounding of the farm and brewery was a perfect situation for the fall weather, giving fans one of their last chances to enjoy a day of live music outdoors. The day was set up to showcase some of the closest friends of the Woodsist label, with headlining sets from friends and former acts of theirs such as Whitney, Real Estate, along with Woods themselves, Kevin Morby, Waxahatchee, and many more.
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[Recap]: Sea.Hear.Now 2019 – Day 2

By Brian Berson, October 16th 2019


Dave Matthews Band

Article and Photos by Brian Berson

Blessed with beautiful weather on day two of Sea Hear Now for another amazing day of music on the beach (find our recap of Day 1 here). Kicking off the day was Dave Hause and The Mermaid, a great rock band from Philadelphia. Frontman Dave Hause writes catchy tunes that are instantly memorable and everyone knew we were in for a great day. Ripe, a rockin’ and funky jam band got the crowd dancing in the sand. This group showed their fun side as all of their members danced as much as the audience.
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[Recap]: Sea.Hear.Now 2019 – Day 1

By Brian Berson, October 14th 2019 — with 1 comment

The Struts
Article + Photos by Brian Berson

Back in the sand for the second annual Sea.Hear.Now music festival with a crowd of over 37,000 impressively about doubled last year’s attendance. This family-friendly event takes place on a perfectly chosen beach of the seaside town, Asbury Park in New Jersey, a town built on music. Last year’s festival set the bar high, and it’s no surprise that Danny Clinch and company met and exceeded that from the moment the gates opened.


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Recap: Newport Folk Festival 2019 – Day 2

By Will Oliver, August 5th 2019 — with 1 comment

Dolly Parton and Brandi Carlile

Following Day 1, we returned to The Fort for another action-packed day at the Newport Folk Festival.

The day kicked off with sets from Haley Heynderickx, the collaborative set Songs For Beginners, as well as local New York rockers The Nude Party and Britain’s Jade Bird. From there we caught a lovely performance from Gregory Alan Isakov, before catching Rayland Baxter at the Quad Stage before heading over to the Fort Stage for Maggie Rogers, who brought a bit of pop to the festival.
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