Miami Beach Pop Festival to bring genre-diverse lineup to the sunny beach in November


While the City of Miami’s relationship status with Ultra Music Festival is still classified as  “it’s complicated” (do they want it to return to downtown or not?!), Miami Beach just announced plans to launch their own music festival in the fall. On Thursday (June 20), concert promoters Paul Peck and Steve Sybesma (Bonnaroo and the Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival) unveiled the lineup for the inaugural Miami Beach Pop Festival.

As previously promised, the roster boasts a diverse list of acts from different genres (and countries) of music including rock, R&B, electronica, jazz, country, reggae, and Latin pop.

The lengthy catalog includes Chance the Rapper, Jack Johnson, Daddy Yankee, KYGO, The Raconteurs, Juanes, Leon Bridges, Maggie Rogers, The Roots, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Sean Paul, T-Pain, Jessie Reyes, DJ Windows 98 (aka Win Butler of the Arcade Fire), and more.

In an earlier press statement, Peck and Sybesma promised to bring in some local acts and that they did. They enlisted The Miami Beach Senior High Rock Ensemble, local electronic act Afrobeta, Magic City Hippies, Roosevelt Collier, and the Frost School of Music American Music Ensemble will perform some of Ben Folds’ music with the musician himself.

“Miami Beach Pop is a celebration of one of the most extraordinary cities in the world,” shares Peck in a recent statement.

“This unmatched, vibrant culture and iconic beach provide a rare combination of natural beauty and city excitement. The core purpose that drives the vision for this festival has been to celebrate the unity of human connection. We are honored to include artists such as Chance the Rapper and Jack Johnson, who are two of the most socially-conscious and inspiring figures in the contemporary cultural landscape.”

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 21. The will be several ticket tiers to pick from including general admission, VIP, platinum ticket passes, hotel packages, and more. For those who went a little crazy planning their summer trips, Miami Beach Pop is offering payment plan options.

Miami Beach residents are eligible to receive a 20% discount on general admission tickets. For more information about the lineup, tickets, or general inquiries, head on over to Miami Beach Pop Festival’s website here.

The three-day music festival will take over South Beach during the weekend of Nov. 8-10. The weekend-long festivities will take over the sunny sands of the beach between Fifth and 10th Street right off Ocean Drive.


Hangout Festival Reveal 2014 Line Up


Outkast are making their presence known at every single music festival that North American has got to offer and now they have been revealed to be headlining Alabama’s Hangout Festival which is set to take place in mid-May.

But the Atlanta-based duo aren’t the only ones taking the stage at the festival, they will also be joined by the likes of the Black Keys, the Killers, Jack Johnson, Queens of the Stone Age, Pretty Lights, the Flaming Lips, the Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse and many more.

The Hangout Music Festival will take place on the beachside Gulf Shore, AL from May 16 through 18. The initial line up for the event can be seen below. Tickets are set to go on sale tomorrow, January 16 at 10 a.m.

  • The Black Keys
  • The Killers
  • Outkast
  • Jack Johnson
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Pretty Lights
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Modest Mouse
  • The Flaming Lips
  • STS9
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Zedd
  • Childish Gambino
  • Amos Lee
  • Conor Oberst
  • Tegan and Sara
  • Portugal The Man
  • Fitz and the Tantrums
  • Capital Cities
  • Boys Noize
  • Bloody Beetroots
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • Blackberry Smoke
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • Bastille
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Soja
  • Allen Stone
  • The 1975
  • ALO
  • Claude VonStroke
  • Los Lobos
  • Andrew W.K.
  • Black Lips
  • Moon Taxi
  • Little Green Cars
  • Tom Odell
  • Balkan Beat Box
  • Valerie June
  • Brodinski
  • Wild Belle
  • RAC
  • Daedelus
  • Robert DeLong
  • heRobust
  • Shakey Graves
  • Bronze Radio Return
  • Wild Cub
  • Le1f
  • Reignwolf
  • Gemini Club
  • The Wans
  • Diarrhea Planet
  • Bad Suns
  • Desert Noises
  • John and Jacob
  • Ethan Tucker
  • Mystery Skulls
  • Lonely Biscuits
  • Los Colognes
  • Bagheera
  • Dugas

Firefly Music Festival Announces Its 2014 Line Up


We’re not even two weeks into 2014 and the announcements for upcoming festivals keep on coming.

First there was the added list of performers for the Download Festival in the U.K. and now we have the official announcement over who will be performing at their year’s Firefly Music Festival in Delaware.

Performers for the festival include the likes of Imagine Dragons, Weezer, Twenty One Pilots, Foo Fighters, Third Eye Blind, Outkast, Childish Gambino, Young The Giant, Local Natives, Tegan And Sara, City and Colour, Jack Johnson, Sleigh Bells and more.

The four-day festival is set to take place June 19-22 at The Woodlands in Dover, DE. Check out the official announcement from organizers below which has a cool song mash-up. Tickets are set to go on sale beginning on January 20. For more information, head on over to their official website.


Life is Good Festival Release Line Up


The Life is Good Festival, a family friendly festival which helps support all types of causes has revealed its line up for this year’s festivities.

Leading the line up are Jack Johnson,  Daryl Hall & John Oates and from the Nickelodeon hit show, Yo Gabba Gabba!

This year, the organizers expect over 30,000 fundraisers to show up and are hoping to raise over $1 million for the Life is Good Kids Foundation. The organizers behind such huge festival as Bonnaroo and Outside Lands fests, have teamed up to bring this charity-minded festival to life. The festival will host three stages, art activities and several kids’ areas; everything a parent could ask for.

A statement released by the organizers stress that the main point of the festival is to create a community of fundraisers while also having great music.

Those who purchase tickets, will be  directed to a personal fundraising page, where they can raise sums for the foundation. Each festival-goer that raise $500 or more will be labeled “Very Good People” or “VGP” and will be rewarded with backstage hospitality, preferred viewing vantage points, meet-and-greets with the artists and other incentives to continue raising funds.

The two day festival is scheduled to take place September 21-22 at Prowse Farm in Canton, Mass and tickets are priced at  $65 for a single-day adult ticket or $120 for a two-day pass. While kid’s tickets are priced at $20 or $35 while kids under two are free.

To purchase tickets you can head on over to the festival’s website here and have fun for a good cause.


Saturday, Sept. 21
Daryl Hall & John Oates
The Roots
Trampled By Turtles
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
Lake Street Dive
Jesse Dee

Sunday, Sept. 22
Jack Johnson
Amos Lee
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Good Old War
Delta Rae

Kids Acts – Both Days
Yo Gabba Gabba!
Recess Monkey
Josh and The Jamtones

Jack Johnson to Replace Mumford & Sons


Earlier this week when it was announced that Mumford & Sons were going to be postponing three tour dates due to bassist Ted Dwane having a blood clot on his brain, the band assured fans that they would still be performing at their Bonnaroo stop.

Yesterday, the band had to break the news to those fans that they would not be making to Tennessee for the annual indie festival due to Dwane’s recovery from surgery. To the surprise of many or maybe not, Jack Johnson has been asked to fill in the void that the band had left on the schedule.

According to a statement released by the festival organizers, upon getting the phone call from the organizers, Johnson summoned his band to get it together that they were heading to Tennessee to fill in for the folk-indie band.

“I’ve got a lot of lyrics and chords to relearn by Saturday night,” he admitted when interviewed after the fact. “I was here to play the first Bonnaroo and it is a very special festival to my band. We are excited to hit the stage again.”

Billboard reports that the festival organizers had been simultaneously sending request to both Johnson and Darius Rucker from Hootie & the Blowfish to fill in for the band. Johnson had already been at the Manchester location for a surprise press appearance for his upcoming new album, From Here to Now to You while Rucker’s tour schedule made it almost impossible for him to make it since he would be playing a show in Baltimore in Saturday.

On Thursday, when the band had the unfortunate task of breaking the news to their fans, they had written on their Facebook page that Dwane was actually doing very well following the surgery. In order to give the bassist time to relax and recover properly, they had decided it was in their best interest to just nix the festival stop as well as next week’s stop at Colorado’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

“If we could’ve we would’ve, you know that about us,” the post read. “We trust that you can respect our collective desire to encourage Ted to make a full recovery, and that this is based purely on the medical advice we have received.”