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

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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.

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The Cure, Deftones, the Pixies to headline inaugural Pasadena Daydream Festival

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“Do we really need another summertime music festival?”

When the lineup is curated by the Cure and includes the likes of the Pixies, Deftones, and of course the band spearheading the whole thing, then the answer is yes. On Tuesday (May 14), the British band announced the inaugural Pasadena Daydream Festival which will take place later this year.

Mogwai, Throwing Muses, Chelsea Wolfe, the Joy Formidable, former the Cure tour mates the Twilight Sad, and more will round out the festival’s lineup. The one-day event will take place Saturday, Aug. 31, at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in (where else) Pasadena.

Tickets for the new music festival go on sale this Friday, May 17, at noon PT. General admission and VIP tickets will be available for purchase. According to the festival’s website, $1 from every ticket sold will go towards music and arts education organizations and local charities including Mr. Holland’s Opus, Little Kids Rock, Free Arts for Abused Children, Inner-City Arts, and The Painted Turtle.

For more information about tickets, the lineup, or the charities, head on over to Pasadena Daydream’s website.

The Pasadena Daydream Festival announcement comes a year after the Cure frontman Robert Smith was selected as the curator for the 25th anniversary of London’s Meltdown Festival. During an interview after the event, Smith admitted that working on the lineup for the show helped get his creative juices flowing and reignited his passion for writing music.

“I’ve suddenly fallen in love with the idea of writing songs,” Smith told BBC Radio 6 Music DJ Shaun Keaveny.

“Funnily enough, doing this Meltdown thing has actually galvanized me, and I’ve booked studio time for the band.”

No word on when fans should expect the new the Cure album to be out; their last studio record was 2008’s 4:13 Dream.

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The Cure, Guns N’ Roses, Cardi B to headline Austin City Limits 2019

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The Cure, Guns N’ Roses, and Cardi B are just some of the acts making their way to Austin in the fall for the 18th annual Austin City Limits. On Tuesday (April 30), festival organizers unveiled the massive and diverse lineup for the 2019 edition of the event.

Joining the already stacked lineup are Mumford and Sons, Tame Impala, Childish Gambino, Robyn, Thom Yorke performing Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, Kacey Musgraves, Jenny Lewis, Lizzo, Lil Uzi Vert, Billie Eilish, 21 Savage, Rosalía, the Raconteurs, LANY, and many more.

As noted by the official poster for the event, Cardi B will only perform during the first weekend of the gig while Robyn will take over her slot during the second weekend. It’s also noted that the Kooks will only play during the first weekend of the show while Third Eye Blind will take over during weekend two.

This year marks the debut for many headliners including Guns N’ Roses (it’s also their first show in Austin in 25 years), Cardi B, Eilish, and Robyn. This also marks Childish Gambino’s makeup appearance at the weekend-long festival after having to cancel last year due to a foot injury he sustained during the Dallas stop of his “This is America” tour.

The 18th annual Austin City Limits will take over Zilker Park during the weekends of Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 11-13.

Tickets for the three-day event are currently available for purchase on their website. There are four different ticket options to pick from for weekend passes as well as single-day passes. ACL is offering fans several packages including general admission, general admission plus, VIP, and platinum. For more information about the lineup, tickets, or general inquiries, head on over to Austin City Limits’ website.

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Tool, Slipknot, blink-182 lead Aftershock 2019 lineup

Tool, Slipknot, and blink-182 are just some of the bands heading to California’s capital in October for the 2019 incarnation of the Aftershock music festival. On Tuesday (April 23), festival organizers announced the rocking lineup for the eighth annual event.

Joining Tool, Slipknot, and blink-182 on this year’s line up are Korn, Rob Zombie, Bring Me the Horizon, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Chevelle, Dropkick Murphys, BABYMETAL, Bad Religion, Stone Temple Pilots, and many more.

“Aftershock Festival is always a unique experience for Korn compared to other festivals,” Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch says.

“One of the main reasons is we have many friends and family that live near Sacto, so it’s always like a family reunion when we play Aftershock. We’ve been gone a while and we’re coming back this year with a new album, new stage look, and a new excitement that is very contagious! We feel like we are on fire right now and our fans are gonna be fuel for the flames!”

Knowing that fans can’t get enough of the music festival, event organizers also unveiled that the festival has expanded from two days to three.

Dubbed “California’s biggest rock festival,” the event will return to its longtime home of Discovery Park in Sacramento during the weekend of Oct. 11-13.

Tickets, VIP packages, and hotel options go on sale this Friday, April 26, at noon PT. Tickets for Aftershock have sold out four years straight, so festival organizers are encouraging fans to get their tickets as soon as possible.

The official announcement comes a day after the lineup was leaked online. According to a Reddit post, the lineup was accidentally uploaded onto the festival’s website a day before it was set to go live. At the time, there was some speculation whether the lineup was real, but it turned out to be true.

For more details about the lineup, tickets, or general inquiries, head on over to Aftershock’s website.

The daily lineup for Aftershock can be found below.

AFTERSHOCK 2019 DAILY LINEUP:

Friday, October 11

Slipknot, Staind, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, Sum 41, Clutch, I Prevail, Beartooth, Motionless in White, Andrew W.K., Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals, Knocked Loose, Angel Du$t, While She Sleeps, Ded, The Pink Slips, Santa Cruz

Saturday, October 12

blink-182, Rob Zombie, Bring Me the Horizon, Marilyn Manson, Stone Temple Pilots, Bad Religion, Highly Suspect, Ghostemane, Fidlar, The Interrupters, Fishbone, Badflower, Ho99o9, Health, Parlor Mob, Sick Puppies, Spirit Adrift, Broken Hands, Dead Posey

Sunday, October 13

Tool, Korn, A Day to Remember, Chevelle, BABYMETAL, Gojira, Architects, Falling in Reverse, Deadland Ritual, Fu Manchu, The Crystal Method, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Hu, Fire from the Gods, Joyous Wolf, Evan Konrad, Brkn Love, Blue Midnight

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Back to the Beach 2019 announces daily performance times

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Travis Barker and John Feldmann’s Back to the Beach music festival is a few short days away from invading Southern California. Now, fans have finally gotten what they’ve been patiently waiting for; the performance times. On Tuesday (April 23), festival organizers unveiled the performance times for the second annual event.

The first day of the festivities will include performances by Streetlight Manifesto, The Aquabats, Save Ferris, the English Beat, and the Drowns while blink-182, Goldfinger, and Reel Big Fish are set to close out the night.

Day two of the show will include performances by The Wonder Years, Less Than Jake, Story of the Year, Teenage Wrist, and Lowlives while The Used, The Story So Far, and Anthony Green of Circa Survive will close out the final night of the event.

In addition to the rocking daily lineup, Back to the Beach also announced the Lil’ Punk KidZone. The kid-centric area will include a set each day from kid band The Twits and 13-year-old DJ De Crazy Cat, a scavenger hunt with prizes, mermaid photo sessions, hula hoop, face painting, a cartoonist, a palm reader, hair braiding, and a giant cornhole game.

All kids age ten and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Back to the Beach will return to its home of Huntington State Beach in Huntington Beach, California. This year’s event will take place during the weekend of April 27-28.

A limited number of Sunday general admission and VIP passes are still available for purchase.

For more details about the lineup, tickets, or general inquiries, head on over to Back to the Beach’s website.

The daily performance times can be found below.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27:

7:35 p.m. – blink-182
6:15 p.m. – Goldfinger
5:10 p.m. – Reel Big Fish
4:10 p.m. – Streetlight Manifesto
3:15 p.m. – The Aquabats
2:20 p.m. – Save Ferris
1: 30 p.m. – The English Beat
12: 45 p.m. – The Drowns

SUNDAY, APRIL 29:

7:40 p.m. – The Used
6:20 p.m. – The Story So Far
5:15 p.m. – Anthony Green
4:20 p.m. – The Wonder Years
3:25 p.m. – Less Than Jake
2:30 p.m. – Story of the Year
1:40 p.m. – Teenage Wrist
1:00 p.m. – Lowlives

Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, Disturbed lead Louder Than Life 2019 lineup

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Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, and Disturbed are just some of the bands who will make their way to Kentucky in late September for the 2019 edition of Louder than Life. On Monday (April 8), Danny Wimmer Presents, the production company behind some of the country’s biggest music festivals, unveiled the full lineup for this year’s event.

Joining Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, and Disturbed on this year’s roster are Godsmack, Ice Cube, A Day to Remember, Rob Zombie, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Halestorm, Marilyn Manson, Staind, and more.

This year’s Louder than Life will be Guns N’ Roses’ first performance in 2019 as well as Staind’s first public performance in five years.

“We wouldn’t be living up to the name Louder than Life if we didn’t come back bigger and badder than ever, giving fans something they can’t see anywhere else,” festival producer Danny Wimmer said in a press statement.

“Getting Staind back together and plugged in on the main stage is something that I’ve been working on for years. These are songs that need to be heard, that fans have been dying to hear — Staind has been one of the most requested bands on our socials, and it’s an honor to be bringing their music back for the fans at Louder than Life.”

He continues: “Slipknot has always had some of the most loyal, rabid fans in rock, but now they are at that pivotal moment when they’ve crossed over into iconic status; Disturbed has had their best touring numbers to date this year; then top it off with one of the biggest rock bands of all time in Guns N’ Roses…this year is our most massive lineup yet.”

In total, over 50 bands will take over one of three stages during the three-day event.

In addition to the rocking lineup of acts, attendees will also get to enjoy award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, and “the best food Louisville has to offer.”

Tickets for Louder than Life are currently available on the festival’s website. As usual, they will be offering single-day passes, three-day passes, VIP packages as well as hotel and camping passes.

For fans attending Louder than Life’s sister festivals Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival (Sept. 14 – 15) and Bourbon & Beyond (Sept. 20 – 22),  a special Trifesta pass is available for purchase. The Trifesta pass includes general admission into all three music festivals.

Louder than Life will make its grand debut at its new home of Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville during the weekend of Sept. 27-29.

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Billie Ellish, Major Lazer, G-Eazy to headline Diplo’s inaugural Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival

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Billie Ellish, Major Lazer, and G-Eazy are some of the artists who will make their way to Massachusetts in late-July for the first annual Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival. On Monday (April 8), Grammy Award-winning DJ/producer Diplo and major music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) announced the latest addition to the DJ’s Mad Decent Block Party series.

Joining Ellish, Major Lazer, and G-Eazy on the inaugural event’s lineup are Miguel, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Dillon Francis, Kodak Black, Quinn XCII, Rezz, RL Grime, Zeds Dead, Flosstradamus, Pusha T, and more.

In addition to the artists who will take over one of the many stages at the festival, the event will also include the world’s largest bounce house (we suggest you eat afterward), go-kart racing courtesy of K1 Speed, and paintball.

Tickets for the two-day event go on sale this Friday, April 12, at 10 a.m. ET. For those who are fortunate enough to secure pre-sale tickets, those go on sale this Tuesday, April 9, at 10 a.m. ET.

If you’re looking for a more lavish experience, MDBP is offering a limited number of VIP tickets. Attendees must be 18+ to enter the VIP area and 21+ to purchase or be part of a VIP table.

As noted by the event, parking at the venue is included with the price of admission.

The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival will take over the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts during the weekend of July 20-21. Head on over to the music festival’s website for more information about the artists, tickets, and general questions.

For now, the full lineup can be found below.

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Jawbreaker, Less Than Jake, Jawbox to headline Fest 18

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Jawbreaker, Less Than Jake, and the newly reunited Jawbox are just some of the acts who will make their way to Gainesville, Florida this fall for the 2019 edition of the Fest. On Wednesday (April 3), festival organizers unveiled the first wave of bands scheduled to perform at this year’s event.

Joining the previously mentioned acts on the roster are Mariachi El Bronx, Off With Their Heads, AJJ, Iron Reagan, Joyce Manor, Teenage Bottlerocket, No Trigger, The Copyrights, Audio Karate, Kepi Ghoulie, Tsunami Bomb, Brendan Kelly (of The Lawrence Arms, The Falcon), Screaming Females, Tim Barry (of Avail), Planes Mistaken For Stars, Gouge Away, and many others.

While this is just the first set of bands to be unveiled, the music festival boasts that over 300 groups will appear at the three-day event. More acts will reportedly be announced at a later date.

As if a massive punk, ska, and hardcore-centric lineup wasn’t enough, festival organizers have also revealed that the event will include comedians and professional wrestlers. Nothing says punk rock like professional wrestlers battling it out while a band you grew up listening to plays in the background.

Tickets for the Fest are currently available on the festival’s website. Unlike previous years, this year the Fest will enact a price tier policy. For every 500 passes sold, the prices will increase by $10. As per their website, organizers are encouraging fans to get their tickets as soon as possible to avoid an increase in price.

In the spirit of giving back, they also announced that they have joined forces with Plus 1 to collect $1 from every Fest 18 pass sold. The money allocated will be given to Grace Marketplace, a local organization that works towards providing safe shelter, effective services, and permanent housing solutions to end homelessness in Gainesville and Alachua County.

In addition to working with Grace Marketplace, Fest 18 has also partnered with We Are Neutral, “an environmental nonprofit that helps businesses and individuals understand, reduce, and offset their carbon footprints.”

Fest 18 will take place during the weekend of Nov. 1-3. The event will be spread out across a slew of downtown venues.

For now, the full list of first wave bands can be found below.

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Twenty One Pilots, Ariana Grande, the Strokes lead Lollapalooza 2019 lineup

Twenty One Pilots, Ariana Grande, and the Strokes are just some of the big-name acts heading to Illinois this summer for Lollapalooza 2019. On Wednesday (March 20), festival organizers unveiled their genre-diverse and lengthy lineup for this year’s festivities.

Joining Twenty One Pilots, Ariana Grande, and the Strokes on this year’s roster are: Childish Gambino, Janelle Monáe, Tame Impala, Kacey Musgraves, Lil’ Wayne, 21 Savage, Tenacious D, Death Cab For Cutie, Gary Clark Jr., The Chainsmokers, Fitz and the Tantrums, Bring Me the Horizon, Bishop Briggs, AJR, Chevelle, Hayley Kiyoko, The Revivalists, Meek Mill, Rüfüs Du Sol, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Flume, J. Balvin, Hozier, and many more.

According to Billboard, a total of 170 acts will perform on one of eight stages during the weekend-long event.

Four-day general admission and VIP passes for Lollapalooza are currently available on the music festival’s website. Like many major music festivals, Lollapalooza will be offering layaway options for those who may be a little strapped for cash at the moment but still want to experience the insanity.

Single-day passes are currently not available, but according to Lollapalooza’s website, they are “coming soon.”

Lollapalooza will return to its longtime home of Grant Park in Chicago. The four-day event will take place during the weekend of Aug. 1 – 4.

Last year’s Lollapalooza included performances by Vampire Weekend the Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, Travis Scott, and more. For now, the full lineup can be found below.

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Mayday Parade, the Maine, the Wonder Years to headline inaugural Sad Summer Fest

sadsummer2019Dear Emo kids, we know the days of following Warped Tour across the country have come to an end, but that’s okay because it looks like we’ll be getting a new traveling music fest really soon. On Tuesday (March 19), the first annual Sad Summer Fest was announced. Following a week of cryptic online posts from several bands on the lineup, the event and its accompanying list were confirmed.

The cross-country event will feature performances by Mayday Parade, State Champs, the Maine, the Wonder Years, Mom Jeans, Stand Atlantic, L.I.F.T., and Just Friends. In addition to the acts mentioned above, who will play almost all the dates on the gig’s itinerary, acts like Every Avenue, Four Year Strong, Set It Off, Forever the Sickest Kids, and Emo Nite will also appear on select dates.

The impending tour will include stops in major markets such as Houston, Orlando, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, and a two-night engagement at the Masquerade in Atlanta (July 8 and 9).

Sad Summer Fest will start its summertime excursion on July 5 at Gas Monkey Live! in Dallas. The trek will wrap up a month later on Aug. 3 at the City National Grove Outdoors in Anaheim.

“What could be better than being emo with your best friends in the sweet summer sun? Being emotional with your friends in the sweet summer sun at the Sad Summer Festival, that’s what,” the Maine’s John O’Callaghan said in a press release.

Mayday Parade’s Derek Sanders adds: “This tour is about putting aside our differences and coming together as a community of people to enjoy music and art. I’m thrilled to be a part of it, and I can’t wait to see everyone out there.”

Limited pre-sale tickets are currently available on the traveling festival’s website with the code SAD. General ticket sales begin this Friday, March 22, at 10 a.m. local time.

Back in October, Every Avenue announced two reunion shows following six years on hiatus. Similarly, Forever the Sickest Kids began teasing fans of a possible return at the beginning of the year. Last year, they re-issued their debut album Underdog Alma Mater on vinyl.

For now, the full Sad Summer Fest tour itinerary can be found below.

SAD SUMMER FEST 2019 TOUR DATES:

July 5 –Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live! *#
July 6 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *#
July 8 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Mayday Parade, State Champs, Stand Atlantic, L.I.F.T.)
July 09 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (The Maine, The Wonder Years, Mom Jeans, Just Friends)
July 10 –Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheater %
July 12 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
July 13 –Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at The Mann Center
July 14 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Outdoors ^
July 16 – New York, NY @ Pier 17
July 17 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage *
July 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ StageAE
July 20 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Outdoor
July 21 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Festival Grounds in *$
July 23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
July 24 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
July 25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Myth Live @
July 27 – Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park *+
Aug. 3 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove Outdoors *

@ without The Maine
* without The Wonder Years
$ Every Avenue
^ Four Year Strong
% Set It Off
# Forever the Sickest Kids
+ Emo Nite