Presented by Area Event, the brand-new festival will invade Six Flags Great Adventure on October 6 in New Jersey for a day of electro-madness. Each ticket will include admission to the show as well as entrance to all of the Great Adventure rides, including the mighty Kingda Ka – the tallest and second fastest roller coaster in the world.
And to get in the Halloween spirit, Electric Adventure will be immersed in Six Flags’ “Fright Fest” when the park is re-decorated with spider webs and smoke machines, and flooded with costumed monsters lurking around every corner.
Tickets for the event will go on sale next Tuesday, August 28 at Wantickets, Ticketmaster, and AreaEvent.
Over the past two decades, Paul van Dyk (also known to fans as PvD) has been creating and sharing his music with the world. From multiple artist albums and tons of singles, to having his work appear in movies and video games and touring across the globe, the talented Grammy nominated DJ/producer has done it all. We were lucky enough to catch up with PvD while he was in New York, about his most recent album, latest remix for Linkin Park, and what else is on the horizon for the rest of the year and beyond.
Nicole: How has 2012 Been for you so far?
Another year, another Identity Festival in the books for New Yorkers. This past weekend, thousands of EDM enthusiasts from all over the tri-state area packed out the Nikon Theater at Jones Beach in Wantagh, New York, to capacity, for a full day and night of colorful neon clothing, dancing, raging, and of course the non-stop booming beats from some very talented EDM artists. This year, the festival had quickly sold out, making it a highly anticipated event for all those attending. The 2012 New York line-up was packed with some highly sought after talent including headliner Eric Prydz, Arty, Madeon, Showtek, Eva Simons, and Noisia, among a list of others.
The New York Identity Festival is just around the corner, and with all the talented acts slated in the lineup this year, it’s going to be hard not to have a great time. The festival at Jones Beach Theater in Long Island, is showcasing some major DJs/producers and singers, resulting in one of the only locations to sell out completely so quickly. If you’re getting ready to dance your pants off this weekend at the festival, here are five acts to look out for:
For the past ten years, Eric Prydz has been a name you simply cannot ignore when it comes to dance music. The Grammy-nominated Swedish musical genius, also known under his Cirez D alias among others, is the mastermind behind some of the most well-known dance tracks including “Pjanoo," “Call On Me," “In and Out," ”2night," the more recent “Allein.” And we can't forget “Proper Education," a renowned song featuring a sample from Pink Floyd. He has collaborated with and remixed for a number of distinguished artists in EDM including Steve Angello, Calvin Harris, Digitalsim, and Depeche Mode, while running his two labels Pryda and Mouseville. This year Prydz released his “Eric Prydz Presents Pryda” album featuring 37 amazing house tracks from the Pryda catalogue mixed by Eric. The album includes his most recent hit “Allein," which has been supported by the biggest names in EDM. As the headliner for Identity this year, you can expect to hear a set that is sure to rock the house.
Ten miles of darkness and 2000 cars separated us from the festival we had only dreamt about. As we stared forward, excited and anxious, there was a faint flicker towards the sky and then the familiar explosion of fireworks in the distance. A roar ripped through the desert from the cars around us. Indian chiefs and their topless girlfriends yelled and cheered out their windows, as packs of neon spattered fur boots ran by on foot. This was the scene I had heard so much about. The one that would save dance music events
Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival has consistently been remarked as the premier Electronic Music festival in the country. With steady competition from Ultra Music Festival , and the multitude of other events that have developed in the past few years, claiming that title is quite a feat. Insomniac’s founder, Pasquale Rotella, has rose through the ranks of California promoters to a point of utmost success. He has absolutely earned his stripes, with the immense scale of his events and consequences this sometimes brings. The risk involved with such massive gatherings as these has made it necessary for Pasquale to impose a new standard for safety at these events, both at the gates and in the festival. In both appearance and functionality, EDC proved to be nothing less than the world-class event that was beckoned for.
Anjunabeats’ Russian prodigy Arty is taking America by storm this summer, opening for Alesso’s 21st birthday bash and scoring a prominent slot on Identity’s tour. And to delight American fans even more, the trance-marries-progressive-house producer has announced his first radio show “Together We Are” to air on Sirius XM. That’s right trance family, starting on June 23 you can tune in every Saturday at 1 a.m. for an hour of pure mixing bliss.
“Together We Are” will feature arty spinning his personal choices for the week’s “Best Track,” “Old and Gold” track, “Your Choice” track (selected by online voters), “Newcomer” track (from up and coming producers), and either a guest mix or a snippet from one of Arty’s live sets.
Summer in New York is synonymous with rooftop day-drinking, weekend getaways in the Hamptons, and the best musical offerings of the year. This summer, Beach Club at Governors Island is the only place to be, with its dominant roster of electronic music acts. Last Saturday’s Benny Benassi & Friends show kicked off the indoor-outdoor venue’s unbelievable summer EDM series, and it’ll just keep getting better.
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This summer's biggest festival has finally announced dates, locations, lineup AND put tickets up for sale. Identity Festival is the self proclaimed largest traveling festival in the world, playing 15 cities in about a month this summer. While the lineup is slightly different for each city, there are a few mainstays including Eric Prydz, Wolfgang Gartner, Excision, Madeon, Porter Robinson, Nero (DJ set), Paul Van Dyk, Bingo Players, Showtek, Noisa, Arty, Doctor P and more! There's pretty much no excuse to miss this one, I mean, it'll be everywhere!
With the insanity of Ultra Fest raging and rollicking throughout the collectively rabid masses, the chaos shall inevitably continue (and expand) with the onset of the weekend! Miami—fully in the throes of musical ecstasy and riotous carnal whims—is gearing up for a weekend of party infamy. It is the inevitable culmination of 10 days of music, debauchery, and the youthful American spirit—a deluge of fiesta!
More than you average, run of the mill weekend; ULTRA weekend is comprised of 21 bashes—featuring the sickest tunes at the most bangin’ spots—in what is truly the most grandiose swan song in Festival history!
The UK could brag about their most popular DJ trio Above & Beyond all day. Between their critically-acclaimed “Group Therapy” album and the nearly sold-out world-wide tour that followed, Above & Beyond is at a high point with no intent of coming down.
“Group Therapy” was named the biggest artist album of the year by Mixmag, touting Billboard hits like “Sun & Moon” and “Thing Called Love” - as well as their forthcoming single "Love Is Not Enough." The Group Therapy show will center around the complexly layered and utterly divine album, with a story-telling set-list following the album’s tumultuous tales of life, love and death. “Group Therapy” has managed to combine electronica, trance 2.0, traditional house and even modern-progressive beats into one incredibly deep rising album.