You didn’t think electronic music was going anywhere, did you?
Sounds of dub step and electro beats can be heard playing in the background of everywhere from shopping malls to restaurants these days; and that’s not even including your weekly house music hot spot. Festivals such as Coachella, Bonaroo, Electric Zoo, and Ultra have been getting rave reviews from electronic music enthusiasts, gathering tens of thousands of people every year. Although an amazing experience, these festivals tend to last for days, draining both mind and wallet. Taking that into consideration, the people over at Skullcandy are treating EDM fans to a one day festival to keep the music flowing beyond their stylish headphone gear.
As the humidity approaches unbearable and the summer days officially press on, we wanted to give you all a chance to chill out with the cooling sounds of a few dance worthy notables. With only ten days until Camp Bisco X, the anticipation and excitement surrounding the tenth annual, 3-day festival is growing at an immense pace. Thousands upon thousands of music lovers of all ages will gather at Indian Lookout Country Club on July 7 – 9 for intensive, 72 hour crash course on dance, jam and electronic music. Tickets and camping passes are still available on the CBX, so grab yours today and don’t miss this legendary event. In the In the meantime, while you're waching the clock tick at work or wherever you are, here’s some of our top draws for the upcoming weekend.
"Believe it or not, we at Insomniac are actually announcing the Electric Daisy Carnival 2011 line-up!"
The moment that thousands of anxiously waiting EDC revelers from around the world have been expecting for weeks-on-end is finally here: the official EDC line-up and time slots. With less than two weeks remaining until the June 24th kick off of the 3-day festival, it's about time this epic news be revealed.
Last year EDC received strong criticism after a 16-year-old girl died of an ecstasy overdoes during the event. A highly publicized investigation followed suit and a local legislation called on a temporary moratorium on all LA-based raves. This event, among others, created an environment that made producing the Electric Daisy Carnival at an appropriate venue in LA an insurmountable challenge for 2011. However, the show must go on, and so it will in another world-class destination-- Las Vegas. With such epic line-ups running from dusk till dawn, EDC will be sure to light up the Nevada desert with beats, dancers, fire twirlers, aerialists, and the greatest acts of our electronic music generation.
Already feeling that summer buzz-kill from missing out on Coachella and Sasquatch this year? Don’t worry, there are still plenty of festivals fixing to satisfy that music-hungry appetite at a much lower price than Bonnaroo or Lollapalooza. Check out these upcoming music festivals that will tune your ears in to some audio bliss.
What: Pitchfork Music Festival
Where: Chicago, IL
When: June 15-17
Who: Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes, Cut Copy, TV on the Radio, Neko Case, Thurston Moore, No Age, Gang Gang Dance, Deerhunter, Superchunk, Ariel Pink, Curren$y + more!
Ultra Music Festival (UMF) is returning to downtown Miami’s Bicentennial Park for what is probably the most anticipated weekend of the year. Thousands will flock to Miami for Ultra’s first three-day event (formerly only Friday and Saturday) on Friday, March 25, Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27. The growth of the electronic music genre, from the past year alone, is clearly visibile through the expansion of Ultra this year and the growth of its headlining artisits.
Ultra is expecting 150,000 attendees over the span of three days this year, being the world’s first ever major electronic music festival to expand to three days and completely sell out. Being the first major North American music festival of 2011, Ultra Music Festival will no doubt raise the bar and set the standard high for live music everywhere. Spirits are already high in Miami as the stages are being built and the streets are getting crowded.
Ultra Music Festival for the first time ever will take place over the span of three days this year. The first major U.S. music festival of 2011, Ultra is set to take place on March 25, 26, and 27 at Bicentennial Park in Miami. They have just released phase-two of their line-up, including Duran Duran, Armin Van Buuren, Underworld, Moby, and more.
Duran Duran will be appearing for the first time ever this year in support of their Mark Ronson-produced 13th studio album ALL YOU NEED IS NOW, which is out March 22. Also new is Armin Van Buuren’s A State Of Trance 500 area and the debuts of Erick Morillo and Sasha’s (V_rtek) live shows.
This is a one time opportunity to see so many great djs at the same time ! You guys don't how lucky you are. You now can't pretend you don't know where to go on Halloween.
I don't really need to talk about it for days and days. The line-up itself should convince you.
On October 30 :
Bloody Beetroots / Mr. Oizo / Fake Blood / Sebastian / Rusko / Busy P / Brondinsky / Destructo / L-Vis 1990 / Tommy Lee & Dj aero / SBTRKT / Sticky K / Vello Virkhaus
The Sunday Snapshot:
The festival set-up, sound and acoustics, as well as operations were extremely professional. It's obvious they have done this before. I loved how they had two stages by each other with back-to-back shows. I parked it at the Budweiser/Playstation stages for most of the weekend due to the line up, but it was incredible to see 10,000 people stacked to see the headliners on the BMI stage. Kudos Lolla.
Sunday Musical Delights & Awards:
Chiddy Bang: Award for Band Best Listened on a CD. I was personally pumped to see Chiddy play. My friends produce their music videos and I have been rocking to their cool remixes/raps for a bit now. Think, Girl Talk meets Drake for their vibe. I was sadly disappointed in the live bit, but I still like them a lot. But the electronic Perry’s stage was a sick addition to the festival. We would be visiting again.
Here is what we loved most about Saturday at Lollapalooza 2010. I wish I was still there!
In addition to the green scene at Grant Park, there were some really cool sponsorship and brand presence situations in the mix. Toyota was giving away cold bandanas and headbands (much needed with the hot temperatures). They always had a line to their tent, which I’m sure got them some good exposure. Another great sponsor was the water filling stations; I know I spent a lot of time here. AOL provided free WiFi, for those of us working during the festival, this was clutch. A fun one was the Q101 Hammock Station, where you could actually take a break and lay in the hammocks for a bit. It’s always enjoyable to see brands and companies giving out products and services that are super beneficial to the festival goer. Giving a consumer something they can really use during the weekend is really going to stand out for marketing purposes.
Completely pumped for this festival, Lollapalooza managed to blow me away. Not only with the talent they had this year, but as an event planner, I was even more impressed with the set-up and operations they had in place. If you missed our live Tweets from the festival here are some tasty tidbits from the weekend. Catch us tomorrow for Saturday's recap:
We arrived in Chicago around 7am from New York, took a nap, and proceeded to the event around 4pm. Other than grabbing my media pass (which was like a mile away from the entrance) I was immediately impressed.