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Pretty Lights partners with Akomplice Clothing on ‘The Kit’ festival pack

Pretty Lights knows festivals. The Denver-based electronic veteran has made a career of headlining them, curating his own festivals, and designing his shows specifically for the outdoors, making indoor shows a rarity in his repertoire. With an upcoming string of performances at his home turf of Red Rocks Amphitheater approaching in August, Pretty Lights has […]

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Burning Man announces a 100-foot-tall disco ball, known as The Orb

Burning Man always proves to be a fascinating topic, as thousands of people from around the world strip away their normal lives and enter into the Playa. The theme of this year’s festival, the first since its founder Larry Harvey’s passing, is derived from Isaac Asimov’s landmark 1950 sci-fi work, I, Robot. Each year, inventive new art installations […]

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Damon Albarn says Del the Funky Homosapien punctured a lung during the rapper’s Gorillaz show stage fall

Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn has confirmed in a new Beats 1 Radio interview with Matt Wilkinson that Del the Funky Homosapien has suffered severe injuries following his fall at the band’s performance from Denmark’s Roskilde Festival on July 7. Albarn confirmed, “Del is in hospital still in Roskilde. He’s got seven fractured ribs, and he punctured […]

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More festivals sign onto Keychange initiative guaranteeing 50/50 gender balance by 2022: 100 total

Keychange was launched at the end of 2017 to call attention to the continued lack of gender equality on festival lineups, and as a way to prompt promoters to take action in bringing more talented female acts into their roster. Within just a few months of its creation, 45 gatherings across the globe announced their […]

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Splash House introduces its August talent roster

Palm Springs institution Splash House is just coming off a successful June edition, and is now chugging full speed ahead toward Round 2 of poolside festivities come August 10. Bookers have assembled a fresh batch of talent for the affair, which stokes temptation to return to its classic host hotels Renaissance, Riviera, and Saguaro. On […]

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Insomniac announces fifth-annual 2018 We Are NRG lineup

Insomniac‘s announced the lineup for its fifth-annual We Are NRG event, a two-day rave taking over the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California on June 22 and 23 with its hard-hitting bass and electrifying tunes. Having hosting sold-out crowds in both 2016 and 2017, it’s safe to say that We Are NRG has undergone a […]

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Phoenix’s second annual Lost Lake Festival reportedly cancelled

Emerging crossover festival brand Lost Lake has reportedly been cancelled ahead of the event’s second annual installment. The multi-day festival, still in its infancy, came by way of powerhouse event promoter Superfly — the organizing body behind massively successful event properties like Outside Lands and Bonnaroo. Dancing Astronaut has reached out to Lost Lake representatives for comment, […]

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Get to know your Desert Hearts: wAFF & Mikey Lion

It’s hard to believe that Desert Hearts is already crossing into its fifth birthday. The Southern Californian transformational brand has grown from a humble, grassroots gathering into a veritable institution over its half-decade of existence, and only continues to thrive with its City Hearts offshoots. Now, Mikey, Lee, Marbs, and Pork Chop are celebrating their brainchild’s birthday […]

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Report: The most commonly used drugs at music festivals

Over the years, drug and alcohol’s relationship with electronic dance music has heightened its foothold in worldwide festival culture. Music festivals themselves undeniably afford a collective culture of intoxication — a palpable permeation of substance use and abuse that one can sniff out regardless of whether they choose to partake or not. Considering substance abuse’s assimilation, […]

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Lost Lake Festival returns to Phoenix with impeccably curated sophomore lineup

Phoenix is quickly becoming an enticing west coast festival market. Last year found Superfly, the events powerhouse behind Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, planting their flag in the desert with the inaugural Lost Lake Festival in the heart of Phoenix’s downtown district. Now, Lost Lake is back for a second edition in 2018, led by a […]

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Tor lays down an eclectic, low-end wonderland ahead of Lightning In A Bottle [Mix]

Amidst a blanket of monotony in the bass world, Tor has risen as one of the new wave of forward-thinking talent introducing an aural breath of fresh air. The producer wriggled his way into the spotlight not too long ago thanks in part to Emancipator, and quickly made a name for himself thanks to his […]

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HARD Summer delivers mind-bending 2018 lineup loaded with special back-to-back performances

HARD Summer is pulling out all the stops for the upcoming edition of the festival, led by one of the event’s most memorable lineups to date. Slated for August 4 – 5, and returning to a familiar venue at Fontana’s Auto Club Speedway, HARD’s flagship event is sticking to their tried and true playbook of marquee […]

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Get to know your Desert Hearts: Mikey Lion & Andreas Henneberg

It’s hard to believe that Desert Hearts is already crossing into its fifth birthday. The Southern Californian transformational brand has grown from a humble, grassroots gathering into a veritable institution over its half-decade of existence, and only continues to thrive with its City Hearts offshoots. Now, Mikey, Lee, Marbs, and Pork Chop are celebrating their […]

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Relive Anna Lunoe’s full performance from San Diego’s CRSSD Festival

Following her prime time performance at HARD Summer 2017, Anna Lunoe added another huge credential to her list of accomplishments in becoming a mother for the first time. Baby Willa came just weeks after Lunoe’s final DJ set (though, at the time of HARD it seemed like she could go into labor during her b2b […]

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Elements NYC returns with stacked 2018 lineup topped by Bassnectar, Emancipator and more

BangOn!NYC‘s beloved Elements Music & Art Festival brand is returning to its Bronx home at Hunts Point this year for the event’s fifth installment, and this time, they’re gearing up for their biggest outing to date with newly reimagined programming for the summer shakedown. Returning with four elemental-themed stages and New York’s iconic skyline views […]

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Live Nation details Festival Passport expansion for 2018-2019 season

Last year, Live Nation successfully launched its Festival Passport program, granting 1,000 lucky fans across the world access to over 90 of the company’s festivals at just one flat fee. The ticketing and events behemoth has announced the return of its one-of-a-kind access pass for the upcoming season, now with a major expansion in territory […]

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Sikdope drops off brand new dance floor ammunition with ‘Back Again’

Bass house is experiencing quite a moment right now. Festival goers are devouring the high octane bass-driven dance fare that the likes of Joyryde, Ephwurd, and Habstrakt are popularizing more voraciously than ever before. Among those ranks is Sikdope, who’s already caught the ears of industry heavyweights like Skrillex and Jauz, but if the young Polish […]

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Premiere: Alan Fitzpatrick – Colour Of A Dream

Marry together booming, pungent kicks, heavy reverb, and atmospheric synth accents, and the result is an Alan Fitzpatrick anthem. The British talent is no stranger to the art of forging raunchy techno, and this trend continues into his newest A-side on his We Are The Brave imprint. “Colour Of  A Dream” was built for the […]

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Creamfields announces unmissable 2018 lineup

Creamfields announced their 2018 lineup and it’s looking to be behemoth year for the Cheshire-based extravaganza. Rich in both depth and considerable breadth, the festival will bring together 300 artists across 30 stages from August 23–26. Techno don Carl Cox will be making his return to the festival for the first time in over a decade, where […]

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Destructo announces maiden voyage of new four day cruise event, FRIENDSHIP

Gary Richards has cemented his legacy as a pioneer of modern large scale event production and promotion. He’s built a 30-year career from charting dance music and underground hip-hop’s open waters, and now he’s headed back to the high seas with the launch of his newest event, FRIENDSHIP. Dancing Astronaut first reported the news in […]

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