Decibel Festival has officially kicked off and is full speed ahead as we move into the weekend. We got the chance to check out Neon Indian last night at Neumo’s and it was incredible! Another favorite of ours, Teen Daze, opened up with a sensational set with a chill tone that really set the mood for the headlining set from Neon Indian. We’ll have more coverage of Decibel and be sure to visit the site for the full lineup of shows for tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday.
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Official Travel Packages, General Admission 3-Day Passes, VIP Experience 3-Day Passes and Platinum Experience 3-Day Passes are available now at www.electriczoofestival.com. Also check out the incredible recap video from last year’s Electric Zoo right below!
Above & Beyond
Armin van Buuren
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Sander van Doorn
The Northwest is making their mark on the festival circuit in a major way this year. Sasquatch 2013 will again be held at the Gorge in George, WA, which is about 2 hours outside of Seattle. This year’s lineup will feature a who’s who of acts from across multiple genres, including some Seattle favorites. We’ll see the return of The Postal Service, Macklemore, DJ Fourcolorzack, Nacho Picasso, and Kingdom Crumbs just to name a few local acts on the big stages at The Gorge. From there we have everyone from Toro Y Moi, to Baauer and Steve Aoki, to Mumford and Sons and Vampire Weekend. Sasquatch 2013 will begin on May 24th, and run through May 27th this year. The entire lineup, venue and ticket information can be found at the Official Sasquatch Festival Website.
This was one of the biggest festivals in the US this year, and we’ve got the photos to prove it! Over Labor Day weekend, Made Event presented Electric Zoo 2012, and once again transformed New York City’s Randall’s Island into a multiplex of music, lights and dancing, along with 100+ of the world’s best and brightest electronic music artists. The 3-day bonanza hosted 110,000 avid fans with sold-out capacity crowds on Saturday & Sunday.
Bigger than ever in its fourth year, Electric Zoo’s technological advances helped transform the festival landscape. Intellitix’s RFID technology was again embedded in wristbands to help festival-goers enter quickly through the front gates. The stadium-scale Main Stage featured high-resolution motion-controlled video panels that created a massive sense of scale, which could be reconfigured live to create unique looks for each individual artist. The Riverside Stage included custom-designed 3D LED technology used for the first time ever at a live electronic music show. Meanwhile, the Hilltop Arena saw a wall of LED panels and mirrors set at specific angles, working in tandem to bathe the tent in a sea of lights and lasers. And over at the Sunday School Grove, original custom-designed school buses integrated LEDs with 3D projection mapping to create an immersive mixed-media experience. In every tent, club-quality sound systems enveloped fans with impeccable sound engineered by Integral Sound.
View the entire gallery from Electric Zoo HERE.
So we’ve been hearing a lot lately about Kim Kardashian and Beyonce not getting along very well. The two of them were both in attendance at the “Made in America” festival put on by Jay-Z. Ron Howard was also there filming a documentary about Jay-Z and hip-hop culture. A source close to Beyonce had to say this about what happened at the event…
“Kim was desperate for attention in the VIP area and was getting in the way of cameras that were supposed to be filming Jay-Z,” said a source on the scene. “She kept saying she was a huge fan of Ron Howard and would do anything to be cast in one of his films, so Kim was using this as an opportunity to impress the movie maverick. Beyonce wasn’t amused that Kim was using her husband’s documentary to audition for Ron. So, she took Kim to one side and told her that the day wasn’t about her, it was about Jay-Z, his work in organizing the event and there were other celebrities and musicians there that needed coverage too.”
For those of you that can’t make it out to Philadelphia for Jay-Z’s “Made in America” music festival, no worries. The entire thing will be streaming LIVE on YouTube for all to see. You do not want to miss this as he will have some major names hitting the stage. The event starts at 2 PM Eastern time.
Jay-Z’s music festival is about to be a problem for the music industry, in a good way of course. The festival takes place in Philly on September 1st and 2nd. The entire lineup was announced today and it looks like every huge name in the industry will be performing. Good to see all the diversity in genres also.
Watch the live stream of Tomorrowland happening right now HERE.
Man this festival really looks like it brought everyone out to perform in Switzerland. This time we’ve got Rick Ross and as always he tore the house down with his many hits. Here’s some footage of Rozay’s set…