ROLLING LOUD SOCAL

Rolling Loud SoCal is right around the corner with renowned artists, Future, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Uzi Vert, Post Malone, 21 Savage, Young Thug, and more! Mark your calendars because December 16-17 is going to be dope!

It’s no secret that the Rolling Loud Festival’s receiving a ton of attention after Kendrick and Future popped off at the Miami date in earlier this year. This entire buzz got the co-founders Matt Zingler and Tariq Cherif thinking, so they quickly decided that expanding their festival globally would be a great opportunity. With Rolling Loud Bay Area wrapped, they’re headed south for Rolling Loud SoCal next month!

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“Rolling Loud is the #1 hip-hop festival in the world. After selling out three consecutive years in a row in Miami, it’s time to take the Rolling Loud experience on the road. Rap music is the most popular and fastest growing genre of music, and the world deserves to experience curated lineups of its champions.” – Cherif in recent press release.

Expanding from Miami, Rolling Loud will embark across the way to Bay Area, SoCal + over seas with new hosts: Japan, China, and the U.K in 2018.

 

Check out the recap below and grab tickets to the next installment of the premier hip-hop festival experience in Southern California!

2017 Halloween Rundown

Are you ready to get your spook on?? If you are having trouble deciding what to do we are here to help make that big decision! Finish off the month with your favorite group of humans, and get ready to have a spooktacular time no matter where you are!!

Music: 

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience: Enjoy your halloween weekend at City Park, New Orleans, October 27 29th. Where art and music come together for an amazing experience, artists include Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, LCD Soundsystem, DJ Snake, Galantis, Dillion Francis, Post Malone and more!!

Escape: Psycho Circus: Want to experience a haunting weekend? The NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA has got you covered! Get ready for Psycho Circus, on Oct 27 – 28th, a trappy weekend, with fortune-tellers, and freaks! Performances from, DJ snake, Tiësto, Marshmello, Flosstradamus, Nero, Zedd and more!

Circoloco: Brooklyn, New York is hosting the Circoloco festival once again, join us October 2728th for an edm filled weekend! Live performances from, Seth Troxler, JamieJones, The Martinez Brothers, Loco Dice, Damian Lazarus and more!

The Growlers Six: Halloween weekend is the perfect time to enjoy some rock n’ roll!! The event will take place in San Pedro, CA, at the LA Waterfront, October 2829thcostumes are strongly encouraged. Performances from The Growlers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Dan Auerbach, Modest Mouse, Julian Casablancas + The voidz, Butthole Surfers and more!

Punk N’ Brew: For those 21 and up, get your boos and booze on with Punk N’ Brews craft & beer music festival! The event will take place in Huntington Beach, CA, on October 28thperformances from NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Strung Out, Ignite, The Dickies and more!

Punk In Drublic: Concord: If you’re a beer lover, this punk rock festival is for you, with over 100 craft beers including California’s local favorites! The event takes place on October 29th, in Concord, CA. The lineup includes, NOFX, The Mr. T Experience, Get Dead, Bad Religion, Strung Out and more!

All ATX benefit concert: Back to the Armadillo: The biggest celebration of Austin musicians will take place in Austin, TX, on October 29th. Enjoy some awesome tunes from a variety of artist: John Fogerty, Shakey Graves, Jack Ingram, Michael Martin Murphey, Gary P Nunn and more! 

 Events:

 Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: Griffith Park returns with the family friendly event, doors open at 7:00pm from October 27- 31st. Enter with caution, this years theme is filled with psychopathic clowns, demons, and spooky ghosts!

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Wizard world: Thousands of people will gather at the Cox Convention Center for Wizard World Comic Con in Oklahoma city from October 27-29th!  If you are a pop culture fanatic then you don’t want to miss out, Friday doors open at 4pm and Saturday-Sunday doors open at 10am! Geek out with us at #WizardWorld2017!

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INNINGS FESTIVAL: LINEUP SPOTLIGHT

The first-ever Innings Festival is finally here with a jam-packed lineup you don’t want to miss! With red-hot headliners Chris Stapleton, Queens of the Stone Age, and The Avett Brothers – you can’t go wrong. Plus several more performances from Counting Crows, Young the Giant, The Head and the Heart, The Decemberists, Dispatch, Cold War Kids, Local Natives, Lord Huron, Sylvan Esso, and many more will be gracing the stage in Tempe, AZ at Tempe Beach Park & Arts Park on March 23-25, 2018! 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 

 

INTERVIEW: SUPERFLY CO-FOUNDER

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A couple weeks ago, we sat down with Rick Farman, co-founder of Superfly, co-creators and producers of hugely successful festivals such as Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, to discover how he approaches festival production and what fans can expect at Lost Lake, their newest festival venture taking place in Phoenix later this month.

Front Gate Tickets: Did you always see yourself in the entertainment industry? In the scenario that you could retire right now, what’s the next move?
Rick Farman: I had a significant learning disability, and I was sort of told around high school that it would be difficult for me to get through law school with the particular disability I had. In some way that got my wheels turning about other options and around that time is when I got really into music and started to actively pursue that path. In many ways I seized an opportunity. As for retirement, I’ve always thought about being a professor at a university on subjects related to my career: whether it is business, entertainment, or something like that. I currently do a little investing in young companies and enjoy being in that role of helping young entrepreneurs, whether it’s through investment, consulting, or advising, I think that would be a fun thing to do in retirement.

Crowd at Outside Lands – Photo by Andrew Jorgensen

FGT: What are your thoughts on the growing trend of “boutique festivals”? Ones that invest in not just the lineup, but the whole experience?
RF: I certainly think the lineup matters, but differently at different times in the festival’s lifecycle – but ultimately, the events that are really successful transcend the lineup itself and becomes more about the overall experience and about what people have come to trust about the brand itself and the reputation.

Festivals are a great vehicle to express the assets and attributes in the community, and I think it’s a really interesting part of the American festival story in contrast to the European festival story where psychographic communities come together. The American story, in my opinion, is well represented by the best, oldest festivals out there. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Music Festival is one of the most impactful and important in America. That model took all the elements of New Orleans and Louisiana and expressed it through an amazing cultural event—it becomes an iconic representation of what that culture is about. City festivals that have done really well, in my opinion, have followed that particular pathway.

Friends under The Arch BONNAROO 2017 – photo by aLIVECoverage

FGT: Jumping into Lost Lake, what about Phoenix specifically made it an attractive host city? This year alone we have seen a ton of festivals pop up there, and it was interesting to see it become such a desired location. What goes into tapping cities for events?
RF: There is an interesting evolution of culture and demographics playing out in Phoenix. It’s not that different than what you see in other progressive cities like Seattle, Portland or Denver where a lot of people are moving to the downtown part of the city, the city is investing smartly, and there’s a sort of Renaissance that’s occurring.

The biggest advocates for Phoenix were the people at Walter Productions. Walter was created out of the sort of love and passion of the founders of Burning Man and they have been a part of Bonnaroo, their sort of first creative foray outside of Burning Man, for many years. We’re huge fans of what they do and when they told us there were a lot of interesting cultural and creative things going on in Phoenix, it gave us a vision and feeling of what a festival there could be. It’s more than just these elements of the local culture, there’s also a great creative force there that can help us bring this to a whole other level. The most exciting thing about Lost Lake is that it really is Superfly and Walter Productions coming full circle to create something new in their hometown, and that’s an amazing opportunity for us.

FGT: For Lost Lake, what can fans expect – what are you drawing from your other festival successes like Bonnaroo and Outside Lands? What are some things that will be done differently to set that apart?
RF: At Superfly a lot of what we are really good at is creating or mining community, and finding all of the cool facets to put in place there. We’ve created a lot of interesting partnerships connected to each place we go, focused on the creative life, and who is doing interesting things.

For example, we have this amazing relationship with Chris Bianco, who in many ways helped create the deep culinary scene that exists in Phoenix, to make sure we were going in the right direction in order to get that culinary scene built into this event. Same thing on the beverage side. One of the specials we are doing is creating a whole agave area — obviously we are in the southwestern desert and the agave plant’s use for making mezcal and tequila runs deep in terms of the cocktail culture.

We also found that Phoenix is a place where people really like to have a good time. You go places and they have bar games and lawn games; that whole aspect of having a drink and doing something active is really prevalent. One of the really fun things we are doing with Walter is building oversized games. Some of it you’ve seen out there where some places have oversized Connect Four or oversized Jenga—we are taking that to another level. We are building an oversized billiard table where you are actually playing pool with bowling balls; there is a whole experience of games like this.

If you’re excited to see what Rick and the Superfly team have in store like we are, be sure to Lose Yourself in the Valley of the Sun this October 20-22 at Lost Lake Festival!

Front Gate Tickets – Halloween Playlist

Calling all goblins and goons! It’s Halloween time, and Front Gate Tickets is here to help you get into the spirit! Grab those costumes, light up those jack-o-lanterns and boogie to our Halloween playlist – it’s sure to put a spell on you!

 

HALLOWEEN PLAYLIST:

THE GROWLERS SIX: LINEUP SPOTLIGHT

The Growlers Six – the new live music experience curated by the SoCal band, The Growlers, is bringing a jam-packed lineup to LA Waterfront October 28 & 29. Check out some of our top picks of the weekend that you don’t want to miss! 

The Growlers 


Yeah Yeah Yeahs 


Dan Auerbach


Modest Mouse 


Julian Casablancas + The Voidz


Butthole Surfers


Danny Brown


Girl Talk


Alice Glass


Beth Ditto


Girlpool


The B-52s


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ACL Fest: Verified Ticket Exchange

Have your plans changed? Can’t make it to Austin City Limits Music Festival anymore? Alleviate a bit of stress by listing your 3-Day or 1-Day Tickets on the new Verified Ticket Exchange from Ticketmaster – the only 100% safe and secure marketplace to buy and resell tickets.

Fans now have the ability to purchase through an official, verified ticket exchange. Click here to view available tickets.

If you purchased a ticket and can no longer attend the festival, you can also use the exchange to resell your tickets. Click here to post your ticket.

FESTIVAL DO’S & DON’TS

We’ve all had our fair share of festival fails. Learn from our mistakes and follow this simple list of Festival Do’s and Don’ts! These tips will help you navigate festivals like a modern-day Magellan and ensure you have the most magical festival experience.

1. DON’T: Drink too much.
Always remember to drink responsibly and pace yourself, or else you’ll end up being “that guy.” Festivals are a marathon, not a sprint.

2. DO: Wear Sneakers.
Do you like having your toes stepped on? Does that mud in between your toenails feel pleasant? Probably not. That’s why every festival guru has a trustee pair of comfy, worn-in sneakers to help keep them rollin’ from stage to stage. Festival attire should be all about comfort, so keep those stilettos at home.

3. DON’T: Stress too much about catching every show.
It’s almost impossible to see all the acts you want to see, so relax and wander at times. Who knows, you could stumble onto the next big hit!

4. DO: Bring an empty water bottle or CamelBak.
Staying hydrated is the KEY to success at any festival. When you are jamming in that sun for hours on end, the last thing you want to be is parched. Better yet, bring electrolyte tablets to add to your water and an empty water bottle or CamelBak so that you can fill up fo’ free!

5. DON’T: Bring anything expensive.
There’s a good chance your favorite glasses, handbags or jewelry might get misplaced or damaged, better to leave them behind than take your chances.

6. DO: Bring a phone charger.
You don’t want your phone to die right as you’re capturing that perfect fest moment. Times are a changin’ and most fests have charging stations. If not, a portable charger will become your new best friend.

7. DON’T: Forget sunscreen!
Looking like a lobster on day 2 just ain’t cute.

8. DO: Check the festival FAQs.
Check out the festival website and see what’s allowed in and out of the festival grounds, especially for camping events where you will be bringing all the essentials.

9. DON’T: Snapchat or Instagram the whole concert.
Remember to live in the moment and enjoy the music! Living the whole thing through a recording will ruin the experience. Trust me, your friends are already jealous.

10. DO: Indulge in the festival activities.
Many festivals have branded activations setup around site. Sure, the music is what you came for, but in between sets make sure to check out the photo booths, Ferris wheels, ball pits, and more!

11. DON’T: Forget to eat!
Especially if you are partaking in drinking, the last thing you want to do is be partying on an empty stomach. Go ahead and indulge in those tasty festival eats.

12. DO: Make a schedule.
Plan your concert schedule beforehand so you don’t miss your favorite acts!  Also, make sure to download the festival’s mobile app to stay up-to-date with festival happenings.

13. DON’T: Push through the crowd to get to the front of the stage.
It’s just rude ya’ll. If you didn’t get there early enough then unfortunately, you gotta hang towards the back.

14. DO: Lose yourself in the music, bring the good vibes, and have some fun!

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016

ACL Fest: Late Night Shows

Like Jay-Z said, “after the show is the after-party” so keep the vibes going with ACL Fest’s Official 2017 Late Night Shows! Austin’s famous venues such as Stubb’sEmo’s Austin and The Historic Scoot Inn, will host the ultimate ACL late night parties featuring acts by Ryan Adams, Run the Jewels, The Black Angels, Crystal Castles + more! Shows will start before Weekend One and go through the end of Weekend Two so don’t miss out and go to C3concerts.com/latenight for the list of shows! Tickets go on sale Friday, 8/25 at 10am CT.

Want to be ahead of the game? Register for the C3Concerts.com E-List by Tuesday, 8/22 at 11:59pm CT for access to an exclusive pre-sale opportunity. See you at the fest!

ADVENTURE INTO NOCTURNAL WONDERLAND

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Creatures of the night, Nocturnal Wonderland is back for its 22nd year! Yeah, that’s right… 22 YEARS!

The longest running dance music festival has announced the dates, lineup, and location for 2017! This September 15th and 16th all of the biggest ravers and bassheads will gather in the tree covered forest of Glen Helen Regional Park to take part in one of the greatest dance parties to ever exist.

The Nocturnal Wonderland 2017 lineup features some of your favorite heavy hitters including Dillon Francis, Excision, DJ Mustard, Snails, + many more!

See the full lineup below:

Nocturnal Wonderland is 2 days and 3 nights of celebrating life, love, art, music and being the truest form of yourself – Come join us on this magical adventure!!!

Grab your pack and let the beats unleash your inner beast

FIND YOUR FOLK AT WINNIPEG FOLK FEST

Winnipeg Folk Fest

Immerse yourself in Winnipeg’s vibrant local folk community!

From July 6th to July 9th, the Winnipeg Folk Festival will return to Birds Hill Provincial Park just outside of the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba!

We’re so excited to see what this year brings. With headliners like City and Colour, The Shins, Feist, Brandi Carlile, Barenaked Ladies, and Bruce Cockburn, there is a lot to look forward to!

Here’s a look at the full 2017 lineup:

The festival will feature 2 campgrounds, 9 stages and over 70 artists! Experience the beautiful outdoors while listening to some exceptional music alongside friends and family. All ages are welcomed!

Ticket are available for purchase here! Create your ultimate folk experience by choosing from single day tickets, 4-day passes, and camping packages!

Want a sneak peek at what you can expect? Check out what went down last year:

ELECTRIC FOREST 2017: BEYOND THE MUSIC

Electric Forest opens it gates to all adventurers this weekend, but for the first time ever, this coming weekend will only be one of two.

Forest HQ made the move to two wonderful weekends in the hopes of creating a more intimate experience for all of their travelers, and it’s looking to be just that. With one of the more expansive lineups of the festival season, Electric Forest is sure to be one of the summer’s best.

 But for many, the Forest is about more than just the music.

To truly see what makes Electric Forest glow year after year, let’s take a look at all of the incredible features, programs, and experiences that make it such a memorable festival:


The Forest

Each year, Double JJ Resort is transformed into The Forest — an immersive festival grounds unlike any other. As far as camping festivals are concerned, this is the pinnacle of feeling at one with nature. With stages, art galleries, & all sorts of surprises hidden within the layers of trees, The Forest is more of a magical playground than anything else.


The People

If you’re not aware yet, Electric Forest is a destination location for any & all in the electronic music scene. The People of E Forest travel thousands of miles & plan for months just to make it out, and many more are still awaiting their chance to visit for the first time. That being said, those who do arrive are not there just to be there — the fairies & folk of E Forest are always prepared to go all-out. The energy is unmatched, the costumes & outfits are well put together, and the entire community is there for each other. Come be a part of something bigger than yourself!


The Programs

For a festival as massive as Electric Forest, there are endless opportunities for involvement. Thankfully, E Forest uses its resources to work towards environmental consciousness, community outreach, and technological innovation — among many other causes. Whether working towards sustainability with the Electricology Program, helping feed the hungry at the Food Drive, or garnering support for education with the Music in Schools Program, there is a program for everyone. Giving back is one of the best ways to become a true member of the Forest Family, so get excited to Do More at E Forest!


The Waterpark

Yes, you read that right — Electric Forest has its own waterpark. Located on site at the Double JJ Resort, you & your crew are only a complimentary shuttle ride away from a full-service waterpark. Complete with slides, a lazy river, and both indoor & outdoor sections, there’s something for everyone. The best part — each admission ticket comes with a complimentary shower, so get your clean on after getting your swim on.


The Music

Alright, alright this article wasn’t supposed to be about the tunes… but have you seen that lineup? With the jam band giants that are String Cheese Incident & the legendary bass-lord Bassnectar covering both weekends, that should be enough to draw anyone in. Nevertheless, there are hundreds of artists performing throughout the festival’s two weekends, including (but certainly not limited to) Odesza, Flume, Dillon Francis, Lotus, Nero, Tycho, and The Revivalists. Add in the immersive stage set-ups & the surprise sets not included on the lineup, and Electric Forest is clearly a can’t-miss event!


Tickets are still on sale for Weekend Two! Grab ’em while you can, & we’ll meet you at ♦The Forest♦