ALL ARE WELCOME AT EDC LAS VEGAS

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June 16th – 19th, come celebrate YOU under the electric sky at EDC Las Vegas 2017!

The Electric Daisy Carnival is ready to give everything it’s got this June and wants to make sure every single one of you are a part of it. From the elaborate and intricate stages to the bass that you can feel from a mile away to the glowing carnival itself, it has everything you could possibly want in a festival.

View the EDC Las Vegas 2017 Official Trailer below:

Come together and connect through the music, art and discovery at this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival while you adventure through the kineticFIELD, cosmicMEADOW, circuitGROUNDS, neonGARDEN, bassPOD, wasteLAND + more.

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EDC Las Vegas

See you under the electric sky this June!

WIZARD WORLD 2017 – COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU

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Did you binge-watch Stranger Things?

Are you counting down the days until Miss Marvel is released?

Is Free Comic Book Day your favorite day of the year?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then we’ve found the perfect event for you…and it’s headed to your city soon!

Wizard World Comic Con

Wizard World Comic Con is a comic convention like no other. Year after year, Wizard World has brought together thousands of pop culture fanatics to celebrate the best in film, television, comics, cosplay, collectables, video games and more.

Known for its die-hard fanbase, Wizard World enables attendees to celebrate their ‘Pop-Fi’ favorites with the minds who brought the vision to life.

Celebrity guests like KISS frontman Gene Simmons, Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder, American Horror Story’s Evan Peters, and Dexter’s Jennifer Carpenter are set to make appearances at select 2017 Wizard World Comic Cons, giving fans a chance to meet, greet and even snag a signature from them!

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Chris Hemsworth at Wizard World Philadelphia 2016

 

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Chris Evans at Wizard World New Orleans 2016

 

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Arrow’s Stephen Amell at Wizard World New Orleans 2017

 

In addition to the comic con’s exclusive celebrity meet and greets, Wizard World is the place to show off your cosplay creativity. Fans young and old are encouraged to don their cosplay creations while roaming the convention floor, and compete in the con’s official cosplay contest.

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Geek out with us at #WizardWorld2017!

Check out Wizard World’s 2017 dates below, and get your Tickets now.

St. Louis: April 7 – 9, 2017

Minneapolis: May 5 – 7, 2017

Des Moines: May 19 – 21, 2017

Philadelphia: June 1 – 4, 2017

Sacramento: June 16 – 18, 2017

Albuquerque: July 14 – 16, 2017

Columbus: August 4 – 6, 2017

Orlando: August 11 – 13, 2017

Chicago: August 24 – 27, 2017

Nashville: September 8 – 10, 2017

Madison: September 22 – 24, 2017

Oklahoma City: October 27 – 29, 2017

Austin: November 17 – 19, 2017

SHAKY BEATS 2017 DAILY SCHEDULE

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Shaky Beats Music Festival is just a few short weeks away, so now’s the time to start planning out your festival schedule!

Alison Wonderland or Ganja White Night? Gramatik or Illenium? Girl Talk or Rezz?  These are the grueling decisions that SB’s attendees will have to make for 2017.

Create your perfect festival weekend now using the Shaky Beats schedule below and get ready for three full days of bass drops!

Haven’t scored your Tickets to Shaky Beats? Secure your spot in Olympic Centennial Park by getting your GA or VIP Tickets now.

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EAGER BEAVER ONSALE

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Outside Lands is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, which means this will be the biggest and best festival yet. The first round of tickets are ON SALE NOW for all the Eager Beavers anxious about getting to this year’s festival!

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To commemorate ten noteworthy years of this festival, here are a few of what we have deemed to be the best moments throughout the festival’s history:

2008: Radiohead

Radiohead attracted massive crowds as the headliners of the first ever Outside Lands festival. They played an incredible set of 22 songs, which lasted over two hours. Radiohead brought together what seemed like every attendee of the entire festival, and gave Outside Lands an opening to become of of California’s foremost music and arts festivals.

 

2012: Jack White

Although Jack White did have a place on the official 2012 lineup, he surprised fans with an intimate set in the nearby woods in the back of the festival grounds at the 2014 festival. Those lucky fans who were at the right place at the right time will remember this set as a once-in-a-linetime opportunity.

 

2014: Kanye West

Kanye brought his narcissistic, eccentric persona to Outside Lands 2014. From cutting off his own songs, to asking the crowd to make “dance circles”, to playing a single song three times (Blood On the Leaves), Kanye left behind a legacy as one of Outside Lands’ best headliners.

2014: The Killers

The Killers closed the 2014 festival with anthems such as  “Mr. Brightside” and When You Were Young”. Their powerful music enforced festival-goers’ sense of togetherness through music. This band has been a continuing legacy, and their Outside Lands set only furthered their musical strength.

2016: Radiohead (again)

Unsurprisingly, Radiohead has made multiple appearances on this list. With a perfect combination of both old and new songs, the band knew how to get the crowd going. The flashing light show allowed the crowd to not only hear the songs, but to see them. This intense performance by one of music’s most respected names represented that this festival valued its classic roots – from 2008 to 2016, Radiohead represents what Outside Lands is all about.

 

 

BEST OF BEYOND WONDERLAND

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You came, you saw and you partied at Beyond Wonderland 2017!

This year, Beyond returned to it’s original home in San Bernardino, CA for the first time since 2012! To celebrate this special occasion, a new world was reimagined into the fantastical dimension: The Endless Sea. So many of you showed up prepared to explore below the surface of the aquatic-themed space and made it such a major success!

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Nothing but good vibes here…

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You got down with the best including 12th Planet, Alison Wonderland, Cheat Codes, Diplo, Hardwell + more!

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Beyond Wonderland

For more photos from Beyond Wonderland 2017, visit beyondwonderland.com. Until the next adventure into Beyond…

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Beyond Wonderland

CLUSTERFEST LOWDOWN

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The brilliant minds behind Bonnaroo and Outside lands have teamed up with Comedy Central to create the first ever Colossal Clusterfest.

The lineup boasts big names in comedy such as Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Broad City, Sarah Silverman, and many more. This festival expertly meshes comedy and music; artists such as Tegan and Sara, Chromeo, and Vince Staples will be performing.

This three-day comedy and music festival will take place June 2 -4 in San Francisco, California. Weekend passes are on sale now – get yours so you won’t miss any of the incredible musicians, comedians, or experiences this one-of-a-kind festival has to offer.

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Clusterfest

 

TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS – LINEUP

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Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2017 has it all. Period.

This diverse and cultural festival takes place September 15-17 in a picturesque Telluride, Colorado. There are endless reasons to love this festival, from the one-of-a-kind views to the laid back atmosphere. We have to add another reason to our infinite list, however, because the festival released its lineup – and it’s amazing. 

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Here are some of our favorites:

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INTERVIEW w/ EDC’s STEVE HOWARD

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The folks behind Electric Daisy Carnival excel in curating the ultimate dance music festival experience. This year, our team had the opportunity of “sitting down” with Insomniac’s Lead Experience Architect Steve Howard to discuss his vision for the future of dance music, what to expect at the flagship event in Las Vegas this Summer and how EDC remains ahead of the game. After just hitting the Halfway mark, we’re even more excited to see everyone this Summer Under the Electric Sky. Have a read…

Front Gate Tickets: What led you to become involved with Insomniac? What were your first impressions of EDC? Since joining Insomniac, what are some of the biggest standout moments for you?
Steve Howard: After 30 plus years in touring, concerts, sports and theatre I was looking for a new challenge and a colleague thought I would be a good fit for Insomniac.
My first festival was Escape 2014 and I remember being very impressed at the scale of the experience with the multiple stages and the incredible number of both large and small elements and details that make Insomniac shows truly unique.
I accepted the offer after meeting with Pasquale Rotella and feeling his energy and drive to make positive change in the world through his All Are Welcome Here message and always putting the audience first before anything else.

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Front Gate Tickets: Tell us about the transition from producing U2 and Rolling Stones tours to becoming THE experience architect? Are they wholly different worlds / what were you able to carry over from the Rock world to the EDC platform?
Steve Howard: I was very fortunate to be able to make a meaningful contribution to the growth and development of the international touring business into the highly-sophisticated machine that it is today.
Much of that expertise is very applicable to Insomniac’s challenging business model and I’m having a blast introducing many of these strategies to Pasquale and his incredible team.
I’ve had good success at organizing the team into distinct areas of responsibility and I’ve been able to introduce many of the templated processes that are so important to successful touring. Our budgeting, cost control and settlement process is much better than it used to be and we are seeing significant growth in many of our sources of ancillary revenue that are so important to our overall financial health.

Front Gate Tickets: EDC, Las Vegas especially, is known for its beautifully detailed and elaborate productions. How are you able to keep things fresh, exciting and intricate year after year? What are some new sights and sounds to expect for EDC LV 2017?
Steve Howard:
Talk about a bunch of kids in a candy store!! We have so much fun spinning up new ideas for Vegas and the 2017 version will not disappoint. Not only will Kinetic Field get a brand-new design but we’ve added a really cool new Dreamstate stage and we are super excited to introduce what we think is the most awesome new art car that I think will be the talk of the festival.

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Front Gate Tickets: Dance music is such a wide-ranging genre – can you tell us about the booking process and how it aims to represent?
Steve Howard: I’ve been told there are more than 100 different genres of dance music – who knew! Not only do we have a very talented team of talent bookers but most of the entire 140 plus company staff are passionate dance music enthusiasts who are all out discovering new artists, new sounds and sharing their finds with the entire company. I think we have enough in-house DJ’s to run our own festival!
Talent meetings are focused on making sure we are always introducing our audience to the next up and coming artists while always delivering on what is popular and creating the most buzz while making sure we’ve got good coverage for everyone’s different musical tastes.

Front Gate Tickets: The EDC community is one of the largest and supportive out there. What is it about EDC that draws in such passionate fans??
Steve Howard: Simple answer – Pasquale Rotella’s connection to this audience is just unparalleled. Pasquale is always looking for ways to make their experience at Insomniac events better and he is a fierce champion of inclusivity making sure the environment at shows is always welcoming, friendly and non-judgmental.

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Front Gate Tickets: What are you most looking forward to at EDC LV this year? Any special performers, installations, etc?
Steve Howard: As always there are many new elements to look forward to for Vegas every year. One of the ones I’m most excited about for 2017 is an installation we’re putting into our central hang-out/meeting space in Carnival Square. That should be checked out for sure.

Front Gate Tickets: We’re excited to see more global expansion for EDC! Can you tell us what and where is next?
Steve Howard: Where to begin?? This is one of the most exciting things about working with Insomniac. We literally get new enquiries every week to bring EDC or another Insomniac festival to a different part of the world. Bubbling up to the top right now are China, Europe and my native home – Canada.

Front Gate Tickets: If you give 1 piece of advice to a first-time attendee, what would it be?
Steve Howard: Forget whether or not dance music is your thing, everyone likes a good party right? And what makes a great party? The guests always make the party and that is what is so special about Insomniac events. You will have such a blast – don’t be afraid to even come by yourself – you will have tons of new friends before you know it and many great memories of the experience.

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If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, we have no idea what you’re waiting for!

SOUNDSET FESTIVAL – 10TH ANNIVERSARY

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Kick off your summer at the 10th annual Soundset Festival on Sunday, May 28th at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on The Midway!

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Hosted by Sway Calloway, Heather B, JPRATT & CROS One, Soundset 2017 is breaking out all the stops for it’s 10th anniversary. Rap and Hip-Hop heavy weights Atmosphere, Travis Scott, and Ms. Lauryn Hill are set to headline the festival’s Main and Fifth Element stages, alongside Gucci Mane, T.I., Mac Miller and more.

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Between performances, you’ll want to check out the Freestyle Session Minnesota B-Boy/B-Girl competition at the Essential Elements tent and the live painting exhibition hosted by Ironlak.

Also returning for 2017 is the Skateboard Showdown presented by Familia, the Soundset Custom Car Show and the Last of the Record Buyers production showcase with producers Astronautica, Illingsworth and Linafornia.

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General Admission and VIP Tickets are on sale now! Snag yours before they’re gone.

 

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THE PEACH LINEUP IS HERE

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The Peach Music Festival is hitting Scranton, PA  August 10-13 at picturesque Montage Mountain & the 2017 lineup has arrived!!

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Tickets are back on sale for this 4-day festival full of camping, water rides, and of course music. Get your 4-day general admission pass today – prices are only getting higher as the festival gets closer, so grab yours now!

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View the full lineup below and get ready to get down at The Peach!

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CAMP BISCO CALLING ALL CAMPERS

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Early bird gets the worm, or in this case, early bird passes for Camp Bisco.

We highly recommend not sleeping on this one. Passes for 3 Day GA, 3 Day VIP, Shuttle Passes & more are up for grabs, but not for long!

Get ready campers, Camp Bisco just released their lineup & we can’t wait to join the rest of you for an amazing camping experience! View full lineup:

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Check out the Camp Bisco 2016 Aftermovie + prepare for what awaits you this year on Montage Mountain!

FASTER HORSES FESTIVAL – #5YEARSLOTSABEERS

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Are you ready for the #PartyofTheSummerDierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan are set to headline Faster Horses Festival’s 5th anniversary on July 21 – 23 at the Michigan International Speedway.

Year 5 of Faster Horses is bringing back the Made in Michigan Marketplace, Budweiser Clydesdales, Faster Humans Fun Run and more. Plus, you can stay on site — and party all night!

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General Admission, VIP and Campsites are on sale now. Get yours before they’re gone!