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!

AIR + STYLE 2018

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The legendary snowboarding and music event of the year returns to Downtown LA’s Expo Park and it’s sure to be a gnarly experience. The event incorporates live music from renowned artist’s, and free-style performances by legendary snowboarders. The event will take place at Expo Park in Downtown Los Angeles on March 3 & 4, featuring exclusive performances by Phoenix, Zedd, Griz, and Phantogram.
Tickets ON SALE  Friday, November 3, at 10AM PST, don’t miss out and grab your tickets! Stay tuned for bigger announcements!

Air + Style 2018 Lineup: Phoenix, Zedd, Griz, Phantogram + more to be announced!

 

ROLLING LOUD SOCAL

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The dopest hip hop fest in the game is extending to San Bernardino, CA this December! Head to Rolling Loud SoCal to see it all.

2017 ROLLING LOUD SOCAL Lineup Details: Future, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Uzi Vert, Post Malone, 21 Savage, Young Thug, Kodak Black, XXXTentacion, Sob x Rbe, Seshollowaterboyz, PNB Rock, Lil Pump, Young Dolph, Rich the Kid, Trippie Redd, Famous Dex, Curren$y, RJ, Nef the Pharaoh, Sahbabii, Lil Peep, G Herbo, Dave East, Robb Banks, Fat Nick ,Kodie Shane, Jay 305, Saint Jhn, Buddy, Idk, Young Nudy, Pierre Bourne, Dumbfoundead, Maxo Kream, Larry June, Amir Obe, Bobby Raps, Zoey Dollaz, Uno the Activist, Thouxanbanfauni, Warhol.ss, chaz French, Nessly, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Marty Grimes, Jay Critch, Topaz Jones, Leaf, Swoosh, Eearz, Bobo Swae, Impaxct, Duckwrth, Yung Bans, Kembe X, Lil Wop, Leven Kali, Dice Soho, Deante Hitchcock, Kemba, Sk* Maloley, Vory, Heavy Mellow, Malcolm Anthony

FESTIVAL TIMES:
Oct 211:00 p.m – 11:00 p.m.
Oct 2212:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

MEGADETH BOOT CAMP COUNTDOWN

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Almost only 2 weeks out, are you prepared for the Megadeth Boot Camp experience of a lifetime?

March 10th – 13th, join Dave Mustaine at his very own estate, along with David Ellefson, Dirk Verbeuren and Kiko Loureiro in the most personal rock session you’ll ever have. Megadeth wants to rock with their biggest fans and you’re invited! After just winning a well-deserved Grammy this past Sunday for Best Metal Performance, these metal legends obviously know what it takes to rock and live the VIP lifestyle. Ready to join? 

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MUSINK – GRAB YOURS NOW

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The annual Musink Tattoo Festival is back for it’s 10th year at the OC Fair & Event Center on March 17-19, 2017 and tickets are ON SALE NOW!

Curated by Travis Barker, drummer of Blink-182, this fest honors music, tattoos and classic cars. Headliners include NOFX, The Used, Pennywise along with The Vandals, Glassjaw, Bad Religion and more. Hundreds of tattoo artists will be joining these headliners along with the Low and Slow Car Show where Barker will even feature a few cars of his own. Some of Barker’s favorite tattoo artists will be at Musink ready t0 detail your skin with ink.

Musink is for all, just as Travis Barker said in an interview this year, “I grew up loving every style of music and I think what makes Musink different from a lot of other tattoo festivals is that the others never really have hip-hop or any sort of urban act. I think they’re missing out on a huge market of kids that love getting tattooed, too.

“That’s why I love Musink, this culture, tattoos and music, it’s all color blind. It’s for everybody, every race, every genre of music and I love being able to bring all of that under one roof.”

So what are you waiting for?

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ESCAPE: WHAT TO EXPECT

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There are no words for what’s about to return to Southern California this October. Prepare for the freakiest, creepiest, spookiest, most rockin’ Halloween fest of the season- Escape: Psycho Circus! It’s time to come decked out in your fullest Halloween getup – face paint, fake contacts and more, to experience freaky performers, a hypnotic lighted production and a star studded lineup. Artists headlining the fest this year at NOS Events Center include Armin van Buuren, Eric Prydz, Hardwell , Jamie Jones and more. This is Escape’s fifth year and the themed stages filled with EDM, trance, techno beats and more are guaranteed to take you to otherworldly places.

Come out only if you’re looking for the biggest fright of your life this 2016 Halloweekend.

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LOS ANGELES HAUNTED HAYRIDE 2016

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride returns to it’s darker and even more disturbing roots with a brand new theme to date, Secret Society. Prepare to enter a world of other worldly spirits as you join the Secret Society of Samhain, October 1st – 31st. This weekend is the very LAST weekend to join the society, so don’t miss it at Griffith Park Old Zoo. This hayride is not your everyday juvenile trip through lines of carved, jolly pumpkins with festive candy apples. Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is not just an event, it’s an experience. As you join a secret society, you become part of a faction, a part of the ride. A ride you can’t escape after you pledge yourself to a faction. After picking which of the two paths to take into the forest of the wild, wild west, the results will be terrifying. Initiation into the society will just be the beginning of a Halloween you’ll never forget.

This year’s partnership with Universal Studios, “Ouija, Origin of Evil” will turn all your worst horror movie nightmares into a reality.

The Haunted Village of this spooky creation also includes attractions that will take you on a more pleasant nostalgia of Halloween’s past. One of memories filled with trick-or-treating as a kid versus the (hay)ride down memory lane of wetting your bed in fear (which you very well may do this year). The village is home to Theatre Macabre, the Grub Shack, the Dark MazeScary-Go-Round, a House of Mirrors, Psychics, pumpkin carving area, Death Row and and more.

If you dare to search for something that gives Hallow’s Eve a whole new meaning, check hours and buy your tickets now.

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DRIFTWOOD FESTIVAL

This November marks the very first Driftwood Festival to take place in Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California. And here’s what to expect for the inauguration of this west coast fest!

1. Soulful lineup
The beaches of Dana Point are going to get a splash of country this Veterans Day Weekend. Headlining the fest are Rodney Atkins and Jerrod Niemann. But in addition to country, there is said to be some additional genres gracing Doheny, as well. A bit of music for everyone.

2. Mouth-watering food
What goes better with country music than the world’s best BBQ? Nothing! So you can bet only California’s best BBQ will be served – the perfect feast for a cool November night.

3. And don’t forget great beer
California craft beer and some of the best wine will be featured at Driftwood! There will be over 100 types of beverages to choose from with the tasting that’s included with your ticket. This is truly a beer and wine festival like you’ve never seen before. Some breweries that are to be featured so far include Ballast Point, Bottle Logic Brewing and Stone Brewing Co.

4. Beautiful location
What better festival backdrop can you ask for than a west coast beach? There will be grassy areas to wander, the edge hitting the sandy shore. The ocean waves are guaranteed to provide peaceful ambiance and provide a salty area to cool down in during the fest. The ultimate dream location for a festival.

Tickets are now on sale, so grab a pass, your swimsuit and a koozie and head over to the beach for a good time.

 

OHANA FEST – ARTIST FEATURE: LANA DEL REY

Looking for a cure for your ‘Summertime Sadness?’ Head over to Orange County’s Doheny Beach on August 28th for a night at the inaugural Ohana Fest headlined by Lana Del Rey!

It’s been almost one year since the release of Lana’s third studio effort, Honeymoon, and we’re still reeling from the album’s dark, California-gothic charm. Honeymoon fan favorites like ‘High By The Beach will surely set the tone for her Sunday night performance at Dana Point. 

 

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Lana’s been busy all of summer ’16 making tour and festival stops all across the globe, but her performance at Ohana fest will be one of her biggest highlights of the year. After all, she is headlining a bill boasting legendary greats Eddie Vedder, Elvis Costello, X and Mudhoney (just to name a few).

Plus, LDR’s unreleased pre-Born to Die track ‘BBM Baby‘ just leaked, so that means we can start hoping for a live performance in the near future, right?

 

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Watch the official Ohana 2016 trailer below, and get your tickets to see Lana at the festival here. We’ll catch you, and a couple of waves, on the beach next weekend!

 

 

FAN FEED: OUTSIDE LANDS EDITION

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We asked our favorite Bay Area local (AKA our intern, Caroline) what we should be “hella” stoked for at this year’s Outside Lands. Take a walk down her memory lane and read on for the inside scoop:

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LOCATION

Ok, clearly I am biased, but look at that beautiful view of the Bay Bridge! How can you even try to top a music festival that gives you the bay as your ultimate pregame spot? You just can’t. Plus, San Francisco’s weather is gorgeous during festival season, so forget about any blistering heat and humid discomfort. It’s our idea of a perfect festival. All you need is a light jacket.

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FOOD 

Food – crucial to all human life and even more so to the complete Outside Lands experience. Unlike other festivals, OSL really does it big on the festival feasting. Prime example pictured above: The Donut Cheeseburger. As soon as you enter the pearly gates of Outside Lands, you’re immediately surrounded by food trucks and booths galore – but the real adventure comes in visiting all of the other “lands”. 2015 featured Choco Lands, Bacon Lands, Cheese Lands. Word of the wise: pace yourself when visiting Wine Lands and Beer Lands. If you find yourself enjoying either of those too much, you can take a walk over to, you guessed it, Sober Lands.

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THE PEOPLE

When I asked my fellow OSL vets what the best parts about the festival were, there was an overwhelming love for the people you meet there. Of course we would all be lost if we couldn’t share these memories with our best friends, but the vast majority of the people you will meet as you aggressively push yourself to the front for a snap will be cool about it.

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MUSIC

I was pumped to head back to Outside Lands before the lineup even came out (I am proud to say that I’m an Eager Beaver), but after this morning’s announcement I literally cannot contain myself. The headliners appeal to fans in every genre and across generations. Legendary names like Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Lionel Richie, Lana Del Ray, J. Cole, Duran Duran, and Zedd will grace those massive stages this August.

Now we just have to count down the days until we get to party with Ranger Dave! 

Tickets on sale to the general public April 7th at 10am PST!
Get yours at https://outsidelands.frontgatetickets.com

RECAP: ESCAPE PSYCHO CIRCUS

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You may go to Escape Psycho Circus for the music (and this year did not disaappoint!). But you come back year after year for the out of this world costumes. The festival goers’ dedication is unreal and after this year, we know we need to step up our costume game. Check out our favorites fromInsomniac’s Best Of recap and follow the link at the end to find more crazy tales from this year’s fest. We’re already counting down the days until we can go back to the NOS Events Center in 2016, are you?

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Find more amazing photos and fun quotes from the weekend here: https://www.insomniac.com/media/best-escape-psycho-circus-2015