Articles tagged music festivals

The Good and Bad of ACL 2016 Weekend Two

No music festival is perfect, but with its stacked lineup and orderly schedule Austin City Limits Festival 2016 is a success in all the important ways.

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Surprise After Jaw-Dropping Surprise at the Roots Inaugural Picnic in New York City

It took a few days to reduce the frequency of declarations of affection towards the Roots Picnic that burst from my mouth to random passersbys.

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Artists and Audience Rally International Support Around Social Causes for Global Citizen Festival

Relive highlights of the 2016 Global Citizen Festival including songs Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Metallica and Chris Martin & Eddie Vedder.

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Austin City Limits 2016 Weekend 2: Sunday

Popular acts like Haim and under-the-radar gems like Amasa Hines deliver big on the final day of ACL 2016.

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Austin City Limits 2016 Weekend 2: Saturday

Kendrick Lamar gives a towering headlining performance on Saturday night, and the electronic sibling duo Tennyson is our pick for the sleeper favorite of the festival.

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Austin City Limits 2016 Weekend 2: Friday

The madcap antics of Die Antwoord, a career-spanning set by Radiohead, and a much needed cold front welcomed the attendees of ACL 2016's second weekend.

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Austin City Limits 2016 Weekend 2 Preview

PopMatters will be at the second weekend of ACL 2016, where artists like Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar will bring this Austin Festival to a jam-packed close.

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Lollapalooza Berlin: Kings of Leon Bring Sound, Radiohead Bring Fury

A-list rockers headline Germany's second Lolla installment

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The Wonderland-like Experience of the 2016 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival

There’s something special about experiencing live music in this place, where the trees are lit up in psychedelic colors. It makes feel like one has gone down a rabbit hole into "Wonderland".

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19 Aug 2016 // 10:38 AM

Sziget 2016 Ends on a Triumphant Note

Having people from literally more than half of all world nations visit your event is mind-blowing stuff.

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Sziget 2016, Days 4 and 5: Muse Give Another Legendary Performance,  Bloc Party Bring the Dance

For this tour, Muse didn't prepare an inverted pyramid of televangelical visuals, but rather a somewhat more toned-down scenography.

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Sziget 2016, Day 3: Editors, UNKLE and Bastille Storm the Island

After two days of alternating weather and headlining acts of alternating quality, the third, or officially Day 1 of the Sziget Festival, brought about some much-needed guitar and alt-rock.

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Sziget 2016 Days 1 and 2: Rihanna and the Chemical Brothers Set the Week-Long Party Up

The age-old saying goes something like this: “If you've grown one of the largest music festivals in the world, the only goal left is to make it even bigger.”

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Sziget Festival Offers More Than Any Music Festival Out There

Budapest's Sziget Festival is anything but the majority of music festivals, and for it's infallible determination to keep art, social activism and ingenuity alive amid the necessities of business, it deserves all the praise one article can muster.

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Lollapalooza Berlin Is More Than Just a Satellite Festival

Lollapalooza Berlin will be held September 10th and 11th in Treptower Park and we've got the preview...

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Newport Folk Scores High Marks with Favorites and Well Curated New Draws

Newport offered sets from favorites like Ryan Adams, Glen Hansard, Flight of the Conchords and chances to see new acts.

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3 Aug 2016 // 8:53 AM

Panorama Peaks with Sounds of Silver

Panorama closes out its first edition with the monumental return of LCD Soundsystem and an awkward performance by Sia.

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Lollapalooza’s 4-day Marathon: At 25, a Festival Defined by the Youth Brigade

A well-curated festival gives young music fans an opportunity to discover a young band or artist before they get famous.

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Panorama Offers Social Commentary From Kendrick Lamar and New Songs From the National

Stellar sets from the Julie Ruin, Foals, Kendrick Lamar, the National and more made for an exciting second day of the inaugural Panorama Music Festival.

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Panorama Festival: FKA twigs and Arcade Fire Convey Passion

The inaugural Panorama Festival invited ticket holders into a big, shiny, technology-savvy paradise that carried promise for future installments.

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"I'd gotten burned out on scope and maybe on spectacle in video games, but I think it's time to return to bigger worlds to conquer.

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