Articles tagged music festivals

19 Aug 2016 // 11:38 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 // 9:53 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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The Strumbellas’ Fun Folk Appeals to 4 Knots Festival-Goers (Interview + Photos)

A conversation with Canadian folk-pop group the Strumbellas and photos of Car Seat Headrest and Protomartyr from the 4 Knots Music Festival.

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The 2016 Saskatchewan Jazz Festival

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Metric, and Hiromi highlighted a diverse opening weekend of the 30th annual festival.

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Packing Bags and Hittin’ the Road: A Look Back on Music Gatherings of Yore

Remember when Mumford and Sons spent their pre-show hours swinging from tires in a lake crowded with fans?

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Governors Ball 2016: A Deluge of Photos from the Rainy Festival

Awesome photos of Miguel, Robyn, De La Soul, Purity Ring and more that couldn't fit into general festival coverage.

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Governors Ball 2016: The Killers and M83 Embrace the Rain and Rock the Night

Not even a horrendous rainstorm could hold back Governors Ball from embracing thy inner festival animal.

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Governors Ball 2016: Beck and the Strokes Deliver the Classics

The most intriguing moment of the opening day to Governors Ball came during an organ-only ballad from the Strokes.

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Panorama Music Festival Sets Out to Prove That Two Is Better Than One

Not without stirring up some controversy, Panorama Music Festival takes aim at New York City with a barrage of big bands.

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Guns N’ Roses Crush Coachella to Reclaim Rock Crown

There’s a rejuvenating energy which can overcome the soul and truly make one feel 25 years younger. And then there’s the tunes. GNR wrote great songs and they continue to resonate with a timeless quality.

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North Carolina’s Phuzz Phest 2016 Is a Music Festival Done Right

Festivals can and should be transactions, but not of capital or codified cool. They should bring people into a space so they can see what it's about and let them add something to it. NC's Phuzz Phest does this well.

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