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Sea.Hear.Now Wildly Successful in Second Year

Though my biggest complaint was about the number of people attending, Sea.Hear.Now was a superb festival experience.


Truth and Inspiration: Photos of Afropunk 2019

Afropunk 2019 celebrated black music and culture with performances by FKA twigs, Kamasi Washington, Brittany Howard, the Suffers and more.


Outside Lands 2019 Was Bigger and Better Than Ever

Saturday saw Outside Lands' largest audience yet with a reported 90,000-plus concertgoers in awe of Childish Gambino's marquee performance.


Pitchfork Music Festival 2019 Conquers Heat and Rain

While Pitchfork Music Festival may not be a cutting edge music fest anymore, it shows that festivals will never die as long audiences and artists believe in the power of the music.


Woodstock 50's Cautionary Example: Memories of a Cancelled Free Festival

Wrapping up the Woodstock 50 saga, our reporter tells what caused the festival's cancellation and what the future might hold for the Woodstock brand.


Woodstock 50's Doom and Gloom: Caught in a Devil's Bargain

A crowded music festival market and the changing tastes of younger generations means the Woodstock has lost a lot of its cultural cache and may no longer be so relevant to music fans.


Woodstock at 50: From Glorified Historic Disaster to Modern Day Joke

In part one of our series on Woodstock at 50, we document the troubled history of Woodstock Enterprises and its failure to capitalize on its historic brand. The failure of Woodstock 50 is hardcoded in the organization's past.


Sziget Festival 2019: Macklemore Rules Showbiz, Post Malone Falls Flat, the National Deserve Better

Days four and five of the Sziget Festival saw some great shows with Macklemore leading the way, big crowds, and an even bigger drug bust.


Sziget Festival 2019: Ed Sheeran Collapses the Island, the 1975 and Martin Garrix Wow Younger Audiences

Circuses, acrobats, art installations, lectures, activism, and 95,000 people flocking to see some of the biggest music stars of today. Sziget kicks off another outrageously successful year.


Read the Fine Print: 5 Daytime Acts for Outside Lands

Squint upon the Outside Lands playbill or you might miss a new favorite act performing while the sun is fully shining.

Silas Valentino

I'm With Her and Darlingside in Photos at Celebrate Brooklyn

Enjoy photos of folk/Americana groups I'm With Her and Darlingside at Celebrate Brooklyn! this past weekend. I'm With Her will be appearing at this weekend's Newport Folk Festival.


Anticipating the Highwomen and collaborations at Newport Folk

For its 60th anniversary, the Newport Folk Festival has not one but two mysterious headlining slots and will welcome a new supergroup and may even have more up its sleeve.


Bilbao BBK Live Day 2: Full House for the Strokes and Rosalía

The second day of the preeminent Basque festival Bilbao BBK Live saw the Strokes and local star Rosalía cause mayhem at the sold-out event.


Bilbao BBK Live Day 1: Mash of Rock and Roll Classics and Evocative Electronica Prove a Winning Formula

Liam Gallagher brings the hits, Slaves bring out the anger, and Thom Yorke gets experimental in a cozy first night of the 14th edition of BBK Live.


Deerhunter, Amen Dunes Headline Springsfest 2019

Deerhunter, Amen Dunes, Post Animal, Grapetooth, and Chris Cohen are slated for this year's Springsfest. A carefully curated selection of craft breweries, food trucks, and art will also be available.


Bilbao's BBK Live Is Europe's Favorite Summer Festival Getaway

Set in the pristine nature of the Basque country, on the slopes of mount Cobetas, BBK Live has plenty to show off in every aspect, from its location, to highly coveted and eclectic headliners


Download Festival Madrid Returns for a Big Third Year

The Spanish outpost of the legendary hard rock UK festival is back to confirm its place on the European hard rock map.


Experimental Music Festival Obey Convention Draws Unconventional Voices

We present interviews with three of the festival's most uncompromising voices. Debby Friday explores feminine aggression through her self-styled blistering Bitchpunk. Korea Town Acid is a classically-trained pianist who creates intricate, eclectic beats. Layia combines field recordings, instrumentation, and live vocals in dense ambient collages.


Various Artists: Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Not just for those who've been to Jazz Fest, this collection offers a distillation of the diverse, whimsical, resolute, occasionally profane, and always heartfelt spirit of New Orleans.


Governors Ball 2019: Mud, Pride & Yee-Haw

Check out some photos of Kacey Musgraves, Sunflower Bean, and Charli XCX's rescheduled Governors Ball show.


Five Must-See Artists at This Year's Nelsonville Music Festival

"It's the perfect size festival," said Andrew Bird from the Nelsonville Music Festival main stage in recent years. "Any bigger and you'd lose something."


BeachLife Launches 2019 Festival Season with Music Legends and SoCal Style

The debut BeachLife Festival adds another unique event to the California concert calendar with three days of musical fun in the sun curated for the classic laid back lifestyle of the City of Angels.


The Big Ears Festival Introduces Goers to New Concepts and New Paradigms

While some festivals introduce you to new bands, Big Ears introduces participants to new concepts, to new paradigms. And in a world where the ills seem greater than the remedies, Big Ears is a potent and welcome elixir.


A Long-Faded '80s Music Festival Makes a Return to the Spotlight

Unlike most rock festivals that came before it, the US Festival in 1982 was unique and at times groundbreaking.


Willie Nelson and Phil Lesh Lead an Outlaw Music Festival of Resistance at the Hollywood Bowl

Outlaw Music Festival shows that America's musicians remain one our nation's best cultural weapons against the ever cunning forces of avarice and tyranny.


The Five Best of ACL Music Festival 2018

Austin City Limits gave its attendees more than the cost of their wristbands, from top-notch musical acts to deeply unhealthy but extremely satisfying food.


2018 ACL Music Festival Recap – Sunday, Day 3

In a day chock full of fantastic performers like Elle King, Twin Shadow, and the Arctic Monkeys, it's Janelle Monae who leaves ACL speechless.


2018 ACL Music Festival Recap – Saturday, Weekend Two

Day two of Austin City Limits' second weekend started with soul and ended with the powerful heavy metal of Metallica and the dance goodness of Justice.


2018 ACL Music Festival Recap – Friday, Weekend Two

Young bands like Alvvays and Hozier get their chance to shine at ACL, but it's legends like David Byrne and Paul McCartney who dazzle the most.


The Drunken Hearts at Grandoozy: Colorado-Based Band Continues Prime Climb to Top

After the unexpected death of his drummer, Drunken Hearts frontman Andrew McConathy renewed his commitment to music with four fellow outsiders who found a home in Denver while becoming one of the best little bands in Colorado. Now it's time for the rest of America to listen up.


Oneohtrix Point Never MYRIAD Live: Unstuck in Time

As a part of the Red Bull Music Festival, electronic music visionary Oneohtrix Point Never immerses the Berlin crowd in dystopian limbo between worlds and possibilities.


Grandoozy in Eight Hours on Orange Sunday: St. Vincent, Denver Broncos Play to Win

With the inaugural Grandoozy music festival brought to the Mile High City by the co-creators of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, the expectations — and temperatures — continued to soar. Guess who beat the odds?


Breaking Binary: Redefined Janelle Monáe Is Afropunk Immortal

Afropunk Festival continues to represent more than just music. Way more. And the photos here prove it.


​Lollapalooza Berlin Day 2: Dua Lipa and Imagine Dragons Wow the Crowds, Kraftwerk Demonstrate Their Greatness

Another day full of entertainment and intriguing performances from Kraftwerk, Dua Lipa, and Imagine Dragons prove Lolla Berlin has staying power.


Lollapalooza Berlin Day 1: The Weeknd Gives a Phenomenal Performance, David Guetta Conquers an Entire Stadium

The fourth installment of what is now Germany's biggest music festival, Lollapalooza Berlin, kicks off with fireworks and in great spirits, with loads of great pop performances.


Newport Folk Fest: Jon Batiste Leads Superb Finale

Another weekend at the Newport Folk Festival provides some amazing musical memories, especially the Jon Batiste-led star-studded finale.

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