World of Festivals
Last year it was good but this year is already looking to be even better.
Imagine Festival is known to be one of the biggest festivals Atlanta, GA has to offer for EDM cravers alike. With this year being the third year of the annual festival, Imagine is also proving itself to be one of the fastest growing festivals in the South. Previous alumni of the festival include Dada Life, Datsik, Adventure Club, Seven Lions, Lil Jon, Brillz, Infected Mushroom, Crystal Castles, and many other legends.
In addition to the announcement of camping coming to 2016's banger- PHASE I of the lineup has just been released. Take a seat and read on as you try not to fall out of your chair (we almost did)...
If you're somehow still not sure after reading this lineup and hearing all of what this year's festival will have to offer- the official after movie and select photos has been released from last year's festival [below] to get you a little more excited. Feel free to watch this over and over- and over- to get pumped up and excited to be in attendance for the year that's sure to go down in the Imagine books as the best.
Tickets are available now starting at $169 for a 3-day pass. VIP passes, with front row pit access, elevated viewing area, VIP (no line) access, air conditioned chill lounge, bottle service, cocktail service, complimentary champagne toasts, private security, clean trailer bathrooms with running water and air conditioning, giveaways, meet and greets, and more are available starting at $299 for a 3-day pass. Camping passes are now available to purchase as an add-on to the festival tickets, with prices starting at $69. Four camping packages available including GA Camping, VIP Camping, GA RV Camping and VIP RV Camping. Tickets are available online at www.imaginefestival.com. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.
Imagine Music Festival is produced by Iris Presents. Visit www.imaginefestival.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/imaginemusicfest and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/imaginemusicfestival.
STAY TUNED FOR MORE IN THE COMING WEEKS.
photos and movie courtesy of Imagine Music Festival and Iris Presents.
The Buku Music + Art Project has been a staple in the music festival world, hosting many of the world’s greatest artists. The festival began in 2012, and the lineup has not disappointed since. Hosting artists such as Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Kid Cudi, Bassnectar, Flosstradamus Calvin Harris, RL Grime, Future, and many more. Buku has more to offer than a “house-party” type of festival- there are also local and nationally known artists that sell sculptures, paintings, and graffiti pieces that are auctioned off with the proceeds going to different charities. Similar to many other festivals, there are many stages that the musicians can play on. There are a total of four different stages that are set up for the festival: The Float Den, The Ballroom, The Power Plant, and The Back Alley. Making this festival unique is the docking of the Creole Queen riverboat on the riverside. The riverboat acts as the VIP-only S.S. Buku for the duration of the festival, offering special performances and a viewing area of the main stage from the boat’s top deck, as well as an open bar. Though the festival may only be four years old, it has made a huge impact on the Crescent City.
This year, New Orleans was expected to have 100% of severe thunderstorms with many of the surrounding areas catastrophically flooding just days before. In the midst of the weather warnings, Buku managed to still sell out within 24 hours of gates opening. Thirty-thousand “BUKreatures” lined up to have the best time of their life. The rain subsided just before opening on Day One, and only drizzled for a minute on Day Two. It didn’t stop the party though. With two of the three main stages being inside- the party continued on smoothly inside but barely caused a twitch to those outside.
BUKreatures were crawling throughout in the most in-style streetwear. Typical EDM activities and sightings could be seen throughout the festival such as hula hoopers, glovers, and break dances- with Buku fashion including stringed clothes, crop tops, rave bras, facial jewels, glitter, light-up sneakers and lots of black leather.
This New Orleans festival is one of those you can’t fully understand until you experience it for yourself. It’s unlike many other festivals because it’s in a smaller space but we think it’s perfectly cozy. Many people think it should be expanded to a bigger venue but we at Unseasoned Sound think the venue is what MAKES this festival. Under the bridge- on the river. At night, the neon lights go perfectly in front of the power plant. The venue IS the festival and gives it that iconic Buku Vibe.
For the lineup- this year was different but we loved it. For the past three years, Buku had brought back many of the same artists but this year managed to create a completely new lineup. From rap legends Kid Cudi, Future, and A$AP Ferg and Grammy-nominated Kehlani- to trap lords Baauer, What So Not, Datsik, Cashmere Cat, and NGHTMRE- and electronic indie favorites Purity Ring, Borns, and Chvrches. Each show had a vibe of it’s own, but Float Den shows have always been our favorite. The Float Den is just big enough to be considered the second biggest stage and has been home to many of the festivals EDM headliners- but is also just small enough to be comfortable and have a nice view from practically anywhere within.
Without further ado- we’ve compiled some our favorite photos from our favorite performances for you to check out below! They’re sure to make you want to experience Buku for yourself-
photographed by Rebecca Reece, written by Madeline Gray and Rebecca Reece- fully copyrighted.
Louis The Child
With music portion of South by Southwest upon us, the Live Music Capital of the World prepares for hoards of music lovers and industry folks alike to descend upon its fair city. New to SxSW’s offerings will be Euphoria’s first ever official showcase that will give fans a taste of what they can expect during the fifth anniversary festival this April 7-10, 2016. Taking place on Friday, March 18th from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Kingdom at 103 E. 5th Street in downtown Austin, this badge-exclusive event will feature Kenny Dope, The Revenge, Dollkraut, Wrestlers and a special DJ set by The Juan MacLean. In addition to Euphoria’s official showcase, a special Road To Euphoria showcase will take place tonight, Monday, March 14th from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Ethics Lounge at 422 Congress Avenue. Sponsored by Vivid Sound Entertainment, the event will feature Louis The Child, Flamingosis, Feature Cuts, Bee's Knees, Kealin Ellis, Sardashhh, Fausuto, Soundscape, Jay Fresh, Willgood & Zander. The event is free by RSVPing at http://bit.ly/VSEDFLY.
Euphoria has also revealed that it will present its first-ever Silent Disco at the fifth anniversary festival in an effort to keep the party going well after the main stages end. Created exclusively for Euphoria’s overnight campers, the stage will be presented by San Francisco’s famed HUSHconcerts, formerly Silent Frisco. Behind over 160 events in 2016 alone, HUSHConcerts has made its mark through immersive “HUSHcasts” at festivals such as Electric Forest, Lightning in a Bottle, Gathering of the Vibes, Bottlerock, and Treasure Island Music Festival. With deep ties to Austin through their tireless support of the legendary art space Austin Enchanted Forest, the HUSHcast will be free to all campers. The late night experience will feature enhanced headphones to showcase an array of local performers, including: The Peligrosa Crew, featuring DJ Manny, Orion and Manolo Black; DJ Mancub, of the Space Cowboys; silent disco pioneer Motion Potion, spinning a three-hour Radiohead set; Madhatter; Aaron Jackson; DJ Knowledge; Irie Samurai; Ryan Viser; Bonus Junk; Happy James; Lawrence & Celauro; Nassif & Zaa; Gun Shmiff; and Willgood. Full details on Euphoria’s Silent Disco sets can be found at www.euphoriafest.com.
With the knowledge that a festival cannot live off music alone, Euphoria has partnered with some of the top brands in Austin and the world to enhance the overall experience. This year, festival goers can begin each day with free yoga classes led by Austin’s own Sukha Yoga at the Dragonfly Stage overlooking the Colorado River. Euphoria will also have an expanded food truck park featuring some of Austin’s most diverse offerings, including: Buddha’s Brew Kombucha, DFG Noodles, Mission Dogs, PickAChili, Revenge of the Pork BBQ, Southside Flying Pizza, Texas Ice Queens and more. For fans looking to kickback, Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse will be bringing the cinema to Euphoria with a collection of off-kilter flicks and surprise appearances.
In addition to these activations, Euphoria has handpicked sponsor-partners to bring their own style to Austin’s homebuilt festival. Selfeo, a cutting-edge app that provides users with the ability to transform a single device into a customized, multi-screen viewing environment, will be hosting electronic charging and water stations. Coca-Cola, brings an interactive “Share A Coke” station- a great place to chill out and beat the heat. Mike’s Hard Lemonade will be bringing their “Mike’s Harder" Tasting Station, for 21+ patrons, featuring an intensely refreshing and boldly flavorful alcohol experience. In a phrase: it’s kick ass. HARDER is available in 12 drool-inducing flavors, Lemonade, Strawberry, Black Cherry, Cranberry, Blood Orange. Euphoria is also excited to announce its healthcare partner, ORIG3N. Encouraging fans to participate in the future of medicine, you can contribute a small sample of blood to support future medical research and sign up for a new genetic test granting you access to information in your personal code- allowing you to make choices about your lifestyle, fitness, and skin care choices. Euphoria is also making getting to and from the festival a breeze by teaming-up with Lyft, for premium drop-off points and cool swag at their tent inside the festival. Also don’t forget to take advantage of $20 free rides for first time users. Other 2016 sponsors include: Dos Equis, Red Bull, and Chaco Footwear.
Finally, Euphoria is broadened its efforts to give back and build a community that goes beyond the music including a partnership with Keep Austin Beautiful. Formed to provide resources and education to engage citizens in building more beautiful communities, the two-year alliance will kick off in April and will include the adoption of Carson Creek that runs along the Ranch, five river cleanups to be held throughout the year, and additional participation and support for Keep Austin Beautiful events. The first of these events will be held April 2nd, when Euphoria will call upon its local family to join in a pre-festival river cleanup at Carson Creek Ranch. Additionally, Euphoria will be active in the organization's Clean Sweep event on the morning of April 9th, inviting campers to take part in leaving Austin in better shape than when they first arrived. Held every April, Clean Sweep is a city-wide service day spanning 130+ sites in 31 zip codes throughout Austin, resulting in over 29 tons of trash removed by more than 4,000 volunteers who contribute 8,700 combined service hours. More information, from how to get involved to river cleanup details, will be announced in the coming weeks.
General Admission passes are available now for $159, plus fees. Camping is now Sold Out. with the exception of obtaining a camping pass via a Tentsile purchase, EnlighTENTment Rental, or RV Spot lease. Multiple VIP packages with preferred viewing areas, private bars, VIP restrooms and showers, concierge service, luggage drop off and bell-hop services, and express entrance are available starting at $249 (without camping). Euphoria is excited to roll out a partnership with Affirm, offering clear, simple financing to split your Eventbrite order into 3 or 6 monthly payments. This offer patrons the most flexible option yet for affording festival passes. Tickets are available online at www.euphoriafest.com. Euphoria is an 18 and over event.
Euphoria Music Festival is produced by Vivid Sound Entertainment. Visit www.euphoriafest.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/EuphoriaMusFest and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EuphoriaFest.
One of the Spring’s most highly anticipated festivals, Euphoria, has announced the artists-by-day lineup for the annual Austin event this April 7-10, 2016. Kicking off the things a day early this year, campers are invited to enter the grounds beginning at Noon on Thursday, April 7th. With the added day comes the Thursday night New Moon Pre-Party in celebration of the first phase of the Euphoria family’s return back to Carson Creek Ranch. The New Moon Pre-Party will be exclusive to all four-day campers and will feature performances by Bass Physics, who recently released the aptly named track “Euphoria”; Austin livetronica act, Blunt Force; and a special set by The Polish Ambassador. The New Moon celebration will include a communal bonfire, fire dancers, drum circles and more.
With Euphoria's first full day of music and festivities beginning on Friday, April 8th, festival goers will be hard pressed to tag which day is biggest and best; however, for fans looking to come out for just the day, single day passes are now available for $54, plus fees. The 2016 artist-by-day lineup is as follows:
FRIDAY: Dillon Francis; STS9; Juicy J; Tycho; G Jones; Goldfish; Jai Wolf; SNBRN; Wave Racer; Andrew Luce; Future Rock; Marvel Years; Space Jesus; Broccoli Samurai; Daily Bread; Digital Tape Machine; Waek; Brede; Jay Fresh & Willgood; Slice Gang and Toddy B.
SATURDAY: Bassnectar; Eric Prydz; GRiZ; Lettuce; Shiba San; Autograf; Branchez; Break Science; Com Truise; Twiddle; Aziz Gibson; Luca Lush; Skydyed; Spafford; Deadeye; Dreamchild; Harris Cole; Medasin; MPH and Realistic Fiction.
SUNDAY: Above & Beyond; Cherub; Crizzly; Klingande; Lil Dicky; Loudpvck; Nahko & Medicine for the People; The Motet; Waka Flocka Flame; Mashd N Kutcher; Big Wild; Lance Herbstrong; Motion Potion; Pigeons Playing Ping Pong; Sabo; Alex Cruz; Bonefur; Cream Cheese Accident; Crias; Flying Turns; Left/Right; Prismo; Speechless and Zander.
In conjunction with the 5th anniversary of the festival, Euphoria has broadened its efforts to give back and build a community that goes beyond the music including a partnership with Keep Austin Beautiful. Formed to provide resources and education to engage citizens in building more beautiful communities, the two-year alliance will kick off in April and will include the adoption of Carson Creek that runs along the Ranch, five river cleanups to be held throughout the year, and additional participation and support for Keep Austin Beautiful events. The first of these events will be held April 2nd, when Euphoria will call upon its local family to join in a pre-festival river cleanup at Carson Creek Ranch. Additionally, Euphoria will be active in the organization's Clean Sweep event on the morning of April 9th, inviting campers to take part in leaving Austin in better shape than when they first arrived. Held every April, Clean Sweep is a city-wide service day spanning 130+ sites in 31 zip codes throughout Austin, resulting in over 29 tons of trash removed by more than 4,000 volunteers who contribute 8,700 combined service hours. More information, from how to get involved to river cleanup details, will be announced in the coming weeks.
“The partnership with Keep Austin Beautiful is an incredible opportunity to show how involved the Euphoria Family can be," says festival producer Mitch Morales. “This amazing organization will allow Euphoria to give back throughout the year."
General Admission passes are available now for $159, plus fees. Camping options, which includes a new Thursday night New Moon Pre-Party, are available starting at $229, plus fees. The Euphoria Campgrounds are nearly at capacity so patrons should act quickly if they want to stay on site. Multiple VIP packages with preferred viewing areas, private bars, VIP restrooms and showers, concierge service, luggage drop off and bell-hop services, and express entrance are available starting at $249 (without camping) and $349 (with camping). Early bird ticket purchasers can upgrade to VIP for $120 or include a camping add-on for $65. Tickets are available online at www.euphoriafest.com. Euphoria Music Festival is an 18 and over event.
Euphoria Music Festival is produced by Vivid Sound Entertainment.
Visit www.euphoriafest.com for the most up-to-date information.
Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/EuphoriaMusFest
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PHOENIX LIGHTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SECOND ROUND OF PERFORMERS FOR 2-DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL AT MARGARET T. HANCE PARK, APRIL 2-3, 2016
Eric Prydz, DJ Snake, Excision, Illenium, Ephwurd, Dr. Fresch, SNBRN, Tritonal, Bakermat, Marc Kinchen, Claude VonStroke, Ghastly, Cut Snake, Drezo, 4B, Bijou, Ryan Collins and More Added to the Lineup
Tier Two and Single Day Tickets Available Now
Keeping to its pledge to make this year twice as big, Phoenix Lights has announced the second round of artists for the annual event. Presented by Relentless Beats, the now two-day music festival taking place in Downtown Phoenix on April 2 - 3, 2016, includes a roster of over 20 artists, with new talent being added daily. Newly announced headliners include: Eric Prydz, who recently released his debut full length, Opus; Shazam chart dominating terror, DJ Snake; Excision, touring behind his visually stunning production tour The Paradox Live; Illenium, whose week old release Ashes sits atop the electronic music charts; and Ephwurd, a.k.a. the brainchild of bass heavyweights, Datsik and Bais Haus. Also joining previously announced artists: Kaskade; Black Tiger Sex Machine, Jai Wolf, Yellow Claw and Troyboi, include: Dr. Fresch; SNBRN; Tritonal; Bakermat; Marc Kinchen; Claude VonStroke; Ghastly; Cut Snake; Drezo; 4B; Bijou and Ryan Collins. More artists to be announced in the coming weeks.
“I can’t help but look at the lineup we have and feel like we are building something massive for our fans," says Relentless Beats founder Thomas Turner. “Phoenix Lights is going to be something people are talking about for a long time to come."
The multi-stage festival will be held at Margaret T. Hance Park, an urban setting in Downtown Phoenix. The 32-acre park located on the "deck" over the Interstate Highway 10 Papago Freeway Tunnel, between 5th Ave. and 3rd Street, is the home of the Japanese Friendship Garden, Irish Cultural Center, McClelland Irish Library, Phoenix Center for the Arts, and Burton Barr Central Library. First dedicated in 1992, the park is located near the Central Station METRO Light Rail and bus transfer stations and is surrounded by libraries, museums, educational facilities, and the arts district. Building off of this momentum, fans can expect top-level talent, cutting edge visuals, unique stage design, interactive experiential installations and more.
General Admission tickets are available now starting at $109 for a two-day pass. Tier 2 VIP passes, with preferred main stage viewing area, bottle service, restrooms and separate entrance are available starting at $179 for a two-day pass. Single day tickets are now available forSaturday and Sunday, at $69 and $59 respectively. Tickets are available online at www.phoenixlightsfest.com and www.relentlessbeats.com. Phoenix Lights Festival is for ages 18 and over.
Phoenix Lights Festival is produced by Relentless Beats. Visit www.phoenixlightsfest.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PHXLightsFest and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PhoenixLightsFestival.
III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival is thrilled to announce that this year’s highly anticipated festival will take place in Wynwood on October 7th, 8th, and 9th of 2016. In its’ fourth year running, III Points will present the most impressive production yet, with a soon-to-be revealed lineup of cutting-edge musical acts, visual art, and innovative technology.
On Monday, February 29th, III Points will release a limited amount of Prophet Passes, dedicated to fans who are willing to invest in the future. This 3-day general admission ticket will be available for a special discounted price of $77 (+ taxes and fees), offering loyal patrons the chance to secure a one of a kind experience at III Points 2016.
Exact details of the sale will be announced on Monday, February 29th, exclusively to subscribers of the festival’s newsletter. Music fans can sign up for the newsletter on the III Points website at iiipoints.com. To stay up to date on news and lineup announcements, follow III Points on social media.
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ABOUT III POINTS
III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival is a three-day living installation aimed at shedding light on Miami’s talented local acts, vendors, artists and art collectives, thinkers, dreamers, doers and idea people, while rounding out a line-up of cutting edge international performances. III Points makes its home in Wynwood, the rising star of Miami’s modern, artistic urban development; the community identity is woven throughout the fabric of the festival. Over the three days, Wynwood is littered with panels, showcases, demos, BBQs, parties, lectures, gallery shows, street installations, and a fully immersive four festival experience. For more information visit iiipoints.com.
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