EVENTS

Tomorrowland Shares Sneak Peak Into Virtual Festival, Drops Lineup Featuring Martin Garrix, David Guetta, More

Earlier in the month of June, Tomorrowland announced its foray into the virtual concert space with its forthcoming digital fest, Tomorrowland Around the World. Organizers have now released the event’s lineup, which is as tremendous as one might expect from the venerated festival brand. Scheduled to appear at the two-day Tomorrowland Around the World festival on Saturday, July 25th and Sunday, July 26th are Adam Beyer, Armin van Buuren, Gryffin, NGHTMRE, Charlotte de Witte, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Afrojack, Nervo, Martin Garrix, Amelie Lens, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, and Timmy Trumpet, among many other notable names in dance music. In a press release issued to announce the lineup, Tomorrowland organizers also unveiled a ...

Immerse Yourself in Deathpact’s Eye-Popping, Kaleidoscopic Digital Mirage Set

After taking to the virtual stage on Friday, June 12th to drop a stupefying DJ set for Digital Mirage, mysterious electronic outfit Deathpact emerged having delivered one of the fest’s most memorable performances. With their spellbinding sound at the forefront, Deathpact’s Digital Mirage set featured a frenzied centrifuge of polychromatic lasers, mutating clocks, and iridescent splashes of neon, which all blended into a whirling pirouette of illusions that brought time to a standstill. The kaleidoscopic visual effects that they permeated throughout the set’s entirety represented a perfect microcosm of Deathpact’s bewitching sound, which is akin to a dystopian Daft Punk. Traversing both the soaring peaks and the darkest valleys of bass music, they unco...

deadmau5, Excision, More Announced on Phase One Lineup for Ubbi Dubbi Gets Freaky Deaky

After the original plan for Ubbi Dubbi Festival 2020 was interrupted due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, organizers Disco Donnie Presents turned lemons into lemonade with a new conjoined festival. Considering their annual Halloween event, Freaky Deaky takes place in the fall, so they’ve channeled Dr. Frankenstein and unleashed a new festival of monstrous proportions, Ubbi Dubbi Gets Freaky Deaky. The festival will be primarily Halloween-themed, but organizers have promised elements from Ubbi Dubbi will be included in the production.  Recently, the jam-packed first phase of this year’s lineup was revealed. Taking the stage at the hybrid haunt-fest are none other than deadmau5, Excision, Zeds Dead, Galantis, and many more.  Ubbi Dubbi Gets Freaky Deaky will ...

Famed Colorado Venue Red Rocks Shares Dates for Rescheduled Shows, Cancellations

Fabled Colorado open-air venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre has announced its rescheduled dates following sweeping postponements and cancellations precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with the rescheduled dates, Red Rocks representatives also shared cancellations and postponements in its comprehensive list of concerts impacted by COVID-19 in addition to an official statement about tickets. If your event is cancelled and you purchased via credit card, you will automatically receive a refund, usually within 30 business days of the cancellation announcement. If your event has been rescheduled and you purchased tickets via credit card, you will be able to manage your tickets and request a refund from your AXS ticketing account for 30 days after the new date is announced. You can check out th...

What the 2021 Grammys Could Look Like

With a confirmed date for the 2021 ceremony, the Recording Academy is now focused on pandemic-proofing the show. The show will go on. That’s the word from Recording Academy chair and interim president/CEO Harvey Mason Jr. about the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, slated to take place Jan. 31, 2021. Less certain, in the age of the coronavirus, are all of the other particulars, including whether the ceremony will air live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center as planned. Mason says he is in “constant communication” with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office, medical advisers, network partner CBS, the venue and executive producer Ben Winston regarding the latest updates that inform the reopening process. California is currently in stage two — and concert venues in the state do not reopen until ...

Organizers behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-La Launch VR Music Festival “Lost Horizon”

Despite Glastonbury Festival‘s cancellation this year, organizers behind the event’s Shangri-La after-hours area have announced a new virtual event set to take place this summer. Lost Horizon is a forthcoming two-day event that will feature over fifty performances across four stages. With the help of Sansar and VR Jam, Lost Horizon will replicate three of Shangri-La’s real-life attractions: The Gas Tower, Freedom Stage, and SHITV. In bringing the real-world environment to the virtual realm, Lost Horizon is aiming to become “the world’s largest independent music and arts festival in virtual reality.” The event’s lineup is an attention-grabbing slate of dance music icons, including Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong, Peggy Gou and S...

Steve Aoki, ZHU, More Appear on Full Electric Blockaloo Lineup

When Electric Blockaloo was announced, it came as no surprise that the digital festival would be the largest in history. With a stellar lineup and intricately designed stages, Electric Blockaloo will take place entirely within the world of the hit video game Minecraft. Now, the full lineup for the virtual music fest has been announced, and it has even further reinforced its historic status.  That sure is a lot of artists—over 850, to be accurate—all hosted across 65 uniquely designed stages within the Minecraft landscape. Adding to the previously announced lineup, Rave Family has confirmed appearances from the likes of Steve Aoki, Skream, Galantis, MK, and a multitude of other major names across the vast spectrum of electronic dance music. With staggering number of arti...

Coachella Officially Abandons 2020 Event, Announces Rescheduled 2021 Dates

After days of widespread speculation surrounding the official cancellation of Coachella‘s 2020 event in October, the fabled Indio musical and arts festival’s fate has been sealed. Coachella will no longer take place this year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the festival’s representatives announced new dates for April 2021. Weekend One will now take place April 9th to 11th, 2021 and Weekend Two will be April 16th to 18th, 2021. Coachella organizers took to social media today to share an official statement confirming the news, which you can read in full below. Under the continuing health guidance of the County of Riverside, Coachella and Stagecoach 2020 will not take place this October as previously rescheduled. This is not the future that any...

Carl Cox, Eats Everything, Nightmares On Wax to Headline the Next “Set for Love” Weekender Stream

Following a wildly successful “Set for Love” livestream in the month of May, electronic music charity Last Night A DJ Saved My Life has announced the event’s follow-up. This time around, the LNADJ team are bringing some of house music’s corps d’elite to throw down for COVID-19 relief, inviting Carl Cox, Eats Everything, and Nightmares On Wax. The “Set for Love” livestream event is going down next weekend each day from Friday, June 19th to Sunday, June 21st from 7PM to 1AM CEST (10AM PST, 1PM ET) on the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Facebook page. The headline sets can also be viewed on DanceTelevision‘s social channels as well as the artists’ own platforms.  Moreover, each day of the “Set for LoveR...

The Biggest Dance Music Livestream of Quarantine Just Got Even Bigger: See The Lineup

Billing itself as “the biggest digital music festival in history,” upcoming dance music livestream festival Electric Blockaloo just got even bigger. Today (June 11), the event added artists including Bob Moses, Maya Jane Coles, Deadmau5’s techno alter-ego Testpilot, Skream, Blondish, Seth Troxler, Khruangbin, MK, DJ Soda, Ekali, Felix da Housecat, Ivy Lab, Kevin Saunderson, The Knocks, Krafty Kuts, Luciano, Carl Craig, MK, Paris Hilton, Rudimental, DJ Sneak, Sherelle, STS9, Steve Aoki and Todd Terry to its already massive lineup featuring a staggering 850 artists. Electric Blockaloo takes place June 25-28 inside the video game Minecraft, which during the festival will feature 65 digitally-rendered stages including those hosted by labels and artists like Bedouin,...

Lollapalooza 2020 Officially Postponed Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Beloved Chicago music festival Lollapalooza has officially been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. The global pandemic has wreaked havoc on the live music industry, as Lolla is the latest in a laundry list of major festival brands that were forced to reschedule their flagship events. Organizers shared an official statement via the Lollapalooza website and took to social media to share the solemn news. “We wish we could bring Lollapalooza to Grant Park again this year, but we understand why things can’t move forward as planned,” organizers wrote. “The health and safety of our fans, artists, partners, staff and community is always our highest priority.” You can read the statement in full below. Lollapalooza fans, however, can find solace in the fact that the fest said it is hostin...

Gesaffelstein Announces Special Livestream of Riveting Los Angeles “REQUIEM” Show from 2019

Last year, Gesaffelstein embarked on his North American Requiem Tour, which hit a select number of cities, including Los Angeles. On November 8th, the gifted electronic artist touched down in LA for a riveting performance at popular concert venue Shrine Expo Hall, which was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1975. The show was brimming with the authentic sonic flair and dark mystique of Gesaffelstein, who remains one of the most prolific producers in electronic music despite his enigmatic presence. His signature branding, which is highlighted by a monolith covered entirely in Vantablack, exudes a nostalgic yet metaphysical film noir feel that is emblematic of a truly unique live music experience. In true Gesaffelstein fashion, the French record ...