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Inaugural Deep Tropics Music, Art & Style Festival 2017

Deep Tropics 2017 Lineup

A new festival is coming to Nashville, TN and it looks like a blast! Deep Tropics will bring the island vibes to Nashville, August 5th & 6th 2017. Deep Tropics will be the first electronic music, art and style festival of it’s kind in the city, hosted at the historic War Memorial Auditorium & Courtyard. It’s concrete landscape will be transformed into a sustainable eco-system of lush, tropical bliss hosting 2,500 people per day (Ages 21 and Up).

Two days with two eye-catching stages featuring performances by forward-thinking artists, musicians, muralists, and tastemakers from all over the world. Discover a deeper sense of self, a deeper connection with community and a deeper experience through music and art.

The lineup features artists like Gramatik, Bob Moses, Paper Diamond, Troyboi, Mija, SNBRN, Justin Martin, The Gaslamp Killer, and many more. Pre-sale tickets will be available Tuesday, June 13 at 11AM CDT, while regular on-sale tickets will be available Thursday June 15th at 11AM CDT. For more information, check the festival website and frequently asked questions.

III Points Festival 2017 Lineup & Information

III Points Festival 2017 Lineup

III Points Festival has released its 2017 lineup, which takes place this October 13-15 at the Wynwood Convention Center in Miami, FL. Featured artists include The XX, Gorillaz, Richie Hawtin, Bonobo (Live), Lane 8, Rufus Du Sol, Kaytranada, Danny Brown, and many more. III Points curates a line-up of cutting edge international performances paired with the best of the Miami’s music scene. Over the three days of the festival and 85+ performers, III Points takes over the town with lectures, labs, tech talks, music & gallery showcases and a fully immersive main festival ground. Tickets are currently available, with 3-day General Admission tickets starting at $190 (not including taxes and fees) and 3-day VIP tickets starting at $295 (not including taxes and fees). For more information, check the festival website and frequently asked questions.

Phoenix Lights 2017 Official After Movie

Phoenix Lights 2017

Last month, Phoenix Lights took over the Rawhide Event Center in Chandler, Arizona, with a stacked lineup featuring artists like Above & Beyond, Alesso, Tiesto, GRiZ, Zhu, Zeds Dead, STS9, Pete Tong, and more. We previously posted the unofficial Dancebreak recap video. In addition to the unofficial Dancebreak recap video, an official Phoenix Lights After Movie has been released, featuring the song “Traffic” by Loudpvck & Botnek.

Shakey Knees 2017

Shaky Knees 2017 Lineup

Shaky Knees Music Festival is just around the corner and 1-Day General Admission Tickets ($99) and 1-Day VIP Tickets ($225) are currently available at www.shakykneesfestival.com. Shaky Knees will bring more than 60 bands across three stages to downtown Atlanta, GA in celebration of 5 years as a world-class festival. The stacked lineup includes The xx, LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, Cage The Elephant, Pixies, The Shins, Nick Murphy, X Ambassadors, Third Eye Blind and Portugal. The Man, in addition to the recently added Ryan Adams and Saint Motel.

Friday will bring fans performances from LCD Soundsystem, Cage The Elephant, Pixies, Portugal. The Man and more, while Saturday’s lineup deliver a diverse bill including The xx, Nick Murphy, X Ambassadors and Moon Taxi. Sunday will close with unforgettable performances from Phoenix, The Shins and Ryan Adams. The entire listing of the Lineup by Day is available here: www.shakykneesfestival.com/lineup.

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Shaky Knees Schedule 2017

Moonrise Phase 1 Lineup 2017

Moonrise Phase 1 Lineup 2017

Moonrise Festival returns to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland this August 12-13, 2017. The two-day music festival will feature DJs, live bands, and performing artists performing on different four stages. The Phase 1 lineup has been released and features artists like Afrojack, Big Gigantic, Carnage, Excision, Madeon, Porter Robinson, Zeds Dead, Gramatik, Flux Pavilion, and many more. Tickets are currently available from the ticketing website, with 2-day GA tickets selling for $159.50 (not including taxes and fees) and 2-day VIP passes selling for $274.50 (not including taxes and fees). Additional information is also available through the information and FAQ pages.

Finding Euphoria 2017

Alesso at Euphoria 2017

Earlier this month, about 50,000 music enthusiasts gathered at Carson Creek Ranch for the 6th annual Euphoria Music Festival, held from April 6-9, 2017. Tucked away along the Colorado River and on the outskirts of Austin, this year’s event included a diverse lineup of live music, DJs, and hip-hop artists, including artists like Alesso, Chromeo, Zeds Dead, Pretty Lights Live, The Floozies, Oliver Heldens, Moby, Papadosio, Yotto, Wiz Khalifa, and a slew of other musical talent. In addition to the music, Euphoria continued its successful Ecophoria initiative: a comprehensive program that aims to preserve Carson Creek Ranch and its surroundings. The Ecophoria initiative tackles some of the issues that affect music festivals by setting up donation bins drop-offs (to keep campers from leaving unwanted items behind), encouraging carpooling and recycling, setting up water stations for filling up reusable containers, employing a Green Team to manage waste and encourage mindful participation, organizing river cleanups, and more.

With the venue being so close to Austin, one might wonder how Euphoria could serve as a traditional escape from the mundane and normal life that many attendants tend to look for in a music festival, but upon arriving at Carson Creek Ranch, all doubts would be washed away upon seeing the musical sanctuary that hosts Euphoria. The festival features three stages, the largest of which is aptly named Euphoria, sporting pyrotechnics, fireworks, and a traditional array of lights and lasers to complement the musical performances. Due to unfortunate circumstances with flights, The Knocks were left grounded in Atlanta, with The Disco Biscuits filling in on Friday. In addition to the two sets of The Disco Biscuits, Pretty Lights Live closed out the main stage on Friday, putting on a display of live music, lights, and lasers—a relaxed way to kick-off an eventful weekend.

Pretty Lights Euphoria 2017

Pretty Lights closing out the main stage Friday night at Euphoria 2017

The weekend kicked it up a notch at the main stage on Saturday evening. Poolside put on a show that was naturally appropriate for an early pool party vibe. Towards the end of their set, the percussionist jumped out into the crowd to join the dancing fans and to preach a message of love and friendship. Artists Bakermat and Bob Moses continued the trend of live instruments mixed together with DJing as Bakermat incorporated a live saxophonist, while Bob Moses performed with a live guitar, drums, and keyboard. The tempo increased later in the night as Oliver Heldens and Alesso played the last two dance-heavy sets of the main stage. Meanwhile, Chromeo’s Sunday performance felt retro with their Nu Disco style.

The Elements Stage displays a large colored cutout of a coyote’s head, with lights projecting onto the cutout, and illuminated eyes that scan the crowds at night—watchful eyes overlooking the dancing madness of the weekend. Friday night, Chet Porter put on a sunset performance, which was followed up by heavier acts like SPAG HEDDY, Minnesota, Mija, and Knife Party. Saturday night saw a mixture of dance music like CID and Alan Walker, mixed in with some hip-hop and rap like Post Malone and Young Thug. Sunday’s Elements Stage worked its way through some crunchier sounds, with artists like BREDE, The Widdler, and ill-esha, giving way to more dance-centric artists like The Funk Hunters, Lost Kings, and the legendary Moby. Zeds Dead closed out the main stage Sunday night with a grimey dubstep set that had the whole crowd going wild.

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Z’s up for Zeds Dead, closing out the Elements Stage on the last night of Euphoria 2017

The Dragonfly Stage sits adjacent to the Colorado River, with crowds facing the river. At night, projected lights bounce around the amphitheater and onto the river behind the stage, setting the tone for an immersive musical experience. FKJ (short for French Kiwi Juice) took full advantage of the Dragonfly ambience, getting the whole place groovy on Friday night. Meanwhile, Prince Fox incorporated his signature style of remixing old pop tracks into contemporary dance tunes. Later in the night, Yotto took the crowd on a musical journey through trance and house music.

Yotto at Euphoria 2017

Yotto at the Dragonfly Stage at Euphoria 2017

With a weekend full of musical diversity, taking place on sprawling fields and along the Colorado River, we found our euphoria at Euphoria Music Festival. Did you find yours?

Lost Lake Festival 2017

Lost Lake 2017 Lineup

A first-year festival named Lost Lake Festival will take place this October 20-22, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The 3-day event is produced by the co-creators of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, and in partnership with cultural leaders in the Phoenix community. Billed as a celebration of the Valley of the Sun, the festival includes music, culinary arts, games, and art. The lineup will consist of over 40 musical acts, with the first wave of artists including The Killers, Chance the Rapper, Odesza, Major Lazer, The Roots, Run the Jewels, Pixies, Big Gigantic, Ludacris, Snakehips, Tritonal, and many more. Early bird tickets will be available on 4/20 at 10AM Pacific Time. For more information, check the festival information page, news, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Phoenix Lights 2017 Artist Preview

Phoenix Lights

Phoenix Lights 2017 takes place April 8-9, 2017, and this year’s line-up has a strong showing of talent. This event will take place at the Margaret T Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix and you can get your tickets from Relentless Beats. Here’s the break-down of some artists that are going to be there.

Saturday Lineup
Above & Beyond • Asadi • Bro Safari • Codeko • Dr Fresch vs Bijou • Ekali • Felix Da Housecat • Grum • Hucci • Illenium • Jax Jones • Josh Wink • Keys N Krates • Loudpvck • Low Steppa • Pete Tong• Sacha Robotti • Said the Sky • Shaun Frank • Sirus Hood • Tchami • Tiësto • Tiga • Vindata • Wingtip • Zeds Dead

Asadi
Young Columbus, Ohio Dj, producer, singer, songwriter, and musician Daniel Asadi is just starting to perform for big crowds. Don’t let that fool you though Asadi absolutely knows how to work that DJ booth. He also has some big shows coming up this year: Electric Forest, Euphoria, and Elements Lakewood Camping Festival to name a few. He makes Persian trap sound amazingly flawless. Some artists that have influenced his sound would be Travis Scott, Mura Masa, and Kendrick Lamar. It will be exciting seeing what this young man has to perform at Phoenix Lights.

Illenium
Denver resident Nick Miller, better known as Illenium, began making EDM in early 2008, but didn’t become passionate about releasing his
own work until after he saw Bassnectar in 2012 at Red Rocks. Some music influences are Bassnectar, Adventure Club, ODESZA and Porter Robinson. Nick actually launched his own label, Kasaya Recording, to release “Ashes” with Seeking Blue. In Illenium’s live shows, he engages fans with his with future bass originals and he has a hybrid set up of drum pads, keyboards, and CDJs. He loves to incorporate as many live elements to his shows as he can. This live show will be something to see and hear.

Tchami
French producer and DJ Martin Bresso, known as Tchami, is the pioneer of Future house. Tchami began using this stage name in Africa and became recognized after releasing a remix of “Go Deep” by Janet Jackson. He was the first to start using the term “future house” in his SoundCloud post tags which eventually become recognized in the electronic music industry. He launched his own record label, “Confession”, in 2015. Tchami is bringing a stunning church stage with a live choir, which will bring another level to his stage presence at Phoenix Lights.

Sunday Lineup
21 Savage • Alesso • Billy Kenny • Cashmere Cat • Coyu • Crizzly • Ganja White Night • Go Freek • Griz • Helena Legend • Justin Martin • K?D • The Knocks • Lane 8 • Manila Killa • Oliver Heldens • Pig & Dan • STS9 • Thomas Jack • Tokimonsta • Unlike Pluto • Viceroy • Vince Staples • ZHU

Thomas Jack
This Aussie DJ is known for his tropical house fusion. Thomas Jack’s music makes you feel like you are lost in an endless summer. Some inspiration for his sound is Enya, Pleasurekraft, Jack Johnson, and Paul Kalkbrenner. For Jack’s music he likes to use live flute, saxophone, piano, and guitar. You expect to feel like you are having some Sunday fun, some where in the warm sunny of some gorgeous beach when you hear him perform.

ZHU
Steven Zhu is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and electronic musician. Zhu remained anonymous until mid-2014, he asked to be judged for his music. This Chinese American choice to release his music anonymously, because he believed race played a role, saying: “Some of us don’t even know the limitations of our own prejudice. Rather than put those limitations to the test, we’ve created an engaging way for fans to focus on the music rather than who’s behind it.” Zhu has a dark, moody, dreamy, and sometimes cinematic vibe to his live performances.

This weekend don’t forget to stay hydrated things will be heating up in Downtown Phoenix and as always have fun at Phoenix Lights.

If Phoenix Lights isn’t enough for your music fix, there are several after-parties that will be happening this Saturday and Sunday.

April 8: Hannah Wants – Dark Matter at Monarch Theatre
April 8: Illenium + Crywolf – Supernova at Monarch Theatre
April 8: Josh Wink – Stargazer at Bar Smith

April 9: Keys N Krates + Crizzly – Supernova at Monarch Theatre
April 9: Coyu + Pig & Dan – Dark Matter at Monarch Theatre
April 9: Griz – Planet X at Shady Park

Euphoria Music Festival Just One Week Away

Euphoria Music Festival 2016

With just a week to go before the leading electronic/rock music festival in Texas and throughout the Southwest opens its gates, Euphoria Music Festival is reminding fans why they keep coming back year after year. From its humble beginnings six years ago through to today, Euphoria has made a name for itself by seeing past the music and lasers by building a community. Activations such as its “festival within a festival” partnership with Art Outside or the ever impressive greening initiative known as Ecophoria help to nurture this community and make it into a true Euphoria Family. Below are just a sampling of the top activations that fans can expect at Carson Creek Ranch, April 6 – 9, 2017:

ART OUTSIDE: Working with the producers of Art Outside to take a deeper dive into art and workshops, the Art Outside Villagetruly is a festival within a festival. Featuring curated art installations, workshops, yoga, music, performances and more, the village is a way for Euphoria’s family to connect with each other and learn.

ECOPHORIA: Launched as Euphoria’s greening initiative in 2016, this year sees the festival increasing its commitment to the sustainability community. Focusing on the three main tiers of sustainability education, waste reduction and community engagement, Euphoria has partnered with Austin Permaculture Guild, Keep Austin Beautiful and and other local organizations to make sure the message carries on beyond the festival.

SILENT DISCO: Keeping the party going for campers, long after the last note has played on the main stages, this year’s lineup includes: Audyssey; Brede; Brian Banner; Capyac; CF Word; DJ Mancub; DJ Manny; Feature Cuts; Flying Turns; Funkstatik; Gamma; Gooty; Happy Happy James; Jay Fresh; Max the Intern; Motion Potion; Notorious Conduct; Rupert the Duke; SOLM8; Toddy B; Travis Breaks; Unfold; Willgood; Wolf-E-Wolf and Zenturion.

WORKSHOPS: One cannot live off of music alone. Over the last few years, workshops have been a fan favorite, allowing attendees to experience and learn about new things or just start the day off right, like with one of Euphoria’s yoga sessions. This year’s workshops will include: educational sustainability programming with Austin Permaculture Guild, yoga, hooping, meditation, activism talks, acrobatics, DJ instruction, the Carson Creek River Clean Up, botanical medicine talks and more.

WEDDINGS: Taking the belief in the power of music and community to evoke emotions and forge connections that reach far beyond the festival itself, Euphoria created a space to host weddings.Teaming up with local partners to provide couples with a rich and unforgettable experience, including hair and makeup for brides and grooms, event photography, and a reception featuring sweets and a champagne toast, this will be the first time the festival has offered marriage ceremonies for couples. Even if fans aren’t getting hitched, they’re invited to swing by and celebrate their love for each other.

If that hasn’t sold you, visit www.euphoriafest.com for a complete rundown of Euphoria activations, the festivals biggest lineup to date or to buy tickets. A limited amount of General Admission passes are still available for $189, plus fees for a 3-Day festival pass and $289 for a 3-day festival pass with camping. 3-Day “Fly Life” VIP packages with preferred viewing areas, private bars, VIP restrooms and showers, concierge service, luggage drop off, and express entrance are available starting at $309 (without camping) and $459 with camping. Single day passes are also available for $79, plus fees per day for general admission and $129, plus fees per day for “Fly Life” VIP. The Early Entry pass, which allows Wednesday access for up to 2,500 fans is available for $30. Tickets are available online at www.euphoriafest.com. Euphoria is an ages 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/EuphoriaFest and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EuphoriaFest.