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Imagine 2017 Schedule, Map, & App

Imagine 2017 Schedule

Imagine Music Festival is just days away, taking place this September 22-24 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Atlanta, Georgia. In preparation for the event, IRIS Presents has released the official map of the venue and the full performance schedule, both of which are available from the Imagine Music Festival app, which is available for download from the iOS App Store and the Android Google Play Store.

In addition to the above festival information, Imagine has partnered up with the American Red Cross, which is now accepting donations for Hurricane Irma relief. Earlier this month, Hurricane Irma made its way through the Caribbean and the Southeast US, causing widespread destruction, especially in Imagine’s neighboring state of Florida. Donations will be used by the American Red Cross in its efforts to help bring relief to those affected by the hurricane.

Decadence AZ 2017 Initial Lineup

Decadence Arizona 2017

Relentless Beats has announced phase one of their lineup for Decadence NYE, Arizona’s largest music festival – a two-day New Year’s Eve celebration taking place at Rawhide Event Center in Chandler, Arizona on December 30 and 31, 2017. Presented by Relentless Beats and Global Dance, the fourth annual festival will include two main stages, with some of electronic dance music’s biggest and most buzz-worthy artists, including: in the Diamond Atrium: Armin Van Buuren (AZ festival debut); Black Tiger Sex Machine; Borgore; Crywolf; Galantis; Louis the Child; Medasin (AZ debut); What So Not; Zedd and Zed’s Dead and in the Sapphire Ballroom: Big Wild; Destructo; Justice (dj set/AZ debut); Petit Biscuit; Tchami; Tokimonsta and ZHU, with many more to be announced in the coming weeks.

“This has been by far the biggest year in Relentless Beat’s history,” says Relentless Beats founder Thomas Turner. “It is pretty remarkable that we get to cap it off with our biggest lineup of 2017- setting the bar for an even bigger year next year.”

Rawhide Event Center is situated on the Gila River Indian Community and is Arizona’s largest 1880s western-themed entertainment venue. Located just south of Phoenix, the venue is just 20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Chandler, AZ. Relentless Beats will be transforming Rawhide’s Frontier Hall into the Arizona’s biggest super-club for a decadent two nights. Guests are invited to indulge and live lavishly one last time, as they say good-bye to 2017 and prepare to welcome the fresh beginnings of a new year.

General Admission tickets go on-sale Friday, August 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. for $149, plus fees for a 2-day pass. VIP passes, with separate VIP entrance, two (2) complimentary drink tickets, a catered spread, massive VIP deck with assorted seating, two preferred main stage viewing areas, passed hors d’oeuvres, New Year’s Eve champagne toast, commemorative lanyard, and VIP restrooms will be available. Table service will be available at both main stages. VIP Platinum options are also available. For full details and all ticket options, visit www.decadencearizona.com. VIP is reserved for 21+. Decadence Arizona is an ages 18 and over event.

Decadence Arizona is produced by Relentless Beats and Global Dance. Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for the most up-to-date information on all Relentless Beats events. Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RelentlessBeats and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RelentlessBeats.

Goldrush Music Festival Releases Full 2017 Lineup

Goldrush Music Festival 2017

Making the big event bigger, Relentless Beats has released phase two of it’s massive Goldrush Music Festival lineup. A completely brand new experience, the two-day event is heading to Rawhide Western Town in Chandler, Arizona this November 18 and 19 and will be themed around a Wild West concept. Tapping electronic dance music and hip-hop prospectors from across the globe, performing on four stages, each with its own distinct musical focus and vibe, the phase two lineup includes: a first ever appearance of A-Trak b2b Baauer; Azizi Gibson; Bart Skils; Blu J; Brillz; Camelphat; Christian Martin; G Buck; Desert Hearts; Droeloe; Flatbush Zombies; Fransis Derelle; Ghastly; Habastrakt; HOSH; Judge; Jeremy Olander; Justin Jay; a special two-hour headlining set on the RBDeep stage, by Nicole Moudaber; Lil Pump and Party Thieves.

Phase two of the Goldrush lineup joins over 25 previously announced artists, which have now been slotted on their respective days. Artists by day are as follows:

SATURDAY
Migos; Dillon Francis; Excision; Claude Vonstroke; A-Trak b2b Baauer; Azizi Gibson; Blu J; Brillz; Camelphat; Christian Martin; Drezo; G-Buck; Habstrakt; Hippie Sabotage; Keys N Krates; Mikey Lion & Lee Reynolds; Party Thieves; Rezz; Shiba San; $uicideboy$; SuperDuperKyle; Snow Tha Product; Sonny Fodera; The Underachievers and Walker & Royce.

SUNDAY
Marshmello; Lil Uzi Vert; RL Grime; Barclay Crenshaw; Bart Skils; Droeloe; Flatbush Zombies; Fransis Derelle; GG Magree; Ghastly; HOSH • Injury Reserve; Judge; Justin Jay; Lil Pump; Lost Kings; Malaa; Mija; Nicole Moudaber; Oona Dahl; Paco Osuna; Rich Chigga; San Holo; Smokepurpp and Ugly God.

Rawhide Western Town & Event Center is situated on the Gila River Indian Community and is Arizona’s largest 1880s western-themed entertainment venue. Located just south of Phoenix, the venue is a mere 20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Chandler, AZ. The venue hosts several marquee Relentless Beats events, including; Global Dance Festival, BOO!, Decadence, CRUSH AZ and Phoenix Lights Festival.

General Admission passes for Goldrush Music Festival are on sale now for $159, before fees. VIP passes will be available at two levels: Standard VIP, including everything that a GA tickets provides, plus express VIP entrance, a commemorative lanyard, access to VIP lounge, access to VIP viewing deck, premium restrooms and passed desserts in the VIP areas. Gold VIP includes everything that the Standard VIP pass includes, plus: complimentary drinks, side stage viewing at the main stage, access to artist hospitality lounge, steakhouse quality dinner, exclusive festival gift bag and festival concierge. You must be 21+ to purchase Gold VIP passes. Single day passes are now on sale for $89 and $79, before fees, for Saturday and Sunday respectively. All details and ticket types are available online at www.relentlessbeats.com. Goldrush is an all ages event. Fans under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Goldrush is produced by Relentless Beats, Universatile Music and Global Dance. Visit www.goldrushfestaz.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @GoldrushFestAZ and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldrushFestAZ.

Dirtybird Players Stage at Imagine 2017

IMF 2016 Disco Inferno

2016 marked the first year of Imagine Music Festival taking place at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The larger venue allowed for an impressive layout of stages catering to specific styles of music: the Oceania Stage hosted an assortment of big names and headliners, the Amazonia Stage trended towards live music, funk, and glitch, the Aeria Stage had a slew of heavier drum & bass and dubstep, and the Disco Inferno stage naturally showcased an assortment of disco, house, and techno artists. Imagine will be building upon the success of the curated stages, notably with the Disco Inferno Stage, which will feature Claude VonStroke and the Dirtybird Players Stage.

Barclay Crenshaw, AKA Claude VonStroke, has been building the Dirtybird Records brand since 2005, specializing in a brand of house music that he’s dubbed “tech funk.” Some of the quintessential characteristics of the Dirtybird brand seem to revolve around having fun, being chill, and just doing your own thing. This is immediately evident given the events that Dirtybird Records has been throwing lately, namely the Dirtybird BBQ series and Dirtybird Campout. If the event names don’t make it clear, a primary goal is to elicit a laid-back feel, with a funky soundtrack of course. After Mixmag voted Dirtybird Records as the number one record label of the decade, Claude VonStroke was surprised and humbled, commenting that “We’ve always done our own thing, even if it wasn’t popular. It definitely wasn’t popular for a while, and it might not even be popular now, but we’re still just doing our own thing.”

Much of the success of Dirtybird could be attributed to this laid-back style of focusing on what’s fun and unique, not necessarily what’s popular or trendy. This style of recruiting artists, running a label, and throwing events should make any house music fan excited to see what’s in store this year for the Disco Inferno Stage at Imagine Music Festival. This year’s Disco Inferno Stage has an impressive lineup, including Dirtybird artists: Claude VonStroke, Shiba San, Will Clarke, Ciszak, and Dateless, as well as Gorgon City, Chris Lake, Claptone, and Nora En Pure. The Dirtybird Players Stage will take place on Sunday, September 24, while the remaining artists will perform at the Disco Inferno Stage throughout the rest of the weekend.

In addition to the music, the festival producers are expanding the stage. Glen Goodhand, Co-Founder of Imagine Music Festival explains what’s in store for this year’s Disco Inferno Stage:

This year’s Disco Inferno Stage will feature a giant disco ball center piece that shoots a 100 foot flame out of the top of it. Along with many other disco domes sprinkled in the crowd that will have water misting during the day and fire roofs at night. These will all be tied together with an elaborate truss system and massive D&B Audiotechnik sound system so everyone can hear and feel the beautiful sounds. A true 360-degree immersive experience.

Between the music, atmosphere, and stage production, the Disco Inferno Stage at Imagine Music Festival should certainly heat up the dance floor and get the crowd groovin’ and we can’t wait! If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, GA and VIP tickets are still available through the ticketing website. We hope to see you there!

STS9 to Headline Gem & Jam 2018

Gem & Jam Lineup 2018

Emerging from a successful year which saw Gem & Jam embrace the full festival experience with a move from Downtown Tucson to a venue that offered a desert setting with expanded amenities including camping, the twelfth annual event released the first phase of its lineup. Returning to Pima County Fairgrounds for a second straight year- January 25 – 28, 2018, Gem & Jam shows no signs of slowing down attracting some of the biggest talent from the scene. The first round of headliners for the fan-favorite music and camping festival include: two nights of STS9 two nights of Lettuce; Greensky Bluegrass; Railroad Earth; Emancipator and Breaking Biscuits, which features members of the Disco Biscuits and Break Science. More performers will be announced in the coming months.

“We are so excited to welcome our fans out to the desert to share in this amazing experience we are building,” says festival co-producer Toby White. “There is something for everyone at Gem & Jam and we still have many more surprises to come.”

Additional artists new to the lineup include: Thriftworks; Masego; Random Rab; Michal Menert; Flamingosis; John Kadlecik’s Fellowship of the Wing; Govinda; Jade Cicada; Maddy O’Neal; Saqi; Ill Esha; Charlesthefirst; Modern Measure; Bass Physics; Marvel Years; Zoogma; Blunt Force; Safis Lab; Flying Skulls; Skydyed; Kyma; Adam Joel; Electric Feel; Smokovich; Endoplasmic; The Bennu; Neon Prophet Band; Jahmontee; SuDs; M/Q; Truth Cartel and GonzoFuZe.

Located on 640 acres and just 20 miles south of downtown Tucson, the Pima County Fairgrounds is surrounded by nature and resides in a desert environment, creating an expansive setting perfect for Gem & Jam. The multi-stage music and arts festival will be offering increased capacity and camping options, including: onsite RV camping with hookups, boutique camping, car camping and walk-in camping. Additionally, Gem & Jam will be expanding on its experience with world-class visuals, unique stage designs, artist galleries, live paintings, experiential installations, daytime workshops, gem and mineral vendors and much more.

General Admission tickets are on sale now for $169, plus fees. Camping options will be available starting at $55, plus fees. Included in these options are: Deluxe RV Camping, Standard RV Camping, Car Camping, Walk-In Camping and Ready, Set Camp. Tickets are available online at www.gemandjam.com. Gem & Jam Festival is an all ages event.

Gem & Jam is produced by Infinite Music Productions, Euphonic Conceptions, and Challenger Presents. Visit www.gemandjam.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GemAndJam, Twitter at www.twitter.com/GemJamFestival and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/GemAndJamFestival.

Global Dance Festival Returns to Arizona, September 23rd

Global Dance 2017 Phase 1 Lineup

Global Dance Festival Arizona, a one day event in Chandler, Arizona on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Rawhide Event Center has released the first series of artists on the lineup for the fourth annual event. Presented by Relentless Beats and Global Dance, the festival has moved from it’s normal date in November to September, to make room for the newly announced Goldrush Music Festival. Keeping up the tradition of hosting top notch talent, the first phase of Global Dance Festival artists include: Flosstradamus; Showtek; Gareth Emery; Slander and Ecotek. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Global Dance Festival is always one of our strongest single-day events,” says Relentless Beats founder Thomas Turner. “It’s reflective in the stacked level of talent we present each year- our fans just always have to be at this one.”

Leading up to Global Dance Festival will be the return of the ’15 Minutes of Fame’ DJ competition. Returning for a 4th year in a row, the event will take place on August 12th at the Monarch Theater in Downtown Phoenix. Drawing people from all over the Valley and the Southwest, the winner of the competition will be booked on an opening slot at a Global Dance branded festival this Fall. The for full details on ’15 Minutes of Fame’ visit www.relentlessbeats.com

Global Dance 15 Minutes of Fame DJ Competition

Rawhide Event Center is situated on the Gila River Indian Community and is Arizona’s largest 1880s western-themed entertainment venue. Located just south of Phoenix, the venue is just 20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Chandler, AZ. Producing a more elevated experience for the attendees, the venue now hosts several marquee Relentless Beats events, including; CRUSH, Mad Decent Block Party, BOO!, Bassrush Massive and Decadence.

Early Bird tickets are available Friday, July 14th, 10 a.m., starting at $39, plus fees. VIP passes, with preferred main stage viewing area, private restrooms and separate entrance are available starting at $79, plus fees. Bronze, Silver and Gold level tables will be available this year, starting at $500, plus fees. For full details and to purchase tickets visit www.globaldancefestaz.com. Global Dance Festival is an 18 and over event.

Global Dance Festival Arizona is produced by Relentless Beats and Global Dance. Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for the most up-to-date information on Global Dance Festival Arizona and all Relentless Beats events. Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RelentlessBeats and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RelentlessBeats.

Bassrush Massive – Arizona 2017 After Movie

Bassrush Massive 2017

Relentless Beats has just released the official Bassrush Massive Arizona 2017 Aftermovie, highlighting just one of many Relentless Beats Events happening this year. The Phoenix based dance music and EDM promoter was founded in 1996 by Thomas Turner and has fast become the leading promoter in Arizona. Producing over 200 events a year and booking over 400 artists, Relentless Beats recently announced the return of Global Dance Festival – Arizona, scheduled for September 23, 2017 and began announcing artists for the inaugural Goldrush Music Festival November 18 and 19, 2017.

While temperatures continue to rise throughout the Valley, Relentless Beats is delivering a scorching July lineup, both poolside and in the club, including: Sharam Jey; Styles & Complete; Sam Pace; Tiger & Woods; Robbie Rivera; Doctor P; Mike Jones; TNT – Technoboy ’n’ Tuneboy; Trapfest Tucson; Justin Martin; Trapfest Phoenix; Black Asteroid; Dirty South; Sultan + Shepard; Botnek; Green Velvet; AlunaGeorge + Peking Duk and Lee Foss.

Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for the most up-to-date information on all Relentless Beats events. Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RelentlessBeats and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RelentlessBeats.

13-July: Basscon presents TNT – Technoboy ‘n’ Tuneboy
Venue: Monarch Theatre

14-July: Trapfest Tucson
Featuring: Party Favor, Loudpvck, SayMyName, JSTJR
Venue: Club XS

14-July: Justin Martin
Venue: Shady Park

15-July: Trapfest Phoenix
Featuring: Snails, Party Favor, 4B, JSTJR, Two Owls, ATLiens, Bailo, Havok Roth, Woolymammoth
Venue: The Pressroom

22-July: Black Asteroid
Venue: Monarch Theatre

23-July: Dirty South – Release Pool Party
Venue: Talking Stick Resort

26-July: Sultan + Shepard – Release Pool Party
Venue: Talking Stick Resort

28-July: Botnek
Venue: Gypsy Theatre

28-July: Green Velvet
Venue: The Pressroom

29-July: AlunaGeorge (dj set) + Peking Due – Release Pool Party
Venue: Talking Stick Resort

29-July: Lee Foss
Venue: Monarch Theatre

Gem & Jam Festival Returns in 2018

Gem & Jam 2017

Gem & Jam Festival has announced it will be returning to Pima County Fairgrounds for a second straight year, January 25 – 28, 2018. Coming off a transitional year, which saw the fan favorite festival move from Downtown Tucson to a venue that offered a desert setting with expanded amenities including camping, the twelfth annual event will expanding its offerings, which of course will include a bigger lineup. Previously editions of Gem & Jam have featured such acts as: Gramatik; Mike Gordon; The Floozies; Lotus; The Trancident; Kyle Hollingsworth; EOTO & Friends; G Jones; The Infamous Stringdusters; Poolside; Com Truise; Steve Kimock & Friends; Opiuo; The Motet., amongst others. The first round of performers for the 2018 lineup will be announced in the coming months.

For those who missed Gem & Jam this year or those who are looking to relive the festivities, the festival is also releasing the Official Gem & Jam 2017 After Movie. Clocking in at a dizzying 30 seconds, the video perfectly captures the energy, excitement and love that is Gem & Jam- prepping fans for even more in 2018.

“Last year was such a big step for us, moving from downtown to this beautiful desert setting,” says festival co-producer Toby White. “It is great to the looks on all our fans faces, to help give us the motivation to turn out an even bigger and better Gem & Jam.”

Located on 640 acres and just 20 miles south of downtown Tucson, the Pima County Fairgrounds is surrounded by nature and resides in a desert environment, creating an expansive setting perfect for Gem & Jam. The multi-stage music and arts festival will be offering increased capacity and camping options, including: onsite RV camping with hookups, boutique camping, car camping and walk-in camping. Additionally, Gem & Jam will be expanding on its experience with world-class visuals, unique stage designs, artist galleries, live paintings, experiential installations, daytime workshops, gem and mineral vendors and much more. Early Bird Presale tickets go on sale Friday, July 7th, at 10 a.m. for $179, plus fees. Camping options will be available starting at $55, plus fees. Tickets are available online at www.gemandjam.com. Gem & Jam Festival is an all ages event.

Gem & Jam is produced by Infinite Music Productions, Euphonic Conceptions, and Challenger Presents. Visit www.gemandjam.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GemAndJam, Twitter at www.twitter.com/GemJamFestival and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/GemAndJamFestival.

Goldrush Music Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

Goldrush Music Festival 2017 Lineup

Two weeks after Relentless Beats announced Goldrush Music Festival- a brand new experience heading to Arizona this November 18 and 19, the Phoenix based dance music and EDM promoter has released the first phase of its lineup for the Wild West concept. Taking place at Rawhide Western Town in Chandler, Arizona, Goldrush will be welcoming electronic dance music and hip-hop prospectors from across the country with some of the biggest talent from around the globe. The first round of headliners for this new, fully immersive two-day festival will include: Marshmello; Migos; Dillon Francis; Lil Uzi Vert and RL Grime.

Featuring four stages, each with its own distinct musical focus and vibe, Rawhide Western Town will be transformed for Goldrush making it a truly one of a kind experience. Recently announced artists on the 2017 performer lineup include: Barclay Crenshaw; Drezo; GG Margree; Hippie Sabotage; Injury Reserve; Keys N Krates; Lost Kings; Malaa; Mija; Oona Dahl; Rezz; Rich Chigga; San Holo; Shiba San; Smokepurpp; Snow tha Product; Sonny Fodera; SuperDuperKyle; $uicideboy$; Ugly God; The Underachievers and Walker & Royce. Goldrush will also include special performances by Exicision and and a curated stage by Claude VonStroke, aptly named ‘The Birdhouse’. A second round of artists and will be announced in the coming weeks.

“It’s exciting to create a brand new concept for our fans here in Arizona,” says Relentless Beats founder Thomas Turner. “So many events out there follow a tried and true formula, but Goldrush is forcing us to get creative and deliver the best possible experience.”

Rawhide Western Town & Event Center is situated on the Gila River Indian Community and is Arizona’s largest 1880s western-themed entertainment venue. Located just south of Phoenix, the venue is a mere 20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Chandler, AZ. The venue hosts several marquee Relentless Beats events, including; Global Dance Festival, BOO!, Decadence, CRUSH AZ and Phoenix Lights Festival.

General Admission passes for Goldrush Music Festival are on sale now for $139, before fees. VIP passes will be available at two levels: Standard VIP, including everything that a GA tickets provides, plus express VIP entrance, a commemorative lanyard, access to VIP lounge, access to VIP viewing deck, premium restrooms and passed desserts in the VIP areas. Gold VIP includes everything that the Standard VIP pass includes, plus: complimentary drinks, side stage viewing at the main stage, access to artist hospitality lounge, steakhouse quality dinner, exclusive festival gift bag and festival concierge. You must be 21+ to purchase Gold VIP passes. All details and ticket types are available online at www.relentlessbeats.com. Goldrush is an all ages event. Fans under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Goldrush is produced by Relentless Beats, Universatile Music and Global Dance. Visit www.goldrushfestaz.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @GoldrushFestAZ and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldrushFestAZ.

OFFICIAL GOLDRUSH LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO

Suwannee Hulaween Releases 2017 Lineup

Suwannee Hulaween 2017

Suwannee Hulaween returns to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park & Campground, this October 27-29, 2017 for a three-day Halloween celebration. The full lineup has just been released, and it includes an all-star list of artists including The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Griz, Portugal. The Man, The Disco Biscuits, Claude VonStroke, Lettuce, Beats Antique, FKJ, Moon Taxi, Keys N Krates, Destructo, Shiba San, Manic Focus, and many more. 3-day General Admission tickets and Thursday pre-party tickets are still on sale, however, VIP tickets are sold out. For more information, make sure to check the festival website and FAQs page.