Festival Noize: iHeartRadio, Electic Zoo, 80/35, Afropunk, Essence, HARD Summer
iHeartRadio Music Festival adds Halsey, Little Mix, Bebe Rexha to Daytime Village lineup .. Phase 1 lineup for Electric Zoo includes DJ Snake, Above & Beyond, Deadmau5 … The Shins, MGMT, Action Bronson and more to play the 10th 80/35 festival … Afropunk brings Jazz, R&B and hip hop to Brooklyn this year … Nightly schedule for Essence Festival unveiled … HARD summer returns to Southern California.
Scott Legato / RockStarProPhotography.com – Bebe Rexha
“98.7 AMP Live,” Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Sterling Heights, Mich.
The full lineup for the Daytime Village Presented by Capital One at the iHeartRadio Music Festival has been confirmed. Performers added include Halsey, Little Mix, Bleachers, Bebe Rexha, Cheat Codes, alongside the already announced list of Flume, French Montana, Noah Cyrus, Judah & The Lion, Kelsea Ballerini, and All Time Low.
The event takes place Sept. 22-23 in Las Vegas. The Daytime Village will be at the
Las Vegas Village across from the Luxor Hotel and Casino.
The main stage lineup will be announced later this year.
Tickets to the Daytime Village are on sale now at the early bird price at $39, plus taxes and fees.
You can learn more about the festival at iHeartRadio.com/village.
Electric Zoo is bringing EDM to center stage in New York this Labor Day weekend, and we now know the headliners and the “phase 1” lineup.
DJ Snake, Above & Beyond, and deadmau5 & Eric Prydz are headlining Sept. 1, 2 and 3 respectively. Additional performers include Claptone, Wax Motif, Yellow Claw, Joyryde, Tchami, and Lost Kings.
There are still 50 more artists to be announced.
The event will once again be held at
Randall’s Island in New York. The event is called “Electic Zoo: The 6th Boro,” but this is actually the 9th edition of the event.
Three-day passes are on sale for $229.99 plus fees.
The official website for the event is ElectricZooFestival.com.
Jason Squires / JasonSquires.com – The Shins
“96.5 The Buzz Beach Ball,” Livestrong Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kans.
Des Moines, Iowa, will host the 80/35 festival for the 10th straight year in July. Headliners have been announced and tickets are on sale now.
Fans can catch The Shins, MGMT, Action Bronson, Elephant Revival, The Motet, Diarrhea Planet, Modern Life Is War, Chicano Batman, The Suburbs and many more.
The festival is July 7-8 at
Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines.
Advance two-day tickets are on sale for $65 and one-day tickets for $42. Two-day passes will sell for $90 on the day of the festival and $50 for a one-day ticket. A “Couchtrippin’” pass can be purchased for $15.
80-35.com is the place to learn more about the festival.
Soul II Soul, Dizzee Rascal, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Kiwanuka, Macy Gray, SZA, Kaytranada, Sampha, Thundercat and many more will perform at this year’s
Afropunk Festival in New York.
The NYC festival will take place at Brooklyn’s
Commodore Barry Park in Aug. 26-27. The event is also becoming an international brand and will have an event in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 11.
Afropunk tries to keep ticket prices low, but organizers also have an earned ticket program which allows advocates to volunteer for eight hours to get a ticket.
Afropunk brands its event with strong themes of social justice, and has a mission statement that says the festival is against sexism, racism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, fatphobia and transphobia.
Early bird tickets are already sold out, but advance passes are still on sale, price at $80 for the weekend and $5 for the single-day tickets plus fees.
Learn more at AfroPunkFest.com.
Scott Legato/Getty Images – Live Shots Week Of 09/09/2013
Diana Ross, Sound Board @ MotorCity Casino Hotel, Detroit, Aug. 25, 2013
Daily lineups have been announced for the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans this year, and single-day tickets are on sale now.
Mercedes-Benz Superdome will host the annual concert series from June 30 to July 2.
June 30 will be the night Diana Ross, John Legend, India.Arie and many more will take the stage.
July 1 will feature Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Chaka Khan, Jazmine Sullivan, and Monica.
July 2 has Chance The Rapper, Master P, Mia X, Mystikal, Silkk, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and Solange.
Each night has tons of other artists as well. Roy Wood Jr., from “The Daily Show” will be the main stage host for the weekend.
You can get single-day tickets now at $50 a night. Learn more about the event at EssenceFestival.com.
HARD Summer will be back at
Auto Club Speedway of Southern California in Fontana, Calif., Aug. 5-6 this year.
Confirmed acts for the festival haven’t been announced yet, but stay tuned for more info.
Below is the recap video from last year’s event.
Make sure to bring lots of water if you are going, and don’t take pills from strangers, as multiple people have died at the event over the past few years due to drug use.
You can get the latest on the shindig at HardFest.com.