Festival Noize: British Summer Time, Panorama & More

Edie Brickell & Paul Simon
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– Edie Brickell & Paul Simon
Edie Brickell and Paul Simon perform for the Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas benefit concert at Frank Erwin Center in Austin Sept. 22.

Paul Simon has mysteriously teased a set at Barclaycard British Summer Time as “The Farewell Performance” … Panorama in New York to feature The Weeknd, Janet Jackson, and The Killers … Insomniac has unveiled the lineup for its Beyond Wonderland festival in Southern California this March … Manchester, England’s Parklife festival has shown a slew of rappers throughout its bill.

Paul Simon is “Homeward Bound” and his July 15 performance at Barclaycard British Summer Time will be “The Farewell Performance” according to a poster that began circulating the internet yesterday.

We haven’t received any word from Simon’s camp as to whether this means that this will be his “farewell” to London, his last time at the festival, part of a “farewell tour” or his last show ever, so make of that whatever you will.

What we do know is that his set will be in London’s Hyde Park closing the last day of the festival and featuring special guests James Taylor & His All-Star Band and Bonnie Raitt, plus more.

The 10-day festival will also include performances from Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters and The Cure.

A presale for Simon begins Feb. 1 at 9 a.m.

Goldenvoice’s Panorama Festival at Randall’s Island Park in New York has drawn some serious star power for its third incarnation. Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, Migos, The Killers, and Odesza are all locked to play the three-day shindig.

The festival runs July 27-29, and tickets are available at a special rate starting Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. EST., and regular pricing begins Feb. 4.

Daily lineups are already available! The festival’s Friday lineup will feature The Weeknd, Migos, Father John Misty, The War On Drugs, Dua Lipa, Jhené Aiko, and Daniel Caesar. Saturday sees Janet Jackson, SZA, Cardi B, Gucci Mane, St. Vincent, PVRIS, and Japanese Breakfast. Sunday has The Killers, The XX, Odesza, David Byrne, Fleet Foxes, Greta Van Fleet, and Chicano Batman.

The xx
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– The xx
The xx plays Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 26.

Dance music fans know Insomniac is always striving to give them top of the line artists and experiences, and the company’s Beyond Wonderland event in San Bernardino, Calif., promises to do just that.

The event runs March 16-17 at

Headliners include Alesso, Tiesto, KSHMR, Kayzo, Showtek, and Flosstradamus.

The daily lineups aren’t available, but artists have been separated by stage. “Queen’s Domain” will feature Mercer, Seven Lions, and Yultron. “Mad Hatter’s Castle” has DJ Mustard,

Tickets are available for purchase now.

Parklife Festival in Heaton Park, Manchester June 9-10 has a stacked lineup, including Liam Gallagher, Skepta, N*E*R*D*, Lorde and The xx.

Organizers paired the announcement with an animated video that peppers names of performers throughout.

Other artists on the docket include Bonobo, Jamie XX, A$AP Rocky, Justice, Chvrches, Bugzy Malone, Four Tet, Sampha, and many more.

Tickets to the event go on sale Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. GMT.