Festival Noize: Electric Zoo; The Big 10, Lollapalooza, iHeartCountry, Afropunk Brooklyn

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– Kaskade
Kaskade plays the Budweiser Made In America Festival in Philadelphia Sept. 2.

New York’s Electric Zoo rolls out its phase 1 lineup as it preps for year No. 10 … Chicago’s Lollapalooza reveals dailies … iHeartMedia announces artists for its Daytime Village a The iHeartCountry Festival … Erykah Badu and Tyler, The Creator, among acts appearing at Brooklyn’s Afropunk.

Remember 2009?  The year when Prince Henrik of Denmark was born, when Albania and Croatia were admitted to the U.N., and when paleontologists announced the discovery of an Ardipithecus ramidus fossil?  Fun times for sure.

The year also marked the debut of EDM extravaganza Electric Zoo, whose inaugural lineup included Deadmau5, Armin Van Buuren, and David Guetta.

This year’s Electric Zoo; The Big 10 marks a decade of electronic dance music.  The days and place are the same – Labor Day weekend (Aug. 31-Sept. 2), at Randall’s Island.

Electric Zoo creator Made Event and its parent company LiveStyle, Inc., issued phase 1 of the year’s lineup, listing Kaskade, Marshmello, Martin Garrix and Porter Robinson’s new “Virtual Self” live project.  While Kaskade also appeared at the very first Electric Zoo, Marshmello, Garrix and Robinson will be making their first appearances at the fest.

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– Lollapalooza
Fans dance during the second day of Lollapalooza in Chicago.

More than 30 acts were announced, encompassing styles ranging from deep house and techno to trance, trap and future bass. 

Performing at Electric Zoo for the first time will be acts like

Organizers are also promising a live set from Illenium and b2b sets from 12th Planet and Doctor P.

But that ain’t all, folks.  The Electric Zoo folks say there are more than 50 acts yet to be announced.

Tier One three-day general admission, VIP three-day G.A., and three-day platinum tickets are still available.  Transportation passes still available include single and three-day ferry and bus services.

Lollapalooza has issued its daily blueprints so fans can know which days Arctic Monkeys, Bruno Mars, and The Weeknd are headlining the festival at Chicago’s Grant Park Aug. 2-5.

The large-print acts on the lineup for Thursday, Aug. 2 are Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, Khalid, Chvrches, and Galantis while Saturday, Aug. 3 lists Bruno Mars, The National, Post Malone, and Tyler, The Creator.  Sunday, Aug. 4 has The Weeknd, Vampire Weekend, Logic, St. Vincent and Zed.

Thursday’s list also includes Camila Cabello, Rezz, Rebelution, and Franz Ferdinand.  Saturday will also see the likes of Walk The Moon, Dillon Francis, James BayBørns, and Greta Van Fleet and Sunday’s agenda includes Dua Lipa, LL Cool J feat. DJ Z-Trip, Perry Farrell’s Kind Of Heaven, and Catfish And The Bottlemen.

Single day tickets are on sale now.

Luke Combs, Brett Young, Lauren Alaina, Dylan Scott and Danielle Bradbery are lined up for 2-5 p.m. Daytime Village performances at the iHeartCountry Festival May 5 at Frank Erwin Center’s North Box Office Plaza in Austin, Texas. 

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A limited number of tickets for behind-the-stage seats are on sale now.

Erykah Badu
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– Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu performs at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland July11.

Erykah Badu, Tyler, The Creator, Miguel, Janelle Monáe, The Internet, Lolawolf, Twin Shadow, Ibeyi, Denzel Curry, H.E.R., and Smiths Jaden and Willow are among the artists appearing at Afropunk this year, planned for Aug. 25-26 at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood.

Brooklyn is ground zero for the festival that began in 2005 and quickly spread throughout the world.  You’ll find Afropunk fests in places like Paris, London and Johannesburg as well as bacin the good ol’ U.S.A. in Atlanta, Ga., as well as the New York borough known as Brooklyn.

The theme for all 2018 Afropunk Festivals is “The People Resist” promoting “resistance to those that strive to oppress.”

Afropunk has created a new ticketing method called “BOGO” with the letters standing for “Buy “One Give One.”  

With each BOGO general admission ticket purchased, an additional ticket will be given to a local area youth who participated in programs like Recess Art and Young New Yorkers.