Foo Fighters, Kacey Musgraves Top Bill Of Vegas’ Inaugural Intersect Fest

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Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl performs at New Orleans fest Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in October 2017.

A new festival comes to Sin City this December, with a formidable lineup.

Intersect Festival, to be held Dec. 6-7 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, boasts performances by Foo Fighters, Kacey Musgraves, Beck and Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals. Intersect is presented by AWS (Amazon Web Services), which has organized music events for the past seven years, produced by Production Club and booked by Zach Tetreault at Production Club, who is also a co-founder of FORM Arcosanti. 

Other announced performers include Brandi Carlile, CHVRCHES, Flying Lotus, Gesaffelstein, H.E.R., Jamie xx, Kaytranada, Leon Bridges, Spoon, Thundercat and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and the event’s website promises a “phase 2 lineup coming soon.”

According to Intersect’s website, the festival “[celebrates] the intersection of music, art and innovation” and will feature music, digital art installations and interactive experiences “inside a custom-built environment.”

Foo Fighters, after securing a No. 14 ranking on Pollstar‘s Year End Top 100 Worldwide Tours chart with a 2018 gross of $87.3 million, remained strong in 2019, with U.S. festival plays at Sonic Temple and Epicenter, as well as a bevy of international dates. The alt-rock band’s Intersect performance becomes one of three remaining U.S. dates on the band’s 2019 schedule, the others being a Sept. 20 gig at Bourbon & Beyond in Louisville, Ky., and a Sept. 22 show at Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin, Tenn.

Musgraves’ appearance, meanwhile, comes as the pop-country artist, whose 2018 record Golden Hour took home Album of the Year at this year’s Grammys, seems poised to ascend to festival headlining status. Her 2019 box office highlights include two sold-out nights at New York’s Beacon Theatre, where she grossed $249,757, and four sold-out nights at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, where she grossed $402,830; this fall, Musgraves will headline venues including New York’s Radio City Music Hall and Boston’s Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion.

Intersect joins a Las Vegas festival landscape that also includes Life Is Beautiful, which takes place Sept. 20-22 and will be headlined by Post Malone, Chance the Rapper, The Black Keys, Post Malone, Billie Eilish, Vampire Weekend and Zedd.

Tickets for Intersect go on sale Aug. 16. There is a Referral Program Competition taking place this week “to see which individuals can complete the most social channel activities and encourage the most friends and family members to complete their registration for Intersect by AWS.” The top prize of this “skill based competition” includes $8,000 in Amazon gift cards, two VIP+ tickets to Intersect and “a Tax Gross-Up Payment for $2,000 which may be used to assist with the tax obligations on the prize package.”  More information is available here.