Are you prepared for music-festival nostalgia? Over the subsequent few years, we’re more likely to bear witness to fond remembrances and supersized celebrations as a few of the greatest North American music festivals obtain a degree of longevity meriting acknowledgment. Coachella unofficially turns 20 this 12 months, however the fest itself hasn’t made a peep […]

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The Coachella lineup is out and it’s large. Set to happen on the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, on the weekends of April 12 and April 19, this yr’s headliners embrace the extremely in-the-news-all-the-time singer Ariana Grande. Also coming is the probably-definitely-maybe-eventually–retiring Childish Gambino. Tame Impala can also be headlining, and the remainder of […]

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Hippies within the wild. Photo: John Dominis/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images While a few of us have but to recuperate from the trauma of Woodstock ’99, it’s that point once more to go on celebrating the original. For its 50th anniversary, Woodstock will return to the place all of it started, Bethel Woods, New York, […]

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Because there’s no method to put out the flames began by Fyre Festival, we’re now getting a second doc on the disaster. Netflix has introduced FYRE, an elegy for “the best celebration that by no means occurred” directed by Chris Smith (Jim & Andy) and produced by Vice Studios. It’ll take you contained in the […]

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Last yr’s disastrous Fyre Festival went up in smoke as a result of its organizer has an untreated psychological sickness — or a minimum of that’s the argument his legal professionals are utilizing in courtroom. As Billy McFarland awaits sentencing for fraud, his attorneys are asking that the decide be lenient, citing a psychological analysis […]

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Labor Day weekend officially put another summer music festival season in the books. (Global Citizen, we see you over there at the end of September, but, sorry, according to our charts, you count as autumnal.) It was another overcrowded year that kicked off with Beychella, powered through heatwaves, various types of deluges, and, in Germany, […]

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When we talk about Afropunk, Brooklyn’s annual festival for black people and by black people, it’s usually in awe of the resplendent, DIY fashion. (And for good reason.) But beyond being a celebration of black beauty and ingenuity, it’s a communal gathering around music and the arts. This year’s festival saw performances from Kaytranada, the […]

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What’s a little New York City music festival without a whole lotta rain? This year, the Panorama Music Festival faced the wrath of Mother Nature and came out the loser. 2018’s abbreted festival — headlined by Janet Jackson, the Killers, and, ultimately, not the Weeknd — was by all accounts a wash, with forced cancellations […]

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The ink isn’t even dry on all the lawsuits still coming out from under the ash of Fyre Festival, and yet here we are a year later with a copycat. XO Music Festival was meant to be held this weekend in Antioch, California, headlined by a mix of golden-age rappers — Biz Markie, Flavor Flav, […]

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Festival season kicked off with Beychella and is now officially under way. Over the weekend, Governors Ball returned to Randall’s Island in New York City for its eighth year, continuing as one of the longest-running festivals still holding down the tri-state area. (Though it’s been contested in recent years by Panorama Festival on the same […]

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The good news about the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival is that it continues last year’s trend of being less inclusive. Three cheers for elitism! Give thanks for fewer turkeys! This year’s slate of features — reduced by 20 percent from two years ago — could be the most consistently provocative ever. Just as exciting […]

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Depending on your threshold for pain, festivals can either be an oasis of live music, nonstop partying, and excessive flower crowns … or, they’re a veritable hell. For those who can’t tolerate the ruckus, Coachella 2018 presents quite the conundrum: You want to see Beyoncé, but you absolutely do not want to touch the Indio […]

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