One of the most popular EDM events in the world, Tomorrowland, has finally released an amazing after-movie of their 2013 festival that occured this summer in Belgium. This 30 minute recap of the festival is undoubtedly one of the most epic festival videos to date. Filled with great production, awesome music, and sick shots of the event, viewers will get to relive the extraordinary experience that is Tomorrowland (and make all those who didn't go really jealous).
Luckily for everyone, the American expansion of the festival, Tomorrowworld, begins in just a couple of weeks. From September 27 to 29, the fairytale event will be taking place at Chattahoochee Hills in Georgia. Tickets are still available over at tomorrowworld.com, so go get those and experience one of the most extravegant festivals the EDM world has to offer!
It may not be socially acceptable for 20-somethings to trick-or-treat, but that doesn't mean we can't extend Halloween like we used to do when we were kids. If you're feigning for a way to prolong this year's wicked celebrations, look no further than Hard Haunted Mansion. The fifth annual one-day festival returns Saturday, November 3 to ensure wickedness prevails throughout the week. After four years at the Shrine Expo Center, Hard Haunted will move to the Hard Summer location - Los Angeles State Historic Park. French production duo and Hard veterans, Justice, will headline along with Major Lazer and Knife Party.
Join FRIGID New York 4th of July weekend for a mini-festival with the best Frigid artists and Fringe Festival artists, hand picked by Horse Trade Theater Group. This frigid event is sure to cool you off during the hot weekend! The mini-festival will play at UNDER St. Marks June 28-July 4. Tickets are $15 ($12 for students & seniors) and are available here. Check out the line-up of performances below.
Kill the Band: Mock Bottom
Presented by Killy Dwyer and Kill the Band
KILL THE BAND presents a surreal, multi-media theatrical experience to celebrate the release of their triumphant second comedy rock album, MOCK BOTTOM! Part CD release party, part psychodramedy, MOCK BOTTOM mockuments the farcical cycle of the band's breakdowns and breakthroughs. Free CD included with your ticket!
Thu 6/28 & Sat 6/30 @ 10pm
If there was a competition for a festival with the best word play, we'd imagine that the Summer Set festival, in Somerset, Wisconsin, would take the cake. Unfortunately, that's not how things like this are judged, so we must differ to the standard measure: the lineup.
Luckily for us, Summer Set delivers on both fronts, boasting a pretty impressive lineup over its three days of music, camping and more. Headliners Pretty Lights, Umphrey's McGee and Big Gigantic are supported by rap legends NaS and Black Starr (Talib Kweli + Mos Def) and tons of others.
On June 16th, head to the Brooklyn waterfront for the summer installment of Hand Crafted Tasting’s Co.’s beer tasting festival. Held in Williamsburg, overlooking the East River, The Brooklyn Waterfront Beer Festival will feature summer seasonals and specialty beers from across the United States as well as from international breweries. Similar to their event, the NYC Craft Beer Festival, held in March, there will be two separate sessions (12:30 p.m.‑4 p.m. and 6 p.m.‑9:30 p.m.) to ensure that everyone in attendance gets the maximum beer tasting experience possible. Different level ticket packages are also available in order to enhance the festival for true beer aficionados.
If you didn’t have any plans set for next weekend, now you do. Crowned as one of BIZBASH’s top 100 South Florida event, The Great Taste of the Grove Food & Wine Festival, is right around the corner! For 22 years, the festival has been known for gathering the best restaurants, chefs, wine and spirits for an event that is vast in variety, affordability and deliciousness. In efforts to stay committed to sustainability, the festival has partnered with ECOMB (Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches) to help spread the organization's cause.
The Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas has got to be one of the craziest festivals of all time. With over 300,000 people expected to attend, 500 performers, 30 carnival rides and three nights of non-stop dancing to the some of the best EDM DJs today including Tiësto, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Avicii, Benny Benassi, Kaskade, Afrojack, Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Chase & Status, David Guetta, Erick Morillo, Flux Pavilion, Kaskade, Knife Party, Porter Robinson and Richie Hawtin. This one will be for the record books, folks.
Miami Beach + some of the biggest names in music. It doesn't get much better than the Orange Drive Music Festival happening Friday December 30th - Sunday January 1st. Ocean Drive between 7th and 9th will be packed with people and entertainment celebrating both the New Year and the Orange Bowl.
Here's the full schedule:
December 30 - 7:00pm
- Boys II Men
- Pete Wentz and The Black Cards
- Gym Class Heroes
December 31 - 9:00pm
- DJ Irie
- Jason Derulo
- Jermaine Dupri (DJ Set)
Join the American Museum of Natural History November 10-13th for their 35th Annual Margaret Mead Film Festival.
The festival will feature more 35 films, including 7 U.S. features picked from over 1,000 international and national submissions! There will also live musical performances and a listening party at Hayden Planetarium. It's going to be an action packed 4 days! Opening and closing night tickets are only $15. Screening tickets are $12. Here are more details:
Festival Opening and Closing Nights
The opening night film on Thursday, November 10, is the New York premiere of Grande Hotel, directed by Lotte Stoops. The Grande Hotel in the West African seaside town of Beira, Mozambique, was once the most opulent resort on the continent. Now, it is home to an estimated 3,000 squatters. Living in this outsize shell of former luxury, those on the margins of society create a self-enclosed community as the place they call home crumbles around them. As one voice in the film observes, the history of the hotel is the history of the country.
Closing night will feature the New York festival premiere of Flames of God, directed by Meshakai Wolf, on Sunday, November 13. The film follows Romani songwriter and poet Muzafer Bislim on his journey from Macedonia to France for the International Biennial of Poets in Paris. While seeking to publish his opus, a handwritten, 25,000-word dictionary containing what he believes to be some of the oldest and most obscure words in the Romani language, Bislim reunites with long-lost friends and family.
Mead Festival Special Series and Panels
The 35th Anniversary Retrospective Series presents a program of short films and several feature documentaries from the festival’s past: N!ai: The Story of a !Kung Woman by John Marshall, Adrienne Miesmer, and Sue Cabezas; A Wife among Wives from David and Judith MacDougall’s Turkana Conversations Trilogy; and Alanis Obomsawin’s Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance. Featured films also include Trance and Dance in Bali by Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead, Les Maitres Fous by Jean Rouch, and Jero on Jero: A Balinese Trance Séance Observed by Linda Connor and Patsy and Timothy Asch.
The special panel discussion How Do We Look will focus on the history of documentary and its 40-year trajectory from the academic realm of visual anthropology to the living room as primetime entertainment. Technological changes continue to play a crucial role in the how documentaries are made, as increasingly portable and affordable tools influence form and multiple channels opening up the potential to reach wider audiences.