Concert Queen

By Mia Quagliarello | I live for live music. A guide to who's on my concert calendar--real and dreamed.

A Guide to Outside Lands 2018, San Francisco's Major Summer Music Festival

The foodie music festival Outside Lands returns to Golden Gate Park in 2018 (<b>Aug. 10-12</b>) with a packed lineup of performers and about as many local …

Music Festivals

11 ways to eat and drink like a festival pro at Outside Lands 2018

In addition to the epic music performances, Outside Lands will play host to 83 restaurants, 41 wineries and 30 breweries from all around Northern California during its three-day stay at Golden Gate Park from Friday to Sunday, Aug. 10-12.<p>With adult bevvies curated by beer guru Dave McLean and …

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The Festival Guy: how one man turned festival-ing into a lifestyle

The first time Tucker Gumber attended a music festival, he was both enchanted and a touch horrified. It was winter 2011 at Colorado’s Snowball, and with flurries falling lightly against the Rocky Mountain sunset, Big Gigantic playing onstage and a crowd of fans playing tag in the field, Gumber knew …

How to Enjoy Concerts, Festivals, Sporting Events and More Without Hurting Your Ears

These earplugs protect your hearing without muffling sound.<p>The second your hearing starts to go, you start to lose one of your most precious senses. …

The festivals aiming to get rid of single-use plastic by 2021

<b>More than 60 independent British festivals - including Boardmasters and Bestival - have pledged to rid their sites of single-use plastic by 2021.</b><p>As a minimum, those festivals have committed to banning the use of plastic straws this year.<p>It's hoped that will extend to items such as plastic bottles …

Beyoncé’s second weekend at Coachella will allegedly have a few changes

It also won’t be livestreamed.<p>Beyoncé’s second weekend at Coachella will be a little bit different from her first, back-up dancer Jo’Artis Mijo Ratti …

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Sexual Harassment Was Rampant at Coachella 2018

<i>Trigger warning: This article contains multiple stories describing sexual assault.</i><p>The annual Coachella music festival always promises a few things for my social media feeds: selfies in front of a ferris wheel, an array of photogenic and overpriced foods, and extravagant pool parties that are …

Chance The Rapper Hires American Sign Language Interpreters For Tour

He’ll be the first rapper to bring his own interpreter as opposed to having the venue provide one.<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Chance the Rapper doesn't want his …

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In Wreckage of the Fyre Festival, Fury, Lawsuits and an Inquiry

A few days after the spectacular collapse of the Fyre Festival, just as federal investigators began to circle the wreckage, the event’s would-be mastermind, Billy McFarland, was still making promises.<p>His failed event was sold on social media by the likes of Kendall Jenner as an ultraluxurious …

Here comes the science bit: why music festivals are going geek

From Bluedot to Brian May’s Starmus, festivals are pairing music with science and tech. They are no longer ‘mutually incompatible’, says the Queen guitarist<p>Related: BBC revives Tomorrow's World name for season of programmes<p>Festivals have long been cosmic experiences – havens of music and hedonism …

Frank Ocean, Missy Elliott, Björk, And Nine Inch Nails To Headline FYF Fest 2017

Solange, A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, Flying Lotus, and more are also set to play the Los Angeles festival in July.<p>FYF Fest has announced their …

Going to concerts regularly leads to a happier life, according to a new study

Crowd // Photo by Lior Phillips<p><i>Feature Photo by Lior Phillips</i><p>Music journalists will have to find another scapegoat for their cynicism and general …

How Mobile Millennials Are Transforming The Music Ticketing Industry

Just over two months ago, Beyoncé closed out her Formation World Tour, which grossed over $256 million from nearly 50 sold-out shows and ranked as the No. 1 tour in North America this year. Tickets were in particularly high demand, as the last time Beyoncé went on tour was in 2014 alongside …

13 Music Festivals You Can’t Miss in 2017

We may still have a few weeks left of 2016, and while we’ve been busy looking backwards to recap the highlights, it’s also fun to look ahead and see what 2017 has in store. One of the greatest things about turning the page into the new year is setting the reset button on the hottest annual …

Congress cracks down on 'bots' that snap up concert tickets

WASHINGTON – Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama that could make it easier to get tickets to popular shows, sports events and …

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Firefly to become first completely fan-curated music festival

<i>Photo by Derrick Rossignol</i><p>For the last few years, Firefly Music Festival has put a prominent focus on fan input, holding surveys to find out which …

The EDM Ren Faire of your dreams is happening this spring

Do you have a passion for Renaissance Faires? Do you have a similar passion for EDM, electronic dance music? Have you ever wondered when the two …

70 Gifts for the Music Festival Enthusiast

These gifts for the music festival lover keep aesthetic and convenience in mind -- ensuring that the time one spends at an event is more safe, …

How the Festival Community Can Support Standing Rock

<i>This article was originally published in November 2016 and has since been updated.</i><p>Are you thinking of going to <b>Standing Rock?</b> Have you felt called to …

Plane rides, flame-spinning and music from a converted bus: inside Thailand's Wonderfruit festival

If you fancy flying in a plane over the festival grounds or watching musical acts performing on a stage converted from an old bus, Thailand’s Wonderfruit festival could be right up your street.<p>Wonderfruit is a sought-after destination festival in Pattaya near the Gulf Of Thailand. Many of its …

Beyoncé Might Be Headlining Coachella | V Magazine

Ladies, gents, and all in between, especially hippie Tumblr girls, proud hipsters across the world, and Vanessa Hudgens, it’s time to get in …

Frank Ocean to headline Lovebox festival 2017

Frank Ocean's only London festival date has been announced for next summer.<p>The elusive star, who rarely gives interviews and hasn't performed in the UK since July 2013, will play Lovebox festival in London's Victoria Park on Friday, 14 July. The Saturday night headliner is yet to be announced.<p>It's …

Meet the People of Fuckparade, the Street Festival in Berlin that Brought Us Techno Viking

Years after it birthed an internet sensation, the yearly march has become an important meeting ground for fringe groups in Germany—not to mention a hotbed of gabber and hardcore fanatics.<p><i>All photos by the author. This article ran originally on THUMP Germany.</i><p>Since 1997, thousands have gathered each …

Festival All-Stars: The Flemming Brothers

In the great universe of festivals there are many stars. While most glow for their contributions to worlds of art and music, others shine because …

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How to Properly Decompress From Festival Season

Seasons change. Time marches on. And just like the changing of the leaves, we have to adjust our wardrobes, our thermostats and our mindsets. As the …

Watching A Festival, And Its Music, Take Shape

This spring, <i>The New York Times</i> prefaced the onslaught of festival season by publishing an unusually transparent editorial memo. As music festivals are so plentiful and so often indistinguishable, they would no longer be covering the likes of Coachella and Lollapalooza by default. Instead, their …

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Dancing in the dark: the growing trend of gigs with the lights off

Events like Pitch Black Playback and Blackout are taking music into the shadows, and bringing the shared experience back to live performance<p>Jamie Lidell is purring words of welcome in our ears, but we can’t see him. We can’t see much, because we’re all wearing blindfolds emblazoned with the words …

Coachella 2017 Headliners Rumored to Have Leaked

It might seem premature for Coachella's talent buyers to have already booked artists for next year's edition of the festival, but we've got it on …