Concert Queen

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

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 …

Language

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 …

Ja Rule

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>Festivals have long been cosmic experiences – havens of music and hedonism designed to whisk you away from reality for 72 hours. Of course, …

North Yorkshire

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 …

Nine Inch Nails

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

<i>Feature Photo by Lior Phillips</i><p>Music journalists will have to find another scapegoat for their cynicism and general grumpitude. Turns out that most …

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 …

Trends

13 Music Festivals You Can’t Miss in 2017

Get your flower crowns ready.<p>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 …

Festivals

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 …

Jerry Moran

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 …

Red Hot Chili Peppers

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 …

Electric Daisy Carnival

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, …

Music Festivals

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 …

Standing Rock Reservation

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 …

Travel

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 …

Germany

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 …

Music Festivals

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 …

Music Festivals

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 …

Bon Iver

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 …

Dark Matter

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 …

Kendrick Lamar

Glowing Chairs That Communicate With Each Other Will Light Up Any Music Festival

Kollision's "Light Spots" are smart urban furniture that communicate with one another.<p>People spend a lot of time sitting down at festivals. Even though there's plenty of music to go dance to or bands to peer at from way back, there's nothing better than sitting chatting with your buddies over some …

Furniture

The Long, Strange, Profitable Trip From Woodstock to ‘OldChella’

This weekend sixties survivors are heading to the desert for what could be the most profitable festival ever.<p>Music festivals have come a long way since the muddy days of Woodstock, when a weekend pass to the 1969 event cost a mere $18. Since that humble and messy beginning, festivals have become …

Festivals

10 Cute Outfit Ideas for Every Type of Concert

Whether you’re a Bonnaroo gal or the beats of The Weeknd’s arena tour are more your speed, we’ve got the concert outfit for you. After all, when it …

Clothing

Can Doing Yoga at Music Festivals Change How We Think About Partying?

From hippie havens like Burning Man to deep-house pumping nightclubs in Brooklyn, downward dogs have opened up a whole new era of the dancefloor.<p>It's nearing sunset on a May evening in the jungle of Uvita, Costa Rica, and I'm exhausted, having spent the last five hours interviewing hippies about …

Yoga

Glastonbury tickets 2017: When can I buy them, how much do they cost, who are the headliners?

It’s that time of year again, when hundreds of thousands of music lovers put themselves through the most stressful experience in the festival world …

Symbiosis: last vestige of authentic festival culture or hippie theme park?

It’s now popular to attend a ‘transformational’ event like Burning Man, but some say the spirit of rebellion has been lost – can smaller festivals recapture it?<p>“You’ll find your way.”<p>The woman with long, multicolored braids and a white fur coat slips a wristband over my hand and gestures into the …

Festivals

Tour Merch as Fashion: Fast, Furious, Finished

Summer '16 saw the boom and the bust of what we're calling "status merch," the concert memorabilia so fashion-focused it wound up in boutiques and …

Movies

The Cutest, Most Comfortable Shoes to Wear to Concerts

Anyone who’s been to a concert knows that if you have on the wrong shoes, you’re toast. You’re probably going to be walking a lot (why are the …

Shoes