Festivals

Inside the BPM Shooting: Drug Cartels and Corruption Threaten Mexico's Festival Scene | Thump

The future of Mexico's dance music festivals is in limbo after the BPM festival, one of Mexico's preeminent electronic music events, ended in a bloody shootout that left five people dead and 15 others injured on Monday. The incident took place at a nightclub in Playa Del Carmen, a top tourist …

Latin America

Monae among performers at Women's March on Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janelle Monae, Maxwell and Angelique Kidjo are set to perform at the Women's March on Washington this weekend.<p>Organizers of the event announced its performance lineup Wednesday. Mary Chapin Carpenter, the Indigo Girls, MC Lyte, Samantha Ronson, Toshi Reagon and Emily Wells are …

Entertainment

This Mens Film Festival From "Portlandia" Probably Already Exists

A new Portlandia sketch invites us into the fest where men get out from under the thumb of Hollywood's "unfair" obsession with women.<p><b>WHAT:</b> "Men's FIlm Festival," a sketch from an upcoming episode of <i>Portlandia</i>.<p><b>WHO:</b> Creators/stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> There's the Women's …

Entertainment

11 Protest Parties You Can't Miss This Inauguration Weekend, in D.C. and Beyond | Thump

<i>Photography Karol Olson via Flickr Creative Commons</i><i>.</i><br>While President-elect Donald Trump has trouble finding musicians and politicians who actually want to attend his Inauguration Ceremony, the Women's March on Washington, scheduled to greet him Saturday, Feb. 21 on the National Mall, expects more …

Planned Parenthood

Sundance Scene: Diplo, Major Lazer to Hit Both Weekends of Festival With Concert, Movie

Diplo’s spin through the 2017 Sundance Film Festival will be all out. The “Jah No Partial” hitmaker is not just dropping in to DJ a cellphone …

Entertainment

GOAT Festival 2017 Has A New Venue And Line-up - Festival Sherpa | Online Guide to Festivals

<b>There are a few changes in the schedule and performances.</b><p>Due to issues in acquiring licences and permissions for outdoor performances during the …

Indian History

India: Thousands gather across Tamil Nadu to protest against ban on bull-embracing festival Jallikattu

Protesters took to the streets and demanded revocation of ban on Jallikattu.<p>Thousands of young protesters across the southern Indian state of Tamil …

Tamil Nadu

AMAZING: June's Diary Pays Homage To Xscape With Flawless A Capella Performance Of 'Tonight'

This clip has us even more exicted for these ladies to hit the stage at ESSENCE Festival 2017!<p>The modern-day R&B music scene is bubbling over with …

Women of Color

Glastonbury organisers launching new festival

But fear not: It won't replace mighty Glastonbury<p>Glastonbury organisers are launching a new festival called Variety Bazaar.<p>Despite speculation to the …

Music Festivals

Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean Lead 2017 iHeartCountry Festival Lineup

Jason Aldean, Little Big Town and Dierks Bentley have been named as headliners for the 2017 iHeartCountry Festival, which hits Austin, Texas on …

Music

James Cotton Headlines Opening Night at New Orleans Blues Fest

The eighth annual <b>Crescent City Blues and Barbecue Festival</b> takes place this weekend in Lafayette Square in New Orleans. The free festival, one of …

Blues Music

Facebook Live With Delta Airlines Sundance Festival Shuttle

SPONSORED<p>The excitement of Sundance begins before even setting foot in Park City.<p>Join <i>Variety</i> Thursday morning as we broadcast live from LAX prior to …

Airlines

From the ‘new Glastonbury’ to Lollapalooza in France – 5 festival need to knows

Festival organisers all around Europe are currently scrambling to get their line-ups released and their early bird tickets sold. If you’re considering a music festival this year, check out the latest news before getting your tickets.<p>1) Try out a festival winner<p>With the announcement of the European …

Music Festivals

Illustrator Brian Butler Sketches Concertgoers Mid-Show | The Creators Project

<i>Bully, Lolawolf, and Waxahatchee performing at Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN 2016. All Images courtesy of Brian Butler</i><p>In the middle of a dark, packed venue, with the drums pounding, the bass thumping, and hundreds of audience members snapchatting and instagramming, Brian Butler takes …

Music

EDC UK HAS BEEN CANCELLED

EDC UK has been cancelled.<p>The festival, which was due to take place in July, has been pulled by organisers, Insomniac Events.<p>Founder of Insomniac, …

Music

Sydney festival revives the senses with a focus on immersive experiences

From perfumes that recreate the scent of the sidewalk to feasts for the eyes and stomach, Sydney festival is embracing the aural, oral and olfactory<p>Michelle Stevens is both blind and deaf. Yet in her performance Imagined Touch she plays the grand piano, experiencing it not through sound but …

Business (UK)

Skrillex Takes You On A Journey Through His Mini-Documentary ‘The Same Place’! - Festival Sherpa | Online Guide to Festivals

<b>Skrillex is on a roll this year and we are flipping!</b><p>Just a day after the world celebrated the American EDM producer and DJ’s birthday, <b>Skrillex</b> has …

Music

Liam Gallagher, Jake Bugg and Hardwell announced for a huge European festival - NME

Liam Gallagher, Jake Bugg, and Hardwell have been announced to lead the line-up for EXIT Festival 2017.<p>Held in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, the …

Music

Queer Activists Are Throwing a Dance Party Outside Mike Pence's House Tonight | Thump

<i>Photo by Michael O'Hara</i><p>Queer activist organization WERK for Peace will host a protest dance party tonight in front of Vice President-elect Mike Pence's house in Washington, D.C. In advance of Pence and Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, the grassroots group is rallying people to "WERK it and …

Mike Pence

Watch Thirty Seconds to Mars Preview Summer Camp Weekend in New Trailer

Thirty Seconds to Mars have detailed their third annual Summer Camp event, scheduled from August 12th to 14th in Malibu, California. The weekend-long …

Music

Tigertail's Screendance Miami festival opens at PAMM

PAMM is popping this Thursday, with a radical dance on film festival adding visual and physical juice to the downtown museum's monthly Poplife Social …

Miami

Mexican cartel demanded payment from BPM festival ahead of nightclub killings: source

BPM organizers have gone into hiding following the shooting, a source tells CBC<p>As Mexican authorities investigate possible motives behind a fatal …

Cartels

12 festivals abroad you could go to for the same price as Glastonbury

Because a festival within a sunny holiday > sitting in a muddy field at Glasto<p>Let's get real for a second: as much as Glastonbury is ranted and raved …

Music Festivals

A Head Full Of Dreams: Get A Chance To Win Coldplay Concert Tickets At This Globe Free Event

Sing along to Coldplay this weekend and get a chance to win freebies and even a ticket to “A Head Full Of Dreams” concert in Manila! Mark your …

Britpop

we highlight the 2017 Panorama fest lineup on today’s BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU

On this week’s edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU, we’ll take a look at the lineup of this year’s Panorama Music Festival which goes …

Nine Inch Nails

SweetWater 420 Fest Confirms Full 2017 Lineup

SweetWater Brewing Company will host the 2017 installment of the SweetWater 420 Fest at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on April 21 – 23. Today, …

Music

Ranthambore Festival Will Combine Conservation And Music In The Best Way Imaginable! - Festival Sherpa | Online Guide to Festivals

<b>The festival looks to bring attention to dying music forms in Rajasthan and wildlife conservation in India.</b><p>Rajasthan’s very own <b>Ranthambore National</b> …

North India

Magical Lantern Festival

<b>Highlights:</b><p>Are those dark winter evenings getting to you? Then light up those nights by visiting the UK's Chinese Lantern festival.<br>• Giant hand-made …

Travel

The Pop Ups bring puppetry, musical mischief to Festival Miami

From the sounds of virtuoso flutists to the high-soaring arrangements performed by opera singers, the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music’s …

Music

Bonanza Campout Brings Hip Hop and Electronic Music Together For the Perfect Festival Lineup

Bonanza has unveiled their eclectic lineup featuring Jai Wolf, Bob Moses, Cut Copy, Nick Murphy, and classic hip-hop stars Nas and the iconic Ms. …

Music