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Press Release Roundup: August 3- Festival Frenzy Edition

posted August 5, 2015, 10:34 am by Carlita | Filed Under Music News, Press Release Roundup | comment Leave a Comment

Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Monday, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.

Life Is Beautiful Fest


Life is Beautiful, the three-day all-encompassing music, food, art and learning festival and Insomniac, the world’s leading producer of dance music experiences, announced that they will be partnering to produce the third annual edition of the Life is Beautiful Festival this September 25, 26 and 27, 2015. Life is Beautiful and Insomniac will team up to completely transform over 15 city blocks of downtown Las Vegas into an unparalleled event experience, seamlessly incorporating amazing music, incredible art, and cuisine into three days of unforgettable fun and entertainment.

To expand the festival’s dance music platform, Insomniac will curate a stage that will incorporate the company’s signature over-the-top production, pyrotechnics and creative displays. This unique stage, one of four on the festival grounds, will be home to amazing displays of lasers and light alongside some of the biggest names in dance music. “After two years of enjoying the festival as a fan, I am excited to announce that Insomniac is partnering with Life is Beautiful to bring an amazing dance music experience to this already impressive show,” said Pasquale Rotella, CEO and Founder of Insomniac. “We both believe in the power of art, music and community, and creating immersive environments in unique locations. Life Is Beautiful will transform Downtown Las Vegas into a magical urban cityscape, and we can’t wait to do that together.”

To get tix, CLICK HERE!

“It’s been very exciting to watch what Pasquale has created – it’s become much more than music, it’s a cultural movement,” said Justin Weniger, CEO of Life is Beautiful. This partnership now unites Las Vegas leading media organization Wendoh Media (based on acquisition of Life is Beautiful earlier this year), with the festival’s production and music partners since inception, Another Planet Entertainment (producers of Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival and the Treasure Island Music Festival), with the undisputed leaders in the dance music experience space, Insomniac Events. Returning for its third consecutive year, Life is Beautiful will feature more than 75 musical acts, world-renowned artists and chefs, and notable speakers. Tens of thousands of fans are expected to descend upon Downtown Las Vegas for an enriching and inspiring cultural experience.

“As Las Vegas residents, we share a vision of growth for the downtown community and joining forces will only further revitalize the city’s new entertainment district,” said Ryan Doherty, Co-Founder of Wendoh Media. “Having Another Planet Entertainment and Insomniac as partners, we’re going to provide a completely unique experience to the festival landscape.”

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival


The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, who unveiled their impressive inaugural lineup earlier this year, is pleased to announce the lineup for the Little Pilgrim’s Family Stage Presented by Hohner’s Harmonica today. Hohner’s Little Pilgrim’s stage will feature performances by Ralph’s World, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards, Farmer Jason, Casey Campell, Laura Doherty, and a special performance by Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers aboard the Pilgrimage Pirate Ship! It is all a part of the inaugural Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival taking place at The Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin, TN on September 26 and 27, 2015.

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is a two-day event transforming The Park At Harlinsdale Farm into an oasis of music, food, and culture set against the natural amphitheaters and vistas of this former walking horse farm located in Franklin, TN. Renowned musical acts, many performing acoustically, will be presented on wood-clad stages reflecting the area’s historic aesthetic. In addition to artists performing their own sets, Pilgrimage will feature Pilgri-mashups where one-of-a-kind pairings of musicians collaborate with one another on stage. The region’s best food and drink will be on display as well as numerous local artists and artisans creating an all-encompassing festival experience. Curation of the food and beverage program is on-going and will be announced this summer.

Single Day tickets, 2-Daypasses and VIP packages are available at $172 (2-Day pass), $499 (2-Day VIP package) and $92 (Single GA Tickets).Don’t forget, children under 10 get in free when accompanied by an adult ticket.

To get tix, CLICK HERE!

KOI Music Fest


KOI Music Fest announces additional acts including headliner July Talk. The JUNO award winning band will take the stage Friday, September 25. Wayfarer, SayWeCanFly, Cardinals Pride, and Harbour also join the stellar 2015 lineup. See below for full list of performers. Once again, KOI Music Fest will take place in downtown Kitchener, Ontario from September 25-27. An official kick off event will take place on September 24 at Maxwell’s Concerts and Events, featuring The Trews! In addition, stay tuned via for the #KOIFest15 mixtape, featuring artists from this years lineup.

In addition to the superb programming, this year’s KOI Music Fest will include ‘The KOI Battle’ (in partnership with Maxwell’s Concert and Events), which features local bands competing for an opportunity to perform on the main stage at KOI Music Fest and other career building opportunities.

This year also sees the introduction of ‘The Road to KOI,’ a lead up tour that follows KOI artists’ journey to the festival. ‘The Road to KOI’ will feature performances in the US from Lancaster, PA natives Carousel Kings and from Oakville, ON’s Coldfront in Canada. Fans can also look forward to the return of the Acoustic Brunch series where main stage bands play raw and intimate acoustic sets over breakfast. Acoustic Brunch performers will be announced in August.

To get tix, CLICK HERE!

Utopia Fest


The 7th Annual UTOPiAfest will take place Labor Day Weekend, September 4-6, 2015, at the gorgeous Four Sisters Ranch in Utopia, TX. Mind-blowing musical performances and breathtaking West Texas Hill Country sunsets await next fall in Utopia, TX. Presented in a natural amphitheater on the 1,000-acre Four Sisters Ranch (between Garner State Park and Lost Maples), UTOPiAfest offers a true alternative and full on escape from the large multiple-stage festivals that often favor quantity over a quality audience experience.

UTOPiAfest encompasses the best aspects of the festival experience; Great performances, musical discovery, quality time with new and old friends, tasty food and enjoyable activities. It also minimizes the worst parts about going to a big music festival; claustrophobia, expensive beer and food, lines, walking miles to camp, paying to camp or park…you get the idea! We’re a capped-audience festival and we plan to keep it that way. We’re also a BYOB festival and we want to keep it that way, too. Some think we’re stubborn, we just like to think we’re different.

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LA Psych Fest


The Los Angeles Festival of Psychedelic Music and Art was started in 2012 and continues to conjure the finest local and international touring acts for a yearly celebration of music in the city of LA. Our 4th Annual extravaganza is taking place over the weekend of September 19th & 20th 2015 at The Regent Theater DTLA and The Echo and Echoplex. We are thrilled to be teaming up with Spaceland Presents to make this the biggest LA Psych Fest yet!

To get tix, CLICK HERE!



The 11th annual A3C Festival & Conference, affectionately known as “Hip-Hop’s Annual Pilgrimage,” 2015 A3C will take place October 7-11, 2015, in Atlanta’s eclectic Old 4th Ward, along Edgewood Ave, and East Atlanta Village. We are excited to make the first of three line-up announcements including artists and speakers to participate at the 11th annual A3C Festival & Conference. The internationally recognized five-day festival and conference will feature hip-hop icons: De La Soul, Rakim, Cam’ron, Dame Dash, Just Blaze, Curren$y & Jet Life, Jean Grae, Cyhi the Prynce Pharoahe Monch, Soulection Executive Team, Kool Keith, PNB Rock & The Difference Machine.

Hundreds more performers and speakers will be announced over the next 3 months. A3C will have three featured artist/speaker installments before the event kicks off. The next announcement will be made in August, and the last announcement will drop in September.

To get passes, CLICK HERE!

Outside Lands Fest


If Golden Gate park is out of reach for you this weekend, then make a date with the live 3-channel broadcast, August 7-9 from 3:30pm – 10pm PT. We’re keeping it simple: CLICK HERE and get a front row seat. Catch performances, a hosted live show featuring artist and celebrity cameos, and plenty of surprises. Stay tuned for the schedule, coming soon! #OutsideLands

FYF Fest


We have just announced the sideshows around FYF Fest. Tickets for all shows will go on-sale Friday, July 10th at 10AM. Don’t miss the chance to see these bands in some of our favorite rooms. Click to get tix!


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