Entries tagged with: festivals
We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Fashion's Night Out '12 (more by Sachyn Mital)
Ribfest Chicago 2013 is set to take place from June 7-9 in North Center (at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue // Irving Park Road // Damen Avenue). They'll have two stages of music throughout the weekend, which feature We Were Promised Jetpacks, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Mucca Pazza, California Wives, Jonny Fritz (formerly Jonny Corndawg), and many more acts. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 per day.
Check out the full Ribfest Chicago 2013 music lineup below...
The Flaming Lips @ GoogaMooga 2013 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
The Great GoogaMooga is a partially-free food and music festival that debuted in Brooklyn's Prospect Park in 2012. It's put on by Superfly (Bonnaroo, Outside Lands) and Gapers Block are reporting that permits have been submitted for a Chicago festival in Lincoln Park. It looks like JAM Productions will be assisting Superfly, and that the fest, if it happens, will take place in late-August. A formal announcement hasn't been made yet.
If this does actually happen, hopefully Chicago has better luck than they had so far in Brooklyn where the first year was too packed and refunds were given to all VIP ticket holders and the second year was plagued by last minute band cancellations and rain all weekend. In fact, yesterday (Sunday, 5/19) was supposed to be the third day of the 2nd year of GoogaMooga, but was completely cancelled shortly after doors were scheduled to open.
Stay tuned for more information...
West Fest 2013 is set to take place on July 13 & 14 on Chicago Avenue (between Damen Avenue and Wood Street). The festival's main stage, booked by the Empty Bottle, features headliners Tortoise and The Oblivians, with Javelin, Born Ruffians, and many more acts TBA. There will also be a DJ stage on both days, with sets from Derrick Carter, Heaven Malone, and others. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. Check out the current lineups-by-day at the bottom of this post.
The Bottle are also hosting a few West Fest aftershows. The Oblivians will headline the venue on July 13 with support from Autodramatics (tickets). Tortoise will then play the Bottle on July 14, opening act TBA (tickets). You can also catch Jack Oblivian (solo) at the Empty Bottle on June 13 with Human Eye and Nones (tickets).
The current West Fest 2013 lineup is below...
Riot Fest Chicago is set to take place from September 13-15 this year in Humboldt Park. Their initial lineup includes Rocket From The Crypt, The Dismemberment Plan, Guided By Voices, Motorhead, Blondie, Public Enemy, FLAG, Bad Religion, Dinosaur Jr., Bob Mould, Screeching Weasel, Mission of Burma, GWAR, Quicksand, and many more acts. Three-day passes are on-sale now, and single-day tickets will be available soon.
Check out the initial Riot Fest Chicago 2013 lineup below...
As discussed, HoZac Blackout Fest 2013 is slated to take place from May 16-19 at the Empty Bottle. The four-day festival features headliners Chrome, Unnatural Axe, Dwight Twilley, and Mike Rep + Tommy Jay, with support from Wizzard Sleeve (with Mr. Quintron), Negative Scanner, Pezband, and many more acts. Four-day passes and individual tickets for each night are still available, and we've also got a festival pass to give away!
The full lineup for Blackout Fest '13, contest details, and some videos are below...
The 2013 Pygmalion Music Festival is slated to take place from September 26-28 at various venues throughout Champaign-Urbana, IL. Their initial lineup features The Breeders, Youth Lagoon, Major Lazer, Chance the Rapper, Foxygen, Daughter, Perfume Genius, Metz, On An On, Nat Baldwin, and many more, with a second artist announcement due in June. Three-day festival passes go on sale TODAY (Tuesday, May 7) at noon CST.
PMF 2013's initial lineup can be found below...
Wu-Tang Clan @ Coachella 2013 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
North Coast Music Festival 2013 is set to take place from August 30 - September 1 in Chicago's Union Park. Their initial lineup features Wu-Tang Clan performing Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in full, Nas, Purity Ring, AlunaGeorge, On An On, Flatbush Zombies, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, and many more. Three-day passes (general admission & VIP) for the fest are on sale now. Stay tuned for the second wave of artists to be announced.
The current NCMF 2013 lineup is below...
As discussed, HoZac Blackout Fest is set to return to the Empty Bottle for a 2013 edition from May 16-19. Since revealing their initial lineup of Mike Rep + Tommy Jay, Wizzard Sleeve (with Mr. Quintron), Dwight Twilley, The Sueves, and many more, Chrome, Unnatural Axe, and Verma have been added to the bill. Four-day passes and individual tickets for each night of the festival are still available.
Check out the full lineup-by-day below...
Wicker Park Fest 2013 is set to take place on July 27 & 28 on Milwaukee Avenue (between North Ave. and Paulina St.). The festival's initial lineup features headliners Ted Leo and The Pharmacists and Cults, as well as Man Man, Roky Erikson, and Bahamas. As discussed, there are a bunch of great out-of-town acts playing smaller than normal venues that weekend, and many more acts are TBA in the coming weeks. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 per day.
Stay tuned for more information. The current lineup-by-day // stage can be found below...
Torche @ Metro, October 2012 (more by Jimmy Farabi)
As discussed, Do Division 2013 is set to take place from May 31 - June 2 (on Division St. between Damen Ave. & Leavitt St.). Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti were the first act to be revealed for the street fest, and it has now been announced that Torche, Gaslamp Killer, JEFF the Brotherhood, Tilly and the Wall, Night Moves, and many more acts have been added to the bill.
Check out the current lineups-by-day below...
Divine Fits @ SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The Taste of Randolph Street Festival is set to take place from June 14-16 this year. The fest, which is centered at 900 W. Randolph St., will feature two stages with performances by Divine Fits, The Joy Formidable, Lord Huron, Bear in Heaven, American Royalty, Matrimony, and many more acts. A suggested donation of $10 per day supports the West Loop Community Organization.
The full lineup hasn't been revealed yet, but you can check out the fest's initial offerings below...
Wavefront Music Festival is back for its second year on Montrose Beach. The EDM-heavy fest will take place from July 5-7, and boasts scene mainstays like Rusko, Caspa, and more, but also features Nicolas Jaar, Diplo, and Justice. You can check out the full lineup at the bottom of this post. Presale tickets are sold-out, but general admission passes go on sale this Thursday (4/4) at 9AM CST.
The full Wavefront Music Festival 2013 lineup is below...
Nine Inch Nails fan @ Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
The official Lollapalooza 2013 lineup has been announced, even though you already got a good peek at it when it leaked in full last week. The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, New Order, Queens of the Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Phoenix, The National, Baroness, and MANY more are slated to perform in Grant Park from August 2-4.
Check out the full Lollapalooza 2013 lineups-by-day below...
You already knew that Acid Mothers Temple are coming to the Empty Bottle, but now that show is part of Plastic Crimewave's 2013 Million Tongues Festival. The two-night fest at the Bottle will kick off on April 11 with famed Japanese noise musician Keiji Haino, Plastic Crimewave Syndicate, Circuit des Yeux, and Hands of Hydra (tickets). The following night features Acid Mothers Temple, Tjutjuna, and DJ Eric Colin (tickets). There isn't a festival pass, but tickets for each show are cheap enough that going to both won't be an issue.
That's Million Tongues Festival's official flyer at the top of this post, and song streams from some of the artists on the bill are below...
EDM Chicago are pointing to what looks like an official lineup poster for Lollapalooza 2013. Though it's a tad bit blurry (there's a clearer image at the bottom of this post), it features The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, New Order, Queens of the Stone Age, The Lumineers, The National, Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear, Lana Del Rey, Azealia Banks, Local Natives, Beach House, Cat Power, Alt-J, Foals, Death Grips, Disclosure, Father John Misty, Baroness, Jessie Ware, and MANY more.
Aside from the poster looking extremely real, most of these artists have already been confirmed or were at least strong possibilities. The official lineup will arrive on April 9, which is also when single-day passes - all that's left at this point - will go on sale (at 10AM CST).
Head below for a clearer picture of the leaked lineup...
Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
As discussed, Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 is set to take place in Union Park from July 19-21. The festival's initial lineup featured R. Kelly, Björk, Belle & Sebastian, Joanna Newsom, the Breeders (playing Last Splash), Swans, Rustie, El-P, Chairlift, Killer Mike, TNGHT, Sky Ferreira, ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Mac DeMarco, Foxygen, Angel Olsen, Trash Talk, and Tree.
The remainder of the lineup has just been revealed, and includes M.I.A., Lil B, Solange, Wire, Yo La Tengo, Low, Savages, Toro Y Moi, Phosphorescent, Metz, Autre Ne Veut, Mikal Cronin, Parquet Courts, Merchandise, Woods, Julia Holter, Glass Candy, Andy Stott, Pissed Jeans, Frankie Rose, Ryan Hemsworth, Waxahatchee, Blood Orange, Daughn Gibson, Evian Christ, White Lung, KEN Mode, and DJ Rashad.
Three-day passes and single-day tickets are still available.
Check out the full lineup-by-day below...
Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
As we warned you they would, a very limited amount of Lollapalooza 2013 Souvenir Passes (three days for $75) went on sale late this afternoon and were gone within the blink of an eye. Anybody able to purchase them? Early Bird tickets ($200) will go on sale on Tuesday, March 26 at 10AM CST. Once those sell out, regular passes ($235) will be immediately available.
You already know that Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, The Killers, and Mumford & Sons are confirmed for the festival, and that The National and The Postal Service are likely to be on the bill, but who else would you like to see on there? Let us know.
Vampire Weekend @ Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by Chase Turner)
The Chicago Tribune's Greg Kot reports that Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, The Killers, and Mumford & Sons are among the confirmed headliners for Lollapalooza 2013, which is set to take place from August 2-4 in Chicago's Grant Park. Kot also divulged that The National and The Postal Service have been "confirmed by multiple industry sources." The full lineup will be announced sometime in April.
Who would you like to see on this year's lineup? Let us know.
Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
As discussed, Lollapalooza 2013 is set to take place from August 2-4 in Chicago's Grant Park. While no acts have been revealed yet, MANY are rumored. "Early Bird" three-day passes ($200) for the festival will go on sale next Tuesday (3/26) at 10AM CST. Once those sell out, regular three-day passes ($235) will be immediately available. And as they've done in the past, a secret ticket sale ($75 for a three-day pass!) will be happening sometime this week. We're not quite sure of the date // time of that sale, but last year they sold-out within minutes.
Delta Spirit @ Metro, March 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
The annual Taste of Chicago Festival is set to take place from July 10-14 in Chicago's Grant Park this year. The initial music lineup features an opening night performance from fun. on July 10 at the Petrillo Music Shell, with openers Delta Spirit. There are more Petrillo shows to be announced, and tickets will go on sale sometime in May. As per usual, lawn seating is free. According to Greg Kot, there will also be a second stage at the South side of the festival. It'll feature Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials and The Congregation on July 12, Company of Thieves on July 13, and Kelly Hogan on July 14.
That's it for now. Stay tuned for more details on Taste of Chicago 2013.
It's that time of year again, when hundreds of heathens and maniacs descend upon Chicago for a long weekend of rock'n'roll-fueled debauchery at ye old Empty Bottle. That's right, you hot freaks, it's the HoZac Blackout Fest, and it's going to be on our home turf for FOUR NIGHTS from May 16-19!! Start preparing your soon-to-be-blown minds (and livers), cause this year - like every year - we're bringing out all the stops. [Empty Bottle]As discussed, HoZac Blackout Fest will be taking place at the Empty Bottle from May 16-19 this year. They've just announced that Mike Rep + Tommy J, Negative Scanner, Chrome, Wizzard Sleeve, Cop City, Chill Pillars, FNU Ronnies, Verma, Dwight Twilley, Pezband, GAMES, and many more acts TBA will be performing throughout the weekend. Four-day passes and individual tickets for each show are on sale now. Oh yeah, and that's the festival's amazing poster up above.
More acts TBA.
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti @ Metro, September 2012 (more by Rachel Angres)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti have announced that they'll be embarking on a large spring North American tour. That tour includes a performance at the Do Division Street Festival on June 1, as well as a late show at the Empty Bottle that night. As discussed, Do Division 2013 is set to take place from May 31 - June 2. The Haunted Graffiti are the first act to be announced for this year. Tickets for their late show at the Empty Bottle go on sale this Friday (3/8) at 10AM CST.
All Ariel Pink dates are listed below...
Gentleman Jesse & His Men @ HoZac Blackout Fest 2012 (more by John Yingling)
Much like last year, HoZac Records' annual Blackout Fest will be taking place at the Empty Bottle from May 16 - 19. That's really all the information we've got for now, but last year's fest featured the return of Redd Kross, Gentleman Jesse & His Men, Roky Erickson, and more, so we're looking forward to hearing what's in store.
Stay tuned for more information.
Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
As discussed, the 2013 edition of Pitchfork Music Festival is slated to take place from July 19-21 in Chicago's Union Park. You already knew that R. Kelly, Björk, and Belle and Sebastian will be headlining the fest, and today, a bunch of other artists have been announced. Joanna Newsom, The Breeders (playing Last Splash), Swans, El-P, Killer Mike, TNGHT, Chairlift, Sky Ferreira, ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Rustie, Mac DeMarco, Foxygen, Angel Olsen, Trash Talk, and Tree will all take the stage in Union Park that weekend.
Check out the current lineup-by-day below...
This guy is pumped about the 2013 rumors. (more by James Richards IV)
Well, it's about that time of year when the Lollapalooza lineup rumors start to pour in. Fake Shore Drive points to a short list of rumored (or "leaked") acts for this year's festival, which is slated to take place from August 2nd - 4th in Grant Park, and includes The Cure, Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Blur, Skrillex, The Flaming Lips, Vampire Weekend, How To Destroy Angels, My Bloody Valentine(!), MGMT, Kendrick Lamar, Eels, Alabama Shakes, Lower Dens, Purity Ring, CHVRCHES, Alt-J, STRFKR, The Vaccines, and more. We can neither confirm nor deny the rumored acts, but it should be a good time if a few of them take the stage in Grant Park throughout the weekend. (Here's a reminder for you: in 2012, Lolla began to reveal its lineup via CTA ads.)
What do you think: is this list 100% bullshit or do some of these artists seem probable? Only time will tell. All ticketing information for the 2013 festival is forthcoming.
Check out the rumored lineup in list form below, and stay tuned for more details...