Lil Wayne added to Panorama lineup
Lil Wayne is the latest addition to the lineup of NYC music festival Panorama. He replaces Cardi B on Saturday, July 28, after she canceled tour dates, Panorama included, due to her pregnancy. Janet Jackson headlines Saturday, and SZA, St. Vincent, Japanese Breakfast, Jay Som, and more are also scheduled to perform.
Panorama also announced the return of The Lab, powered by HP, to the festival grounds:
THE LAB, powered by HP, is returning for its third consecutive year at the festival. Seen by many as one of the highlights of Panorama, THE LAB will feature the Dome – a trademark centerpiece experience of Panorama – and five experiential activations, providing festivalgoers with unparalleled immersive experiences.
THE LAB is comprised once again with New York City-based artists and studios inspired by a more organic environment and HP’s commitment to a technology-driven sustainable future. THE LAB, Designed and Curated by META: The Art of Being There, will create a world of Fractal Nature – rather than being in enclosed tents and darker spaces, the installations will work more fluidly with the summer environment to shape a daytime-friendly, communal, decentralized and natural experience. HP is once again on board as the official technology sponsor for Panorama. The experiential activations all leverage the use of HP technology to create immersive interactivity for festival guests.
“HP is excited to continue its reinvention journey with Panorama. We are now in our third year as the official technology sponsor and look forward to providing attendees with experiences that amaze through immersive and dynamic activations in THE LAB, Powered by HP,” said Emily Ketchen, Regional Head of Marketing, HP Inc. “Panorama is the perfect place for HP to meet festival goers where they are and allow them to experience our products in a real and engaging way.”
Described by W Magazine as a “mind and body escape,” THE LAB is a true showcase of New York City’s local talent and innovation with a series of dynamic and immersive art installations driven by technology, culminating in a massive 360-degree dome theater. Artists designing installations include The Windmill Factory, Smooth Technology, Kate Raudenbush, Superbright, and Magenta Field.
Artist Installations included at THE LAB –
Pixel Vortex by The Windmill Factory
Pixel Vortex is an ethereal temple of play – a bioluminescent dreamscape of flying pixels. Upon squeezing through any of the multitude of openings you are immediately bombarded with LED balloons whirling in a powerful vortex of wind. The balloons swirl around the shimmering space, flowing up to the apex and back down. Persons enter and exit in games of hide and seek with their friends as they toss balloons around and play like children among the most technologically advanced balloon drop ever.
Infinite Wild by Smooth Technology
Infinite Wild is a solar-powered installation in which viewers find themselves surrounded by nature-inspired art. Flowing colors transport them on a journey through seasons, environments, and living animations. Sixty thousand LEDs dangle like vines around them as a mirrored ceiling and floor platform extends the image into infinity. Participants are invited in by a cooling mist that provides a much-needed respite from the mid-day sun. While strolling through this living jungle of LED vines, they can also be presented an opportunity to fill reusable water bottles, encouraging sustainability.
As Above, So Below by Kate Raudenbush
A transformative gathering space inspired by the fractal geometry of Sierpinski icosahedrons. It welcomes all to contemplate the humbling potential of their existence that occupies the here and now, and the infinitely large and infinitely small worlds that lie beyond their awareness, waiting to be discovered.
(hy·per·sub·tle) by Superbright
Look around with your phone’s camera. You are surrounded by beautiful, strange and abstract human creatures dancing to the music from the festival. Augmented reality pushes the limits of our imagination. The immersive media is now in your hands, you can experience it in your own environment and use it as a creative tool to express yourself. Superbright will work with a curated group of dancers to record motion capture data, creating a curatorial repository of dance moves.The selected choreographies are not just dance moves, they will be cultural memes.
The Portal To Flatland by Magenta Field
The portal is designed to invite festivalgoers from the mayhem of the music festival into the tunnel of transmutation, priming their senses for what lies beyond. Participants will be drawn forward and pressed backward by using a combination of smooth and franetic surges of light and sound. The audiovisual score will be designed to softly invite visitors into the space and at its peak, test their perceptual thresholds. Following the crescendo, the visitors are propelled forward into their next metaphysical mindblower.
The Dome, where a film scored by St. Vincent, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, premiered at Coachella in March, makes its way to Panorama in July, too:
The Dome is also set to return this summer with FLATLAND: A Romance of Many Dimensionsa story with three acts – TIMELAND, MINDLAND and VOIDLAND – adapted and directed by META founder and CEO Justin Bolognino with a musical score by Panorama artist St. Vincent. Timeland is art directed by Dev Harlan, Mindland co-directed by Sougwen & Prism and Voidland art directed and produced by Kamil Nawratil and VOLVOXLABS respectively. The dome allows festivalgoers to experience 360 degree immersive theater and provides viewers with an unparalleled collective sensory experience.
Panorama happens on NYC’s Randall’s Island, and its other two days, Friday July 27 and Sunday July 29, are headlined by The Killers and The Weeknd. Tickets are on sale now. See the full lineup below.
Lil Wayne is featured on Nicki Minaj‘s new track, “Rich Sex,” which came out today.
Panorama — 2018 Lineup (alphabetical order)
Father John Misty
Greta Van Fleet
Nora En Pure
Rex Orange County
Shannon and The Clams
The Black Madonna
The War On Drugs