GROOVE CRUISE CABO ANNOUNCES PHASE 2 LINEUP

Groove Cruise Cabo recently announced their phase 2 lineup for 30th sail featuring Duke Dumon, MK, Green Velvet, The Desert Hearts Crew, Two Friends and more.

Attendees will hop aboard the original floating dance music festival, boarding Norwegian Pearl this October 10-14, 2018 as an array of electronic music legends and up-and-coming acts, primed to deliver the best in house, trance and techno for four incredible days on the high seas.

As Groove Cruise prepares to take its monumental 30th sail, the soundtrack for this year’s cruise will be provided by an amazing roster of 2018 headliners that now include Detroit house music phenom Marc Kinchen (MK), UK house producer and Blasé Boys Club owner Duke Dumont, Chicago house and techno legend Green Velvet, Mikey Lion, Marbs, Porky, and Rybo of the beloved Desert HeartsChus & Ceballos plus L.A.-based progressive house duo Two Friends.

These newly added artists will be performing along with previously announced Phase I headliners legendary Italian DJ/producer Benny Benassi, famed Dutch-Filipino DJ and martial artist Laidback Luke, German trance duo Cosmic Gate, Dirtybird Records signee Shiba San and Marques Wyatt

Additional artists on the lineup include: Adam Scott, Anthony Attalla, Baggi, Cocodrills, Felix Cartal, Huxley, Liquid Todd, Omnom, Sage Armstrong, Secondcity, Tim Baresko, Adam Auburn, Adin, Ahlex Diego, Alex Madden, Astley, Bryan Lubliner, Damaged Goods, Dancetronauts, David Delano, Dean Mason, Drums of the Sun, Dsk Chk, Electric Polar Bears, Eva Kane, Goshfather, Grube & Hovsepian, Jeremiah Red, Joe Ghost, John Beaver, Keith Christopher, Kristina Sky, Luccio, Mark Villa, Paul Ahi, Pyrodox, Rizzo Vassalo, Scooter & Lavelle, Scotty Boy, Shmitty, and Tastebreakers.

Departing from San Diego, Mexico’s famous port of Cabo San Lucas serves as the premier stop for GCFAM, with a private party at Blue Marlin Ibiza Los Cabos at ME Cabo, one of Mexico’s leading resorts, as a marquee event during the voyage. This beautiful venue offers dramatic views just steps away from the pristine sands of Playa El Médano. Stay for the party or walk to the marina, shops, bars, and restaurants nearby. Transportation and entry to the ME resort is included in the cruise fare but food, beverage and cabanas will be available for purchase.

As on past Groove Cruises, the festival will also feature a stellar series of hosted stages, ensuring that there is more than enough music to keep cruisers dancing ‘til sunrise. On-board, Green Velvet will be hosting a Relief Records stage alongside Chus & Ceballos who will host a Stereo Productions stage, while in Cabo, Duke Dumont along with some special guests will be hosting one of his beloved Blasé Beach Club events. In addition, captains can look forward to stage takeovers by Basement Leak, Blue Marlin Ibiza Los Cabos, Coldharbour, Deep House Brunch DTLA, Deep LA, Descend, Drai’s Beachclub, Incorrect, Mixmash Records, Officially Addicted, Random Nights, Stereo Productions and We’re Never Going Home.

Last but not least, Groove Cruise Trance Fam will be the first to experience EMBARK: Trance, an oceanic voyage into the heart of Groove Cruise. Featuring John 00 Fleming, Alex Di Stefano, Paul Thomas, Factor B and Monoverse, EMBARK will take captains on an emotive, beautiful journey through sound. More info TBA soon!

Groove Cruise is a logistical marvel, combining the non-stop music and loving community of an electronic music festival with the convenience and amenities of a cruise ship. Taking place on the 2,700-passenger Norwegian Pearl, captains can indulge in its imaginative decor and steampunk-themed nightclub. As if the 96 hours of non-stop music across 9 stages wasn’t enough to entertain attendees, the 12 bars and lounges, 13 restaurants, picturesque pool deck, bowling alley and arcade also provide an endless array of activities to keep cruisers occupied all hours of the day and night.

Don’t miss this opportunity to dance, discover, and follow your inner compass to the experience of a lifetime — cruise packages available here.

ULTRA WORLDWIDE ANNOUNCES TAIWANESE EXPANSION

ULTRA TAIWAN REVEALED AS FULLY FLEDGED 2-DAY FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 8-9TH 2018.
 
FESTIVAL UPGRADES ARE NOW AVAILABLE. 

Following on from the huge success of its previous editions, ULTRA Worldwide has unveiled the expansion of Road To ULTRA Taiwan into a full-scale two-day festival. With multiple stages including a dedicated RESISTANCE branded stage, ULTRA Taiwan will take place September 8-9th at Taipei Ultra Dajia Park in Taipei.

ULTRA Taiwan will mark the 5th straight year ULTRA Worldwide has held events in the East Asian state. Following 2017’s sold out Road To ULTRA event, 2018’s expansion will see well over 25,000 Ultranauts flock to the Keelung River for yet another year of unforgettable performances.
PURCHASE: ULTRA TAIWAN TIER 1 TICKETS
Tickets for the inaugural edition of ULTRA Taiwan are on sale now with GA 2-Day combo tickets starting at NT$ 4999 and GA Single Day tickets starting at NT$ 3600. Tickets are available for purchase atUltraTaiwan.com

For those that purchased combo tickets (RTU Taiwan + RESISTANCE Taipei) earlier this year, their ticket will automatically be upgraded to a 2-Day Combo ticket (GA, Premium or VIP) for the festival.

Those that previously purchased an RTU Taiwan or RESISTANCE Taipei ticket will have the opportunity to upgrade their ticket to a 2-Day Combo ticket (GA, Premium or VIP) for the discounted price of NT$ 999. Upgrades will be administered at the venue.

For those that purchased an RTU Taiwan or RESISTANCE Taipei single day ticket earlier this year and do not choose to upgrade, their ticket will be honored for the same day previously purchased.
– RESISTANCE Taipei ticket holders will be granted access for September 8
– Road to Ultra Taiwan ticket holders will be granted access for September 9. 

ELECTRIC ZOO Presents AMFAMFAMF With DESTRUCTO, Shiba San, Justin Martin and More

Livestyle’s newest entertainment brand AMFAMFAMF helmed by tastemaker and music executive Gary Richards aka DESTRUCTO is brining All My Friends to Electric Zoo’s 10 Year anniversary. Look for the AMFAMFAMF stage takeover to be an extravaganza of what is cool and current in dance music.

AMFAMFAMF drops into ELECTRIC ZOO: THE BIG 10 at Randall’s Island Park on Saturday, September 1 at the Hilltop Arena. DESTRUCTO–who comes to Electric Zoo in support of his latest release “F**king S**t Up” featuring Busta Rhymes–will be joined by fellow G-House mastermind Wax Motif, Dirtybird favorites Shiba San and Justin Martin, and trap duos Stooki Sound and Deux Twins. Look for a specially curated “All My Friends B2B Set” to close the night.

Established in 2009 by Made Event, the internationally renowned Electric Zoo Festival is one of New York City’s largest music festivals and features the top names in electronic music, bringing a wide variety of acts from around the world and across the spectrum of electronic music’s various sub-genres. International editions of Electric Zoo have taken place in Mexico City, Tokyo, Shanghai and São Paulo, with further expansion underway.

ELECTRIC ZOO: THE BIG 10 PRESENTS DEADBEATS

Brainchild of the fearless duo Zeds DeadDeadbeats Records has been tearing it up so far this year, turning heads and cutting rug at WMC and launching a major North American tour which sees the crew make a very special pitstop in NYC for Electric Zoo’s 10 Year anniversary.
“It’s been almost 3 years since we last played Electric Zoo and we’re stoked to be back!” says Zeds Dead. “This time we’re taking over a stage for a day and bringing our Deadbeats Tour to EZoo. No better way to celebrate EZoo Ten than by throwing together a stacked lineup of some of our best friends and label mates, crazy new music, and a whole bunch of surprises. See you there!”
Look for Zeds Dead‘s new single this Friday (6/15) with “KILL EM” – a collaboration with 1000VOLTS (Redman X Jayceeoh). Pre-save “KILL EM”on Spotify here.
Deadbeats drops into ELECTRIC ZOO: THE BIG 10 at Randall’s Island Park on Saturday, September 1 at the Hilltop ArenaZeds Dead will be joined by South London producer TroyBoi, OWSLA favorites MijaHabstraktand Chuurch, low-slung bass players Eprom and GG Magree, and wonderkidDNMO.
All those moons ago, who would have thought that the weekender that roared to life on NYC’s Randall’s Island in 2009–which featured a fresh-faceddeadmau5, a pre-cake Aoki and the late-great Frankie Knuckles–would become a household name in the global dance festival scene?  Since then,Electric Zoo has been welcome across the globe with the brand touching down in such far off places as Shanghai, Tokyo, Sao Paulo and Mexico City.

From its earliest expeditions through the chaotic urban jungle, to scaling the feral lands of the Wild Island, and getting our minds blown by the gritty 6th Boro, ELECTRIC ZOO: THE BIG 10 celebrates what a ride it’s been.

NICKI MINAJ AND POST MALONE HEADLINE 2018 “MADE IN AMERICA” FESTIVAL

MADE IN AMERICA, the JAY-Z curated two-day music festival and staple of Labor Day Weekend, returns to Philadelphia for a seventh year. The event will take place on Sept. 1 and Sept. 2, 2018 at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA. For those unable to attend, global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL, will livestream the festival on TIDAL.com
A primary goal of MADE IN AMERICA is to have a positive impact on the communities involved. Since the inaugural two-day concert in 2012, the event has generated $31.9 million in economic impact for the city. This year, the festival, produced by Roc Nation, will continue to benefit the ACLU of Pennsylvania as well as United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
Abercrombie & Fitch, Citi, and Puma’s commitments to the arts, as well as the community, make each a perfect fit with MADE IN AMERICA. The festival not only honors artists and music lovers, but it also benefits organizations that are vital to accomplishing much needed positive work.
Performers include:
Headliners Nicki Minaj and Post Malone are joined by Meek Mill, Diplo, Zedd, Miguel, Janelle Monáe, Alessia Cara, Fat Joe, 6lack, Belly, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich The Kid, Sabrina Claudio, Jessie Reyez, Louis The Child, Tchami, Lil B, Gunna, Snakehips, Juice WRLD, BlocBoy JB, SOB x RBE, Sheck Wes, SAINt JHN, Jay Park, Saweetie, A$AP Twelvyy, Cashemere Cat, Jai Wolf, TOKiMONSTA, Preme, White Reaper, Clairo, Show Me The Body, Code Orange, Turnstile, Saba, Anna Lunoe, Driver Era, Bloodpop, Injury Reserve, Hobo Johnson & The LoveMakers, Davido, Shoreline Mafia, Elohim, Lost Kings, Forth Wanderers, Kweku Collins, Odie, Maxo Kream, Armani White, Amara La Negra, Buzzy Lee, Mir Fontane, Trouble, JPEGMAFIA, Tyla Yaweh, City Morgue, Louis Futon, Lophiile, Wicca Phase Spring Eternal, Orion Sun and Zahsosaa.
Continuing its commitment to bringing fans closer to their favorite artists, TIDAL members will have access to a special presale beginning on Monday, June 4th at 2:00pm ET.  Members can find details for purchasing tickets via their TIDAL account. Those who sign up for TIDAL to access presale will receive a six-month trial.
This year, TIDAL members attending the festival will have access to a wide array of exclusive benefits including: fast track entrance, TIDAL lounge access with air conditioning, seating and complimentary phone charging, artist meet and greets, ticket upgrades, limited-edition merchandise and premium views of the main stage on the TIDAL VIP riser.
Citi is the official presale credit card of MADE IN AMERICA. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 5 at 10am ET until Thursday, June 7 at 10pm ET through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visitwww.citiprivatepass.com.
Tickets are available to the general public beginning Friday, June 8 at 10:00 am ET at LiveNation.com.
Make the weekend unforgettable with VIP passes that include access to VIP viewing areas, an air conditioned VIP Lounge, VIP restrooms, exclusive merchandise & more. Details here: https://livemu.sc/MIA-VIP.

ELECTRIC ZOO: THE BIG 10 Releases Day By Day Line-Up

New York’s electronic music festival-ELECTRIC ZOO: THE BIG 10-has announced its day-by-day lineup for its 10th birthday at Randall’s Island Park in New York City August 31September 1 & 2. Single day tickets will become available this Thursday, May 31 by registering at http://presale.electriczoo.com.
Event organizers MADE EVENT have broken down its star-studded lineup into three days of the world’s finest DJs and most mind-melting production in the heart of the city that never sleeps.  From titanic headliners to underground favorites and scene champions encompassing a wide range of styles from deep house and techno to trance, trap and future bass,  ELECTRIC ZOO: THE BIG 10 features over 80 acts across four stages each day.
Kicking off the festival on Friday, August 31, with their first trip to Electric Zoo will be Billboard Dance 100 #4 artist Marshmello and Porter Robinson’s new live project Virtual SelfFriday’s Sunday School Grove stage features a partnership with Anna Lunoe’s HYPERHOUSE and AC Slater’s Night Basswhich will feature the hottest sounds that jackin’ and bass house music has to offer.
The main stage on Saturday, September 1 will be helmed by juggernaut Kaskade,who appeared at the first festival in 2009 andDJ Mag Top 100 DJ’s #1 artistMartin GarrixZeds Dead’s Deadbeats takes over the Hilltop Arena for the day with sets from TroyBoiMija and more. DESTRUCTO and his friends will be bringing the beats to the ALL MY FRIENDS stage at Sunday School Grove.
All stages get taken over on Sunday, September 2 starting with L.A.’sessential party series Brownies & Lemonade at the Hilltop Area featuring bass-heavy sets from GryffnEkaliCray & More. The Riverside Stage has Anjunabeats highlighting a special triple b2b set from label artists Ilan Bluestone & Jason Ross withAndrew Bayer.Germany’s HYTE is presenting the best acts in Techno over at the Sunday School Grove including German producer Gregor Tresher‘s first time at EZoo and a rare B2B of Chris Liebing & Dubfire. Look for more artists to be announced on the HYTE stage.
All those moons ago, who would have thought that the weekender that roared to life on NYC’s Randall’s Island in 2009-which featured a fresh-faced deadmau5, a pre-cake Aoki and the late-great Frankie Knuckles-would become a household name in the global dance festival scene?  Since then,Electric Zoo has been welcome across the globe with the brand touching down in such far off places as Shanghai, Tokyo, Sao Paulo and Mexico City.
From its earliest expeditions through the chaotic urban jungle, to scaling the feral lands of the Wild Island, and getting our minds blown by the gritty 6th Boro, ELECTRIC ZOO: THE BIG 10 celebrates what a ride it’s been.
 
Listen to ELECTRIC ZOO: THE BIG 10’s Spotify playlist:

Afrojack Announces 2018 ‘One More Day’ North American Tour

Grammy award-winning DJ and producer, Afrojack, announced today a 12-date North American ‘One More Day’ tour kicking off on May 11th in Vancouver. The Dutch DJ/producer will tour across the United States and Canada with festival stops at EDC Las Vegas where Afrojack will perform on May 20 before wrapping up at Barbarella Festival in the Dominican Republic on May 30.

 

This new North American tour follows the announcement of Afrojack returning to the Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas for a new headlining residency that will see him performing multiple shows and return to the Wynn’s luxurious venues where he first helped bring EDM to the mainstream almost 8 years ago.

 

Now, 2018 is already set to be a great year for Afrojack, he has released an array of diverse hits such as ‘Bad Company’ with DirtCaps, ‘Helium’ with David Guetta and Sia, ‘Dirty Sexy Money’ with an all-star lineup of David Guetta, Charli XCX and French Montana and his remix of U2’s iconic ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way.’ He is also set to release his latest track on May 4th, ‘One More Day’ which will be his tour anthem and features a collaboration with German DJ and producer duo Jewelz & Sparks. The track is laden with distinctly catchy rhythms, amazing vocals and a drop that makes every listener swoon, aiming to splash its magic onto dancefloors and airwaves alike.

In addition to the tour, Afrojack, who is celebrating his 10th year in the music industry, will headline many top music festivals across the world. He recently headlined Ultra Miami Music Festival last month where he brought out special guest VASSY to perform their hit song ‘LOST’ and he was once again voted into the top 10 of DJ Mag’s ‘Top 100 DJ’s’ list, coming in at number 8 and marking his seventh consecutive year of appearing in the Top 10.

 

As one of the world’s most innovative dance music artists today and most sought-after producers, having worked with music industry’s elite from Pitbull to Sting and Chris Brown, Afrojack won a Grammy for his and David Guetta’s remix of Madonna’s ‘Revolver’ and been nominated two more times for his work on Chris Brown’s ‘Look At Me Now’ and a remix of Leona Lewis’ ‘Collide.’

 

He will now bring his electric mix of club hits and dance bangers to venues across North America. Full tour dates and ticketing information below.

 

For more information on Afrojack and exclusive updates, visit www.afrojack.com or follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/djafrojack; Twitter at @afrojack and on Instagram at @afrojack.

 

Tickets are now available at https://afrojack.com/tour-dates/

 

See the full list of Afrojack’s North American tour dates below: 
May 11 – Vancouver, Canada (Harbour Convention Center)

May 12 – Montreal, Canada (New City Gas)

May 13 – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (Encore Beach Club)

May 14 – Boston, Massachusetts, USA (The Grand)

May 15 – Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA (Shrine)

May 18 – Miami, Florida, USA (Story)

May 19 – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (Intrigue)

May 20 – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (EDC Las Vegas)

May 25 – Washington, D.C., USA (Echostage)

May 26 – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (Intrigue)

May 27 – Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA (Premier Nightclub)

May 30 – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Barbarella Festival)

KAYA FEST Announces “Education Before Recreation” Symposium & Set Times

A free symposium discussing the many uses and benefits of the cannabis plant as well the new California laws and regulations.

On April 27th, KAYA FEST will present Education Before Recreation–a free symposium discussing the many uses and benefits of the cannabis plant as well the new California laws and regulations. Moderated by Donisha Prendergast and Preston Whitfield, the symposium will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton (285 East Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino CA) from noon to 5pm. Additional guest speakers include Founder & President of EVO Hemp Ari Sherman,Co-Founder of Gold Mountain Distribution Ariana Tibbets, and more.

“The purpose of the gathering as well, music brings people together of course, but we still have a greater cause we serve which is this plant called cannabis and the various different benefits of this plant, which some people know and some people don’t know,” said Kaya Fest Founder, Stephen Marley.

Produced by Fruit of Life Productions and OneRise Entertainment, KAYA FESTis a two-day music and awareness festival being held at NOS Events Center this weekend on April 28 & 29 in Southern California. The festival honors the legacy of legendary musician and humanitarian Bob Marley and will kick off Saturday, April 28 with must-see performances by Stephen Marley, Ziggy Marley, Damian Marley, Julian Marley, Ky-Mani Marley performing together for the first time in over a decade in Southern California. On April 29, Stephen Marley will perform a special acoustic Kaya album tribute with his brothers Damian, Julian and Ky-Mani joining.  Both days will feature some of the most unique and respected artists in reggae-influenced hip-hop, R&B, Latin and world music today.
“Kaya Fest is the next platform that we use to bring people together, teach them, tell them the truth, you know. Not all miracles come from the sky. Some miracles come from the earth and herb is one of those,” said Marley. 
Day-by-day lineup for Kaya Fest 2018:
Saturday, April 28th:Stephen Marley, Ziggy Marley, Damian Marley, Julian Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Yandel, Action Bronson, Common Kings, Toots & the Maytals, Marcia Griffiths, Inner Circle, Kabaka Pyramid, Roots of Creation, Anuhea, Indubious, Skip Marley and Jo Mersa Marley.
Sunday, April 29th:Ms. Lauryn Hill, Stephen Marley, Cypress Hill, SOJA, Chronixx, De La Ghetto, Third World, Zion Y Lennex, Daniel Bambaata Marley and JahStix.

AMFAMFAMF Presents All My Friends Music Festival

A new major music festival is coming to downtown Los Angeles this summer. ALL MY FRIENDS is a two-day music festival at ROW DTLA happening Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19. Early-bird tickets go on sale this Thursday, April 12 at 9:00 am PT at www.amfamfamf.com.
 
Presented by AMFAMFAMF, major music event producer LiveStyle‘s new entertainment brand, ALL MY FRIENDS will be an all-star music extravaganza of what is cool and current in hip-hop, R&B and dance music right now.   Look for the line-up to be announced in the coming weeks.
ALL MY FRIEND‘s inaugural festival will be situated in the heart of downtown Los Angeles Art’s District at ROW DTLA, a creative space and shopping district. Its industrial backdrop of Los Angeles’ former major produce market updated with gardens, shade trees and plazas makes a unique location for the festival. Outside festival grounds, fans can take in shopping, restaurants and 30,000 square feet of incredible murals painted by local artists throughout the facility. More information can be found at https://rowdtla.com/

Ultra Beach Hvar Announces 2018 Lineup

“The Greatest Pool Party on Earth,” aka ULTRA Beach Hvar, returns to the stunning Croatian Island of Hvar on July 10, equipped with its biggest lineup to date.

Taking place at the famous Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort, ULTRA Beach Hvar boasts an idyllic setting with views of the Adriatic drenched in the warm glow of the Croatian Sun. With a predicted 5,000 revellers and international DJs Fedde Le Grand, Nicky RomeroOliver HeldensJonas Blue and San Holo providing the soundtrack, this is the most anticipated edition yet. This year the pool party will start earlier than ever before, running from 1pm until 10pm with nine hours of nonstop music.
At 11pm, after the sun has set on ULTRA Beach Hvar, the official after party, RESISTANCE Hvar, will take place at Carpe Diem Beach Club just a short boat ride off the coast of Hvar on the world famous Pakleni Islands. VIP ULTRA Beach Ticket holders are granted free entry to the after party, while other partygoers will need to pay at the door. This is the first time a RESISTANCE event has been held on the island.
ULTRA Beach Hvar is a part of the weeklong Destination Ultra 2018 experience running from July 5 – 11. The experience spans the three picturesque Croatian islands of Brac, Hvar and Vis, as well as the mainland for the flagship ULTRA Europe event in Split.
Tickets:
Ultra Beach GA Ticket – €99
Ultra Beach VIP Ticket (Ultra Beach VIP + Resistance Hvar at Carpe Diem Beach Club) – €149
DESTINATION ULTRA 2018 Dates
5 July – Destination Ultra Opening Party at Giraffe Palm Beach House, Split
6-8 July – ULTRA Europe at Poljud Stadium, Split
9 July – Brač Regatta at Zlatni Rat Beach, Bol, Brac
10 July – ULTRA Beach Hvar at Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort, Hvar
10 July – RESISTANCE Hvar at Carpe Diem Beach Club
11 July – RESISTANCE Vis at Fort George, Vis
Tickets for ULTRA Beach are available now from €99 exclusively at: https://ultraeurope.com/tickets/ultra-beach/