Elements NYC Music And Art Festival Celebrates Five Years With Music, Art & Technology

Introducing ‘Art of the Future’ – Over 14 Technology-Driven Immersive Art Installations + Final Set-Times Announced.
After a hugely successful exploration into art and music at Elements Lakewood 3 day camping festival in May, BangOn!’s Elements NYC Music and Art Festival returns to New York City on Saturday, August 11th to celebrate its fifth anniversary. Taking place at Hunts Point in the Bronx, the festival welcomes Bassnectar, Emancipator, Desert Dwellers, Snakehips, SNBRN, Goldfish, Justin Jay and more top names as it announces the final set times. Blending an industrial waterfront location with visionary technology, out-of-this-world immersive art, interactive performances and mind blowing musical talent, Elements NYC is a must this summer for lovers of quality music and art with a passion for exploring the latest in creative innovation.
Elements NYC 2018 taps one of its most exciting lineups to date, bringing 32 artists together across dubstep, house, funk and more to perform across five uniquely themed stages. Bass music heavyweight Bassnectar headlines the bill with downtempo guru Emancipator, British hip-hop duo Snakehips, California’s own Dirtybird Players with Justin Jay and Sacha Robotti and many more joining the roster. Elements also takes the experience beyond music alone, meticulously placing each artist at the stage that best fits their sound. Both emotional and heavy acts such as Bassnectar and Emancipator hit the Earth Stage, silky smooth artists like SNBRN and Goldfish grace the Water Stage, the lively Dirtybird Players take over the Fire Stage, and ethereal rising performers like Dance Spirit (Live), Lost Desert and more land at the Air Stage.
Elevating beyond the music, Elements NYC curates an immersive experience unlike any other with ‘Art of the Future’ showcasing installations and technology-driven pieces from 14 artists. Marpi will present a take on interactive, large-scale projection mapping using Kinect (a line of motion sensing devices), while photographer Jarid Blue will use human bodies as his canvas to project digital imagery. Utilizing mixed media, Justin Wood will combine projections with mirrors and fog, and LED sculptures by Orbism will pulse to attendees heartbeats. Rhizome will showcase stunning projection mapping using CNC design creating incredible textures and depth, meanwhile Seth Hosko & Dan Ragan will treat festival goers to an immersive audio and video sound experience. Other notable installations include a sensor-based infinity mirror that responds to one’s presence by Brendan Burke, a sculpture by Vicki Lam using mixed media technology that combines projections with UV light and water, “Salix Vivifica,” a weeping willow by Dom Romaniello & Rachel Smucker that uses sensor-based misters, and “Whispers in the Grove” a collection of LEDS and sensors that respond to sound by Mirabai Howard-Geoghan, Kathy Creutzburg, and Natalia Lesniak.
After wowing attendees in Lakewood with their exceptional decor, the creative team led by Julianne Irene has collaborated with 30 artists to transform Hunts Point into an interactive playground that begs to be explored. Fans will be impressed by climbable structures and the Lotus art car by Eagle Rock Studios, an alien garden known as the ‘Galactic Green House,’ and ‘Pipe Dreams’ – a dark cosmic peep show hidden inside a silo. Other decor that is sure to impress includes pyro at the Fire Stage and psychedelic alien-esque trees growing throughout the Earth Stage by Chateau Brooklyn. Bringing all five art cars from Lakewood, the iconic pirate ship last seen sailing in Pennsylvania will drop the anchor on land serving as the Water Stage. Numerous performers will roam the grounds including Team Kitty Koalition comprised of gogo and choreo dancers, stilt walkers, aerialists, fire, LED performers and thrilling over the top circus antics and jaw-dropping dance numbers with Fou Fou Ha. For those looking to partake in some fun-filled physical activities, festival goers can head over to the Big Kids Carnival Games presented by funtender Rawb Lane.
Fans can test their skills at knocking down targets at The Wet Paint Pitch, drop it like it’s hot at The Bass Drop vertical target game and after dark, join in on a glow-in-the-dark Champagne Ring-Toss. For those needing to refuel, a plethora of food vendors on site will cater to every palate with options varying from tacos to burgers, Thai, Mediterranean, vegan rolls, lobster rolls and slushies. Keeping health and wellness in mind, Elements will also host an abundance of workshops, bass yoga, sound healing, meditation and much more making this one of the most diverse and engaging festival experiences to hit the East Coast this year.
Advance tickets available now via Night Out.

Above & Beyond Reveal Anjunabeach Festival in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

With Anjunabeach excitement at an all time high as the one day festival arrives in Southern California this Saturday, Above & Beyond are excited to reveal their next Anjunabeach endeavour – a multi-day party in a Mexican beach paradise: Riviera Maya.

 

Situated on the idyllic, ancient Mayan coastline, this exclusive and all-inclusive weekender will see Above & Beyond host three days of electronic music on the beach, giving fans the chance to escape the outside world for a few days and connect with their global Anjunafamily.

 

With luxury packages starting from $1,589 per person and payment plans available, fans need only worry about their airfare, with the rest of the weekend managed by destination experience experts, CID Presents. An extremely limited amount of packages are available, fans who sign-up for pre-sale at anjunabeach.mx will be able to secure their spot in Mexico a day before the general public.

 

Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki are the Grammy-nominated, dance music powerhouse Above & Beyond. With a career spanning two decades, Above & Beyond’s music soundtracks the lives of millions, their sometimes plaintive, always euphoric electronic anthems sung back at them from the dance floors of arenas on all five continents. Armed with a catalogue of cult songs that celebrate life, love and loss, the trio most recently released their fourth studio album, Common Ground, which hit number three on the Billboard Album Chart earlier this year. The rise and rise of Above & Beyond and their ever-growing ‘Anjunafamily’ of fans is underpinned by a single word: connection. In times of division, Jono, Tony and Paavo’s cult-like following is articulated by a simple mantra: music unites us all.

 

For over 15 years, Above & Beyond have championed rising stars of electronic music, with their iconic Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep labels throwing acts as diverse as Mat Zo, Audien, Arty, ilan Bluestone, Dusky, Lane 8, Yotto and Seven Lions into the limelight. With both imprints hosting sell-out tours and festival stages across the globe, what began as a meeting of minds at University has become a curatorial flagbearer for forward-thinking dance floors, from the mainstage to the after-hours warehouse.

 

At Anjunabeach Riviera Maya, Above & Beyond will perform three unique sets that will encompass the trio’s full range and vision: from ambient, to deep to peak time. Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep will each host their own showcases, promising an all-star lineup of talent, which will be revealed very soon, for this inaugural Anjunafamily beach getaway.

 

Above & Beyond commented: “Since ABGT250 at The Gorge we’ve been dreaming up ways to recapture the magic of bringing fans together from all over the world for unique experiences. We’re excited to be able to give our Anjunafamily the chance to meet up with like-minded souls and enjoy great music in such a beautiful location.”

 

Fans can stay at the event’s host resort, the Barceló Maya, or opt for one of several carefully selected tropical resorts and enjoy royal treatment all weekend long – all-inclusive food and drink, 24-hour concierge service, daily on-site activities, as well as offsite adventures like visiting Chichen Itza, zip-lining, snorkeling, excursions to Tulum and more.

 

Each night, concertgoers will descend upon a one of a kind venue, Playa Azul, which was created to both amaze and awe. Once inside guests will experience traditional and not-so-traditional entertainment as they wander to the main stage, which sits on a beautiful stretch of beach just feet from the Caribbean. Fans can also enjoy regional fare including tacos and nightly rotating vegetarian options mixed with some of your favorite snacks and desserts. During non-performance times, fans can enjoy a plethora of activities at each resort, all free of charge. A taste of the activities Barcelo guests can expect to see at the resort include tequila tastings, craft beer tastings, bowling, surfing contests, daily yoga sessions and more. For full details visit anjunabeach.mx

Groove Cruise Miami Returns For Their 15th Anniversary

Mere weeks after docking a successful expedition to the Bahamas, the world’s largest floating dance party, Groove Cruise Miami announces the booking window for their 15th anniversary. Groove Cruise Miami returns next year, and will set sail January 10-14, 2019, departing from Miami and will travel through Key West and Cozumel, Mexico. 

The ultimate party cruise will offer up an epic nautical adventure to whet the palates of bold partiers from across the globe. Over 50 artists are expected to board the new luxury ship called the Celebrity Infinity, which will provide a new experience in anticipation of the annual charter, introducing central theme for 2019 as The Compass. Whether fulfilling relationships or exotic destinations, this beacon will leave the ship seared into the hearts of every last captain that disembarks.

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Known for its clear, turquoise waters, vibrant snorkeling, and culinary delights, Cozumel will add an extra layer of travel and culture to Groove Cruise’s famously impressive itinerary. The Groove Cruise family will also be making a stop in Key West, an intimate island hub. Rolling out further initiatives to heighten the peak experience Groove Cruise Miami delivers, the ship will now depart from the port of Ft. Lauderdale. What was once an arduous cab ride from airport to port is now direct; GC Fam will be able to travel from plane to boat in a matter of minutes.

Groove Cruise’s policy of an all-inclusive vibe invites revelers of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds to come aboard for 96 hours of nonstop music, dancing and exploration on the tropical high seas of the Mayan Riviera. Set aside quick judgements and assumptions, to live fully and love wholly, and to party your aft off. Tickets go on sale to the general public on  March 15 at 2 P.M. EST.

 

SPRING AWAKENING MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PHASE ONE LINEUP + BRANDED STAGES

SPRING AWAKENING MUSIC FESTIVAL (SAMF) is thrilled to announce a massive Phase One lineup for its seventh annual installment, taking placeFriday, June 8th through Sunday, June 10th. In 2018, the largest all-electronic music festival in the Midwest will return to the beautiful Addams/Medill Park in Chicago.

Spring Awakening’s two main stages – Solstice and Equinox – will once again showcase the event’s biggest names and productions. Headliners on the Solstice Stage are sure to please fans with performances by AFROJACKBORGORECARNAGEDASH BERLIN,DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKEHARDWELLKASKADESTEVE AOKI, and TIËSTO.

Meanwhile, on the Equinox Stage, ALISON WONDERLANDBIG GIGANTIC,DEADMAU5FLUX PAVILIONNGHTMRETCHAMISLUSHIIVIRTUAL SELF (Porter Robinson’s new alias that blends house, happy hardcore, garage and techno), and ZEDS DEAD round out the bill by featuring a variety of genres within the realm of dance music. Additional artists providing high-intensity energy on the Equinox Stage include BAAUER,BLACK TIGER SEX MACHINEJOYRYDE, MATOMAMINNESOTA, while 3LAU,GETTERSAM FELDTSEVEN LIONSSLANDER, and TRITONAL takeover the Solstice Stage.

To accompany the first phase of artists from around the world, Spring Awakening also reveals the identity of this year’s six Branded Stage showcases. React’s coveted event series will return with another round of specially curated stages for fans to explore. Whether you’re searching for soaring thrills and infectious rhythms of the TRANCE ARENA, the BASS KITCHEN’s perfect combination of grit and grime, or minimal beats byREQUIEM, the newest techno series, there’s a stage for everyone to call home.

Additionally, SAMF will host stage takeovers from three diverse brands within the dance music community. Attendees will experience uniquely tailored lineups from SUNDAY SCHOOL, featuring both big-name and underground champions currently dominating the scene, Oliver Helden’s HELDEEP Records imprint, and the acclaimed music publicationDJ MAG with its own all-star lineup of DJs from the highest realms of EDM stardom.

Make no mistake, this is one of the most seismic lineups for Spring Awakening yet — and we still haven’t even touched Phase Two, which will be released soon!

3-DAY GENERAL ADMISSION AND VIP TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AT WWW.SPRINGAWAKENINGFESTIVAL.COM

Ultra 2018 Phase 1 Lineup Released

Having welcomed over one million fans to forty-five events internationally in 2017, the world’s largest, most international and most successful remaining independent electronic music festival brand is just three months away from its biggest show ever – ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL’s twentieth birthday.

Incredibly, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 will see the Miami event alone exceed two million attendees spanning over twenty consecutive years since its inception in 1999. Kick-starting the most anticipated lineup in the event’s history, Phase One has been released just in time for the holiday season.

Returning to Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami on March 23, 24 & 25, 2018, at the end of Miami Music Week, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL’s Phase One is layered with the expected and the unexpected, with nods to the past, present and future of electronic music. Featuring an incredible array of world-class talent across seven state-of-the-art stages, ULTRA is pulling out all the stops to ensure that its flagship show will head straight into the history books.
Festival greats Armin van Buuren, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, David Guetta, Eric Prydz, Hardwell, DJ Snake, Tiëstoand many more will all be present in 2018, with the likes of The Chainsmokers and Kaskade set to return for the first time since 2016. Marshmello and Virtual Self are among the headliners making their ULTRA MAINSTAGEdebuts in March, with bass dons Flosstradamus and RL Grime returning for the first time since 2014.
ULTRA’s twenty-year anniversary will again see RESISTANCE dominate two arenas across the park as both the Arcadia SPIDER and Carl Cox Megastructure return. In addition to headline sets from Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Maceo Plex and Sasha | John Digweed, a special B2B2B set between Nicole Moudaber, Dubfire andPaco Osuna and a four-way performance from Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Skream and Seth Troxler (under their ‘J.E.S.u.S’ moniker) are guaranteed to draw crowds across the weekend. Another notable RESISTANCE highlight will be All Day I Dream’s head honcho Lee Burridge, who makes a welcome return to the festival having not played since 2014. The full RESISTANCE lineup will be announced early next year.
As ever, ULTRA’s LIVE Stage receives extra special attention, with headliners Azealia Banks, The Crystal Method, Empire Of The Sun, Infected Mushroom, Rabbit In The Moon, Tchami X Malaa: No Redemptionand The Wailers feat. Julian Marley all confirmed. Many more live acts will be confirmed in the coming months.
In addition to the ULTRA MAINSTAGECarl Cox MegastructureArcadia SPIDER and LIVE Stage, the UMF Worldwide and UMF Radio stages will also return. Furthermore, ASOT, Brownies & Lemonade, Jacked and Revealed will also be hosting arenas across the weekend.
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL began as a 10,000-person beach party in 1999 and has since grown to a 165,000-person mega-festival, surrounded by skyscrapers in the heart of Downtown Miami. The legendary Josh Wink and Rabbit In The Moon were both part of the very first Ultra Music Festival at Collins Park, Miami Beach in 1999 and will return in March 2018. With thirty headliners and over forty additional support acts making up Phase One, the twentieth anniversary is shaping up to be a truly historic event.
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL is an 18+ event. For tickets and more information, head to ultramusicfestival.com

Ultra Music Festival 2018 Tickets Are Now On Sale

After dropping their intense aftermovie to get fans hype for next year, Ultra Music Festival 2018 tickets are now finally on sale!

Thousands of fans get together for the electronic dance music festival in Miami, Florida every year, but next year is extra special, being their 20th anniversary. UMF features some of the hottest performers in their lineup, along with some surprise guests, which makes for some of the best memories.

Fans from all over the world attend the festival and many livestream it from home, uniting everyone into one place to share this unforgettable experience. Ultra has given us a small taste of what to expect for next year, especially for those who have never been to the festival.
Ultra is coming back with their iconic Main Stage, and seven other stages, putting music lovers in front of some of the hottest acts in the industry.

 

With Tier 1 and Tier 2 tickets already sold out earlier this year, tickets for UMF 2018 are now back on sale exclusively at ultramusicfestival.com. Limited Tier 3 tickets are starting at $349.95 to those who registered in advanced, with Tier 4 ($379.95) and VIP tickets (1,499.95) available to all. Payment plans are also available that can be paid in three installments of $131.32.

*Price Subject to Availability and does not include shipping charges, service charges, state taxes and fees || Rain or Shine || All Sales Are Final || Standing Room Only || Lineup Subject to Change || Ages 18+ Only (VIP 21+).*