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Festival Pass: Nocturnal Wonderland announces a return; watch a free blues fest

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. Last week, I finally felt somewhat normal for the first time in six months. Pro football coming back made me positively gleeful. I was so happy I was even getting all the feels for the commercial showing
Tags: Facebook, California, Disney, NFL, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Disneyland, Gavin Newsom, Celine Dion, Santa Monica, Orange County Register, Knott, Knott s Berry Farm


Get the blues for free with this livestreamed concert featuring Keb’ Mo’ and Robert Cray

Music fans can try to forget about the COVID-19 blues for a while by listening to the actual blues for hours during a free day-long live online festival. Organized by the Long Beach Blues Society and Long Beach Gives, the virtual festival dubbed A Day of Blues will be streamed live on Facebook starting at 10 a.m. Sept. 24 with a lineup of more than two dozen acts slated to perform during the 10-hour event. Sign up for our Festival Pass newsletter. Whether you are a Coachella lifer or prefer to ...
Tags: Facebook, California, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, United Kingdom, Long Beach, Streaming, Music Festivals, Coachella, Anaheim, Tommy Castro, Sugaray Rayford, Keb Mo, Robert Cray


Nocturnal Wonderland announces return to Glen Helen Amphitheater in 2021

Insomniac Events’ Nocturnal Wonderland plans to return to Glen Helen Amphitheater in Devore in 2021. Founder Pasquale Rotella dropped the news via Twitter Sunday night that the event will take place Sept. 18-19, 2021. In 2019, Rotella announced that the festival would find a new home in 2020. However, due to the spread of COVID-19, dates for this year were canceled and a new location was never announced. “We’re back!” Rotella wrote on Twitter. “With everything that’s been going on in the world, ...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Concerts, DeVore, Rotella, Pasquale Rotella, Glen Helen Amphitheater, Nocturnal Wonderland, Glen Helen, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Festival Pass: More drive-in concert news and reviews

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. Is it just me or has it been a rough week? I hope wherever you’re reading this from, you’re safe from the fire and smoke blanketing Southern California and much of the West Coast. So let’s think about some good stuff, shall we? The Inland Empire is going to join Orange County, Ventura and LA as part of the drive-in show club with a pair of concerts from Cypr...
Tags: California, La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, West Coast, Jack, Cypress Hill, Tantrums, Rio, Erin, Southern California, San Pedro, Wayne Coyne


Monterey Jazz Fest will be back this year, virtually

MONTEREY — The legendary Monterey Jazz Festival announced a virtual version of the 63rd Annual festival to run the same three nights as the originally scheduled live event Sept. 25-27. The lineup curated by festival artistic director Tim Jackson will air between 5-7 p.m. all three days on the Festival’s YouTube channel featuring never-before-seen archival footage plus new performances made expressly for the event, interspersed with personal messages from the Festival’s family of artists, volunte...
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Live Nation laying off more employees as COVID-19 drags on

Live Nation instituted another round of staffing reductions this week as the company continues to grapple with concert cancellations and plummeting revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Beverly Hills-based concert promoter didn’t reveal how many employees are impacted, but the layoffs — first reported by Pollstar — follow a host of cost-cutting reductions in April. That included the furlough of 20% of its employees, salary reductions for senior executives, hiring freezes, a reduction in the us...
Tags: Business, Music, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Music Festivals, Aeg, Coachella, Stagecoach, Concerts, Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Anaheim, City National Grove, Pollstar


Festival Pass: A drive-in concert review and FAQ; a new festival announced for 2021

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. We have a new festival on the books for 2021! Insomniac has announced Day Trip, a new event coming to the San Pedro waterfront in July 2021. Burning Man is happening virtually this week. (If you want to remember a time when people actually went to the desert for the festival, here’s a throwback to the amazing images staff photographer Watchara Phomicinda ca...
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Virtual Burning Man: Here’s what you need to know about festival

Burning Man is still happening this year. It’s just happening online, instead of its usual location in Black Rock City, Nevada. You know what that means, right? You can have air conditioning at Burning Man 2020! Here’s what you need to know to properly enjoy the virtual festivities. When does it happen? The party is on right now and it runs through Sept. 6. Where will you find the virtual festival? Start at the main website, burningman.org, then click that big blue “participate” button to begin ...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Streaming, Music Festivals, San Pedro, Riverside, Black Rock City Nevada, Music + Concerts


Insomniac Events will bring its Day Trip Festival to San Pedro in 2021

Though Beverly Hills-based Insomniac Events has found success in the virtual world of entertainment amid the coronavirus pandemic, the concert and festival production company is optimistic about the return of live concert events in 2021. Insomniac Events announced Monday, Aug. 31, that it will debut a new, 21-and-older only festival dubbed Day Trip on July 3, 2021 at Pier 46 at the Los Angeles Waterfront in San Pedro. The open-air venue will feature a slew of house music played across multiple s...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Music Festivals, Coachella, San Pedro, Dillon Francis, Riverside, Lucinda Williams, Insomniac, Insomniac Events, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts


Private loos and distance dancing: we go partying at Britain's only festival

The big bashes all fell to Covid-19, but one tiny Warwickshire event survived. Our writer joins the lip-syncers, wild swimmers and sourdough masters at Also and asks – is this the future of festivals?On Saturday morning, I emerge from my yurt all groggy and bleary eyed, still wondering how I confused a box of wine for a pillow at the end of the previous evening. Soggy boots slipped on, I get my bearings: dotted around me are tents, campervans and awnings, all facing down the slope towards a smat...
Tags: Music, UK News, Culture, Britain, Pop and rock, Festivals, Music Festivals, Warwickshire, Coronavirus outbreak


Festival Pass: Inside Lands announces online lineup

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. Usually by this point in the year, I’ve worn out at least one hat, possibly a pair of sneakers and at least 53 notebooks and 237 ballpoint pens covering music festivals in Southern California. Obviously, 2020 is a bit different. This week, we have details on the lineup for Inside Lands, the online version of Outside Lands up in San Francisco that’s happenin...
Tags: California, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Orange County, Jack White, Southern California, Dillon Francis, Riverside, Costa Mesa, Lucinda Williams, Oingo Boingo, Mountain View Calif


Inside Lands lineup announced: J. Cole, Gorillaz, Jack White highlight bill

Outside Lands is going “Inside” for 2020. The actual festival couldn’t happen this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so organizers are hosting the virtual Inside Lands festival online instead. The two-day celebration, set for Aug. 28-29, features archival sets from past festivals, interviews with artists and other tuneful offerings. Featured artists include J. Cole, Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem, Jack White, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Above & Beyond, Haim, Major Lazer, Leon Bridges, Louis...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Dillon Francis, Sharon Van Etten, Riverside, Petco Park, Lucinda Williams, Allen Scott, Music + Concerts, Kaaboo San Diego, J Cole Gorillaz Jack White, Lazer Leon Bridges Louis


Festival Pass: 40th anniversary of the Devo riot in Riverside

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. There are certain historic concerts whose stories are passed down generation by generation. In the Inland Empire, that includes the Rolling Stones’ first U.S. show, which was in San Bernardino at the Swing Auditorium. It also includes the two years and hundreds of thousands of people at the Us Festival. But one of the most famous stories is actually about a...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Bay Area, Southern California, Dillon Francis, Golden Gate Park, San Bernardino, Namm, Riverside, Devo, Irvine, Petco Park


Outside Lands launches Inside Lands music festival this month

Are you ready for Inside Lands? It’s the new virtual online festival from — you guessed it — the Outside Lands promoters and it will feature “two days of music and never before seen footage to celebrate all things Outside Lands from the past 12 years of the festival’s history,” according to a news release. Inside Lands runs Aug. 28-29 and will stream exclusively on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/sfoutsidelands. It’s free to watch and the stream begins at 4 p.m. Aug. 28. It sounds like a cool way to pas...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Bay Area, Golden Gate Park, Allen Scott, Music + Concerts


Festival Pass: Rave with Dillon Francis this weekend; see Lucinda Williams for free

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. At this time in August, EDM fans are usually hydrating and preparing for a big weekend in the Inland Empire sun for Hard Summer. Since we’re obviously still in a pandemic, Insomniac is taking Hard online as part of its Rave-A-Thon series this weekend. Speaking of livestreams, Lucinda Williams is joining one for BeachLife. And we also have a story about a do...
Tags: California, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Orange County, Detroit, Dillon Francis, Knott, Petco Park, Lucinda Williams, Inland Empire, Burger Records, Lucinda


Lucinda Williams headlines free streaming show in BeachLife Festival’s summer series

The BeachLife Festival’s SpeakEasy Summer Series will wrap up Aug. 20 with celebrated folk rock singer Lucinda Williams. The Aquadolls, whose music floats between surf, punk and power-pop, and former pro-surfer turned musician Timmy Curran, will join Williams on the free livestream. The monthly series started in June and was named after the festival’s new stage that was planned for this year where musicians were set to play acoustic versions of their music. It’s included performances by G Love, ...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Williams, Streaming, Music Festivals, Coachella, Ben Harper, Inglewood, Thon, Hermosa, Lukas Nelson, Petco Park, Lucinda Williams, Ziggy


Kaaboo San Diego postpones its inaugural event at Petco Park to 2021

Following last year’s Kaaboo Del Mar fest, promoters announced it had changed ownership, reached a multi-year agreement with the San Diego Padres, would be renamed Kaaboo San Diego and relocate from the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack to Petco Park in San Diego in 2020. Now, however, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the country and entertainment industry, Kaaboo San Diego, which was scheduled for Sept. 18-20, has been postponed officially. “After much consultation with stakehold...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Music Festivals, Richard Branson, Coachella, Orange County, San Diego Padres, Zac Brown, Petco Park, Burger Records, Jason Felts, Felts, Racetrack


Now that livestream concerts are the rule, this LA company wants them to feel like real life

When 12th Planet played for fans on a recent livestream, the DJ’s 80-minute-long set was full of flashing graphics, swirls of color and even some confetti raining down in a performance worthy of a festival stage or massive concert venue. But the giant video screens that displayed the graphics? Not real. The confetti? Also not real. The dubstep DJ and producer wasn’t performing from a venue fans would recognize, but rather from a studio in Hollywood against a green screen. 12th Planet, also known...
Tags: Hollywood, California, La, Virginia, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Music Festivals, Coachella, North America, Orange County, Northern California, Sangha


Festival Pass: The end of Burger Records; Creed from ‘The Office’ has a new album

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. Orange County’s Burger Records was ballyhooed for years about its approach to indie music, spawning bands such as The Growlers and SWMRS. But this week, the label, which also ran the Burgerama Festival in Southern California and Burger Boogaloo in the Bay Area, abruptly shut down amid allegations of sexual misconduct, Kelli Skye Fadroski reports. In this we...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Oliver Stone, Music Festivals, Coachella, Orange County, Creed, Silver Lake, Bay Area, Southern California, Spaceland, Lukas Nelson, Burger Records, Redondo Beach


Orange County-based Burger Records shuts down amid sexual misconduct allegations

Earlier this week, Fullerton-based indie record label Burger Records, which is known for its Burgerama indie pop and garage rock festivals, announced it was shutting down following allegations of sexual misconduct and cultivating a culture of toxic masculinity. On Monday, the label released a statement apologizing for the “pain suffered at the hands of a toxic male music culture that does not value women as equals.” Originally, the label announced in the statement that its co-founder Lee Rickard...
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BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach canceled for 2020, rescheduled for next year

Organizers have canceled the 2020 BeachLife Festival, but plan to bring the Redondo Beach event back in 2021. BeachLife’s second year was scheduled for Seaside Lagoon May 1-3, 2020, but organizers postponed it in mid-March due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and held off on announcing a new date. Now, BeachLife is expected to return May 21-23, 2021. “We are aiming to keep as much of the same lineup as possible, but the ‘BeachLife vibe’ will remain consistent no matter what,” Katie Henley, the ...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Ben Harper, South Bay, Lukas Nelson, Henley, Coachella Valley Music, Ziggy, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Dana Point, Steve Miller


The next big music festival you attend may be inside a video game

Rapper Travis Scott blazed through hits such as “Sicko Mode,” “Stargazing” and “Goosebumps” and new single “The Scotts” as Rachel Foy, 42, and her son Atticus, 11, took in the stunning visual effects and graphics of the performance. But the Ontario family wasn’t watching Scott as he performed from some massive, souped-up stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, but rather in a video game at home. Atticus is a fan of Fortnite and that’s where he and his mom watched Scott’s Astronomi...
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Brew Ha Ha Productions’ inaugural Punk in the Park postponed until 2021

Orange County-based Brew Ha Ha Productions’ inaugural Punk in the Park Beer & Music Festival was originally scheduled for April 25, 2020, but was postponed until Aug. 8 due to growing concerns over the coronavirus global pandemic earlier this year. However, with the continued rise in positive COVID-19 cases, promoters have decided to not only reschedule it again — to next year — but to also expand the event from a one-day event to a two-day affair on April 24-25, 2021. For now, the only performe...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Punk, Music Festivals, Orange County, Concerts, Anaheim, City National Grove, Hermosa Beach, NOFX, Pennywise, Louise Goffin, Common Kings


When the coronavirus shut down live events, Insomniac took their festivals virtual

As the number of positive novel coronavirus cases rose in the U.S. in early March, there was confusion and hesitation by many large-scale event production companies over whether to cancel, postpone or reschedule their concerts and festivals. Insomniac, a Beverly Hills-based EDM live events company, was all set for its annual two-day Beyond Wonderland festival at the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino March 20-21. However, coronavirus was officially declared a global pandemic by the World Health ...
Tags: Music, New York, Texas, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Arizona, Beverly Hills, World Health Organization, Music Festivals, Las Vegas, Concerts, Edm, San Bernardino, Thon


From Bowie to Beyoncé: Glastonbury's 50 greatest moments

Although Covid-19 scuppered Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary, organisers Michael and Emily Eavis discuss the moments that made it the world’s greatest festival – from the healing fields to StormzyGlastonbury festival’s first ever booking came from Michael Eavis serenading his cows with the Kinks. “I was playing Lola to them through a sound system in the milking parlour,” he says. “I’d been to Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music at Shepton Mallet showground, wandering in on the Sunday beca...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Culture, Festivals, Glastonbury festival, Music Festivals, Lola, Michael, Glastonbury, Bowie, Jean, Shepton Mallet, Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Tor, Emily Eavis, COVID


Michael Eavis: Glastonbury could go bankrupt if it can't be staged in 2021

Exclusive: Founder says another cancellation would ‘be curtains’ for festival and has hopes for testing scheme, with daughter Emily saying they will ‘mutate to survive’Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis fear they could be in serious financial danger if the festival was cancelled again due to coronavirus.Speaking exclusively to the Guardian to mark the festival’s 50th anniversary, Michael said: “We have to run next year, otherwise we would seriously go bankrupt … It has to happen for ...
Tags: Music, UK News, Music Industry, Culture, Festivals, Glastonbury festival, Music Festivals, Arts funding, Michael, Glastonbury, Emily, Michael Eavis, Emily Eavis, Glastonbury 2020, Coronavirus outbreak


Ohana Festival in Dana Point postpones to 2021 due to coronavirus

The 2020 installment of Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder’s Ohana Fest featuring headliners Kings of Leon, Pearl Jam and Vedder, has officially been postponed due to the continued spread of coronavirus. The three-day fest had been scheduled for Sept. 25-27 at Doheny State Beach, but promoters posted via the official Ohana website and its various social media pages that the festival has been postponed until Sept. 24-26, 2021. Sign up for our Festival Pass newsletter. Whether you are a Coachella li...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Queens, Music Festivals, Coachella, Concerts, Pearl Jam, Yola, Eddie Vedder, Dana Point, Ohana, Doheny State Beach


BeachLife Festival launches summer livestream series

A new date has yet to be announced for the postponed BeachLife Festival, but festival officials still plan on having a musical summer with a new online series. This week, festival officials announced the launch of the monthly SpeakEasy Summer Series, a streaming event named after the new festival stage that was planned for this year where musicians were set to play acoustic versions of their music. The first show will take place at 5 p.m. June 25 and will feature G Love, who was on the lineup fo...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Queens, Music Festivals, Coachella, Matt Costa, Huntington Beach, Kenny Chesney, Surfrider Foundation, Baran, Mondo Cozmo, Tyler Gugliotta


Musicians hit hard by festival cancellations in southern Africa

Coronavirus has forced events including AfrikaBurn and Bushfire to cancel, leaving performers without promotional platforms and incomeIn a region where live music is everything – both for audiences and for performers heavily reliant on live appearances to make a living – the widespread cancellation of festivals across southern Africa has hit the music business hard.May should have seen the Bushfire festival in Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland), Zakifo and AfrikaBurn in South Africa, and A...
Tags: Music, Africa, World news, Culture, South Africa, Festivals, Global development, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Music Festivals, Mozambique, eSwatini, Coronavirus outbreak, Swaziland Zakifo, Azgo


Coachella, Stagecoach festival dates announced for 2021

A day after Riverside County health officials canceled the 2020 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival, which had been rescheduled for October, the events’ promoter has announced dates for 2021. “A year without Coachella and Stagecoach is hard for us to comprehend, but we have every intention of returning in 2021,” Goldenvoice said in a statement about the festivals. For now, the Empire Polo Club in Indio will host Coachella again April 9-11 and April 16-1...
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