Sunset Music Festival Official After Parties

Sunset Music Festival has announced their official after parties featuring Krewella and heRobust.

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Moonrise Festival CANCELLED

It is with a heavy heart that we regret to announce the cancellation of this year’s Moonrise Festival. Although we have put everything we had into this event trying to make it happen we have hit a roadblock that we just cannot overcome as the final permit needed will not be approved. 

We are devastated by what has happened but with just under 3 weeks out from this event we cannot move forward without this final permit. We want to both thank and apologize to the fans, the artists, all members of the media, and everyone else who have supported this event. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. We have battled to keep this event alive and we are absolutely crushed by this turn of events.

Refunds can be received from directly from the Ticketfly webpage or through the outlet that you purchased your ticket from. 

We are working on some alternative events in the area that will feature artists who were scheduled to perform on the festival. Please stand by for further information on these events as information confirms.”

After many rumors of cancellation, Moonrise Festival has officially announced that it will have to cancel the festival due to not securing a permit. The festival was supposed to take place on the 8th & 9th of June in Port Covington, MD.

Via: Moonrise Festival

 

Is It The End For IDentity Festival?

Last week, rumors began circulating after a flyer with Identity Festival’s 2013 line-up began floating around various social media sites. Turns out, not only is the line-up fake, but ID Fest will more than likely not be returning to the US this year after all.

Identity Festival hit the states back in 2011 and was known as the first touring festival that featured only electronic music. The tour hit over 19 cities in its first year and featured headliners such as Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Rusko, Avicii, Steve Aoki, among others. Then, in 2012, ID stopped in 15 cities and brought artists such as Arty, Bingo Players, Eric Prydz, Excision, Hardwell, and more.

While many were hoping for yet another year of the touring festival, it seems as though Identity has reached its end. While there hasn’t been an official statement regarding the festival’s demise, Neha Modi, manager of the festival’s Twitter account and digital director for Synergy Global Entertainment, had this to say on her own personal Twitter:

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The festival’s bio said the following: “OFFICIAL Twitter of IDENTITY, which was the first ever touring electronic only festival from 2011-12. Account was managed by @nehamodi.” As you can see, the bio is written in past tense, which doesn’t look good for ID’s future. Also, both the festival’s Twitter and Facebook accounts have had no activity since December. Modi later told her followers that “whatever you read, it’s not true,” meaning that any so-called “leaked line-ups” are not to be taken seriously.  Other people, like Jonah Berry of Infamour PR, have also chimed in on the matter saying that they have yet to hear anything about the festival’s return.

With all this being said, and the fact that at this time last year tickets were already on sale, I think it’s safe to say that Identity Festival is over for good.
-Kochie

SFX’s Shelly Finkel Hints at New Acquisitions

Earlier today SFX head of acquisitions, Shelly Finkel, hinted at a few unannounced deals during his sit down with BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong at the IMS Engage Conference in Los Angeles.

Finkel, who has been SFX muscle man with all the acquisitions, said that SFX has recently bought “a promoter in South America, the largest promoter in Germany, and probably the largest in Australia”. He went on to say that ID&T party brands that will be coming to America, aside from Sensation and TomorrowWorld, would be Mysteryland, May Day and Q-Dance.

via Billboard

Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso Launch ‘Departures’ In Ibiza

For months now, rumors had been speculating over why the DJ trio, Swedish House Mafia was splitting up. Things pretty much died down after they gave their final performance at Ultra Music Festival on March 24th. Today however, the rumor mill is back to buzzing with the latest news of Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso’s newest project: Departures.

Not much has been said about the project, except that it will be held at Ushuaïa, Ibiza, beginning June 12th, and will continue on as a weekly every Wednesday. This has left many people wondering, is Steve Angelo to blame for SHM’s sudden break up? Normally, when only one member of a group leaves, it suggests that they most likely had major differences with the rest of said group. But once again, nothing can be confirmed. It’s all still speculation. We’ll most likely never know the real reason the trio decided to call it quits. Well, at least not until the comeback tour is announced.

-Kochie

The Bloody Beetroots Embark On North American Tour

Fresh off their world tour and closing set at this years Ultra Music Festival, The Bloody Beetroots will undergo a North American tour this May.

The Beetroots will be featuring a brand new LED venom mask and live band, aside from their already explosive stage presence. This is gonna be a tour for the books.

Tour Dates for THE BLOODY BEETROOTS LIVE:

DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 5/17 Washington, DC 930 Club
Sat 5/18 Flushing, NY EDC NY at Citi Field
Sun 5/19 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
Wed 5/22 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Thu 5/23 Montreal, QC TELUS Theatre
Fri 5/24 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Hall
Sat 5/25 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Sun 5/26 Chicago, IL EDC Chicago
Mon 5/27 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
Fri 6/21 Las Vegas, NV EDC Las Vegas

Purchase tickets for the already announced tour stops here

Mad Decent Block Party Goes On Tour

Looks like Mad Decent Block Party has a few stops this year. The video, which was released yesterday, features crazy characters like a taco with arms,a gang of hat wearing dolphin, pizza and maple syrup and also a skateboarding  apple. These characters, to me anyway, could represent possible locations as to where the tour dates would be located. The dolphin is Miami, the cheese stake is clearly philly, New York is the apple and the taco would be New Mexico.

Now those are all just speculations, nothing is set in stone until official locations are announced by Mad Decent, but its a pretty good chance we are correct. Check out the video your self and tell us what you think.

Golden Globes Producers Planning EDM Awards Show

According to a report by the New York Post, Dick Clark Productions, the producer of the Golden Globes is looking to jump on the EDM bandwagon “the producer of the Golden Globes is looking to cash in on rising ratings and advertiser demand for TiVo-proof TV events with a first-of-its-kind awards show to celebrate vinyl-spinning DJs”.

Dick Clark Production, who since being acquired last year by investment firm Guggenheim Partners has hit record ratings in its other award shows, the American Music Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards. The production company is now looking to expand and capitalize on the booming EDM community. The New York Post reports that Dick Clark Productions is currently on the hunt for a TV network to pick up the awards show.

Dick Clark CEO Allen Shapiro declined to comment on the plans but did say, “They [marketers] want to be associated with live events, with a young audience and that interests us as well”.