This Week In Festival News

Mar 6, 2022

7 min read

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Festival season is officially in action, and while it's only the first week of March, festival organizers hit us with quite a selection of special festival announcements all week long. Read on to find out more!

Gridlife Midwest Festival Lineup Announcement 

The first weekend of June kicks off with a unique festival concept. From June 3-5, GRIDLIFE Midwest Festival will be igniting in full force over at GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan, for a fast-track production. The intriguing, high-speed festival will combine its industry-leading motorsports competition and superior car show with a top-of-the-line festival production and performances from renowned, world-class DJs all weekend long. 

The 'Speed Meets Sound' experience just announced its stacked lineup of headliners, including Kaskade, JOYRYDE, and Kavinsky, who will finally get to perform live in the US for the first time since 2013. Other acts include Blanke, WAVEDASH, Grabbitz, DNMO, and many more. Fusing the lavish car industry with the lively electronic music industry is a concept the US has never seen before, and this upcoming edition of GRIDLIFE Midwest is about to be a one-of-a-kind, adrenaline-fueled experience unlike any other. 

Tickets to Gridlife Midwest are available now. 

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Rolling Loud Miami Dates & Lineup

Rolling Loud Miami has finally announced its 2022 lineup. This summer's awaited edition of the annual hip-hop festival will return to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens from July 22-24, with the hottest names in the game taking over all weekend long. Rap prodigies Ye (Kanye West), Future, and Kendrick Lamar have been scouted to headline this year's madness, and these three headlining acts alone are bound to be legendary.

After all the hype from his recent Super Bowl performance, this will be Kendrick Lamar's first Rolling Loud since the 2017 Miami edition. Future and Kanye headlining is also a coincidence since Future brought Ye out during his final performance at Rolling Loud California last year. Kanye also recently teamed up with Rolling Loud just last week for a Donda 2 album listening event in Miami, and his ties with the festival will continue to shine on later this summer.

Other standout names on the Rolling Loud Miami bill include Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti, Baby Keem, Lil Baby, Gunna, Lil Durk, Saweetie, City Girls, Gucci Mane, Three 6 Mafia, Flo Milli, A$AP Ferg, and more. As one of the leading hip-hop festivals in the nation, this is one Rolling Loud production you won't want to miss. 

Tickets to Rolling Loud Miami will be available on Monday, March 7th. 

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Day Trip Festival Dates

After a bit of a hiccup last year due to permit issues, Insomniac Events is thrilled to announce that Day Trip Festival will actually be taking place at a waterfront LA venue as originally intended later this summer. From June 25-26, Day Trip will launch at the historic Queen Mary Waterfront in Long Beach, California. According to their recent Instagram caption announcement exclaiming "WE BACK BABY -- and better than ever!" this will be one summertime festival you'll want to partake in. 

While the lineup hasn't dropped, the two-day festival will feature two stages showcasing house and techno's finest all weekend long. To make up for last year's last-minute locale change-up, 2021 Day Trip ticket-holders and recent Skyline Festival attendees will receive exclusive first access to the festival's ticket presale.

A flourishing festival concept that's only been around since 2018, Day Trip will continue to praise their "House Music All Day Long" mantra during this year's upcoming experience. So if you're looking for a true al fresco, waterfront LA music experience, Day Trip Festival is your perfect festival match made in heaven. 

Tickets to Day Trip Festival are available now. 

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Skrillex @ Sunset Music Festival

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Sunset Music Festival has been around for quite some time now, and after an incredible first post-lockdown production last year, this upcoming edition of SMF is bound to be its most massive showcase yet. A Disco Donnie Presents curated soiree, this year's Sunset Music Festival returns to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa for a full three days during Memorial Day Weekend from May 27-29.

To celebrate the popular festival's 10th anniversary, you already know festival organizers have put together one of their most jaw-dropping lineups to date. The phase one lineup reveal already blew everyone away with names like Gryffin, Gorgon City, Chris Lorenzo, Diplo, LP Giobbi, Liquid Stranger, Jason Ross, Sidepiece, Dillon Francis, and many more on the initial roster. In addition, SMF has just announced the one and only Dubstep king Skrillex to join the roster as the first of three Main Stage closers. 

With phase two scheduled to announce shortly, we can't wait to find out who else will be joining in on all the Memorial Day weekend fun in the sun!

Tickets to Sunset Music Festival are available now. 

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Project Glow Festival Lineup By Day

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The city of Washington DC has been home to a beautiful electronic dance music scene over the years, and just next month, the nation's capital is getting a brand new festival experience. From April 30-May 1, the debut of Project Glow Festival will be taking place to honor two decades of DC dance music culture with some of the most prodigious names in the industry.

This upcoming state-of-the-art festival is thanks to Insomniac Events and their acquisition of the leading nightclub and event brand Club Glow. The complete Project Glow lineup was announced a while back. Still, the festival organizers just unveiled the lineup by day for those hoping to attend on either Saturday or Sunday. 

Saturday kicks off with names like Above & Beyond, Diplo and his Higher Ground label stage takeover, Griz, Luttrell, Slander, VNSSA, Walker & Royce, Westend, and more. Then, the festival will close out with a bang on Sunday with performances from CID, Cloonee, Honeyluv, an Insomniac Records showcase, John Summit, Krewella, MK b2b Sonny Fodera, Seven Lions, and Noizu, among many others. 

Tickets to Project Glow Fest are available now. 

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Dreamville Festival Lineup

Influential rapper J.Cole has finally revealed the official lineup for his upcoming Dreamville Festival that will be taking place from April 2-3. This spring's highly-anticipated edition of Dreamville returns to Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina, for yet another hypnotizing production. In addition to J.Cole himself, this year's lineup welcomes a wide array of alluring rap and hip-hop talent throughout the weekend.

Saturday's lineup includes Lil Baby, Kehlani, Wizkid, Earthgang, Blxst, Fivio Foreign, Jid, Lute, Mereba, Morray, Mikhala Jené, and a very special Ja Rule and Ashanti reunion. Meanwhile, J.Cole, Ari Lennox, Bas, Bia, C022, the first-ever DJ Drama's Gangsta Grillz performance with Lil Wayne, Jeezy, and T.I, Larry June, Moneybagg Yo, Rico Nasty, Omen, T-pain, The Hics, and Wale will completely blow attendees away during all of Sunday Funday. 

To make up for two lost years since its eventful 2019 production, this year's Dreamville Festival will surely be one to remember. 

Tickets to Dreamville Festival are available now. 

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Float Fest Lineup

Sought-after Texas festival Float Fest just announced its stacked 2022 lineup. From July 23-24, the festival will be at a brand-new locale in Gonzales, Texas, near the Guadalupe River. This year's grand Float Fest comeback since its 2018 exhibit will include genre-defying acts from Vampire Weekend, deadmau5, Chance the Rapper, Kaytranada, Two Quinn XCII, 100 gecs, Two Feet, and more on Saturday and Cage the Elephant, Marshmello, Lord Huron, CHVRCHES, Pusha T, Tove Lo, Hippie Sabotage, and more on Sunday.

The riverside festival will also feature camping, tubing on the Guadalupe River, and other waterfront activities as additional add-ons to two and single-day passes. The festival grounds coexist on a 765-acre ranch located about an hour from Austin and San Antonio, making it easy for fellow Texans and road trippers alike to get to. Festival-goers can expect a uniquely curated summer festival experience that celebrates Texas traditions, activities, and culture all in one place. 

Tickets to Float Fest are available now. 

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