This Week In Festival News: Elements, Tipper, BLNK CNVS MMW Schedule, & More
With the live entertainment industry continuing its exponential growth since COVID-19, the music festival scene is flourishing right alongside it. However, it can be difficult to keep track of all the lineup drops and shocking festival announcements happening each week.
Welcome to our weekly series, where MP3 MAG rounds up all your essential updates in one place. Check out our latest batch of need-to-know festival news, from February 3rd to February 9th, below:
Elements Music & Arts Festival 2024 Drops Phase 1 Lineup
Returning to Long Pond, Pennsylvania for its seventh year, Elements just revealed a diversely stacked phase 1 lineup. From August 9-11, Elements will host Kaskade (Redux), Chris Lake b2b Cloonee, ILLENIUM, Excision, SLANDER, Dimension, Sub Focus, Barclay Crenshaw, Disco Lines, and many other gifted electronic acts. You can snag tickets HERE.
Tipper Plans To Stop Performing At Some Point In 2025
In a shocking announcement, Tipper sent out an email blast to his dedicated fans. It read, “After spending the better part of my adult life touring and playing shows, I feel like it’s time to stop. I’m very grateful for all the support over the years. It will be a wrap sometime in 2025. Peace Out.”
Ultra’s Program, Mission: Home, Wins At Annual World Sustainability Awards
Ultra Music Festival’s sustainability program, Mission: Home, clinched the esteemed Sustainability Team Award at the World Sustainability Awards, highlighting their commitment to environmental stewardship. Launched in 2019, Mission: Home, led by four diverse women, focuses on education and reducing the festival’s ecological footprint.
With 40 initiatives in 2023, the program diverted 184,000 pounds of waste. Partnering with Replenysh, they ensure recyclables are responsibly managed. Ultra also donated 7,500 lbs of food to The Caring Place over the past few years.
Amid A Personal Family Emergency, Tiësto Replaced By Kaskade For In-Game Super Bowl Performance
Tiësto had to back out of from his Super Bowl LVIII performance due to a personal family emergency, making way for Kaskade to step in as the first in-game DJ in Super Bowl history. Tiësto, set to perform, is receiving tons of respect from the dance music community for choosing family as his priority. Meanwhile, the Grammy-nominated Kaskade will perform before kickoff and during breaks in the game. Portions of Kaskade’s set will be broadcast on CBS and streamed on his social media channels.
FVDED In The Park Returns To Vancouver With Swedish House Mafia, Kx5, John Summit, And More
FVDED In The Park makes a coming back to Vancouver with a massive lineup for 2024. Featuring headliners Swedish House Mafia, Kx5, and John Summit, alongside Dom Dolla, Chase & Status, Diplo, Gryffin, Zeds Dead, and more, the festival promises two days of electrifying performances.
After a one-year hiatus, this year’s event, scheduled for July 5-6, boasts its largest electronic dance music lineup yet, including rising stars like Deathpact, Dr. Fresch, and ISOxo. It strays from the previous lineups that encompassed both electronic and hip-hop artist, doubling down on dance music. Pre-sale will go from 11-11 PT on February 13th. You can sign up HERE.
Skrillex Takes Home Ninth Grammy, Fred again.. Wins Two Grammys
Skrillex, Fred again.., and Flowdan’s track “Rumble” triumphed as Best Dance/Electronic Recording at the 66th Grammy Awards. This is Skrillex’s ninth Grammy, alongside Fred again.., celebrating his second win, and Flowdan, clinching his first.
Skrillex emphasized attracting success and praised his collaborators, highlighting Flowdan’s influence. Fred again.. also secured another Grammy for Actual Life 3 as Best Dance/Electronic Album. Additionally, BEAM and Elley Duhé were credited for their contributions to “Rumble.”
Montreal’s ÎLESONIQ Shares Lineup For 2024 Festival This August
ÎLESONIQ, Montreal’s renowned electronic music festival, announced its 2024 lineup, set to ignite Parc Jean-Drapeau on August 10th and 11th. It features heavy hitters in bass music like Subtronics, Wooli, and Virtual Riot, along with collaborative sets such as NGHTMRE B2B Jauz, Sub Focus & Dimension, and Green Velvet B2B Patrick Topping.
International headliners Tiësto, Zedd, and DJ Snake will grace the mainstage, while underground sounds include techno favorites Paul Kalkbrenner and Seth Troxler. Other mesmerizing acts are Ben Böhmer, Idris Elba, Lilly Palmer, and it’s murph, to name a few. Tickets available on the festival’s website HERE.
BLNK CNVS Reveals Monumental Event Schedule For Miami Music Week 2024
Known for its unparalleled Miami Music Week presence, BLNK CNVS returns with a jam-packed schedule for 2024. With over 25 events from March 20th to 24th, spanning warehouse parties, pool gatherings, and club outings, attendees can expect an electrifying experience.
Highlights include pool parties by Heldeep Records and Anjunabeats, plus takeovers by Deadbeats vs Cyclops Recordings and DEF GLOBAL’s debut at Miami Music Week. Check out the full BLNK CNVS x MMW 2024 schedule HERE.
Beyond Wonderland’s Inaugural Chicago Edition Announces Its 2024 Lineup
Pesented by Insomniac in collaboration with Auris Presents, Beyond Wonderland Chicago 2024 promises a thrilling debut at Huntington Bank Pavilion on June 1-2. Headliners include Tiësto, Benny Benassi, RL Grime, and Kaskade. Insomniac Records and Night Trip will curate the Caterpillar’s Garden stage with house music legends like Claptone and Felix Da Housecat.
Additional acts include Alesso, Rezz, and collaborative sets from Audien B2B Jason Ross. This marks Insomniac’s return to Chicago since EDC in 2013, offering attendees a whimsical experience set against the backdrop of Lake Michigan and the city skyline. Tickets are on sale now, snag yours HERE!
Cercle Festival Showcases Lineup For 2024 Return To Air And Space Museum Of France
Cercle Festival announced its 2024 comeback, set for May 25-26 at the National Air and Space Museum of France. The lineup boasts house and techno icons like The Blessed Madonna and Sven Väth, along with live performances from Christian Loffler and Jan Blomquist. Day two features Boris Brejcha and Kölsch, among others. Spread across three stages, the festival promises a unique experience set amidst retired aerospace vessels.
Coachella Upgrades Sahara Tent Ahead of 2024 Festival
Coachella revealed upgrades to its iconic Sahara Tent for the 2024 festival. The tent, renowned for hosting electronic music legends like Daft Punk and Skrillex, will relocate and undergo a transformation. The new, larger structure promises increased durability and production capabilities, ensuring an enhanced experience for festival-goers.