Sure, we were expecting snow earlier, but in a valiant effort to keep our minds on the sunny days ahead, a slew of festival organizers have chosen today to drop new details about their summer blowouts. Hot on the heels of the recently announced Governors Ball lineup, we now have this to share.
SXSW, March 11-20 in Austin, TX.
The best little festival in Texas just announced 550+ new artists, including Bloc Party, Protomartyr, L7, and Fat White Family and their offshoot project The Moonlandingz. Among the NYC stalwarts are Public Access TV, Eleanor Friedberger, The So So Glos and Grace Weber. Recently announced film highlights include the premiere of Richard Linklater’s new feature, Everybody Wants Some, and the premiere of Preacher, a new comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Sasquatch!, May 27-30 in George, WA.
If you’re just so over the mobs at Coachella and SXSW, consider joining the mobs at this festival in the heart of Washington state. On tap this year are The Cure, Florence & The Machine, Major Lazer, Kurt Vile, Alabama Shakes, A$AP Rocky, Sufjan Stevens, M83, Grimes, Chet Faker, Jamie xx, Mac DeMarco, Titus Andronicus, and tons, tons more. To give your eardrums a rest, there are also comedians like Natasha Leggero, The Lucas Bros, Todd Barry, and Dave Hill. Festival passes ($350) went on sale today and are available here.
Northside, Jun. 6-12 in NYC.
North Brooklyn’s answer to SXSW still hasn’t announced a lineup, but if you’re willing to take a gamble, badges went on sale today. Use the promo code EARLYBIRDPRESALE and they’re 20-percent off until noon tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 13. That means a badge for Content (the film fest occurring June 6-8) is $196, a badge for Innovation (June 9-10) is $196, Music (June 9-12) is $60, and a premium badge for the whole shebang is $224 (plus fees ranging from $8 to $16, natch). Snag tickets here.
Panorama, July 22-24 in NYC.
The East Coast spinoff of Coachella was expected to occur at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (it is, after all, named after the awesome mini-NYC at the Queens Museum), but after Mayor de Blasio declared a moratorium on private festivals there, organizers AEG Live/Goldenvoice have announced that it’ll instead be at Randall’s Island. The festival’s debut, according to the organizers, will consist of “three days of top tier musical performances, dynamic art installations, innovative technology, and some of NYC’s best local eats.”