Festival Briefs: Beale Street, Creamfields, Great Escape, Open’er, Sunfest, Ruisrock


Lots of news and lineups and all sorts of fun stuff (minus the cancellations) happening today! Let’s get started with what went down in the world of music festivals in the last 24 hours.

Big news out of the the UK. The Bank Holiday EDM spectacular known as Creamfields has released their wide-ranging lineup with TiestoAvicii, and Calvin Harris.

This week in What’s Happening Up in Canada? Two massive lineups from Montreal’s Osheaga Festival and the Ottawa Bluesfest.

Cat Power, Todd Terje, and Kamasi Washington have been added as special guests for the Florence+The Machine/Kendrick Lamar show at British Summer Time in Hyde Park.

Finland’s Ruisrock Festival fills out their schedule with Jack Ü and Vince Staples.

The annual Beale Street Festival has dropped a beauty of a lineup. If you head to Memphis, make sure to grab a beer for us at Earnestine & Hazel’s (they also have the best jukebox in town).

Sad news indeed from the folks at All Good as they announce they’re heading into retirement this year.

Speaking of cancellations, the fledgling Dega Jam won’t be back this year. This marks the fourth country fest so far this year that’s been sent out to pasture.

Onto happier news — Clean Bandit and Calexico will be headlining the Larmer Tree Festival in the UK.

The Great Escape has added, count ’em because we didn’t, 150 more acts to the bill.

Poland’s biggest festival will see Kygo, Grimes, Mac DeMarco, and M83 added to the Open’er lineup.

Sunfest is so laid back that even an early leak of the lineup doesn’t faze them, and well it shouldn’t with this year’s cast of Duran Duran, Alabama Shakes, Meghan Trainor, Steve Akoi, and more.

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Video of the Day

Lil Dicky, who you can catch at Okeechobeefest, provides a lesson on how to make a baller rap video with hardly any money.

This Has Nothing to Do with Music Festivals

Candide Thovex is back with “One of Those Days 3”. Watch some serious shredding in the Alps.

Photo Credit: Marc de Groot/Creamfields

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