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Meant to Be: Florida Georgia Line Bringing a ‘Few Tricks Up Our Sleeve’ to Stagecoach

In 2013, the Belmont grads were playing a daytime stage at the SoCal festival — now they’re one of Stagecoachs’s biggest stars Florida Georgia Line is coming full circle at this year’s Stagecoach festival. The band, fronted by Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, first performed on a day stage at the festival in 2013, a little more than a year after their monster first single “Cruise” blew up and launched the two Belmont University students on the national stage. A year later they were back and much further up on the lineup, opening for headliner Luke Bryan. And now, five years after first performing at the Southern California festival that’s considered the top country music event on the West Coast, FGL is at it again, coming off the success of another monster sing...

Ariana Grande Performs Live Debut of ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ in Surprise Coachella Appearance: Watch

Hardly 24 hours after Ariana Grande released her much-anticipated return with new single “No Tears Left To Cry.” Now, the pop star is celebrating in the best way: a surprise performance during the first night of Coachella weekend two. Rumors started spreading that Grande would be performing when her manager Scooter Braun dropped two hints on Twitter: “Hey Ariana Grande … what are you up to tonight?” he asked, before telling his followers he was on his way to the Coachella stage.  Soon after, fans started sharing photos of Grande (with lavender-colored hair) and her boyfriend Mac Miller in a helicopter, likely en route.  Hey @ArianaGrande … what are u are you doing tonight??? — — Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) April 21, 2018 On the way the Coachella ...

Coachella 2018: Eminem Brings Out 50 Cent, Miguel Performs His Classics and More Day Three Highlights

After watching Beyoncé deliver a landmark performance on Saturday night (April 14) at Coachella, fans pondered if Day Three of the 19th annual festival would be as promising. Fortunately, they weren’t disappointed. Marquee acts such as Eminem, Miguel, Migos and Cardi B breathed life into the scorching desert with their action-packed sets. With Coachella 2018 finally in the books, take a look at our Day Three experience below.  1:55 p.m. After a chill beginning to his set, Bay Area-based DJ Giraffage kicks things into second gear with an edit of Lil Pump’s “Gucci Gang” laid over an instrumental that sounds like The Chemical Brothers’ “Star Guitar” as composed for the Legend of Zelda series. Things ramp up even further with a Baltimore club-sounding ...

Coachella 2018: Brockhampton Crushes the Stage, HAIM Warms Up For Beyonce and More Day Two Highlights

The 19th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California continued on Saturday for its second day (Apr. 14) and a spread of artists, from the acoustic guitar experimentations of Post Malone to the triumphant, milestone-achieving headlining set from Beyoncé. Join us as we give you the timestamped play-by-play of our Day Two experience out in the desert. 1:28 p.m. Power trio-leading rocker Ron Gallo plays to an early-afternoon crowd of just a couple hundred people, but the charismatic frontman performs for the timeslot he wants, not the one he has. At one point during a spoken-word riff over what sounds like a reinterpretation of Black Sabbath’s “Black Sabbath,” Gallo proclaims “I drank a tall glass of water” — and then picks up a near...

Beyonce Brings Out JAY-Z and Destiny’s Child for Historic Coachella Headlining Set

After postponing 2017’s headlining Coachella slot due to her pregnancy with twins, Beyoncé made a historic return to the main stage to close out the second night (April 14) of the festival in Indio, Calif. Prior to what would ultimately turn out to be a new career-defining peak, rumors swirled that the pop megastar would reunite Destiny’s Child and bring out 100 dancers to back her up. And just hours before performance began, she took to Facebook to shout out her fans, and let them know to get in formation during the hour intermission before the games began. “I am so excited to see the BeyHive tonight at Coachella,” she wrote. “We have been working hard and have a special show planned for you so please be safe and stay hydrated. We need your energy! There will be an hour intermission...

Young the Giant, Common & Martha Stewart Lead OZY Fest 2018 Lineup

OZY Fest is back for another year of music, food, politics and comedy, and the lineup is one not to be missed. Young the Giant, Common and Martha Stewart top the bill, which has a total of 23 acts over the two-day event. Laverne Cox, Grouplove and Chelsea Handler are also set to take the stage. OZY Fest takes place July 21 and 22 on Rumsey Playfield in New York City. Check out the full lineup below, and purchase tickets on the festival’s official website here.

Top 22 Coachella Performances Ever

From The Cure breaking curfew to Madonna dazzling the dance tent to Tupac’s on-stage resurrection, these are the 20 moments that helped make Coachella the king of all U.S. festivals. On April 13 — and then again on April 20 — thousands of sun-worshipping music fans will head out to the desert in Indio, Calif. for the start of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The Weeknd, Beyonce (in her promised make-up appearance from last year) and Eminem will headline the weekend, with stars like SZA, Post Malone, Migos, alt-J, Kygo, Portugal. The Man, and a very pregnant Cardi B also taking the stage along with dozens of other indie bands, dance and hip-hop acts to keep the tunes going nonstop on the festival’s five stages. For Full Coachella Coverage, Visit Our Fest...

Beyonce Hires Almost 100 New Dancers One Week Before Coachella, Report Says

As if the hive wasn’t already buzzing loud enough with anticipation for Beyonce‘s Coachella performance next weekend, the Queen just magnified the hype 10-fold. Bey increased her number of backup dancers from “about a dozen to 100” just one week before her performance at the California music festival, TMZ reported Friday (April 6). The sources also said rehearsals have moved to a much larger studio to accommodate the new hires, who have all signed non-disclosure agreements, and the preparations are so secret that even the Lemonade singer’s record company is being kept in the dark.  Earlier in the week, it was reported that she had been preparing for the big night by putting in 11-hour rehearsal days after booking exclusive access to a “high-profile L.A. ...

Janet Jackson & Florence + the Machine Lead 2018 FYF Fest Lineup

FYF Fest is officially back for another round, and this time packed with must-see performers. Janet Jackson and Florence + the Machine are headlining the two-day event, with Future, St. Vincent, The xx and My Bloody Valentine also on the bill. The mid-summer festival takes place at Exposition Park in Los Angeles on July 21 and 22. Tickets go on sale April 6 at 12 p.m. PST, and will be available for purchase on FYF Fest’s website. See the full lineup below. The Best Weekend of Summer is BACK!Tickets go on sale Friday, April 6th at 12pm PT at https://t.co/U2mxS98D1w. Can’t wait to spend the weekend with you! ——.Poster art by Danielle Garza, shot by Andy Windak#bestweekendofsummer #fyffest #fyffest2018 pic.twitter.com/VVlQN1ejbb — FYF Fest (@FYFFEST) March 30, 2018

Robert Smith-Curated Meltdown Festival Lineup Includes NIN, My Bloody Valentine, Libertines, Mogwai & More

It makes sense that after years of anchoring some of the world’s greatest mixtapes with his band’s glorious mope rock, The Cure‘s Robert Smith has put together a massively great, gloomy lineup for this summer’s Meltdown Festival. The initial list of acts for the 25th year of the Festival — which will take place at London’s Southbank Centre from June 15-24 — includes Nine Inch Nails, My Bloody Valentine, Deftones, Placebo, Manic Street Preachers, Kristin Hersh, 65daysofstatic, Alcest, The Anchoress, Kathryn Joseph, Mogwai, The Notwist, Mono and the Libertines. Smith’s Cure will also be sharing a stage with a few relative contemporaries in The Psychedelic Furs and The Church. “As each invitee confirms, as each shimmering piece falls into ...

Sasquatch Festival 2018 Lineup: Bon Iver, David Byrne, Modest Mouse, Margo Price, The National & More

The 2018 lineup for the Sasquatch Festival in Washington state has been announced. Taking place May 25-27, the festival will feature Bon Iver, David Byrne, Modest Mouse and the National as headliners. Other attractions include Tyler, the Creator, Spoon, Anderson .Paak, Grizzly Bear, TV on The Radio, Vince Staples, Big Thief, Japandroids, Neko Case, Explosions in the Sky, Slowdive, Thundercat, Jlin, Wolf Parade, Julien Baker, Tune-Yards, Perfume Genius, Noname, Margo Price, the Weather Station, Charly Bliss, PUP, Whitney, Girlpool, Japanese Breakfast, (Sandy) Alex G, Jeff Rosenstock, Phoebe Bridgers, Chastity Belt, and White Reaper. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, February 10th; find more details about the festival at the Sasquatch site. The full lineup is below. This article originally a...

J. Cole, Future & Travis Scott to Headline Rolling Loud 2018 Festival

One of the largest mainly rap festivals is pulling out all the hop-hop stops again this year; Rolling Loud just announced its 2018 lineup with J. Cole, Travis Scott and Future headlining the three-day extravaganza. The event will be hosted in Miami Gardens, Florida, from May 11-13, and will also feature performances from star-studded acts including The Diplomats, Young Thug, N.E.R.D., Lil Uzi Vert, Migos, Cardi B, Gucci Mane and plenty more. Up-and-coming rap artists will also get their chance to shine in front of a huge crowd at the hip-hop fest as Lil Baby, Wifisfuneral, Smokepurpp, Sahbabii, Lil Pump, and more will also be hitting the Rolling Loud stage during the weekend. Although presale tickets have already sold out, you can still get your hands on general admission tickets on Feb. 2...

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