Live Nation has purchased Cream Holdings, the British company behind the European festival, Creamfields. Along with this announcement on Wednesday morning, Live Nation also said that James Barton, Cream’s founder, will become the president of its Live Nation Electronic Music division. This is a true testament of how important electronic dance music is to the concert industry. With Live Nation acquiring such a European powerhouse, we expect them to be bring some new festivals to key markets in North America. Stay tuned for more details!
Made Events has just announced the second phase of artists performing at this year’s Electric Zoo. Joining this year’s already stacked lineup will be Diplo, Tommy Trash, Brodinski, Kavinsky, and a handful more artists. THe festival will take place at Randall’s Island Park over Labor Day weekend. Both general admission and VIP tickets are available through Electric Zoo’s website. Check out all three days after the jump.
This year in Chicago there will be a projected 25,000+ violent crimes committed. In order to help combat this problem, IMF Magazine is proud to work alongside AG Public Relations, Hustlepalooza & Beating The Pavement Productions in order to help bring attention to a very serious problem in our communities. Our city is easily one of the most violent in the country, and our youth are unfortunately surrounded by the bulk of it daily. In order to help raise awareness of an issue in need of so much attention, we bring this project to Chicago Public Schools, and directly to the youth. The latest day in the series will take place Wednesday, May 2nd, as we visit Marshall High School.
The film from UMF Films and Final Kid that captured all the magic of the Ultra Music Festival last year will be making its one-night theatrical run tomorrow March, 22 2012 on over 500 screens across the US. This special screening will also include an additional 45 minutes of exclusive red carpet footage from the stars, cast and crew who will join 7,500 fans for a premiere event at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre in downtown Miami Wednesday, March 21.
“Can U Feel It” is the most explicit guide to what is now a global phenomenon. It takes you inside the DJ booth and onto the dance floor on the world’s greatest stage. This is the definitive film documenting the rise and success of EDM around the globe alongside its most successful pioneers including Tiësto, David Guetta, Carl Cox, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, Boys Noize and more.
The film’s release leads into the 14th Annual Ultra Music Festival MIAMI, which IMF will be covering, March 23-25 at Bayfront Park. Tickets for the nationwide theatrical event can be purchased via www.fathomevents.com. Hit the break for a preview of the film and a few other bonus screen caps. I’ll hopefully get to see some of you tomorrow as we live Ultra through the lens of this incredible documentary. Read More
The anticipation for Myhem at the Mid this week was at its highest since Montreal’s finest export Alain Macklovitch better known as A-Trak, Trizzy, one half of Duck Sauce, one half of the Brothers Macklovitch and Fool’s Gold Co-founder would be making his second stop on “The Great North American Club Crawl” for a little ole fashioned party rocking.
With the drink specials flowing, the mayhem ensued as Dj Trentino with his unorthodox signature style took over. As the night went on the crowd started to build up and GunLove hit the stage to get everybody hyped for the main event. As his set rocked the sea of people pouring in to The Mid, a push of people eagerly itching to get as close to center stage as they could to catch a glimpse of the legendary DJ & champion turntablist A-Trak. Hit the jump to read more and check out some photos of A-Trak courtesy of React.
Get ready for a four day experience like no other, the Electric Forest Festival 2012 initial lineup has been announced. And from the looks of it you won’t want to miss out on this magical event. Organizers behind the Electric Forest Festival announced today that EC 2012 will be headlined by the String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar and STS9. Those acts a lone would make the festival an incredible experience but there is a long laundry list of festival mainstays and more electronic/DJ oriented acts. There is something for everyone here. Tickets for the camping fest which is scheduled between June 28 and July 1, are available now. Early bird packages are now sold out but you can still get regular weekend tickets starting at $242.50, here. Hit the break for the complete line and more info. Read More
HARD Summer Music Festival 2012 will be descending onto Downtown Los Angeles State Historic Park on August 3rd & 4th, 2012. This is definitely an event you wont want to miss out on, and at last years event 30,000 plus fans would have to agree. HARD fest 2012 will expand now to a two-day event, Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4, and this time featuring four stages and 60-plus artists. Check out the HARD SUMMER 2012 official trailer above and grab your 2 day pre-sale tickets here on Saturday January 21 at 10 a.m. PT. This is one event where you don’t need to preview the Line-up to know that it’ll be an epic weekend.
So after a bunch of hints the full line up for Coachella 2012 has been released. The world renowned festival features a heavy line up of EDM acts from Swedish House Mafia, M83, Dada Life, Miike Snow, Afrojack, the Dim Mak family, Avicii, Kaskade, and many many more. Hit the break for the full line up and more info. Read More