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The EW Guide to Music Festival Season 2015


So you want to roam among the wild things this festival season–EW has you covered. Below you’ll find a continually updated list of must-see lineups, unique programming twists, and a few tricks of the camping-in-the-woods, showering-in-a-stream, and dancing-until-dawn trade.

Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa—Riviera Maya, Mexico
January 23-27 | Website | Full Lineup
Billed as a “four-night, tropical and intimate country concert experience,” the event features Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, and a few others joining Luke Bryan at The Barceló Riviera Maya for a slew of performances each night, just feet from the Caribbean Sea.

Noise Pop Festival—San Francisco, California
February 20-March 1 | Website | Full Lineup | Twitter | Facebook
Noise Pop Festival—a purveyor of indie music and movie screenings—takes over a city in interesting way: booking shows at a variety of venues across the Bay Area over the course of 10 days, starting Friday, February 20. Check out LA-based duo Best Coast playing in a intimate venue, Aussie-electronic team Flight Facilities throwing a dance party, or Foxes in Fiction curating an Orchid Tapes label showcase. Other noteworthy names include KindnessCaribouLe Sinsthe New Pornographers, and more. READ FULL STORY

Electric Zoo deaths ruled drug overdoses

The New York City medical examiner’s office has ruled that two concert-goers who died at an electronic music festival overdosed from MDMA or ecstasy.

The medical examiner’s office ruled Thursday that 20-year-old Olivia Rotondo and 23-year-old Jeffrey Russ died from an overdose combined with hyperthermia on Aug. 31. Their deaths prompted city officials to shut down the final day of the three-day Electric Zoo music festival held on Randall’s Island. READ FULL STORY

On the scene at the Electric Zoo Festival: David Guetta, Skrillex, Tiesto and more

After a slew of EDM festivals this summer — Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival — New York City’s Electric Zoo served up the season’s last big dose of trance, house, and dubstep.

Featuring a bevy of the biggest names in electronic music performing for three days on New York City’s Randall’s Island, Electric Zoo was an orgiastic, exhausting, often monotonous, occasionally euphoric experience.


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