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Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2019 Artist Lineup Unveiled!

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2019 Artist Lineup Unveiled!

Superfly and A.C. Entertainment has revealed the initial lineup for the 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 18th annual four-day multi-stage camping festival will take place June 13 – 16, held as always at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, TN. Tickets – including General Admission (4 Day), VIP (4 Day), Platinum (4 Day) and more – will go on sale Thursday, January 10, at 12 noon ET/11 am CT, exclusively via www.bonnaroo.com/tickets. Bonnaroo has never been more accessible with GA ticket layaway plans available for just $47.

The 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will see a truly extraordinary range of artists performing around the clock across more than 10 unique stages over the four-day event. Friday, June 14, will feature Phish (Late Evening Set), Childish Gambino, Solange, The Avett Brothers, Brockhampton, GRiZ, RL Grime, Beach House, GRiZ SuperJam, NGHTMRE, Gojira, Courtney Barnett, Girl Talk, AJR, Catfish And The Bottlemen, K.Flay, Anoushka Shankar, Nahko & Medicine For The People, Liquid Stranger, Deafheaven, Parquet Courts, Rival Sons, Ibeyi, Jade Cicada, Las Cafeteras, Cherry Glazerr, The Teskey Brothers, Medasin, Tyla Yaweh, Ducky, Monsieur Periné, Mersiv, and Crooked Colours.

Saturday, June 15, will include Post Malone, Odesza, Hozier, Kacey Musgraves, The National, The Lonely Island, ZHU, Juice WRLD, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Gucci Mane, John Prine, Jim James (Full Band), Maren Morris, Gramatik, Shovels & Rope, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Quinn XCII, Clairo, Bishop Briggs, Hippo Campus, Space Jesus, Tokimonsta, Chelsea Cutler, The Record Company, SNBRN, Ruston Kelly, Whipped Cream, Rubblebucket, Little Simz, Memba, Deva Mahal, and DJ Mel.

Sunday, June 16, will see Phish (2 Sets), The Lumineers, Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Illenium, Walk The Moon, Mac DeMarco, King Princess, Lil Dicky, G Jones, Trampled By Turtles, The Wood Brothers, Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers, Princess (Featuring Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum), The Soul Rebels, The Lemon Twigs, Two Feet, AC Slater, CID, Dombresky, Bombino, Faye Webster, Ripe, Kikagaku Moyo, and Igloohost.

In addition, the lineup for Thursday, June 13, includes Grand Ole Opry Featuring Special Guests, Saba, Space Jesus b2b Eprom b2b Shlump, 12th Planet, Sunsquabi, All Them Witches, Magic City Hippies, The Nude Party, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, The Comet Is Coming, Jack Harlow, Eprom, Caroline Rose, Donna Missal, Peach Pit, Hekler, and Dorfex Bos. The complete Bonnaroo 2019 lineup is below.

Bonnaroo has continually sought new ways to enhance the fans’ onsite experience and the 2019 event will emphasize this with an array of remarkable new features and improvements. In 2018, Bonnaroo made significant upgrades to the site’s communal areas, known as Plazas. Strategically located and well-lit public places throughout the campgrounds, Plazas include shade, free public Wi-Fi, showers, activities, charging stations, Clean Vibes Trading Post redemption centers, misting stations, medical, safety stations, information and portable restrooms.

NEW FOR 2019
This year’s event features a “Sanctuary of Self-Love” campground experience curated by Hayley Williams of Paramore. Also, “The Yes Barn” presented by House of Yes and Little Cinema will once again feature jaw-dropping circus acts, mind-bending immersive cinema shows, wild theme parties, and Bonnaroo’s first-ever Pride parade. And, located at Plaza 7, The Ville – presented in partnership with Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. and local maker-space Fort Houston – will showcase Music City’s most creative, most entertaining and most delicious food with surprise performances, interactive and illuminated art installations, and late night fun. The ever-popular Grove, also at Plaza 7, will return in 2019, offering a shaded retreat during the days with art installations, hammocks and more. The evenings will see the beautiful tree-filled space transformed by Nashville’s Fort Houston with more lights and inventive musical experiences than ever before. For more information, please visit www.bonnaroo.com/experience/camping-plazas. In addition, a pristine new wooded hangout is also being installed in a section of Bonnaroo’s Eastern woods that has never been publicly available to fans before.

With tickets purchased in all 50 states and over 40 countries around the world, Bonnaroo is a truly universal event. Since its very first day, Bonnaroo has lived up to its responsibility as one of the planet’s principal musical congregations by constantly pushing forward in its efforts towards environmental friendliness and sustainability. The only major event in the world with its own permanent solar array and compost waste on site, Bonnaroo has twice been recognized by the state of Tennessee, winning the Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award as well as the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Pursuit of Excellence Award. Complete details, as well as Bonnaroo’s annual report to the fans, can be found at www.bonnaroo.com/experience/sustainability

In addition, the Bonnaroo Works Fund, a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving as the philanthropic division of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, recently announced $236,000 in grant awards from its 2018 cycle. Formally established in 2009, the Bonnaroo Works Fund (BWF) – administered by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee – supports nonprofit organizations that spearhead Tennessee-based initiatives with a mission of advancing arts, education and environmental causes. Since the inception of the festival in 2002, Bonnaroo and the BWF have generated more than $7 million in support, largely benefiting Manchester, TN, Coffee County and surrounding areas. Forty organizations received funding in 2018, including Musicians on Call, Notes For Notes, Nashville Ballet, Nashville Children’s Theatre, National Museum of African American Music, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation, the Nashville Food Project, and more. For more information, please visit www.bonnaroo.com/information/get-involved/bonnaroo-works-fund.

Grand Ole Opry Featuring Special Guests
Space Jesus b2b Eprom b2b Shlump
12th Planet
All Them Witches
Magic City Hippies
The Nude Party
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
The Comet Is Coming
Jack Harlow
Caroline Rose
Donna Missal
Peach Pit
Dorfex Bos
Phish (Late Evening Set)
Childish Gambino
The Avett Brothers
RL Grime
Beach House
GRiZ SuperJam
Courtney Barnett
Girl Talk
Catfish And The Bottlemen
Anoushka Shankar
Nahko & Medicine For The People
Liquid Stranger
Parquet Courts
Rival Sons
Jade Cicada
Las Cafeteras
Cherry Glazerr
The Teskey Brothers
Tyla Yaweh
Monsieur Periné
Crooked Colours
Post Malone
Kacey Musgraves
The National
The Lonely Island
Juice WRLD
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Gucci Mane
John Prine
Jim James (Full Band)
Maren Morris
Shovels & Rope
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Quinn XCII
Bishop Briggs
Hippo Campus
Space Jesus
Chelsea Cutler
The Record Company
Ruston Kelly
Whipped Cream
Little Simz
Deva Mahal
DJ Mel
Phish (2 Sets)
The Lumineers
Cardi B
Brandi Carlile
Walk The Moon
Mac DeMarco
King Princess
Lil Dicky
G Jones
Trampled By Turtles
The Wood Brothers
Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers
Princess (Featuring Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum)
The Soul Rebels
The Lemon Twigs
Two Feet
AC Slater
Faye Webster
Kikagaku Moyo

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Budweiser Made In America Festival 2014: Kanye West and Iggy Azalea

Budweiser Made In America Festival 2014: Kanye West and Iggy Azalea


Grammy Award®-winner Kanye West and Billboard chart-topping artist Iggy Azalea have been added to the 2014 Los Angeles “Budweiser Made In America” Music Festival line-up taking place at the Los Angeles Grand Park on August 30 and 31.  Kanye West will now headline both the Philadelphiaand Los Angeles “Budweiser Made In America” Music Festivals.  Kanye West and Iggy Azalea join previously announced Los Angeles headliners Imagine Dragons and John Mayer.

The “Budweiser Made In America” Music Festival also revealed today the daily line-up for the Philadelphia and Los Angeles versions for one of the country’s premier summer festivals. The “Budweiser Made In America” events will benefit United Way of Greater Los Angeles, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and United Way of Lancaster County. The two-day music festivals created by Budweiser and Live Nation will deliver must-see performances on both coasts with headliners Kanye West, Kings Of Leon, Tiësto and Pharrell in Philadelphia and Kanye West, Imagine Dragons and John Mayer in Los Angeles.  Daily line-ups for both festival locations are listed below.

Single-day tickets for both festivals will go on sale Friday, July 18 at www.livenation.com and through the Live Nation mobile app.  Single-day ticket prices are $89.50 for Philadelphia and $99.50 for Los Angeles.



Kanye West

The National, Steve Aoki

J. Cole, Chromeo, City and Colour

R3HAB, Baauer, Mayer Hawthorne

The Neighbourhood, Holy Ghost, Will Sparks

Destructo, DJ Cassidy, Cherub, Young & Sick, Kaneholler



Kings of Leon

Tiësto, Pharrell Williams

Girl Talk, Spoon, Grimes, AWOLNATION

Gareth Emery, Tommy Trash, Kongos, Danny Brown

YG, Penguin Prison (DJ Set with Live Vocals)

3Lau, Mimosa, Bleachers, Cut Snake, Bixel Boys, Vacationer




Imagine Dragons

Kendrick Lamar, Afrojack, Iggy Azalea

Sublime with Rome, Metric, Capital Cities

Gareth Emery, Schoolboy Q, Borgore


ZZ Ward, Classixx, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock, Cut Snake, GrandTheft



Kanye West, John Mayer

Juanes, Weezer, Rise Against

Steve Aoki, Chance the Rapper, Cypress Hill

R3HAB, Wolfgang Gartner, 12th Planet

Rita Ora, Nipsey Hussle, Terraplane Sun

Yellow Claw, Will Sparks, Scavenger Hunt, SZA, A Tribe Called Red

Be sure to check in at www.madeinamericafest.com often for the latest updates on both festivals.


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The official lineup for the highly anticipated “Budweiser Made In America Festival” has been revealed. The JAY Z curated two-day music festival that has become a staple of Labor Day Weekend, rolled out the eclectic 2014 lineup with a series of custom, 3D neon posters created by designer, Rizon Parein. New this year, the festival, will be bi-coastal – with artists performing simultaneously in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles on August 30 & 31.

Philadelphia Lineup:
Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Tiësto, The National, Steve Aoki, Pharrell Williams, J. Cole, Girl Talk, Spoon, Chromeo, City and Colour, Grimes, AWOLNATION, R3HAB, Gareth Emery, De La Soul, Baauer, Tommy Trash, Mayer Hawthorne, Kongos, 3LAU, The Neighborhood, Danny Brown, YG, Holy Ghost, Penguin Prison, Destructo, Bleachers, DJ Cassidy, Cherub, Will Sparks, Young & Sick, Vacationer, Cut Snake, Kaneholler

Los Angeles Lineup:
Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, Steve Aoki, Juanes, Afrojack, Kendrick Lamar, Rise Against, Weezer, Sublime w/ Rome, Metric, Capital Cities, Chance the Rapper, Cypress Hill, Gareth Emery, R3HAB, Schoolboy Q, Wolfgang Gartner, Borgore, DVBBS, 12th Planet, YG, Mute Math, Rita Ora, Nipsey Hussle, Dr. Dog, Terraplane Sun, ZZ Ward, Classixx, Hit-Boy, DJ Mustard, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock, SZA, Yellowclaw, Grits & Biscuits, Will Sparks, Cut Snake, Scavenger Hunt, A Tribe Called Red

“Budweiser Made In America” festivals will benefit United Way of Greater Los Angeles, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and United Way of Lancaster County. “Budweiser Made In America” will be the first American festival to run simultaneously on both coasts.Performances from both “Budweiser Made In America” sites will be available for fans to view with live-streaming.

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MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS: Matt and Tom Berninger On The Making of the Film

MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS: Matt and Tom Berninger On The Making of the Film


Hailed by Michael Moore as “one of the best documentaries about a band that I’ve ever seen” and by Pitchfork as “the funniest, most meta music movie since ‘Spinal Tap’,” ‘Mistaken For Strangers’ is a truly hilarious and touching film about two brothers, Matt and Tom Berninger. Matt, the lead singer of the critically acclaimed rock band The National, finally finds himself flush with success. His younger brother Tom is a loveable slacker – a filmmaker and metal-head still living with his parents in Cincinnati. On the eve of The National’s biggest tour to date, Matt invites Tom to work for the band as a roadie, unaware of Tom’s plan to film the entire adventure. What starts as a rock documentary quickly becomes a crowd-pleasing journey about family, ambition, and the creative process. Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently sat down with Matt and Tom Berninger to discuss the origin of the documentary, the challenges of bringing it to life, the evolution of their relationship and much more.

'Mistaken For Strangers'

‘Mistaken For Strangers’

Let’s go back to your early years. Obviously, music is a big part of your lives and how this film came to be. What are your first musical memories?

Matt: My first musical memories are Anne Murray, Roberta Flack and the Mickey Mouse Club, along with the ‘Grease’ soundtrack. I wasn’t until our older sister Rachael brought me home The Smiths, Violent Femmes and U2’s “Unforgettable Fire” and a couple of other records that I woke up and started hearing music differently and seeing what music could be. That was it for me.

Tom: I remember that I loved ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ the Frank Oz movie where he worked with Rick Moranis. I loved the last song in it called “Mean Green Mother from Outer Space.” I loved that album so much that in grade school, while sitting in the lunch room, I used to pretend I would turn into a giant plant and sing that song! I loved that soundtrack and that is one of my earliest musical memories!

“Mistaken for Strangers” is born from you going on tour together. What were you expectations for embarking on that journey together initially versus what came to be with this film project?

Tom: Let’s put it this way; I needed a job. My brother was nice enough to give me a job on his crew. All I really wanted to do was create video content for their website and eventually after I finished touring with The National, I would be able to maybe be able to get a job at some website firm. Literally, I was hoping to use their popularity to make my reel and get my portfolio together.

Matt: I just wanted him to get out of Cincinnati. I missed him but mostly I just wanted him to get out of the rut I thought he was in. I encouraged him to bring his camera along to make some sort of tour diary that we could possibly use for our website. Nobody in the band, including me or Tom, had the idea it would become a feature film at the end of this! If that had been a thought, I think we wouldn’t have let Tom do it! I think we would have hired somebody else! [laughs]


This is a bit of film within a film type of situation. How did you get the film off the ground and begin to plot what we ultimately see as the finished product? What can you tell us about putting it all together?

Matt: In many ways, after Tom got fired from the tour and had all of this footage, I knew he could make something from it. I invited him to come live at our house in Mew York. I didn’t want him to go back to Cincinnati because I knew if he did go back there, he would just go back into his old rut. I wanted him to make something out of it, so he moved in with us in Brooklyn. It was very much my wife who turned the light on a little bit as far as the potential of what this thing could be about. After Tom got fired, she felt that was really interesting and was the one who said that Tom should be in this film more and later on the film would become almost completely about Tom. It was very much her who set Tom on the right course with this thing. Then there was a very long process of Tom and my wife, Corrine, piecing together the things that tell the narrative.

Tom: I was being encouraged by Corrine and a few people around me to tell my story. I felt like I had nothing to lose. That might not have been true but I felt this could be my only chance to do something special or at least have a platform to let people see me do something special. In some ways I put on a blindfold and just went for it, as far as putting myself out there. I did get pretty nervous later on when the movie started to really come together. There are points in the movie where you see me crying and I am spilling my guts on screen that I felt kinda nervous about putting my life out there. I was torn between what would make a good movie if we kept with the story of this side of me but on the other hand I got really nervous that people would see something that was kind of embarrassing for me.

You mentioned the point in the film where Tom is fired from the tour and you were a bit at odds. How bad was that situation for you when you were going through it?

Matt: To be perfectly honest, there might have been even more tension than the movie even shows, in some cases. I think, when it comes to siblings and family, sometimes you say the meanest things to the people you love the most. It is a cliche but it pretties much the truth. I think I was really hard on Tom but he was also really frustrating. There were some very, very toxic times on tour and there were also some rough times after Tom moved in with us. Overall, it is one of those things where even though we argued and fought a lot, I was actually happier with him around than when he wasn’t around. I think when it comes to family, we are hardest on each other and it can get pretty ugly. Maybe it is because you are family and you will always be family that you push each other harder than anyone else because you do care more.


Were there any moments that might have not been captured on film during this time period that you wish had been?

Tom: There were, I’m sure. I am trying to remember.

Matt: Well, our sister.

Tom: Yeah.

Matt: We wish our sister was in the film more but she lives in Seattle.

Tom: Yeah. To be honest, we didn’t even know this would be such a family oriented movie for such a long time. Even when we released it, it was kind of a shock to us. It sorta makes sense now but I guess we were always trying to explore the differences between Matt and I — the two brothers, who in a very superficial way were like to boys. Looking back, there are a few moments where we wished we could have put our sister in.

Matt: I think there was a bunch of stuff that we did get that at times that Tom was hoping to use in the movie but they kind of took you away from the focus of the narrative, so we had to kill a lot of stuff that was really good. There will be a whole lot of fun bonus stuff. I don’t think you would ever recut the movie to a longer version, right?

Tom: No, no. I would never recut the movie. To be honest, it was such a hard movie to edit because I only shot with one camera and there were no cut-aways. There wasn’t another camera to cut to and everything was pretty much just a jump-cut. I had a multi0cam shoot for one show which is at the end of the movie. I just wish I had a mulit-cam shoot for a couple live moments because there is some live stuff my brother did with the band that was so great I wish I could have captured and presented it in a more professional way.

'Mistaken For Strangers'

‘Mistaken For Strangers’

Obviously, the title of the film sprang from one of The National’s songs, “Mistaken for Strangers.” How did you arrive at the decision of choosing it for the title of the project?

Tom: “Mistaken for Strangers” was a last minute decision. One of my brother’s friends suggested it. It was really a last minute decision, like hours before the press release came out for Tribeca. Before that it was going to be called “For Those About To Weep,” which is a play off of an AC/DC album. We just changed “Rock” to “Weep” because of the sad nature of The National’s songs. Before that it was going to be called “Summer Lovin’ Torture Party,” which is a lyric to a song by The National that I am not to familiar with.

Matt: It’s funny; I think we were just too inside it to realize we had a really good title just sitting there. The movie isn’t so much connected to the song but the title of the song seemed to be a perfect title for the movie. We were lucky that someone else thought of that at the last minute!

What is the best lesson you both learned about yourselves and each other this film and how would you describe your relationship today?

Matt: I think I learned that Tom isn’t my little brother anymore. He is an adult and a different kind of person than me. I think I learned that I can’t try to shape him or change him and I shouldn’t. He is got gifts that I don’t have and they are just different. I think I have learned to stop being his older brother, to start being his friend and not try to push him.

Tom: I have learned to realize that being an adult means that you still don’t know where the hell you are going. I have learned from my brother that to be an adult and to be mature is still just as scary. Things are never going to quite clear up for you and you will always be grabbing in the dark for things for the rest of your life and I have to be ok with that. Also, I think I have learned I have to be ok with myself and never compare myself to anybody else. If you compare yourself to somebody, you will be paralyzed for the rest of your life and never be able to accomplish anything. I have learned to be ok with doing the best I can and be true to myself, be true to the things I find important, say the things I need to say and say them how I want to say them.

A Must-See Film!

A Must-See Film!

This film is all about love, family, relationships and being brothers. Can you see yourselves working together on future projects?

Matt: I mean, I don’t know. It’s tough! [laughs] I think Tom is good in front of the camera, maybe even better than even being behind the camera. He has wanted to do that too. Tom has been taking acting courses and I have been encouraging him to film all of that because I think it would be fun how someone starting at the bottom rung in the world of acting goes about it; from getting head shots, going to auditions and acting courses…

Tom: And getting rejected and rejected and rejected! [laughs]

Matt: Yeah but maybe you won’t get rejected! Actually, we are already collaborating on a thing where I am not in it but it follows Tom little bit into the acting world. It could be nothing but it is fun to think about.

Is there any charity work you are involved with that we can help spread the word on?

Matt: The National has a big Grateful Dead tribute album that will go toward helping the Red Hot Organization. That is being put together. How about you, Tom?

Tom: I like The Innocence Project…

Matt: He is a big supporter of The Innocence Project. I would like to start a fundraiser so that Tom can move out of my garage!


Thanks so much for your time guys and thanks for sharing a look inside your world.

Tom: Thanks, man!

Matt: Thank you, Jason!

‘Mistaken For Strangers’ hits theaters and On Demand n March 28, 2014. Check out the official website for the film at www.MistakenForStrangersMovie.com. Like the film on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/MistakenForStrangersMovie.

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Coachella 2011: Kanye West, Kings Of Leon, Arcade Fire To Headline

Coachella 2011: Kanye West, Kings Of Leon, Arcade Fire To Headline

The lineup for the 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been revealed! This year’s headliners include Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, the Strokes, along with classic indie band reunions and comebacks from the likes of Big Audio Dynamite, London Suede and Duran Duran.

The three-day event , which is to be held April 15, 16, 17 at the picturesque Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, will also include: the Black Keys, Interpol, the Chemical Brothers, Robyn, Brandon Flowers, Lauryn Hill, Crystal Castles, Cee Lo Green, Cold War Kills, Sleigh Bells, Animal Collective, Mumford and Sons, Bright Eyes, Broken Social Scene, Erykah Badu, Cage the Elephant, the National, PJ Harvey, Wiz Khalifa, Nas and Damian Marley, and Neon Trees.

The festival, which prides itself on an eclectic mix of indie, techno, dance and hip-hop, will also feature !!!, Afrojack, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, A-Trak, Best Coast, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Caifanes, Chromeo, Cold Cave, Cut Copy, Death From Above 1979, Duck Sauce, Ellie Goulding, Empire of the Sun, Flogging Molly, Foals, Francis and the Lights, Gayngs, Glasser, Jimmy Eat World, Klaxons, Leftfield, Marina and the Diamonds, Ozomatli, Paul van Dyk, Raphael Saadiq, Ratatat, Rye Rye, Scissor Sisters, Tame Impala, the Drums, the Joy Formidable, the Kills, the New Pornographers, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the Swell Season, Tinie Tempah, Titus Andronicus and Warpaint.

For the full lineup, go to Coachella.com. Three-day weekend passes ($269) and camping passes ($75) go on sale this Friday.

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