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Kanye West has pulled out of his headlining set at Coachella this year, a source confirms to Billboard. TMZ was the first to report the news. Reps for West and Coachella have not yet responded to Billboard‘s requests for comment. West’s Coachella appearance this year was already shrouded in controversy. A Change.org petition called for the Yeezy fashion mogul’s removal from the festival lineup in light of his public behavior toward ex-wife Kim Kardashian and…

A new festival is coming to Sacramento this summer for country music lovers. The SAC Waterfront Festival is set to take place at the Old Sacramento Waterfront on July 31, according to a post on the historical landmark’s Facebook page. In the social media post, country music artist Jimmie Allen was announced as the headliner for the festival’s inaugural year. “If you love country music, sunshine, and good times, the SAC Waterfront Festival is calling…

Debuting last summer, Chicago’s ARC Music Festival paid homage to the city’s history as the home of house music with a lineup composed entirely of artists spanning the genre. Now, organizers are spinning the concept again. On Monday (March 14), the festival announced another sojourn through the many flavors of house music with a heavy-hitting lineup for its sophomore event. ARC Music Festival 2022 will feature a who’s who of the global house scene including…

Some people behind a promising Huntsville music festival discontinued during the pandemic are launching a new fest. The debut T-Minus Music Fest is set for June 18 at Orion Amphitheater. The lineup boasts Grammy-winning roots band Old Crow Medicine Show; cosmic folk-rocker Aaron Lee Tasjan; rising country singer/songwriter Jaime Wyatt; and talented strummers Little and the Giants, featuring local tunesmith Alan Little. Old Crow Medicine Show is best known for their 2004 track “Wagon Wheel.”…

Organizers for the Breakaway Music Festival announced a return to Columbus in August along with four other cities. The festival is also returning to Grand Rapids, Mich. and Charlotte, N.C. along with two new locations: Kansas City, Mo. and California. “2022 will see Breakaway expand into two amazing regions. With the addition of Kansas City and finally traveling to California, we feel like we’ve truly made a leap to becoming a national brand,” said Breakaway…

Pitchfork is thrilled to announce the 2022 edition of the Pitchfork Music Festival, taking place Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17 at Chicago’s Union Park. The 16th iteration of the fest will be headlined by The National, Mitski, and The Roots and will feature performances by Spiritualized, Japanese Breakfast, Toro y Moi, Parquet Courts, Lucy Dacus, Earl Sweatshirt, Tierra Whack, Low, Noname, Amber Mark, Magdalena Bay, BADBADNOTGOOD, Dawn Richard, Dry Cleaning, Cate Le Bon,…

Kendrick Lamar might be in album mode as the rapper is set to perform in his third festival this year. Glastonbury, the storied music festival that first started all the way back in 1970, announced its lineup of artists for the 2022 festival taking place June 22 to June 26, and among them is Lamar. Other notable artists that will be gracing the British stage are Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, and more. Lamar’s…

Get your tents and dance moves ready. After a break last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Okeechobee Music Festival is back. This year, the festival is being taken to new heights. Festivalgoers said it’s been a long time coming. For one group of friends, they’re getting together for the first time in two years after COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the Okeechobee Music Festival last year. “Yes, you can Facetime them, you get…

The organizers of Afterparty, the upcoming NFT-gated music festival and artistic showcase in Las Vegas, have announced a star-studded lineup for its inaugural edition. Gryffin, LANY, SOFI TUKKER, Bob Moses, TOKiMONSTA, Elohim, and many more join previously announced headliners The Kid LAROI and The Chainsmokers in the assemblage of this two-day digital utopia. Afterparty is shaking up the standard music festival model on several fronts. For starters, each of Afterparty’s 1,500 “Utopian” NFT collectibles doubles…

The lineup has been announced for the 2022 Firefly Music Festival and you’ll have to wake up just before September ends to witness the event in person. From Thursday, Sept. 22 to Sunday, Sept. 25, Firefly will take over The Woodlands in Dover, Delaware. Concertgoers who want to see it live can sign up for presale access. The presale starts at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 25. Each night will have its own headliner: Halsey,…

Connect Music Festival has announced that Massive Attack, The National and The Chemical Brothers will headline its 2022 event. The latest addition to the Scottish festival calendar will take place at Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre from August 26–28. Other names on the bill for the rebooted event, which was announced yesterday (February 22), include Mogwai, Little Simz, Self Esteem, Black Country, New Road, Jon Hopkins, Black Coffee, Bonobo, Bombay Bicycle Club, John Grant, LOW, Idlewild…

The Freedom First Down by Downtown Music Festival is back in a big way with headliner The Wallflowers. The ticketed headliner show will be held in downtown Roanoke’s outdoor amphitheater, Elmwood Park, on Saturday, April 16 alongside the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon race festivities. The four-day music festival, created to showcase the city’s vibrant downtown, will feature 15 or more live music acts at 11 different venues from Thursday, April 14 through Sunday, April…

The Chemical Brothers and Jamie xx have been announced as the headliners of the inaugural edition of the new Bristol festival, Forwards. Forwards will take place on Clifton Downs in Bristol from September 3-4, with 60,000 people expected to attend over two days. Jamie xx will headline the opening night of the festival on September 3, with the day also set to feature performances by the likes of Little Simz, Khruangbin, Fred again.., Floating Points…

Resonance Music & Arts Festival has found its new home in Charleston, SC, organizers announced on Tuesday. The long-running Essential Productions livetronic music festival will take place at The Woodlands Nature Reserve on the South Carolina coast September 15th–17th, 2022. This news comes after EP confirmed last month that the festival would not return to Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV. The festival, which began in 2014 at Thornville, OH’s Legend Valley, has bounced around in…

RockStock, Muskegon’s homegrown, blue collar, rock ‘n’ roll festival isn’t returning this year but is looking at a return in August 2023. The festival at Heritage Landing has offered July Fourth fireworks, classic and hard rock music, adult beverages and family-friendly prices. Muskegon RockStock, which grew from humble roots first established at Hackley Park in 2008, had its most ambitious year in 2019. That’s when it added a carnival to its festivities. But then the…