Friday, 6 March 2015

What We Learned From Bonnaroo’s Reddit AMA

Festival co-founders discuss the lineup this year, dream headliners, and the possibility of a white SuperJam Jack

This afternoon, Bonnaroo co-founders Jonathan Mayers and Black Kerry held a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), answered questions about the lineup this year, including the acts, changes in the festival, escaped and dream heads cartel.

Among The Things We Learned:

- Video screens have been added after this, that, and other stores.

- Besides the Grateful Dead, the prince was a guest acts to headline the festival this year, but eventually declined.

- Yes, Bonnaroo has asked Jack White to host a SuperJam: "Every time Jack is ready've discussed before, of course, and we hope that will happen someday!"

- Regarding additions to the lineup this year, "we finished headliners announced for 2015 ... but a lot of great artists, comedians and attractions to announce yet."

- Mayers was not too high in performance like Kanye headlining Bonnaroo last year. "Uhmmmm, how I can answer that without getting into trouble?" He said on the set.

- The festival organizers decided to launch early 2015 poster "because we were ready earlier than in years past ... and psyched to get the information."

- One of the major initiatives of Bonnaroo is to "create more experiences in the camps".

- "The growing number of festivals has created more competition for talent upgrading fees talent", therefore the prices of the highest entries.

- Bonnaroo has already started work on the alignment of 2016. U2 is on the shortlist.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

A Bonnaroo Themed Dream Wedding

If you have attended Bonnaroo, you're well aware of positivity and love flowing along La Granja in Manchester, TN. Having attended six years myself, I made countless friends during my time at the music festival still I remain aware that today. For some, you might even find a person who choose to spend the rest of his life. This happened for a couple, as a user on Reddit today shared his story and photos of him and Bonnaroo Bonnaroo themed wedding fairy tale dream of his wife.

      One of our first photos together in Roo '11, I had just met. He was invited to my first Bonnaroo in 2011 by a group of college friends. I knew everyone except one person, which ended up being the one.

Friends holding the flag proposal I made for Roo '12. I had taken her to the roof of our RV with hidden in my shorts on the pretext of taking a picture of our surroundings ring. Our friends took the flag rolled to the field and got rid of it found while taking pictures. The best part was that I had not told anyone what he was planning and not a person in my askedwhy group was bringing this massive canvas rolled on the journey from Toronto.

Obvi she said yes. Which was great because I was so relieved not to be hiding the ring in a sock in my duffel bag more.

Thus gathered in Roo, got engaged to Roo, we decided to have a themed wedding Roo. We did invite the style of a concert poster and send them in tubes of small posters. My wife designed all the graphics, fonts, and almost everything else.

It took four months, but we finally found the perfect place to recreate the atmosphere of the farm.

We reused the proposed flag as a gateway.

Our Bonnaroo / full prospectus with the Code Bonnaroovian wedding.

What is a festival themed wedding without bracelets festival?

First dance for Edward Sharpe 40 Day Dream. We I fucking love Edward Sharpe. For our honeymoon we went to see them headline the festival Ride in Telluride, Colorado. We also have a huge photo of Alex and Jade Roo '13 acting hanging above the bed.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Bonnaroo, Montreal Jazz, Chicago Blues And More Great Music Festivals

The annual music festival Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee, with his friends, party -like atmosphere and A- List ( including acts such as Michael Franti , pictured ) , training has become one of the biggest music events in the country . June 15, 2007.

Northern California has some of the biggest music festivals in the world, including Outside Lands, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and of course Monterey Jazz.

Offerings across the spectrum, from San Jose Jazz to the collection of the first city in the jam -band- friendly High Sierra in Quincy at Santa Cruz Blues indie -pop of Monterey. We should also mention permanently Stanford Jazz, Treasure Island, San Francisco Jazz and BottleRock Napa.

And yet , people still want more - and are willing to travel to get it.

It has become quite common for music lovers travel hundreds, even thousands, of miles to attend the best events. It is a way to experience a new area, while enjoying some of their favorite musicians. More, alignments can be downright sensational

what follows is a look at some of the major festivals in North America - all of which are definitely worth the road trip.

It's also worth noting that many of these flow events live performances - often for free - via YouTube or some other site. However, the details are not announced until the actual date approaches, most likely to maximize ticket sales. That will keep checking the festival website for information if you want to enjoy music from the comfort of your own home.

Governors Ball

When: 6 to 8 June

Where: New York City

Tickets: Tickets a day at $ 100; three days is $ 230;

Line: OutKast, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Skrillex, Jack White, Phoenix, disclosure, more.

The key: Start spreading the news - New York now has one of the most attractive music festivals in the nation. Established in Randall's Island, which means that people can actually carry to the three-day affair. (It can also be reached by other means. - But take the ferry that sounds like fun ) The Gov Ball , which debuted in 2011, offers a fine mix of indie rock and alt and the electronic dance music (EDM ) and some hip- hop. However, their number 1 selling point is that it is in the city of New York, which means that travelers can arrive early or stay late to get a taste of the Big Apple. Notably, did anyone else notice that our Oakland Athletics are playing at Yankee Stadium June 3 to 5 jobs?

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

When : 12 to 15 June

Where: Manchester, Tennessee

Tickets : Passes start at $ 284.50 ;

Line : Elton John , Kanye West , Jack White, Lionel Richie, Skrillex , Wiz Khalifa, more

The skinny: Started in 2002 mainly as a Fandango jam -band, and has grown to become one of the most attractive in the world variously musical events. Some 80,000 happy campers will leave a 700 acre farm in rural Tennessee to commune with nature, music lover’s holidays with their peers and enjoy over 150 live performances held on 10 -plus stages. It's like Woodstock for the 21st century. Over the years, Bonnaroo has hosted big as Phish, Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, The Police and Bruce Springsteen. Line 2014 is a particularly good mix of R & B, hip- hop, indie -rock, electronic music and other styles.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

SCRA’s Alastar Will Be Used At Bonnaroo Festival

The software security efforts increase local law enforcement

CHARLESTON, SC - (BUSINESS WIRE) - SCRA today announced that its software was selected Alastar to boost security for the 13th Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The event, to be held in Manchester, Tennessee from June 12 to 15, will attract more than 100,000 people and has 140 bands and comedy acts performed in 14 stages. Alastar support Sheriff's Office Coffee County, State and local Emergency Management and local police departments by integrating the expedition, the Tennessee Department of Transportation cameras in place of live cameras and vehicle tracking devices. The officers will have the tracking application on their mobile phones Alastar to assist in the coordination of responses.

Alastar provides situational awareness information throughout the area, which considerably improves response times, increases coordination and enables organizations to more effectively monitor and protect their communities and major events. The software takes advantage of a simple web architecture lightweight, state to provide a tool for situational awareness of all inclusive, in real time. Alastar makes information available when and where needed.

"We are delighted to support the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and bring our technology to this event," said SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney. “Alastar provides interoperability and mobility that perfectly complement the necessary security measures in major events like Bonnaroo, and look forward to a successful event.”

About SCRA

SCRA is an applied research company with over 30 years experience in delivering technology solutions with high returns on investment to federal and corporate clients. To fulfill our mission, SCRA has three sectors: Our Technology Ventures sector helps early-stage companies to commercialize innovations and create jobs, our sector applied R & D manages over 100 national and international programs more $ 2 billion in contract value and R & D facilities sector, builds and manages research facilities that include wet labs, secure rooms for sensitive work and advanced, stores high-tech manufacturing. Multiple economic impact studies show the cumulative production of SCRA in the economy of South Carolina for more than $ 16.6 billion.

About Alastar

Alastar was developed in 2012 in collaboration with the Consolidated Dispatch Center Charleston County as part of the continued involvement of the SCRA in Homeland Security efforts. Through extensive capabilities of the SCRA in the architecture of public safety systems and software development, SCRA has delivered systems that collect, manage and securely share information on a wide range of areas, including coordination of the first respond, port security, law enforcement and e-commerce related to defense. Our partners and clients within this domain include federal, state and local agencies, Fortune 500 companies and small businesses and start-ups.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Summer 2014 Music Festival Preview

A general view of the crowd during Day 4 of the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 16, 2013, in Manchester, Tennessee

Stages on stages and music wherever you go. Yes, the festival season is officially upon us.

Coachella 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest have already come and gone, but there are still plenty of summer music festivals for all.

The scene is heating up, with more departures scheduled every year, the music festival circuit U.S. shows no signs of slowing down.

So get out that wide-brimmed hat and grab your sunscreen and dancing shoes - because it's time to rock.

Here's a summary of what’s to come:

Calling Boston , May 23 to 25 and 5 to 7 Sep: Boston

This fledgling festival , which opened last year , over two weekend run. In the bill for May are the Decemberists, Modest Mouse, and Death Cab for Cutie, Jack Johnson, the head and the heart, Jenny Lewis and more.

The second week will feature Nas, The Replacements, Lorde, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Roots, Girl Talk, among others.

Sasquatch, May 23 to 25: George Washington

this music festival three days, the weekend of Memorial Day was held takes place in the picturesque gorge in the state of Washington. May be taking scenario Violent Femmes, MIA, National, Queens of the Stone Age, Kid Cudi and Cut Copy, among others.

Bayou Country Fest, 23-25 May: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Country Stars head to Baton Rouge for the weekend of Memorial Day - George Strait and Florida Georgia Line for Jason Aldean and Eric Church.

Governor Bola, june 6-8: New York

Governor Bola, on Randall's Island seems to be biggest and best year ever. The 2014 line includes Vampire Weekend, Jack White, Outkast, The Strokes, and TV on the Radio, Foster the People, Spoon, Neko Case, Damon Alborn, J. Cole, among dozens of others.

Bonnaroo, 12-14 June: Manchester, Tennessee

It's almost always very hot in Manchester over the weekend Bonnaroo, but that does not stop the crowds pouring in to check out some of the most popular bands and singers around - and some veterans, too. The bill 2014? Elton John, Frank Ocean, Derek Trucks, Lionel Richie, Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West, the Lone Bellow, St. Paul and broken bones - and the list continue.

Firefly Music Festival , 19-22 June: Dover , Delaware

Launched in 2012, the Festival now - Annual Firefly Music , hidden in Delaware, continues to grow with Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons , Weezer, the Lumineers , Iron and Wine , Chance the rapper, Sleigh Bells, Holy Beach - and even Third Blind Eye ( remember?) take the stage this year.

Summerfest, 25-29 June, July 1-6: Milwaukee

Certificate “Festival of World's Largest Music " by the Guinness World Records, Summerfest takes place over two weekends offering nearly 800 events . Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan and Outkast are among the performers on tap for weekend 1, while the second weekend will feature big names, including Dave Matthews Band, Zac Brown Band, Motley Crue and Usher.

Pitchfork Music Festival, July 18 to 20: Chicago

Since 2006, Pitchfork has expanded in place of music by organizing a festival that showcases artists of all genres. This year is no different. Fans can expect music Beck, Kendrick Lamar, St. Vincent, Death Grips, Grimes and others.

Saltillo Festival, July 18 to 20: Louisville, Kentucky

This three-day festival, which began in 2002, with local musicians, began working at Tyler Park, the subsequent deployment of Louisville Waterfront Park. Gary Clark Jr., Spoon, Dwight Yokam, Saint Lucia, Outkast, Black Lips and more are scheduled to perform.

Newport Folk Festival, July 25 to 28: Newport, RI

first held in 1959, the Newport Folk Festival is still going strong, and this year will be even more memorable after the recent death of the folk legend Pete Seeger, who was on the original board of the festival. Therefore, we predict many tributes Seeger in July. The poster is dripping slowly: Jeff Tweedy, Ryan Adams, Nickel Creek, Mavis Staples, Band of Horses, Deer Tick, Dawes and Jimmy Cliff will all bring their brand of "popular" to the quaint town that weekend.

Lollapalooza , Aug. 1-3: Chicago

No longer a traveling festival ( the last time I saw Metallica Lolla in that form is titled - ahem ... it was 1996) , now celebrated during Lollapalooza weekend in Chicago ( since 2005). And as always, the Grant Park will be full of both well known acts and up- and-coming. Eminem, Kings of Leon, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Lorde, the Avett Brothers, Zedd, Interpol and Arctic Monkeys are all on board this time.

Outside Lands, August 8 to 10, San Francisco

State Park Golden Gate is currently home to the annual Outside Lands Festival (field), which got its start in 2008. The bill this year features Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Killers, Tiesto, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ray Lamontagne, Tegan and Sara, Chromeo , Capital Cities, John Butler Trio and Haim .

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

GlobalFEST To Present Cutting Edge World Music At Bonnaroo 2014

Influential world music showcase Globalfest joined again with Bonnaroo global sounds to bring forward that brings music festival of the summer.

“Sounds from around the world are seeping into the mainstream," says Isabel Soffer Globalfest. “We are here to present global artists to new audiences through a festival which is characterized by its impressive programming, where the 80,000 festival goers are particularly open to new sounds. Bonnaroo is a place for discovery, as Globalfest by so we know we bring artists resonates and connect. "

The showcase Globalfest Bonnaroo Music Festival this year will be held on June 13, 2014.” An essence of the Bonnaroo experience is the musical exploration and discovery, and the team Globalfest recent tour guides are some of the most exciting music being created on the planet, "says Ashley Capps, president of AC Entertainment and Bonnaroo co -founder and producer.”This collaboration offers fans a musical journey around the world in a single afternoon. It's one of the many unique experiences that distinguish Bonnaroo apart."

Globalfest at Bonnaroo 2014 Line Up

Seun Kuti and Egypt 80: This shows his Afrobeat stem unstoppable showmanship and innate musicality, leading to the side of his father Fela Kuti carefully crafted before his death.

The Master Musicians of Bachir Attar Jakouka offering led by Billy Martin, Marc Ribot, DJ Logic, and Shahzad Ismaily: This masterfully brought together Sufi trance music since its inception Moroccan people to the world, fascinating from William Burroughs and Ornette Coleman and Mick Jagger Sonic Youth Lee Renaldo. This time, it appears with a diverse team of leaders representing the creative music scene of New York.

The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar

DakhaBrakha: deep roots with Ukrainian avant / punk edge, where the elements of percussion and spectacular visual effects meet lush polyphonic singing in what the band calls “ethno - chaos." DakhaBraha were interpreters working group in 2014 Webster Hall event logo Globalfest.

DakhaBrakha by Vadim Kulykov

La Santa Cecilia: Joyous rhythms Pan fed unrestricted musical worlds of Los Angeles, sunny, this Grammy Latin alternative band is led by vocalist La Marisoul power, which can channel Janice Joplin and Celia Cruz.

A Tribe Called Red : The self-proclaimed " Indian Concrete " from the musical scene urban Aboriginal Canada, this trio of DJs, producers and visual artists mixing rhythms and pow wow voices in their tracks blunt club , all while skewering stereotypical views of Native culture.

06/13/2014 , Fri
Manchester, TN La Santa Cecilia in that store
Show 12:30-13:30

06/13/2014 , Fri
Manchester, TN Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 at that store
Show : 2:00 to 15:00

06/13/2014 , Fri
Manchester, TN DakhaBrakha in that store
Show : 3:30 to 16:45

06/13/2014 , Fri
Manchester, TN The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar in that store with special guests Billy Martin , Marc Ribot , DJ Logic & Shahzad Ismaily
Show : 5:15 to 18:30

06/13/2014 , Fri
Manchester, TN A Tribe Called Red at that store
Show : 7:00 to 20:15

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Bonnaroo Lets Social Media Choose Next Performer At Upcoming Music Festival

Ever dreamed of rocking out with his band at Bonnaroo? What do you think sprout wings and take flight on the crowd at Bonnaroo like an eagle? Well, we are ready to make one of these dreams come true!

So - what is there of Ford Escape trends and want to bring your band for Bonnaroo us for a unique opportunity in life to play on stage in front of thousands of screaming fans ! To enter, all you have to do is SUBMIT!

Be part of the first contest of music fest ever put power in the hands of their fans and social community.

Send us a video telling us what it would mean to you to play at Bonnaroo also features a performance of his band. We will pick the best groups of the table social positions - which won the largest number of likes, shares and comments from friends - to play a very special livestream YouTube Space LA before our celebrity judges.

The winning band Escape to Bonnaroo to blow some minds in one of the featured stages. It is a dream comes true! But is not that one where you're naked in front of the whole class. We would never do that to you...