Burning Man is Hosting “Where The Sheep Sleep” – A Three-Day Festival in the Netherlands

Picture courtesy of Burning Man

Picture courtesy of Burning Man

 

Burning Man is making a journey across the pond.

The Nevada-based gathering, which focuses on self-expression, music, art and community, is making a trip across the Atlantic to host “Where The Sheep Sleep.” This new three-day festival will take place in the Netherlands at Veluwe from July 29 through 31, cementing Burning Man’s first endeavor outside of the United States.

In order to attend, festival-goers will need to first  register through the Burning Man NL Facebook group, then apply to obtain their Event Membership. This is a yearly membership and is required in order to gain access to “Where The Sheep Sleep” – when sales go online you will be invited through your registered event member email.

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As announced on their website, “The purpose of “Where the Sheep Sleep” is to dream together and create a reality that we won’t forget.”

Movement Detroit Releases Official Recap Vid and Announces Special 1-Day Appreciation Sale for 2017

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It hasn’t even been two weeks since I left Detroit and penned my Editorial, and Paxahau has gone ahead releasing the Official Movement Recap Video followed by a very special announcement for 2017.

As a token of appreciation, the festival will be conducting a very special 1-Day Sale on Friday, June 17th from Noon until Midnight EST, allowing dance music fans access to limited quantities of $100 GA tickets and $200 VIP tickets for next year’s 11th Edition of Movement!

To purchase your tickets, go to: http://bit.ly/movement17thanks
Enter the code: DETROIT2017 (code will be active on June 17 at noon).

Read the full statement from Paxahau and Movement here: http://bit.ly/movement17thankyou

Watch the full Recap Video below:

Listen to 6AM’s Comprehensive Movement Detroit 2016 Playlist

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Techno and house and house fans rejoice!

With Movement’s 10th Anniversary just around the corner, 70+ day and after-parties to choose from and a plethora of artist playing the festival across three days and six stages, we decided that it’s time for the music to do the talking.

It’s likely that even the most seasoned of electronic music veteran is familiar with the more than 125 artists playing the festival this year, and it is for that reason that we decided to compile a special Movement Detroit 2016 Artist Playlist on SoundCloud for your use.

We scoured the entire SoundCloud platform for live sets and mixes from each artist playing in Hart Plaza on Memorial Day Weekend. We tried to post the most recent or telling piece of music compilation we could find for each name, in order to give listeners a fairly up-to-date understanding of the artist’s sound and what to expect from them in Detroit.

The result is a 119 track compilation incorporating over 165 hours of music organized in alphabetical order. Please be understanding that not every artist featured on the lineup had recent live sets or mixes available on the SoundCloud platform, while others had none at all.

We hope you enjoy it. Share the article with other friends making their pilgrimage to Detroit – music is love, and sharing is caring!

Oh and don’t forget to enter our contest for 2 GA tickets to the fest!

Connect with Movement: Official Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Win 2 GA Passes to Electric Island Festival 2016 in Guam!

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We are giving away 2 GA tickets to Electric Island Festival (EIF) occurring in Guam on Friday June 24th and Saturday June 25th.

This year’s EIF will host an eclectic mix of artists such as Donald Glaude, Trent Cantrelle, Silky, Shinichi Osawa, DJ Cookie, Drunken Kong, Steve Prior, and many more. Similar to last year, WOMB Tokyo is scheduled to host one of the stages bringing their signature sound of Japanese techno to a festival atmosphere.

For a chance to win our contest, simply follow the instructions in the widget below. While you do not have to complete each step, the more steps you complete the higher your chances of winning are!

Please note: If you are having difficulty opening/entering this contest via cell phone, try the following:

  1. Open this link directly on Safari or another designated web browser (not through the FB or Twitter apps)
  2. If the above fails, try via desktop computer.

Win 2 GA Passes to Electric Island Festival [EIF] (Contest on Hive.co)

Connect with Electric Island Festival: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Secret Solstice Festival: Full Schedule, Secret Headliner

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Iceland’s Secret Solstice Festival has been dropping lineup announcements left and right. The fifth (and final) announcement, which includes a day-by-day schedule, has arrived, with a grand total of 170 artists set to perform between June 16th and 19th. Only one artist has not been announced yet, but we can count on it being a heavy-hitter (last year, Busta Rhymes was the secret headliner).
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Secret Solstice has been getting major buzz – not only for its stacked lineup, but also for its VIP experiences and ticket upgrade options. Want to party inside a dormant volcano? Or a Glacier? Secret Solstice has got you covered (for a hefty fee, of course). And if you’ve ever felt as if Vegas, Miami or Ibiza are simply not extravagant, you can simply fork up a million bucks and party like a king.
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Full festival passes covering the entire four days of the event start at 24,900kr (approx. £137/$200USD/€177) and can be purchased from the official Secret Solstice website.
Secret Solstice 4 Day Passes, VIP, Camping and special side event tickets are on sale now at secretsolstice.is,

Your Complete Party Guide to Movement Detroit 2016

Photo by Bryan Mitchell

Photo by Bryan Mitchell

Movement Detroit is just around the corner, and this year the Motor City is peppered with more parties than ever. We have decided to save you the time and effort by grouping them all in one comprehensive guide to help you choose and plan your weekend with ease.

The list is sorted in order by day, with events displayed alphabetically. While most are after-parties, there are a few day parties too which are clearly marked to avoid confusion. The 6AM staff combed through the entire list and selected favorites that we recommend based on years of experience traveling to Detroit for Movement weekend.

Please be aware that some lineups are still TBD and some parties are altogether still yet to be announced. We will be updating this list daily to ensure it’s complete for your use. When preparing for your trip to Detroit, ensure you also take a look at our expansive City Travel Guide for tips on how to get the most out of your stay. Read more

The World’s Most Unique Festival Locations

Traena Festival in Norway. Source: Henrik Mundal Andreassen

Traena Festival in Norway. Source: Henrik Mundal Andreassen

In today’s over-saturated music market, we live in a world with more festivals than we can ever dream to attend. It therefore becomes important, when making the all-too-familiar choice of where to travel to next in the pursuit of good music, to focus not only on the acts billed but also on the uniqueness of the experience as provided by the festival surroundings themselves.

Long-running and debuting festivals alike are continuously striving to offer what others can’t: unique locations which in themselves become a selling point for anyone potentially making the trip. From castles to ore mines, idyllic beaches to the desert, we have listed below some of the most unique festival locations in the world. Read more

Goldenvoice: 1960’s Rock Show, Coachella-Style

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Goldenvoice, the mega-brand responsible for, among others, the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, has just dropped a major announcement. From October 7-9 this year, Goldenvoice will be hosting a three-night concert at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. with an unbelievable lineup: the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, the Who, and Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd fame). This will be the first time that these six artists, all inductees of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, have shared a bill. All of these artists were enormously influential in the development of pop and rock music through the 60’s and 70’s, and this festival provides a perfect opportunity to acknowledge and honor their contributions to both British, American, and global musical traditions.

 

Coachella Set Times Are Out For 2016

17158589275_21f85d9f46_kGet ready to rally to the desert with the Coachella 2016 set times prepped for Weekend 1. In addition to the three-day splits, the set times for the Do Lab stage, the Heineken House, and Despacio are available for discussion. This year, the set times are standard for each stage vibe, with the Yuma Tent packed with renowned names from the underground dance music entourage. Read more

The Women of Movement Detroit 2016

Photo by Joshua Hanford

Photo by Joshua Hanford

While going through the stage lineup and set times for Movement Detroit last week, it occurred to me that this year the festival has booked a great selection of female artists. While there could and should be more, I remained pleased to see that at least when compared to 2015 the presence of women at Movement has grown.

Some of these artists are returning to Hart Plaza, see Nina Kraviz, tINI and J.Phlip, while others will be making illustrious debuts. Some even made our list of Top 15 acts not to miss at the festival.

Regardless, ensure you bear this pool of talent in mind when making your schedules for this coming Memorial Day Weekend!

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