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PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2017 LINEUP

The 2017 Pitchfork Music Festival will take place at Union Park in Chicago on July 14 – 16. The media outlet hosting its 12th annual festival has revealed the full lineup for this year’s event.

The 2017 installment of the Pitchfork Music Festival opens on Friday with performances by LCD Soundsystem, Dirty Projectors, Danny Brown, Thurston Moore, Vince Staples, Arca, Kamaiyah, Hiss Golden Messenger, Frankie Cosmos, William Tyler, D∆WN, Priests and Madame Ghandi.

Saturday’s second day of the event will feature A Tribe Called Quest, PJ Harvey, Angel Olsen, The Feelies, George Clinton, Mitski, Madlib, Arab Strap, S U R V I V E, Francis and the Lights, Weyes Blood, Jeff Rosenstock, Cherry Glazerr and Vagabon.

On Sunday, the festival will end will sets from Solange, Nicolas Jaar, The Avalanches, Ride, American Football, Isaiah Rashad, Hamilton Leithauser, Pinegrove, Jamila Woods, Colin Stetson, Derrick Carter, Joey Purp, NE-HI and Kilo Kish.

Tickets are currently available via the festival’s website.

2017 RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY FESTIVAL LINEUP

The ingeniously curated Red Bull Music Academy Festival announced its 2017 New York lineup on Wednesday (March 22), and it boasts a tantalizing array of music, art, film and dance.

Beloved figures like Solange, Gucci Mane, New Jack Swing mastermind Teddy Riley and iconoclastic filmmaker Werner Herzog are all part of this year’s roster, as well as disco pioneer Patrick Adams, Brazilian samba queen Elza Soares and Detroit house legend Moodyman, who will perform a set in tribute to Prince. Check out the full lineup below and get more details here.

X AMBASSADORS ARE BRINGING A MUSIC FESTIVAL TO THEIR HOMETOWN

By Taylor W.

Before X Ambassadors were creating hits like “Renegades” and “Unsteady,” the Ithaca, New York-bred group spent their time traveling to cities outside their hometown — because the artists they wanted to see in concert would never stop by their hometown.

So, 11 years after leaving Ithaca and achieving their own dreams of becoming a successful rock band, the X Ambassadors guys are making sure their hometown isn’t always forgotten. Behold, the inaugural Cayuga Sound Festival, which will not only bring some great acts to their hometown, but will also benefit local nonprofits in the city.

The Cayuga Sound Festival will take place in Ithaca, New York, on Sept. 22 and 23.

“When we were kids growing up in Ithaca, it was always so exciting to hear when musicians we loved were coming to tour through our town. It always felt so special — like they’d decided to come play just for us,” the band wrote in an Instagram announcing the fest. “We’re bringing that noise back to where it all started. @cayugasound is the music festival we dreamed of as kids in Ithaca. Eclectic, cutting edge, and daring musicians from all over the world, all sharing the stage together.”

Taking place on Sept. 22 and 23 in Ithaca’s Stewart Park, X Ambassadors and The Roots will serve as headliners for the inaugural festival. Also taking part in Cayuga Sound’s first year are K. Flay, The Knocks, Tei Shi, Margaret Glaspy, Jukebox the Ghost and more. Some of the nonprofits that will receive part of the festival proceeds are Friends of Stewart Park, the Ithaca Youth Bureau, GIAC, Planned Parenthood Ithaca, Community School of Music & Arts and more to be announced.

Performances will take place on two stages in Stewart Park, with after parties and other events happening throughout the city all weekend. For more information, visit the festival’s official website.

SKEPTA ANNOUNCES THE “BANNED FROM AMERICA” TOUR

The Banned From America tour will kick off with a performance at the 2017 Coachella Festival on April 16. Skepta is set to follow that up with a few more shows in the U.S. and Canada before taking a break in May. The tour will resume on June 4 with Skepta’s gig at this year’s Governors Ball in New York. Skepta is scheduled for a few more shows in June before wrapping things up at the 2017 Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee.

Check out all of the dates for Skepta’s tour below. You can purchase tickets through the “No Security” rapper’s official site.

April 16 – Indio, Calif. – Coachella
April 17 – Los Angeles, Calif. – Fonda Theatre
April 18 – Vancouver, B.C. – Vogue
April 19 – Seattle, Wash. – Neumos
April 20 – San Francisco, Calif. – 1015 Folsom
April 23 – Indio, Calif. – Coachella
April 24 – Chicago, Ill. – Concord
April 26 – Toronto, Ont. – Rebel
April 27 – Montreal, Que. – Olympia
June 4 – New York, N.Y. – Governors Ball
June 5 – Washington, D.C. – Fillmore
June 6 – Philadelphia, Pa. – TLA
June 7 – TBA
June 11 – Manchester, Tenn. – Bonnaroo

ED SHEERAN ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES

Ed will be coming back to North America to play 48 dates starting this Summer. Tickets on general sale Friday 17th March.

June 29 || Kansas City, MO || Sprint Center
June 30 || Des Moines, IA || Wells Fargo Arena
July 1 || St. Paul, MN || Xcel Energy Center
July 7 || Toronto, ON || Air Canada Centre
July 9 || Buffalo, NY || KeyBank Center
July 11 || Philadelphia, PA || Wells Fargo Center
July 14 || Uncasville, CT || Mohegan Sun Arena
July 15 || Uncasville, CT || Mohegan Sun Arena
July 18 || Quebec City, QC || Videotron Centre
July 19 || Montreal, QC || Bell Centre
July 22 || Winnipeg, MB || MTS Centre
July 23 || Saskatoon, SK || SaskTel Centre
July 25 || Edmonton, AB || Rogers Place
July 28 || Vancouver, BC || Rogers Arena
July 29 || Tacoma, WA || Tacoma Dome
July 30 || Portland, OR || Mode Center
August 1 || Sacramento, CA || Golden 1 Center
August 2 || Oakland, CA || Oracle Arena
August 4 || Las Vegas, NV || T-Mobile Arena
August 5 || Glendale, AZ || Gila River Arena
August 6 || San Diego, CA || Valley View Casino Center
August 10 || Los Angeles, CA || Staples Center
August 15 || Denver, CO || Pepsi Center
August 17 || Tulsa, OK || BOK Center
August 18 || Dallas, TX || American Airlines Center
August 19 || Houston, TX || Toyota Center
August 22 || San Antonio, TX || AT&T Center
August 25 || Duluth, GA || Infinite Energy Center

August 29 || Tampa, FL || Amalie Center
August 30 || Miami, FL || American Airlines Arena
August 31 || Orlando, FL || Amway Center
September 2 || Raleigh, NC || PNC Arena
September 3 || Charlotte, NC || Spectrum Center
September 5 || Charleston, SC || North Charleston Center
September 7 || Louisville, KY || KFC YUM! Center
September 8 || Indianapolis, IN || Bankers Life Fieldhouse
September 9 || Cleveland, OH || Quicken Loans Arena
September 12 || Omaha, NE || CenturyLink Center
September 15 || Chicago, IL || Allstate Arena
September 17 || St. Louis, MO || Scottrade Center
September 19 || Washington, DC || Verizon Center
September 22 || Boston, MA || TD Garden
September 26 || Pittsburgh, PA || PPG Paints Arena
September 27 || Detroit, MI || Little Caesars Arena
September 29 || Brooklyn, NY || Barclays Center
September 30 || Brooklyn, NY || Barclays Center
October 3 || Columbus, OH || Nationwide Arena
October 6 || Nashville, TN || Bridgestone Arena 

RUFF RYDERS 20TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION SHOW IN BROOKLYN

DMX, Swizz Beatz, The Lox, and the rest of Ruff Ryders will reunite on April 21st at the Barclays Center.

The Ruff Ryders are getting back together.The official Ruff Ryders website has announced that the original Ruff Ryder line-up — DMX, Eve, Swizz, The LOX, and Drag-On — will perform at a 20th anniversary concert on April 21st at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. If last year’s Bad Boy reunion concert at Barclays is any indication, three will be plenty of high-profile surprise guests.Tickets on sale now at here .

OSHEAGA MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP

The 2017 Osheaga Music And Arts Festival will be take place at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal on August 4 – 6. Presented by Virgin Mobile, the lineup for 12th installment of the Canadian festival has been confirmed.

Topping the Osheaga lineup are headliners The Weeknd, Muse and Lorde. Other acts appearing at the festival will be Alabama Shakes, BadBadNotGood, Broken Social Scene, Dawes, Father John Misty, Foxygen, GRiZ, Justice, MGMT, Solange, Strand of Oaks, Temples, The Shins and many more.

Information regarding purchasing passes and other event details is available at the official Osheaga website.