Author: Nathan McVay

Lizzo makes history at Bonnaroo 2020 while a few Aussies get set to head to Tennessee

January 8, 2020

Bonnaroo’s 2020 lineup brought big surprises and a really big moment in the history of the festival. Lizzo will be the first female headliner in its 18-year history. This marks a major moment for the Tennessee festival, and Lizzo isn’t the only lady leading quite the feminine movement at the top of the lineup; Miley […]

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Lollapalooza Best of Day Four: #AriPalooza takes over as Ariana Grande wins over Chiacgo

August 6, 2019

Throughout all four days of Lollapalooza, you could tell what the most anticipated show of the weekend was. No, it wasn’t Tenacious D’s or even Shaquille O’Neil’s DJ set… It was the Queen of Lollapalooza 2019, Ariana Grande. It is a very big deal to me that Grande was the Sunday night headliner. There are […]

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Lollapalooza Best of Day 3: Twenty one pilots, Tenacious D, J Balvin, and a car on fire!

August 5, 2019

Saturday was definitely filled with a little something for everyone. If you wanted to see a show with fire, crowd involvement, and crowd surfing, twenty-one pilots were for you. If you wanted to see the first-ever Lollapalooza Latino headliner in J Balvin was where you need to be. Or if you just wanted the greatest […]

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Lollapalooza Best of Day Two: Tame Impala vs Childish Gambino and AJR owns the late night

August 3, 2019

Music festivals can put their attendees in tough spots. Lollapalooza is known for doing this every year. With over 100,000 fans in attendance, festival organizers have to devise plans to scatter the crowd and they do this by booking the biggest names of the festival against each other. Saturday brought two of the hardest decisions […]

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Lollapalooza Best of Day One: The Strokes take on “techno monsters” and reign supreme

August 2, 2019

The 15th edition of Lollapalooza in Chicago kicked off with the greatest weather you could ever ask for. The annual festival which always takes place on the first weekend of August is usually met with scorching sun, torrid temps, and severe threats of dehydration. But this year by the grace of the weather gods it […]

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Five things we’re most looking forward to at Lollapooloza 2019

July 10, 2019

The history of Lollapalooza is one of the richest of all of the North American festivals. Beginning as a traveling festival in 1991 featuring Nine Inch Nails, Ice-T, and of course Jane’s Addiction and manifesting to what it is now an annual festival in Chicago as well as other off branches all over the world. […]

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Bonnaroo Day 4: Brandi Carlile’s set was so good, the Mayor gave her the keys to the freakin’ city

June 18, 2019

Sunday marked the end of Bonnaroo and the blistering heat and weathered faces of those in attendance made the freezing temps of day one seem like ages had passed. But the sun and lack of shade didn’t keep the thousands of fans from winding down Bonnaroo with an eclectic mix of headliners ranging from American […]

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Bonnaroo Day Three: It’s Kacey Musgraves’ world, we are all just living in it

June 17, 2019

If Bonnaroo is known for one thing it is that is has a little everything for everyone. Saturday was the prime example of what one day at Bonnaroo can be. On one stage you had the Grammy award-winning country superstar Kacey Musgraves who embodies everything about the Tennessee music spirit. On the other, you had […]

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Bonnaroo Day One & Two: Gambino shines while emerging acts take center stage

June 16, 2019

Something was very different about Bonnaroo 2019 as opposed to other years. Visible clouds were following festival goers around the concert grounds and campsites. These mists, usually are expected to be smoke billowing from people partaking in certain festival extracurriculars, but no, that was not the case this year. With temperatures dropping just shy of […]

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Going to Bonnaroo? Here’s Five Things First Time Bonnarooers Must Know

May 28, 2019

So your tickets are purchased and you have practiced putting up your tent so you don’t look like an idiot? Great! You might think you are ready for Bonnaroo, but not so fast. The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is one of the greatest music festivals in the world and in a crowded field of American […]

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Grandoozy Day Three Review: Stevie Wonder, Logic, Chainsmokers and More Close Out the Fest

September 17, 2018

Grandoozy closed its first chapter Sunday night with a lineup that truly was a mixed bag of just about everything. With one of the most influential artists of all time mixed with one of the biggest EDM acts in the world and one of the most rising hip hop star of 2018. The Sunday showed […]

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Photo Gallery: Grandoozy Day Two: Florence + The Machine, Young the Giant, Sturgill Simpson, 6LACK and more

September 17, 2018

Grandoozy, the US’ newest music festival, barrelled into its second day featuring Florence + The Machine, Sturgill Simpson, 6LACK, Wilderado, Snow That Product and more. Nathan McVay’s gorgeous photos take us through that wild second day.

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Grandoozy Day Two Review: Florence + The Machine, Young the Giant & Sturgill Simpson help the Denver festival hit its stride

September 16, 2018

Denver’s newest festival Grandoozy kicked into gear on Saturday with a packed lineup that was filled with a little something for everyone. Florence + The Machine headlined the night but was joined by the biggest names in Country and up and coming hip hop stars. Florence + The Machine Florence Welch has always been a force on […]

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Grandoozy Day One Review: Kendrick Lamar and Phoenix kick off Denver’s newest Music Festival

September 15, 2018

Denver has always been known as an amazing city. Set with the beautiful background of the Rocky Mountains, the city has long been a hot bed of live music, a thriving arts scene and a welcoming area of all things culture. But one thing has been a missing, a 3-day major music festival to rival […]

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Gang of Youths to help launch new festival in Denver with Kendrick, Florence and more

August 16, 2018

Next month one of the biggest Music Festival promoters brings a lot of big names and good times to the Rocky Mountains with hopes to establish one of the best new parties of the year. Grandoozy is slated for Overland Park in Denver Colorado from September 14-16 and is being organzied by Superfly Productions. Superfly […]

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Interview: The Coronas (Ireland) discuss their Lollapalooza set, their upcoming Australia dates & rising success

August 8, 2018

Irish band The Coronas have been around for over 15 years which has included five different studio albums and many stops around the world. Their latest album, Trust the Wire, reached #1 on the Irish charts and the band has started to receive global acclaim and an ever growing fan base. On Sunday, the band […]

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Interview: Morgxn (Nashville) talks about playing Lollapalooza and supporting Carly Rae Jepsen

August 7, 2018

There is a lot more than sticks out about Nashville singer/songwriter Morgxn than the x in his name. His soaring vocals, chill beats, and dynamic stage presence brings to mind comparisons to Jack Garrett, SOHN and Asgeir. With over 2 million YouTube views of his hit single “Home” Morgxn has quickly become one of the […]

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The best of the best at Lollapalooza 2018: The moments we will never forget

August 7, 2018

2018’s edition of Lollapalooza was very different from the ones that have come before. It was very much a music festival for the days we are in now. The lineup propped itself as a perfect capsule of what music is today with the biggest names in pop music, EDM and the best rock bands of […]

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Lollapalooza Day Four: Jack White closes the festival with Portugal the Man, What So Not, Manchester Orchestra and more

August 6, 2018

Lollapalooza ended just as hot as it began in terms of temperature and excitement. Jack White led the bill competing against three very different options in Odesza, Excision and Playboy Carti. Threats of inclement weather forced some of the acts to begin earlier, but Jack White had his crowd ask God to hold off and […]

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Lollapalooza Day Three: Aussies Tash Sultana, Amy Shark & Vera Blue shine alongside Vampire Weekend and The Weeknd in Chicago

August 5, 2018

On Saturday Lollapalooza forced its festival goers to make their toughest decision yet. It was a choice between two very different type of Weekends or one of the biggest DJs in the world. The Weeknd earned top billing on this years lineup, but it was the long awaited return of Vampire Weekend after a 5 […]

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Lollapalooza Day Two: Post Malone, Bruno Mars, The National, Brockhampton and more highlight Friday’s best

August 4, 2018

The second day of Lollapalooza was jam packed with much variety and some of the hottest names in music today. The three headliners couldn’t have provided more variety and something for everyone. Dillon Francis played the EDM main stage Perry’s, while Bruno Mars and National played the main stages on the North and Souh ends […]

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Review & Photos: Tank and the Bangas shine at their Lollapalooza Aftershow – Thalia Hall, Chicago

August 4, 2018

Lollapalooza aftershows can be tough tasks. Spending 10 hours in the hot sun if Grant Park can be exhausting and quite taxing. So then to turn around go across town and strap in for another 2 and a half hours of music can be quite the challenge. Luckily, Tank and the Bangas played a set Friday […]

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Lollapalooza Day One: CHVRCHES, Travis Scott, Khalid, Arctic Monkeys & all the highlights from Grant Park, Chicago

August 3, 2018

The 2018 edition of Lollapalooza kicked off Thursday in Chicago’s Grant Park with a jam packed lineup of today’s current pop sensations. Lollapalooza this year seems geared to the new wave of artists and not so much the big names of yesteryear, The Weeknd is slated as the first name on the bill this year, […]

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An A-Z Recap of Bonnaroo’s 16th Anniversary Year in Manchester, Tennessee

June 18, 2018

Bonnaroo is by far my favourite music festival the United States has to offer. When people ask me what makes Bonnaroo so special I find it hard to put into words the experience one has on The Farm. So lucky for you, readers, I’ve put together an A-Z guide on why this years Bonnaroo was […]

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Lollapalooza 2018 will bring some of Australia’s strongest talent to Chicago in August

June 13, 2018

The 2018 edition of Lollapalooza was just announced and the lineup is riddled with big names and massive headliners. From possibly the biggest pop stars of today, to the most iconic rockers of this generation, the Chicago four day music festival will have something for everyone and especially a great Australian presence. Bruno Mars, Jack […]

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Bonnaroo closes its 16th year with massive sets from the likes of Moon Taxi, Dua Lipa and The Killers

June 12, 2018

While the final day of this year’s Bonnaroo festival began with sheets of rain and threats of lighting, the only bolts of electricity that came down on “The Farm” on Sunday came courtesy of the closing set from The Killers.  The rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada braved the storms and high humidity along with other amazing […]

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Nile Rodgers, Bon Iver, Eminem and more bring a diverse program to Bonnaroo’s Saturday line up

June 11, 2018

The hot sun and soaring temperatures couldn’t prevent Bonnaroo’s Saturday lineup from creating one of the most memorable and eclectic days of the past few years. Eminem was the night’s biggest draw, but Kaskade, Anderson. Paak, Bon Iver, Nile Rodgers, Old Crow Medicine Show and more showed that on Saturday there was a little something […]

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Muse bring stadium rock to Tennessee for Bonnaroo’s epic Friday

June 10, 2018

2018’s Bonnaroo kicked into full gear Friday and as is the custom for this Summer Midwestern festival it was a hot one. But the sweltering sun and lack of clouds didn’t keep the bands and fans from having an incredibly packed fun filled day.  Muse Muse was Friday’s big headliner and in their first ever trip […]

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Bonnaroo gets started with Thursday night festivities featuring Jade Bird, Elohim & more

June 9, 2018

Bonnaroo kicked off Thursday with its usual lineup that eases in the action with under the radar and emerging acts. While most of the expected 80,000 guests to attend the festival haven’t arrived, Thursday night offers an amazing opportunity and showcase to open the festival and gain thousands of new fans. Such bands that have […]

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10 surefire highlights of Bonnaroo’s 16th anniversary this weekend

June 7, 2018

The 2018 edition of Bonnaroo is about to kick off with a lot of fresh new faces, big names and a huge dose of early 2000’s nostalgia. Muse, Eminem and The Killers were three of the biggest bands in the world 10 years ago and a decade later they will be headlining one of the […]

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