This Week in Music: 3/6-3/13
Welcome back to Unity Travel’s Weekly newsletter! Your source on all things music, pop culture, and current events.
TOP STORIES THIS WEEK
Keith Flint of The Prodigy Dead at 49
Keith Flint, lead singer of the iconic electronica band, The Prodigy was found dead in his
home in Essex of an apparent suicide early on Monday morning.
The group released this statement confirming Keith’s passing:
“It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint. A true pioneer, innovator, and legend. He will be forever missed. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.”
Flint’s contributions to electronic music will never be forgotten. His endless high energy stage presense, distinctive double mohwak, and fearlessness to dance to the beat of his own drum helped make The Prodigy one of the biggest and most iconic electronic acts of all time. He was a pioneer and helped bring electronic music into the mainstream.
Disneyland Paris Announces lineup for Electroland Festival
Disneyland Paris revealed the lineup for their third annual Electroland festival. On July 5th-7th, fans of both Disney and dance music will join forces for a weekend of performances from some of dance music’s finest.
Headliners Steve Aoki, Alesso, and Armin Van Buuren will be performing alongside a diverse supporting cast featuring NERVO, Nicky Romero, FEDER and more at this single staged festival.
Electroland will feature top-notch production, including projection mapping technology on the iconic Hollywood Hotel Tower exhibit. Attendees will get to experience Disneyland Paris alongside thousands of dance music fans, in what will surely be a different experience than your traditional visit to the park.
Dating App Bumble Teams up with EDM Brands on Female Music Initiative
Just as the dating app Bumble enables its female users to initiate connections, they are aiming to bridge the inequality gap in EDM. They have joined forces with ID&T, Astralwerks and STMPD RCRDS on a campaign to empower female artists in the industry called Making Moves in Music (MMM).
To that end, MMM has announced its first official artist after what appears to have been a rigorous selection process. After boot camps in Amsterdam and L.A. Dutch DJ/producer, Nicky Elisabeth was chosen from three finalists for a time slot on the STMPD RCRDS stage at the 2019 edition of Ultra Music Festival in Miami in addition to a release on Astralwerks.
Elisabeth, who describes her own style as “melodic techno with a twist,” will also perform at the 2019 edition of Mysteryland, ID&T’s biggest summer festival. #GirlPower
Marshmello Residency at New Vegas Club Valued at $60 Million
The biggest new club in Las Vegas is KAOS at The Palms Casino Resort. The club will debut the first weekend in April with performances from Marshmello, Travis Scott, Cardi B, Alicia Keys, J Balvin, Skrillex, and G-Eazy, with more artists set to perform throughout the year.
According to a new report from Variety, Marshmello has signed an exclusive two-year contract with the Las Vegas club to the tune of $60 million. With a guaranteed $30 million per year (gross) from the residency, as well as streaming, touring, sync, and merchandise, this will surely make Marshmello the new richest DJ in the world.
The highest-paid DJ at the time, Calvin Harris, doesn’t tour. Instead, he makes most of his money from streaming and residencies in Las Vegas.
Paradiso Lineup Announced!
The full lineup for USC Events iconic Paradiso was announced over the weekend, and it is STACKED. Headlining this year will be Skrillex on June 14 and Kaskade on June 15. They’ll be joined by Alison Wonderland, Illenium, San Holo, Zeds Dead, Cookie Monsta b2b Doctor P, Zhu, Infected Mushroom (Live), Oliver Heldens, Rusko, and more!
VIP Cabanas & Tables, Hotel Rooms, Shuttle Passes, Oasis Camping, Solo Traveler, GA wristbands, VIP passes are ON SALE NOW, start your payment plan today!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/Paradiso for more info!
March Madness is Here!
V2 PRESENTS: GET LUCKY
Come donned in your greatest gold & green attire as we discover the end of the rainbow at The Great Saltair. Catch Rezz, Borgore, Malaa & More at Get Lucky Festival in Salt Lake City this weekend!
Hotel Rooms & Weekend Long Round Trip Shuttles STILL AVAILABLE!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/GetLucky
USC EVENTS: LUCKY FESTIVAL
Follow us to the 8th annual Lucky Festival, a magical land where whimsical creatures roam wild and life blooms with effervescence. Join in the dance of the fairies at Lucky Arena, search for pots of gold in the Leprechaun’s Lair, and experience the blissfulness that comes from finding the End Of The Rainbow, find some extra luck at Clover Park, and so much more!
Hotel Rooms, Solo Traveler, VIP Tables, Tickets & Payment Plans ON SALE NOW!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/Lucky
Get your OWN VIP Gold Table, the cost is only a little more than regular VIP. What are you waiting for? Ditch the crowded pit and catch Galantis, Adventure Club, 3LAU, Liquid Stranger + more with prime stage views, ultimate VIP treatment, and good vibez!
Already purchased your VIP Ticket(s) to Lucky & want to upgrade to a table? Email [email protected]!
POT OF GOLD FESTIVAL PHOENIX
If you’re in the South-West U.S. and you’re not going to Pot of Gold Festival, you’re missing out! With the additions of Ice Qube, Snoop Dogg, Ozuna & Kodak Black, it’s going to be a weekend to remember. This March 15-17 at Phoenix Steele Indian School Park.
Hotel Rooms, Shuttle Passes, Payment Plans & Ticket Packages ON SALE NOW!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/PotofGold
ALSO ON SALE
Days on the Green Festival Phoenix
Get ready for the inaugural Days on the Green Music Festival, a 2-day weekend event taking place on April 19 – 20, 2019! Come for the good vibes and chill with the best of reggae, alternative, & punk performances!
Hotel Rooms, Shuttle Passes, Payment Plans & Ticket Packages. On Sale Now! Go to www.Unity.Travel/DaysontheGreen
EDC Las Vegas
->Book your hotel room for EDC with us at some of the best hotels on the Las Vegas Strip for significantly below market rate! Traveling to EDC Solo? Book as part of our Solo Traveler Program!
Hotel Rooms & Solo Traveler ON SALE NOW!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/ElectricWeekend
Ever After Music Festival
Ever After Music Festival is an experience for all to share. A fantasy getaway experience with the sounds, the stunning visuals, and high-class performances for you to have an unforgettable weekend.
Hotel Rooms, Shuttle Passes, QUBE Tent Rentals, Group Camping, RV Camping, Single Camping Passes, Tickets & Payment Plans. ON SALE NOW!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/EverAfter
Imagine Music Festival
The aquatic fairytale comes alive with multiple custom stages, world-class production, and a unique variety of dancers, cirque acts, art, workshops, food trucks and even a giant splash pool!
-Hotel Rooms, Round Trip Shuttle Passes, QUBE Tents, Camping Passes, Solo Traveler, & Tickets. ON SALE NOW! Go to www.Unity.Travel/Imagine for more info!
The best part about music is its ability to always be there and serve its purpose when we need it the most. As background noise while we workout or study, or as a sentimental bookmark held for our favorite memories, it makes us feel less alone, and it brings us all together. Remember that you are loved, and no matter how alone you feel, music will always be there for you.
Recently, we’ve lost Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell, Avicii, and now Keith Flint to suicide. If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for a list of additional resources.