This Week In Music: January 13 – 20, 2019
Welcome to Unity Travel’s weekly newsletter, your new source on all things music! This week we are talking about new developments at Ultra Festival, a recently announced North American tour from one of our faves, and some big news for Swedish House Mafia fans.
TOP NEWS STORIES THIS WEEK
New Netflix Doc Sheds Light on Fyre Festival Disaster
We all remember the giant dumpster fire that was The Fyre Festival. Organized by rapper Ja Rule and entrepreneur/scam artist Billy McFarland, it was billed as a two-weekend, immersive experience in paradise where festival goers would enjoy top musical acts, party with supermodels and stay in lux accommodations on a private island in The Bahamas once owned by Pablo Escobar. As we all know, that isn’t exactly how it turned out.
2 years later, Netflix is releasing a new documentary called FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. The documentary will give us real behind-the-scenes footage from the infamous festival as well as new commentary from those affected. The documentary is set to premiere this Friday on Netflix. You can watch the preview HERE
Ultra Music Festival Gets Cease and Desist Letter Over New Location
Ultra Music Festival in Florida has been issued a cease and desist letter this week from a competing electronic music event Rapture Music Festival.
After being ousted from its famed longtime home Bayfront Park in downtown Miami due to excessive noise complaints, Miami commissioners approved Ultra moving to Virginia Key Beach Park for its festival from March 29-31. However, the house & techno-centric Rapture Festival scheduled for the same weekend at the same venue.
Rapture has been held at Virginia Key for the past two years and is threatening legal action if Ultra continues to pursue permits around the dates that would displace them. Ultra, however, is going ahead with their organizing of the festival, as they need to have full plans showing that minimal environmental impact will come from moving the festival to the new, island set location.
Released in December, the phase 1 lineup for Ultra 2019 featured The Chainsmokers, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Tiesto and Carl Cox. What do you think is going to happen?
RÜFÜS DU SOL Announce 2019 North American Tour
Last year, Australian trio RÜFÜS DU SOL were adorned by fans and critics alike when they released their third studio album, Solace, which was actually one of our favorite albums of 2018. They are bringing their emotional, starry-eyed magic to large venues across the United States and Canada, including stops at Coachella, Shaky Beats in Atlanta, the two nights at Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif., and two nights at Red Rocks in Colorado.
You can see their tour schedule here!
Swedish House Mafia Residency in Vegas?!
Both Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso have announced individual residencies at The Wynn Las Vegas. Sources earlier this week stated that SHM’s third member, Axwell was also set to announce a residency at the same venue, but no final word as of yet.
What is not known is if the group will be performing together at Wynn or just each has individual residencies in between Swedish House Mafia tour dates. Even if the members never perform together, fans will sell out every night featuring one of them in hopes of seeing Swedish House Mafia.
Swedish House Mafia has not announced any 2019 U.S. dates at the time of writing. It has come to light that the iconic trio have “lots of new music coming,” and it’s safe to assume that they’ll debut much of it at this year’s edition of Ultra Music Festival (assuming it takes place, details listed above). The EDM supergroup ended their five-year hiatus with a performance at last year’s edition of the gathering.
Paradiso Music Festival
USC Events is excited to announce the 8th annual Paradiso Festival! Journey home to the breathtaking Gorge Amphitheatre on June 14th & 15th 2019 for two days of life, love, music, and family. Get ready to be immersed in a land where modern technology and nature’s purity blend together in perfect harmony. Experience three stages with world-class visuals & audio production, thrilling rides & attractions, some of the biggest names in dance music, a stunning natural backdrop you have to see to believe, and the best part of all, the Paradiso family.
The journey begins soon! VIP Packages, Hotel Rooms, Shuttles, Ticketing, & Payment Plan information will be released next week. Follow us on Follow us on Instagram to stay up-to-date.
Ever After Music Festival: On Sale Soon
Deep within our dreams. Past the walls of the world around us. The place that finds us, takes us out of the world we live in, where time slows. Experience the Ever After Music Festival. Captivating visuals, thrilling sounds, and magical performances are brought together for one unforgettable weekend in Kitchener.
The Lineup and all information will be announced very soon. Unity will be offering Hotel Rooms, Solo Traveler Rooms, Shuttle Passes, QUBE Tents, Group Camping, Container Camping, RV Camping, GA, Rabbit Hole, & VIP Tickets, and Payment Plans. Follow us on Instagram to get all the up-to-date info.
Back in 2004, Martin Garrix watched Tiesto perform in the opening ceremony of the event which inspired him to produce & DJ. 14 years later, Martin Garrix is gonna help close the same event. Never Give Up.
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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 for more info!
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 for more info!
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, Solo Traveler,Shuttle Passes, QUBE Tent Rentals, Group Camping, RV Camping, Single Camping Passes, Tickets, & Payment Plans. ON SALE NOW!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/EverAfter for more info!
The annual Washington festival at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheater returns June 14-15 with what is sure to be another stellar year, and it’s more affordable than ever. Cabanas, Tables, Hotel Rooms, Shuttle Passes, GA wristbands, VIP passes, Camping Passes, and all packages are ON SALE NOW!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/Paradiso for more info!
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!