Music Festivals

How Do Rappers Handle “Nigga” During the Rise of White-Dominated Festivals?

This past March in Amsterdam, Oddisee—a D.C. rapper whose music often wrestles with sociopolitical themes—had a surreal experience. During a performance, he spotted a white…
Brian Josephs / September 13, 2017

22,000 Evacuated After Stage Fire at Barcelona’s Tomorrowland Unite Festival

Flames took over the Tomorrowland Unite stage Saturday night (July 29) at Parc de Can Zam in Barcelona, leading festival organizers to evacuate 22,000 people in…
Ashley Iasimone, Billboard / July 30, 2017

Lily Allen Reflects on a Life Spent at Glastonbury in New Video

"I've been to Glastonbury pretty much every year since I was born," Lily Allen says at the beginning of her new video, holding up a…
Elissa Stolman / July 24, 2014

Plan Your 2014 Festival Binge With This Interactive Map

Say you live in Dallas, Texas. This summer, you really want to see OutKast, the Strokes, Sleigh Bells, and Chance the Rapper in concert, but…
John Surico / April 21, 2014

No New Friends: Invite-Only Music Festivals On Upswing

Music festival fans had it good in 2013. As proven by SPIN's lengthy Festlove master list, there's no shortage of concert showcases. Miss Paul McCartney…
Kyle McGovern / October 17, 2013