PANORAMA 2017 WAS THIS SUMMER’S MUST SEE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Solange ruling the Panorama Stage on Friday. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

Despite Panorama being pegged as New York’s own version of Coachella (Goldenvoice are the producers for both events), the 3 day music festival took place this past weekend and was as captivating as anticipated.  It was a full fledged sensory experience; from ball pits to The Lab – a space powered by HP and curated by META exclusively dedicated to interactive art – Panorama’s bold and progressive approach is definitely a model for other festivals to follow to remain innovative, fresh, and incredibly fun. Of course, the music was the main focus from start to finish and with good reason – Panorama curated one hell of a lineup.

Solange’s avant-garde performance was just as mesmerizing as her catalog while Frank Ocean’s set was so cerebral and intense that it was as if everyone in attendance got a quick glimpse into how his brilliant mind works. Tyler the Creator’s onstage energy was both rapturous and exhilarating. MGMT briefly transformed the Panorama stage into their own psychedelic space odyssey. Tame Impala navigated through their songs with admirable precision while Nick Murphy (Chet Faker) kicked things up a notch with an emboldened and passionate set. Nine Inch Nails and A Tribe Called Quest rounded out Sunday night’s lineup and proved that with their legendary careers in an industry that is often fickle and impatient, they still can outshine their peers on any given day. While Panorama promises only to get bigger and better each and every year, check out some highlights from this summer’s most epic party below.

Solange dazzling the crowd on Friday. Photography by Nikki Jahanforouz.
Frank Ocean commands the crowd as Friday’s last performance of the night. Photography by Doug Van Sant.
Tyler the Creator giving his all at The Pavilion on Friday. Photography by Chris Lazzaro.
MGMT embarks on a psychedelic journey for the Friday crowd. Photography by Nikki Jahanforouz.
Eager concert goers look on in amazement. Photography by Doug Van Sant.
Tame Impala in all of their glory on Saturday. Photography by Nikki Jahanforouz.
NoName exuding pure talent, charm, and charisma during her set on Saturday. Photography by Nikki Jahanforouz.
Vince Staples is just as excited – if not more so – to be at Panorama as festival goers on Saturday. Photography by Nikki Jahanforouz.
Nick Murphy (Chet Faker) seizing the Panorama Stage on Saturday. Photography by Nikki Jahanforouz.
The crowd growing restless between sets. Photography by Nikki Jahanforouz.
6lack shines at The Pavilion on Sunday. Photography by Nikki Jahanforouz.
Mura Masa getting elevated on Sunday. Photography by Nikki Jahanforouz.
A Tribe Called Quest reminding Panorama just how legendary they are on Sunday. Photography by Nikki Jahanforouz.
Nine Inch Nails bringing the intensity on Sunday and wrapping up the second year of Panorama. Photography by Nikki Jahanforouz.
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