Mark your calendars because a new music festival is hitting the Big Apple. Panorama NYC comes to Randall’s Island Park from July 22-24. The brand new event was created by the masterminds behind Coachella and has a line-up that puts other fests to shame. With more than fifty amazing acts to choose from, it’s going to be a challenge to pick which acts to commit to. To help you out, The Untitled Magazine has the list for the 10 best bets of the weekend.
Friday, July 22nd
The Grammy-winning blues-rock band has topped the charts since releasing their debut album, Boys & Girls. Front woman Brittany Howard, known for her amazing stage presence, is sure to keep the crowd on their feet. The Shakes’ set will definitely be one of the biggest draws of the festival.
Since her 2013 debut, the former backup dancer has enchanted audiences with her blend of sexy sounds, weird rhythms, and out-of-this-world visuals. During her performance, expect the unexpected.
Diplo, Walshy Fire, and Jillionaire’s dance hall-tinged tracks have made Major Lazer a major music mainstay in the party scene. Keep an eye out for guest stars and brace yourself for heavy twerking during the supergroup’s slot.
Saturday, July 23rd
The electronic music duo has been blowing up the scene ever since releasing their incredibly catchy 2013 album, Body Music. Recently, they were announced as Sia’s special guests on her upcoming tour. See them at Panorama before finding tickets for their shows becomes impossible.
In between being photographed at every NYC art opening, Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes somehow finds time to make infectious 80’s tinged pop songs. A favorite among the hipster crowd, his set is perfect for a summer Saturday.
Following the release of her debut album, Untitled Magazine featured artist, Melanie Martinez, has generated a loyal fan base of “cry babies” but there will definitely be more cheers than tears at her live show.
Sunday, July 24th
Brooklyn band, LCD Soundsystem have been crowd favorites since they hit the scene in 2002. While the jury is divided on what genre their music fits into, one thing that is for certain is their ability to put on a great live show. Their set at Panorama will be one of their biggest since reuniting after a five-year break.
Last but absolutely not least, is Sia. For a while, the secretive singer has penned mega-hits for other artists but in the last few years her solo career has skyrocketed to great heights. In April her groundbreaking Coachella performance combined theater, dance, and visuals, leaving the audience absolutely mesmerized.
Weekend passes and single day tickets are still available for Panorama Festival so grab your friends and go!
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