At 11am this Friday, the gates of Coachella Music Festival will open to thousands of music lovers as more than 180 artists descend upon Indio for two weekends. Taking place April 11-13 and 18-20, the 15th annual festival will host an array of musical genres as well as culinary eclectics, boutique buys, spirits and art installations.
The first installment of Coachella takes off this Friday, and we're getting prepared for it with this month's Agent Playlist Series. In this edition, Los Angeles agent Avery McTaggart and his team share 30 tracks taken from a selection of Windish artists performing at Coachella throughout the next two weekends. Click through or head over to Rdio for music from Lorde, The 1975, Warpaint, Girl Talk and many more, and we hope to see you in Indio!
Spring may already be here, but locals from Colorado are happy to relish in another weekend of winter at SnowBall Music Festival, which kicks off this Friday. Usually held in Winter Park, the fourth installation of the festival will make its Denver debut at The Park at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, where snow-topped mountains make a perfect background for the fest's 65 performances.
Lollapalooza has revealed its 2014 lineup, and we couldn't be more excited to have several of our artists on the bill. The fest kicks off on Friday, August 1 in Chicago's Grant Park, featuring more than 130 performances. Judging by the ferocity of ticket sales, it's obvious that Lolla 2014 is going to be insane -- in a good way.
Miami welcomes back Ultra Music Festival, taking place Friday, March 28 through Sunday, March 30. Now in its 16th year, the festival will be held at Bayfront Park and features more than 250 DJs and electronic artists. To keep you going all weekend, Ultra is providing guests with water refill stations and an amped wifi system, so you're free to share all the photos you'd like (just tag @Ultra!). And if you can't catch the festival in Miami, Ultra Music Festival is taking the show on the road to eight other locations in 2014 including Chile, Buenos Aires, Brazil, Ibiza, Europe, South Africa, Korea and Japan.
March 21-22 marks the third annual BUKU Music + Art Project, and we're excited to have nine artists on the bill. The festivities will be held at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans with more than 65 artists across five stages, each of which sport unique post-industrial scenery surrounding the Mississippi River. In between musical performances, BUKU features installations and artwork by artists from all over the world, including their signature Graffiti Wall.
Tuesday marks the beginning of Miami Music Week, six days dedicated to the celebration and discovery of electronic music. Amidst Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival leading us to April, you'll find The Windish Agency hosting a Miami soiree of our own alongside partners-in-crime, Poplife.
In two days, we'll be on the ground in Austin for our official SXSW showcases. In preparation, and for your traveling pleasure, we've put together 15 tracks by some our our performing artists. Head to Rdio to hear music by Phantogram, Chet Faker, Bad Suns, Cashmere Cat, Caspa and more, and click here for details regarding our annual day party at House of Vans at Mohawk followed by an electronic night at Haven on Friday, March 14.
It's here -- SXSW Music -- a whole week filled with a mix of music and entertainment industry conferences, discussions and performances. This Thursday at 3:30pm, head to The Austin Convention Center's room 18D to join Tom Windish at the Smart Touring (Don't Lose Your Shirt) panel. Here, renowned music professionals from all over will discuss their secrets to crafting a successful and profitable tour.