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June 13, 2019 Disgruntled Bonnaroo Attendees Draw Dreaded “Fyre Festival” Comparisons

Disgruntled Bonnaroo Attendees Draw Dreaded “Fyre Festival” Comparisons

Say it ain’t so.

Organizing a successful music festival is no easy feat. Given the increased spotlight on Billy McFarland and Ja Rule’s notorious Fyre Festival, many have come to gain a better understanding of what not to do. Yet we don’t tend to hear about those that operate as if well-oiled machinery. In that sense, the smooth operation of our favorite festivals are taken somewhat for granted. The sheer amount of potential pitfalls is staggering, and the margin for error isn’t exactly generous. Sadly, the legendary Bonnaroo festival has been dragged through the wringer by legions of disgruntled attendees, many of whom waited up to eight hours in line.

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Many took to Twitter to document their experience trying to enter. From the sound of it, people were directed to wait alongside Hillsboro Highway, where they received little-to-no updates on the situation at large. The McFarland-esque lack of organization is surprising given Bonnaroo’s reputation, and the festival did attempt to steer the course with a Twitter update. Yet it’s equally possible that many attendees, should they be in keeping with today’s Festival attendee, are sorely lacking in patience. This is, after all, an age of instant gratification, and the selfies aren’t nearly as worthwhile if one is stuck in a queue.

All things considered, Bonnaroo will bounce back. Performances from Post Malone, Childish Gambino, Solange, The Lumineers, Cardi B, The National, and more are still set to transpire across the three-day extravaganza. Not to mention, the sheer level of collective inebriation will help blur memories of any unwieldy lines real quick. Still, we abide by a simple formula – we see Fyre Festival comparisons, we have a laugh.

June 10, 2019 H.E.R. Announces Lights On Festival

H.E.R. Announces Lights On Festival

H.E.R. is shining a light on R&B with her very own festival.

The Grammy-winning songstress, in partnership with Live Nation Urban, is set to curate and headline the inaugural Lights On Festival, at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, Calif. on Sept. 14. The lineup boasts some of today’s hottest R&B acts and emerging talents.

In addition to H.E.R., the event is set to feature performances by Jhené Aiko, Daniel Caesar, Summer Walker, Ari Lennox, Kiana Ledé, and DaniLeigh. The R&B-driven bill also includes Melii, Lucky Daye, Marc E. Bassy, LONR, Tone Stith, bLAck pARty, and Rayana Jay.

“Concord Pavilion is the ultimate venue,” said H.E.R. “It is the perfect place to bring people from all over the Bay. I have many memories watching shows and DREAMING I’d be able to perform there. The Bay Area is my home…..it’s a dream come true to host my festival there.”

The festival will feature two stages for performances as well as a third stage dedicated to providing a platform for emerging filmmakers. There will also be activations from local visual artists, vendors, and food trucks.

Pre-sale tickets will be available starting Wednesday, June 12, while general on-sale tickets go on sale Friday, June 14, at LightsOnFest.com.

See the full lineup below.

June 7, 2019 Voting commences in ongoing Pan African Online Film Festival (Click to watch and vote)

Voting commences in ongoing Pan African Online Film Festival (Click to watch and vote)

Voting commences in the ongoing Pan African Online Film Festival (PAOFF)

Click to watch & vote for hundreds of free movies

 

Voting has now commenced in the first ever Pan African Online Film Festival, a StarTimes ON initiative.

 

Click here http://m.startimestv.com/hybrid/vote/FilmFestival to watch hundreds of free movies, short films, music videos and also vote to support your favorite by voting free of charge.

 

PAOFF is hosted on  StarTimes ON mobile app, the video streaming service of StarTimes, rich in content general entertainment, music, movies and live TV downloadable here – https://bit.ly/2K6y1gH

 

In April, StarTimes commenced the first-ever Online Film Festival in Africa, allowing producers to enter their content for the competition via StarTimes ON, with a promise to provide all users with free access to local films from across Africa and a surprise prize for some lucky voters.

June 6, 2019 Cardi B Cancels August Parklife Festival Performance

Cardi B Cancels August Parklife Festival Performance

Cardi was scheduled to headline but the festival reps announced she axed her performance.

She recently expressed how she hates to canceled shows because she loses out on too much money, but Cardi B has once again disappointed her fans. It’s been announced that the rapper has pulled out of the Parklife Festival that is set to take place in Manchester’s Heaton Park in England on August 8. The news was given by Parklife through their Twitter account with a message that reads:

“As some of you will have seen, Cardi B was forced to cancel some performances in May. The Parklife team have just been notified that Cardi now also needs to pull out of Parklife this weekend. As such there will be some changes to the previously advertised lineup, stage splits, and times. We are working on this currently.’ We are very sorry for the late notice but have only just had confirmation from Cardi’s team that she will not be able to perform. We all remain super excited for Parklife this weekend and cannot wait to see you in a completely transformed Heaton Park.”

Cardi has recently gone under the knife for cosmetic surgery and her doctors have reportedly told her to take it easy until her body recovers. Instead, Cardi has continued to perform, including giving a rousing performance on the HOT 97 Summer Jam stage last weekend. When the rapper previously has to postpone a string of shows her representative said, ”She’s very disappointed as she hates to let her fans down. She reassures them that she will see them in September.” Last week the rapper also headed to trial in her strip club assault case, although there’s no word on if that has anything to do with her recent cancelation.