Music festivals

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2015 file photo, Willie Nelson performs at Farm Aid 30 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago. Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews headline Farm Aid 2019 when the annual music and food festival visits Wisconsin's dairy country in September. Tickets for the Sept. 21 event at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin, go on sale Friday, July 12, 2019. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)
July 09, 2019 - 6:31 pm
EAST TROY, Wis. (AP) — Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and the Dave Matthews will headline Farm Aid 2019 when the music and food festival visits Wisconsin's dairy country in September. Tickets for the Sept. 21 event at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy go on sale Friday. Farm...
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Tens of thousands of choir singers gathered in Tallinn, Estonia, on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Estonia marked the 150th anniversary of a tradition crucial to the national awakening movement and that inspired the defiant "Singing Revolution" in the late 1980s that helped the nation to break free from nearly fifty years of Soviet occupation. The four-day event held every five years unites the small Baltic nation of 1.3 million people in the celebration of their language and culture. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
July 07, 2019 - 3:03 pm
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia has reveled in the 150th anniversary staging of a choral music festival that has been recognized by the U.N.'s cultural agency. The four-day Estonian Song and Dance Celebration attracted 35,000 singers, more than 1,000 choirs and 700 dance groups. The event is held...
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May 24, 2019 - 6:30 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston's world-renowned Spoleto Festival USA is opening 17 days of operas, plays, chamber music and jazz. The arts festival opens at noon Friday with a ceremony at Charleston City Hall. Spoleto will run through June 9. The spotlighted performance is the opera "Salome."...
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May 15, 2019 - 6:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Woodstock 50 festival is back on after a court on Wednesday rebuffed an ex-investor's effort to cancel the anniversary extravaganza — but organizers will have to do without some $18 million, at least for now. Manhattan judge Barry Ostrager ruled the festival's former chief...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, Kodak Black arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Officials say Florida rapper Kodak Black was arrested on federal and state weapons charges just before he was to perform at a hip-hop festival. The U.S. Marshals office says in a news release that the 21-year-old Black was taken into custody Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Rolling Loud Music Festival at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. The statement didn’t elaborate.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 12, 2019 - 1:33 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Rolling Loud Music Festival celebrating global hip-hop artists in South Florida did not go so well for Kodak Black and Lil Wayne. The U.S. Marshals Service said in a news release that Black was arrested Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. The statement said he was...
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Ciara performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Thursday, April 25, 2019, in New Orleans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
April 25, 2019 - 9:44 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rain delayed the start of the 50th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Thursday but didn't seem to dampen spirits. Zack Buda, 25, of Manhattan, was among people dancing in a huge, grassy puddle off to the side of the main stage where Earth, Wind and Fire were closing the...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, British grime artist Stormzy performs at the Brit Awards 2018 in London. The Austrian music Snowbombing festival in Mayrhofen, Austria, is apologizing to Stormzy, who pulled out of an appearance on Wednesday April 10, 2019, after accusing security staff of racial profiling. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, file)
April 12, 2019 - 3:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian music festival is apologizing to British grime artist Stormzy, who pulled out of an appearance after accusing security staff of racial profiling. Snowbombing festival organizers said security responded Wednesday night to a report that an individual at the show in Mayrhofen...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, honoree Solange Knowles attends the Black Girls Rock! Awards at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J. On Sunday, April 7, 2019, Coachella officials announced that Solange will not be performing at this year's festival due to major production delays. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
April 07, 2019 - 8:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Solange is no longer performing at Coachella. The festival's official Twitter account posted the news Sunday, writing: "Due to major production delays, Solange will unfortunately no longer be performing at this year's festival." The announcement comes a week before the two-weekend...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2017. file photo, Beyonce sits at court side during the second half of the NBA All-Star basketball game in New Orleans. Netflix on Sunday, April 7, 2019 posted on its social media channels a yellow image with the word “Homecoming” across it. The only other information was a date: April 17. That’s when Netflix is expected to premiere a Beyonce special that may feature her performances at last year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. (AP Photo/Max Becherer, File)
April 07, 2019 - 1:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It took just one word for Netflix to send Beyonce fans into a full-on freak out. The streaming giant on Sunday posted on its social media channels a yellow image with the word "Homecoming" across it. The only other information was a date: April 17. That's when Netflix is expected to...
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April 06, 2019 - 6:17 pm
INDIO, California (AP) — A Coachella worker has died while setting up for the music and arts festival in the Southern California desert. Goldenvoice, which puts Coachella in Indio each year, said in a statement the man was a lead rigger who died in a fall while working on a stage on festival...
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