Today marked the first day of Chicago’s Freaky Deaky in 2015. Everyone arrived in their best Halloween outfits and prepared themselves for some great music. With its huge expansion this year and it’s new location at Toyota Park, fall’s elite music festival really stepped it up this year! Fans today saw sets from Bassnectar, 2Chainz, Griz, Flying Lotus and many more, and we were there to capture the best moments.
Check out our photos below, of what Day 1 of Freaky Deaky had to offer in 2015, and make sure not to miss tomorrow’s artists!
Chicago doesn’t subscribe to the idea that music festivals need to end in the summer, which is why React Present has totally expanded their Halloween music festival this year with Freaky Deaky. And while you purchase your tickets and await it’s full schedule, Freaky Deaky has just announced its daily lineups. Fans on Freaky Deaky’s opening day will be trick or treated to performances from Bassnectar, 2 Chainz, Action Bronson, Flying Lotus, Markus Schulz and many more. On Saturday Armin Van Buuren, Big Gigantic, Logic, Joey Bada$$ and more will hit the state. Then on Sunday, the Windy City will see sets from Chicago’s own Vic Mensa, Pretty Lights, Aluna George, A-Trak, Carnage, Mac Miller and many more.
With appearances from 2 Chainz, Vic Mensa, Flying Lotus, Mac Miller, Logic, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson and Riff Raff, Freaky Deaky is set to have the biggest rap and hip-hop presence of all Chicago music festivals this year.
Seven years ago, Bridgeview, IL started trying to move people out of lengthy haunted house lines and into bass and treble filled concert venues in Chicago. Something worked. What started as a generally modest concert idea has transformed into a weekend that should be on any music fan’s radar. Three days that must’ve come into contact with some sort of space-time-continuum allowing for over 75 artists to take the stages. Oh yea and it’s on Halloween weekend: October 30th – November 1st. The only seemingly possibly way to not enjoy the weekend is to not be there. To start picking and choosing the best artists making an appearance would be an exercise in futility so instead, hit the jump for our list of artists we are most excited for. And don’t wait until the fall, get your tickets now while you still can!
Who ever said that music festival season has to end in the summer? Well now it doesn’t have to as Chicago’s “Freaky Deaky” festival has announced its 2015 lineup and a huge expansion. Taking place on Halloween weekend, October 30 – November 1, Freaky Deaky will now be a weekend long event and at a brand new location (Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL). And it would be all for nothing if the festival wasn’t stepping up its entertainment as well. This year Freaky Deaky goers will see performances from Bassnectar, Armin Van Buuren, Pretty Lights, 2 Chainz, Logic, Vic Mensa, Flying Lotus, Mac Miller, Action Bronson, Big Gigantic, Alunageorge, Griz and many many more! Start getting your costume plans ready because this is Chicago’s new way to celebrate Halloween.
Check out the promo video and full lineup below, and don’t wait until October, get your wristbands now at FreakyDeakyHalloween.com.
Wow! What an opening day for Coachella 2015, and The Early Registration teamed up with Pigeons & Planes to catch all the best moments. Kicking off the iconic music festival this year, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival saw amazing performances from Vic Mensa, Lil B, Alabama Shakes, Azealia Banks, Action Bronson, AC/DC, Tame Impala, Lykke Li and many more! And how are this year’s art installments? They even top last year’s, as the Indio festival spent more money on art in 2015 than ever before.
Listen to Joey Bada$$ new Flying Lotus produced track ‘Perception VS Reality’, released less than a couple of months after Joey’s debut album B4.Da.$$ (check out review here). In perception you would assume this track would be a great collaboration, and it reality… it still is a pretty awesome collab, which premiered earlier this week on BBC Radio 1. Check it out for yourself below.
As opposed to just releasing a conventional lineup poster, Bonnaroo switched things up this year by allowing fans to take a part in the lineup announcement. After calling 1-844-ROO-2015, fans could get the name of an artist on this year’s lineup and make the announcement on social media. And who did they announce? Well let’s just say that “The Farm” will be as good as ever in 2015, with scheduled performances by Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Florence + the Machine, Billy Joel, Mumford and Sons, Deadmau5 and many more scheduled to perform. Check out more of the official lineup below.
Last night electronic musician and rapper Flying Lotus, played for a packed crowd at Detroit’s Royal Oak Theatre with Thundercat. We sent one of our photographers, Andrew Baker, there to capture every moment.
With the release of his fifth studio album, Flying Lotus once again proves that he is not only consistently pushing the envelope, but always impressing with his latest exploration into the afterlife,You’re Dead!.