Looks like Nasir done got into a lil misunderstanding with a father & son promoting team.
A New Jersey father-and-son team of promoters held in Angola for 49 days after Nas failed to appear for a concert there last New Year’s Eve are suing the rapper for $10 million in Manhattan federal court. Nas later returned his $300,000 fee, but the blame fell on Patrick Allocco, 52, and Patrick Jr., 22, of Morris Plains, whose company eventually went bankrupt. Continue reading →
There are two options when purchasing 3 day tickets: 3 Day General Tickets or 3 Day VIP Tickets. Info below.
3 Day General Tickets: $75 pre-sale/$100/$125 day of, per person
-Access to all outdoor shows at both stages for the entire weekend (afterparty tickets sold separately, see below)
3 Day VIP Tickets: $300 per person
-Access to the VIP Camping & Hospitality Areas
-2 Meals Per Day (Lunch & Dinner–you will receive meal tickets upon arrival)
-Snacks throughout the day
-Complimentary Beer & Water
-Access to VIP viewing deck on side of main stage
-Well-Maintained VIP Restrooms
-Access to all outdoor shows at both stages for entire weekend
If you want to make sure you catch all the action, we highly recommend that you camp with us. You have two options for camping: VIP Camping and General Camping. Sites within each area are first come first served. Please note that tickets for the festival are sold separately and NOT included with camping. You are only purchasing a site to park and camp. ALL CAMPSITES ARE GOOD FOR ONE VEHICLE ONLY.
GENERAL CAMPING: $100 limited Pre-Sale Weekend Camping Pass / $150 Regular Camping Pass (ie. $30 per person)
There are two areas for General Camping: the South Campground and North Campground. Spaces in the South Campground will be sold first. Once these are sold out, we will begin selling spaces for the North Campground. Both campgrounds are the same price and include your campsite and parking for ONE CAR ONLY. You may have a maximum of 5 people stay in your campground. Each campsite vehicle will receive 5 camping wristbands upon arrival to the festival. If your camping party is larger than 5, you will need to purchase an additional campsite.
*General Camping Passes DO NOT include a ticket to the festival! You must buy festival tickets separately!*
Any ADA Camping requires a GA camping pass AND an ADA Placard for the vehicle.
NOTE: All VIP campers are required to purchase a VIP ticket. Regular VIP campsites may have as many as 6 people per campsite (you will receive 6 camping wristbands per vehicle upon arrival). Jumbo VIP campsites may have as many as 8 (you will receive 8 camping wristbands per vehicle upon arrival). If your party is larger than these allotments, we’re sorry but you will need to purchase a second campsite. VIP campsites are limited, and we strongly encourage purchasing these sooner to confirm your spot in the VIP camping area.
*VIP Camping Passes DO NOT include a ticket to the festival! You must buy festival tickets separately!*
VIP Jumbo Campsite (Recommended for RV Campers): $450 for the Weekend
-30×45 Camp Site
-50 & 20 Amp Electricity
-Access to VIP Showers
-Access to VIP Restroom Facilities
-Convenient Location to Festival Grounds
-Easy Access to all VIP Amenities (see VIP Ticket Info below)
-8 camping wristbands maximum
VIP Regular Camp Site: $350 for the Weekend
-15×45 or 20×30 Camp Site
-20 or 30 Amp Electricity
-Access to VIP Showers
-Access to VIP Restroom Facilities
-Convenient Location to Festival Grounds
-Easy Access to all VIP Amenities (see VIP Ticket Info below)
-6 camping wristbands maximum
3 DAY PARKING PASS:
General parking lot pass limit one per vehicle. NO CAMP SITE INCLUDED. Good for all three days Aug 24, 25, 26. First come first serve.
THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES ARE AVAILABLE
SUMMER SET 2012 LINE-UP
PRETTY LIGHTS * UMPHREY’S MCGEE * BIG GIGANTIC
NAS * EXCISION * LOTUS * ZEDS DEAD * BLACK STAR
CLOUD CULT * MATT & KIM * MSTRKRFT * YELAWOLF * REBELUTION *INFECTED MUSHROOM
ARAAB MUZIK * DJ ABILITIES * BASS JACKERS * BINGO PLAYERS * BONOBO
BREAK SCIENCE * CLAUDE VONSTROKE *DAVID JONES * EMANCIPATOR * GABRIEL & DRESDEN
GRIZ * HIRSHEE * MAT ZO * MIMOSA * MR MFN EXQUIRE * NIT GRIT * PANTyRAID
PAPER DIAMOND * PROF * RJD2 * SOLID GOLD * STRATUS * SUPERMASHBROS
TEA LEAF GREEN * TIME FLIES * TWO FRESH * THE WHITE PANDA
ARTIFAKTS * BIG WU * CHERUB * ESP WOODY MCBRIDE * F STOKES * GENTLEMEN HALL * JACK TRASH
JESSE JAMZ * NATTY NATION * NEW REB * ROSTER MCCABE * SOVEREIGN SECT * STEEZ * TUGG
Jay-Z will kick in the door to the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn with series of shows. At first the Homie was only going to have a Sept. 28th show, but now he has added shows on Sept. 29 + 30. I guarantee at least one of these shows will be huge. Wouldn’t be surprised if he pulls out a Biggie hologram equipped with a Coogi sweater.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 13.
*My Born Day is in September, so what better gift is there than tickets, airfare and hotel accommodations? Hint hint.
Shawn ” Jay-Z” Carter may be headlining and curating a two-day music festival, “Budweiser Made In America,” this Labor Day in Philadelphia — but don’t expect any new music from the rap mogul and father of four-month-old Blue Ivy Carter any time soon.
“I thought I would be more inspired to have all these new feelings to talk about, but I really just want to hang out with my daughter,” Jay-Z told Billboard from the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum on Monday. “I want to enjoy this time for what it is. I’m sure that bug to get back in the studio will come back at some point.”
In the meantime, Jay is in the thick of booking 28 different acts across hip-hop, rock, R&B, Latin and dance genres to perform at “Made In America,” which will be held Sept. 1 and 2 in Philly’s Ben Franklin Parkway in Fairmount Park. Tickets go on sale next Wednesday, May 23, at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com, with an exclusive pre-sale to be held on Budweiser’s Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/Budweiser) on May 22.
Though he couldn’t share any of the acts (the lineup will be announced next Monday, May 21), he announced during a press conference that 70% of the acts have already been confirmed. “You know me — I love the show of it,” Jay-Z told Billboard. “I will reveal them in time and we’ll do some silly things that no one understands and they’ll figure it out.”
In the months leading up to “Made In America,” Budweiser will sponsor a “Made In…” concert tour that will be localized for each market (“Made In Chicago,” “Made In Miami,” etc.) featuring performances by unknown and established acts that hail from each city. Though the program’s success will ultimately be measured in beer sales, Budweiser VP Rob McCarthy hopes the program will create a strong connection with the brand among young music fans. “When they think about beer, we want them to think about the experiences and touchpoints we can bring them,” he said.
“Made In America” is a new take of sorts on Budweiser’s “SuperFest” concert franchise, which debuted in the 70s and featured superstar headliners like Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin in its heyday. In recent years, it’s taken on a more niche focus on R&B acts, from Anthony Hamilton, Kem, Jaheim and others in 2010 to Jill Scott, Hamilton, Mint Condition and DJ Jazzy Jeff in 2011. Jay-Z says he wanted to keep the name for his festival when the opportunity was brought to him by Steve Stoute, his partner in branding agency Translation, but Anheuser Busch execs resisted.
“We had to think of something better than that, and what’s better than that than America?” Jay-Z said with his trademark “ha-HA!” laugh. The festival also shares a name with a track from Jay-Z’s “Watch The Throne” album with Kanye West, whom he called up to get approval. “He was cool,” Jay-Z says.
Billboard caught up with Jay-Z for a few minutes after the presentation to find out more about the festival, his current musical tastes and another brand partnership, his new gig as spokesperson for the Duracell Powermat joint venture.
What was it about the concept behind “Made In America” that made you want to perform as well as curate the lineup?
I had a relationship with Anheuser Busch going back to Bud Select [in 2006], and all those things came together and piqued my interest as another way to make an iPod playlist that’s gonna play for two days live.
You haven’t confirmed any of the acts who will play at “Made In America” yet, but who’s exciting you right now in music?
I like all the new guys in the industry as far as rap. I discovered this new song – it’s not really new, but it’s a song that I love by Michael Kiwanuka. I really like what he’s doing. There’s a bunch I just can’t think of right now.
You were at the Jack White show at Webster Hall a few weeks ago, so clearly you’re a fan of “Blunderbuss?”
Jack White is insane – he’s an insane musician. And there’s no setlist from what I understand. He just pulls out a song and they have to be ready. Which must take an insane amount of practice.
And also be a challenge when you have to direct a live show, like Gary Oldman did.
We went to Spotted Pig afterward and we spoke on that a bit with Gary Oldman and Jack White. They’re doing a great job with those concerts, whoever’s curating that.
What about this EDM/dance craze that’s blowing up right now. Clearly you have a vested interest in it since Roc Nation partnered with Three Six Zero Group.
I love revolutions. Hip-hop was a revolution. Grunge was a revolution. Electronic dance music feels like a revolution, it feels like the kids’ music. I just wanna be a part of it, we have a huge footprint in it which is great for us.
If not new music, what else might keep you busy this summer before “Made In America” and the September launch of Nets Stadium in Brooklyn?
Tomorrow I leave to go on the ["Watch The Throne"] European tour – that’ll be through June. In July I’ll take some time off, so when we get into August I’ll have to prep for really this show and the arena show.
Another brand you’re working with is Duracell – what can we expect from that new relationship?
The future of it is really exciting. At some point you’ll be able to take your iPhone or whatever device and put some paper under it and it’ll charge wirelessly. The idea of that and the conversation around energy, the whole idea is really exciting. Any partnership I’m in has to get to a real, on-point, genius level. I’m not really into slapping my name on a product. You know how scientists say we have an insane amount of energy that will be saved just by not plugging in? I want to help put that footprint on the world.
Did you ever want to check out a classic concert on your iPad? I’m sure you have. Well don’t you worry that Fresh little Mogul head of your any longer. Check out the Quello app. The app streams concert from some of music’s biggest names straight to your iOS. For $4.99 you can have unlimited access to every concert in Quello’s vault. Not bad we do say.
This is the clip that set the internets ablaze last Friday. Jay-Z released a 20 some odd second clip and rumors began to fly as people tried to break the meaning down. Was it the title of his new album? Was it a new Throne video? Could it be Hov and Beans reunited? Well we can put all of those rumors to rest as it has been revealed that Jay-Z will headline a 2 day music festival in Philadelphia Labor Day weekend. The concert will feature 28 acts at Fairmount Park.
Tickets go on sale May 23rd thru LiveNation with proceeds going to local non-profitable charities including the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
Looks like J.Cole will be busy in the upcoming months to round out the 2011 year. He will take his Cole World: The Sideline Story show on the road to a stage near you starting next week in Vancouver on August 23.
August 23rd – Vancouver, BC (Vogue)
August 25th – Edmonton, AB (Edmonton Events Centre)
August 27th – Calgary, AB (Flames Central)
August 30th – Saskatoon, SK (Odeon Theatre)
August 31st – Winnipeg, MB (Garrick Center)
September 3rd – Toronto, ON (Sound Academy)
September 6th – London, ON (Music Hall London)
September 7th – Montreal, QC (Club Soda)
September 10th – Orlando, FL (The Beacham Theatre)
September 11th – Miami, FL (Revolutions)
September 14th – Houston, TX (Warehouse Live)
September 15th – New Orleans, LA (House of Blues)
September 16th – Dallas, TX (Southside Music Hall)
September 17th – Austin, TX (Emos)
September 19th – Denver, CO (The Ogden)
September 20th – Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine Theater)
September 21st – Phoenix, AZ (The Venue)
September 22nd – Los Angeles, CA (Club Nokia)
September 23rd – San Francisco, CA (Regency)
September 29th – Winston Salem, NC (Winston Salem State University)
October 2nd – Atlanta, GA (Tabernacle)
October 4th – Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)
October 6th – Kalamazoo, MI (Kalamazoo State Theatre)
October 7th – Detroit, MI (Royal Oak)
October 8th – Milwaukee, WI (The Rave)
October 9th – Chicago, IL (House of Blues)
October 12th – Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
October 13th – Charlotte, NC (Fillmore)
October 14th – Norfolk, VA (Old Dominion University)
October 15th – Elizabeth City, NC (Elizabeth City State University)
October 16th – Myrtle Beach, SC (House of Blues)
October 19th – Washington, DC (Fillmore)
October 20th – Baltimore, MD (Sound Stage)
October 21st – Albany, NY (Armory)
October 22nd – Worcester, MA (Palladium)
October 23rd – Providence, RI (Lupo’s)
October 25th – New York, NY (Best Buy Theatre)
October 31st – Liverpool, UK (Echo Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 1st – New Castle, UK (Metro Radio Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 2nd – Glasgow, UK (SECC/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 4th – London, UK (O2 Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 5th – Bournemouth, UK (BIC/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 6th – Birmingham, UK (LG Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 7th – Manchester, UK (MEN Arena/Tinie Tempah UK Arena Tour)
November 8th – Cardiff, UK (Motorpoint Arena/ Tinie Tempah UK Arena Tour)
November 11th – London, UK (Electric Ballroom)
November 12th – Birmingham, UK (Institute)
November 13th – Cardiff, UK (Solus)
November 14th – South Hampton, UK (University)
November 17th – Glasgow, UK (ABC)
November 18th – Liverpool, UK (Academy)
November 19th – Sheffield, UK (Academy)
November 20th – Manchester, UK (Academy 2)
November 22nd – Cambridge, UK (Junction)
November 24th – Bristol, UK (Academy)
November 26th – Norway (Waterfront / UEA)
November 30th – Brussels, Belgium (VK*)
December 1st – Amsterdam, Holland (Melkweg)
December 2nd – Germany (TBD)
December 3rd – Copenhagen, Denmark (VEGA)
December 4th – Malmo, Sweden (Babel)
December 6th – Gothenburg, Sweden (Parken)
December 7th – Stockholm, Sweden (Nalen)
December 8th – Oslo, Norway (Rockefeller)
December 10th – Berlin, Germany (TBD)
December 12th – Paris, France (La Cigale)
Greetings Moguls, glad to see you are still around after the switch up. I am sure if any of you were up late last night, you probably saw the blog change right before your eyes. I will admit that it was a little tougher than I first thought. But after countless stressful hours, we are back like crack baby. UML 2.0!
During the changeover I purposely stayed away from my RSS feed and just concentrated on the behind the scenes stuff. However while I was getting frustrated the world kept keeping on. So much that I would like to address some of the happenings before I look for new Mogul sh%t.
AMY WINEHOUSE – We lost one here. While most people were sitting back trying to figure out if they won the office pool on when she would die, I decided to just play her music. And I will admit that the young lady had talent. Love Is A Losing Game is high on my most played tracks list. It has to be in the top ten. So for the love of people who knows CSS, let her rest in peace.
The Jacksons – WTF is going on in that camp? After all this time they still can’t plan a tribute concert for Michael Jackson? I mean how are they going to have any type of tribute without Jermaine signing off on it? If Jermaine don’t show up we won’t have a concert. I am kidding, but it makes me wonder with all due respect who is running the business? Lawyers, Ma Katherine, Jermaine? Who. I do hope it all ends well. The concert’s planned for October 8th.