GDD™ Morning Update: Digital Dreams Music Festival, LCD Soundsystem, Stereosonic

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• Electronic Nation Canada and Bud Light announce electronic dance music partnership to bring Bud Light Digital Dreams and Bud Light Brrrrr! to Canada
LCD Soundsystem to release The Long Goodbye
• Watch the 2013 Stereosonic After-movie

 

Electronic Nation Canada and Bud Light announce electronic dance music partnership to bring Bud Light Digital Dreams and Bud Light Brrrrr! to Canada

Electronic Nation Canada and Bud Light Canada are pleased to announce the creation of a new electronic dance music partnership, to bring the Bud Light Digital Dreams Festival and Bud Light Brrrrr! Festival to fans in Canada. The partnership commences with the upcoming Bud Light Digital Dreams Music Festival 2014, set to take place at The Flats at Ontario Place on Canada Day Weekend, June 28th & 29th, 2014. The announcement will catapult Bud Light Digital Dreams – the largest electronic dance music (EDM) event in Canada, with more than 80,000 festival goers expected in attendance – onto the world stage, in both sheer magnitude and for the unparalleled experience the event will offer to fans.

“This acknowledges our efforts in establishing Toronto as a global electronic dance music hotbed, and will help us to continue growing at a phenomenal pace,” said Ryan Kruger, managing director, Electronic Nation Canada. “It’s a true testament to our fans, who travel to Toronto to experience the pop culture phenomenon that is Bud Light Digital Dreams.”

Bigger, better and new cashless technology
After a sold-out presale of more than 20,000 tickets, Bud Light Digital Dreams 2014 is poised for its most successful year in the event’s three year history. Most recently named “2013 Party of the Year” in a prominent industry award, last year’s festival boasted more than 50,000 attendees, having doubled its size from the previous year. This summer’s event will offer an expanded footprint, more stages and a new site configuration to enhance the fan experience. More importantly, Bud Light Digital Dreams is proud to be among the first events in Canada to introduce the latest RFID wristband and cashless payment technology. This technology will allow the festival to operate with greater efficiency, security and most importantly, it will provide attending fans unprecedented access to interact directly with the festival and the festival grounds like never before. Other new features soon to be announced include the event’s world-class roster of international talent, site improvements, the launch of mobile app upgrades, visitor travel and hospitality packages and more.

“Electronic Nation is one of the world’s premiere electronic dance music event producers and marketers, and we’re thrilled to be joining forces to take Bud Light Digital Dreams and Bud Light Brrrrr! to the next level,” said Todd Allen, director of Bud Light Canada. “Electronic dance music is a growing and highly relevant music genre with Bud Light’s fans and this partnership will enable the brand to continue to provide unparalleled electronic dance music experiences.”

Tickets are now on sale at www.digitaldreamsfest.ca and Ticketmaster.ca and include Tier 3 General Admissions Tickets at $159.00 + taxes and service fees, Tier 4 General Admissions Tickets at $189.00 + taxes and service fees, Early Bird VIP Tickets at $229.00 + taxes and service fees, Regular Priced VIP Tickets at $299.00 + taxes and service fees, and the new, Cloud 9 Premium Festival Experience Tickets at $399.00 + taxes and service fees. The event will be 16+ with a 19+ full property festival license.

The Flats at Ontario Place is located steps away from the CNE grounds and offers a unique concert experience unlike any other venue in the country. Situated minutes away from downtown Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario, the venue provides an open air festival environment on its own island. With the beautiful Toronto skyline as a backdrop, public transit close to the site and a spacious sandy beach for festival goers to enjoy, the venue is the ideal location for the Bud Light Digital Dreams Music Festival on Canada Day weekend.

 

LCD Soundsystem to release The Long Goodbye

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LCD Soundsystem will release a recording of their 2010 farewell concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden. 

The band’s journey, from James Murphy‘s staunchly underground studio project in the early ’00s to a band that could sell out an arena in the blink of an eye by 2010, set them apart as one of the key acts of the early 21st century. The setlist from their final show pulled from each of their albums more or less in equal measure (including a full performance of 45:33, the disco epic originally commissioned by Nike), so the full audio recording of the concert,The Long Goodbye, functions as a greatest hits compilation of the band. Murphy mixed the recording, which will initially be released as a five-LP set for Record Store Day this April 19th. More copies of the vinyl release will hit stores on May 19th, at which point it’ll also be made available digitally. 

Tracklist
01. Dance Yrself Clean
02. Drunk Girls
03. I Can Change
04. Time To Get Away
05. Get Innocuous!
06. Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
07. Too Much Love
08. All My Friends
09. Tired / Heart Of The Sunrise
10. 45:33 Intro
11. You Can’t Hide (Shame On You)
12. Sound Of Silver
13. Out In Space
14. Ships Talking
15. Freak Out / Starry Eyes
16. Us v Them
17. North American Scum
18. Bye Bye Bayou
19. You Wanted A Hit
20. Tribulations
21. Movement
22. Yeah
23. Someone Great
24. Losing My Edge
25. Home
26. All I Want
27. Jump Into The Fire
28. New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down

Parlophone will release The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden on vinyl on Record Store Day, April 19th, and again on vinyl and digital on May 19th, 2014.

(via RA)

 

 Watch the 2013 Stereosonic After-movie

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You can now relive all the action from Stereosonic 2013, with the Australian event unveiling a ten minute plus after-movie featuring fire, cannons, streamers and all.

Last year saw the touring festival grow to its biggest incarnation yet and expand to two days in each city around Australia, and 2014 looks set to be at least as big again with this year’s dates announced yesterday.

Early-bird tickets are on sale from Thursday March 13 for those keen to ensure their place this time around.

Stereosonic 2014 dates below:

SYDNEY: Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November
PERTH: Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November
ADELAIDE: Friday 5 and Saturday 6 December
MELBOURNE: Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December
BRISBANE: Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December

Watch the after-movie for Stereosonic 2013 below:

(via Mixmag)

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