The Panorama Music Festival, a promising New York City festival rivaling Gov Ball, announced its lineup today. The festival as a whole presents an intriguing combination of genres, from R&B and popular rap to electronic music and rock. Day 1 is headlined by R&B powerhouse The Weeknd. The famous Canadian crooner is bolstered by Migos, fresh off the release of their sophomore album Culture II, and a pair of recent Grammy recipient indie rockers, Father John Misty and The War on Drugs. The undercard for the day includes standouts Daniel Caesar and Charlotte Gainsborough, both of whom are coming off critically-acclaimed releases in 2017.
Day 2 is led by a collection of some of the hottest female artists in music right now. Art-rocker St. Vincent and innovative new R&B artist SZA, herself recently the recipient of five Grammy nominations, are joined by Cardi B, the New York City rapper currently taking America by storm behind her powerful single “Bodak Yellow.” These fresh new artists are followed by the day’s headliner, legendary R&B artist Janet Jackson. Other notable artists from day 2 include bedroom-pop newcomer Jay Som, Michelle Zauner’s lo-fi pop solo project Japanese Breakfast, and the dark synth pop band PVRIS.
Panorama’s final day will be led by Las Vegas alt-rockers The Killers. Supporting them are many more bands touring after the releases of impressive new albums. The xx, whose new album, On Hold, expanded their prior indie pop sound into a more danceable style, and Mount Kimbie, who shifted towards a new post-punk sound on the excellent Love What Survives, will both give fans a chance to see their new styles in action. Folk-rockers Fleet Foxes will be performing after their first album in six years Classic rock revivalists Greta Van Fleet will bring their Led Zeppelin influenced heavy rock to the stage, while legendary Talking Heads frontman David Byrne will make a stop amid current tour. The day will be rounded out by more electronic music acts, including longtime Detroit electronic musician Moodymann and footwork DJ Jlin, coming off her fantastic new release Black Origami.
The Festival will be taking place on June 27th, 28th, and 29th in Randall’s Island Park in New York City. Admission prices are $99 for a single day and $250 for a three day general admission pass. VIP pricing is $220 for a single day and $450 for all three days. For more information on the Panorama Musical Festival, visit http://www.panorama.nyc/. To keep your finger on the pulse of all the latest United States festival news and updates (check out our new spring festival roundup!), always remember to check back in to https://festivalpulse.com/.