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Aluna Is Launching a New Orleans Dance Festival With an All-Black Lineup

"I’ve talked a lot about the future of dance music I want to see, and here it is," Aluna tells Billboard. "This unique experience of honoring dance music’s heritage and getting a taste of what’s to come will reignite a much needed connection back to what dance music is all about – creating a place where people from all different communities can come together and dance their hearts out feeling free to be themselves." Produced in partnership with Pollen Presents, the festival will celebrate the

Aluna Announces Noir Fever Festival with Kaytranada, Channel Tres, and More

Aluna has announced her own music festival, an endeavor she’s dubbed Noir Fever. She’ll headline the event, which happens in New Orleans May 27-30, along with Kaytranada, Channel Tres, and Jayda G. Chicago’s Derrick Carter and Detroit’s Kevin Saunderson are also on the festival’s all-Black lineup, programmed to celebrate the contributions of queer people and artists of color to dance music. Aluna released her debut solo album Renaissance late in summer 2020. The United Kingdom–based artist retu

Avril Lavigne, Travis Barker Headline Big Emo Nite Event

With the country transitioning back to what it was pre-pandemic, concerts, parties, events and festivals are picking up again. And Los Angeles party crew Emo Nite is giving people a whole new experience this year. They're hosting their very first multi-day event: Emo Nite Vegas Vacation. It's going to be happening over four days and is going to be full of pool parties, club and resort takeovers, Vegas Strip Hotel stays, performances from iconic pop-punk and emo artists and much more. A couple

Justin Bieber & Friends Set Out for 3-Day Las Vegas Experience This Fall

Justin Bieber is going back to Las Vegas this fall for a special three-day experience in partnership with Pollen Presents. The pop superstar staged a three-show blitz in 24 hours for the opening of Delilah at Wynn Las Vegas in July, and he'll return for Justin Bieber & Friends, The Vegas Weekender on Oct. 7-10. The Biebs curated the getaway experience himself, replete with a jam-packed itinerary filled with his favorite activities. The "Peaches" pop star will cherry-pick guest artists for pool

Bieber and Friends! Inside His 1st-Ever Curated Travel Experience

Created just for the fans! Justin Bieber hit Sin City to headline his first-ever curated travel experience, Justin Bieber & Friends, with wife Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) and fellow performers Jaden Smith and The Kid Laroi by his side. Kicking off on Thursday, October 7, Justin Bieber & Friends, The Vegas Weekender, by Pollen Presents, was headquartered at Wynn’s XS and Encore Beach Club and included a screening of his new Amazon movie, Justin Bieber: Our World, before it was released on Friday

J Balvin Adds Karol G, Jhay Cortez, Tainy, Rauw Alejandro & More to Neón in Las Vegas

The Neón Experience will take place in Las Vegas during Mexican Independence Weekend, September 16-19, which traditionally has been a huge weekend for Latin music in Vegas, typically featuring big stars playing arena shows. Balvin’s event, coming in the wake of the pandemic, is something else entirely. Capped at just 3,000 tickets, the three days and nights of events are being curated by Balvin and will include a headlining concert with him. Different “experiences” will take place in various lo

J Balvin Dedicates NEON Las Vegas Performance to Valentina Ferrer on Her Birthday: 'I Love You'

The Colombian superstar hosted three jam-packed weekends for Pollen Presents J Balvin NEON in Las Vegas. Karol G, Rauw Alejandro, Jhay Cortz, Jowell y Randy and more artists hit the stage J Balvin Dedicates NEON Las Vegas Performance to Valentina Ferrer on Her Birthday: 'I Love You' Kicking off Latinx Heritage Month, J Balvin hosted the third and final weekend of Pollen's Neón Las Vegas experience at the all-new Resorts World as he dedicated his Friday night performance to Valentina Ferrer, wh

Here Are the 2021 Festivals You Should Know About

For those of us who make live shows a central part of our existence, the total absence of them over the past year has added an extra layer of gloom to the abysmal pandemic experience. The industry-wide move to pause or outright cancel music festivals and individual artist tours, of course, was an inarguably necessary step as COVID-19 started to take (and maintain) a hold across the States and beyond. And while initial optimism during the early days of the pandemic era had some convinced that sh

The 15 IRL Dance Festivals To Hit Before Summer Ends

Meanwhile, over in Europe, regulations regarding both indoor and outdoor gatherings remain tenuous, with Belgium's Tomorrowland being forced to cancel its August and September events, and EXIT Festival in Serbia becoming the first major European music festival to happen since lockdown. Complications aside, many dance music gatherings are happening throughout the United States through the rest of the summer. And while the offerings of a single festival season alone can be overwhelming, this year,