IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SURREAL ANNOUNCE FAN EXPERIENCES WITH ARMIN VAN BUUREN, KASKADE, ALESSO, RL GRIME, GETTER, THE GLITCH MOB, 12TH PLANET, BEAR GRILLZ AND GRiZ

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Imagine Music Festival has announced it will partner with Surreal, a fundraising platform that works with festivals and musicians to offer fans once-in-a-lifetime experiences with proceeds benefitting local charities for the September 21st through 23rd festival. Imagine and Surreal have created two exclusive artist-based experiences which fans can enter with one winner chosen for each. Each winner will receive a VIP ticket to Imagine Music Festival for themselves and a friend, roundtrip airfare courtesy of Orbitz, onsite VIP Glamping by Unity Travel, as well as the artist experience they entered. Net proceeds from the campaign will benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

The artist-based experiences are to include: a meet and greet with Armin Van Buuren; a side stage performance viewing with Kaskade; golf cart escort ride with Alesso; a side stage performance viewing with RL Grime and signed merch pack; hanging with Getter backstage; trailer hangout with The Glitch Mob; trailer hangout with 12th Planet; eat and greet with Bear Grillz and a signed merch pack from GRiZ. Running from August 7th through to September 5th, fans can enter by submitting a mail-in entry or through several different donation tiers.*  Each package is valued at over $2,100 and donations start at $5 for any individual experience. Additionally, a fan can also donate $25.00 for 5 entries into each experience or $75.00 for 20 entries into each experience. Fans can visit www.givesurreal.com for full details and to enter.

Featuring four main stages, Imagine’s immersive aquatic fairytale will permeate the grounds of Atlanta Motor Speedway - from the infield to deep into the early morning in the camping areas. The 2018 performer lineup includes: Headliners: Armin Van Buuren; Bassnectar; Kaskade; Alesso; Galantis; RL Grime, Zeds Dead and special guests: Adventure Club; Getter; The Glitch Mob. Oceania Stage: 12th Planet; Bear Grillz: Leah Culver; Liquid Stranger; Riot Ten; Zaxx; Eddie Gold; Kevin Flum; Midnite Panda; Ra; and Sunday Service. Amazonia Stage: GRiZ; ZHU; Cashmere Cat; Jai Wolf; Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ set); Ekali; Eoto; Lotus; Levitation Jones; Protohype; Yheti B2B Toadface and Ployd. Disco Inferno Stage: Green Velvet; Oliver Heldens; Boogie3 T; Squnto; Chocolate Puma; EDX; Joker; Koan Sound; Latmun; special guest: Noisia; Shlump; Tiga; Walker & Royce; and Wax Motif. Aeria Stage: Paul Oakenfold; Gabriel Dresden; DJ Dara; IVY Lab; DJ SS and over 70 local and regional acts. 

Tickets to Imagine are available now starting at $219 for a 3-day pass and $285 for a 3-day pass with camping. 

VIP passes with express entry into festival, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $360 for a 3-day pass and $479 with a 3-day pass with  camping. Several lodging packages are available, including GA Camping, VIP Camping, RV Camping, Unity Travel Qube village and Hotels.  Payment plans are available for a downpayment as low as $66.55, where fans can elect for four low monthly installments. Tickets are available online at www.imaginefestival.com. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.

Imagine Music Festival is produced by Iris Presents. Visit www.imaginefestival.com for the most up-to-date information.

*A payment, purchase, or donation is not necessary for entry, nor will it improve your chances of winning. For details on how to enter without making a donation, see the official sweepstakes rules.

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Henry Fong and Lady Bee Release "POM POM" Featuring Richie Loop

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Henry Fong and Lady Bee pull out all the stops on their Dim Mak collab “POM POM” featuring Richie Loop. A punchy beat, bubblin' basslines and Loop's vocal skats provide the backbone to this jackin' bass house production.
 
It’s not every day that the laid-back fishing town of Jupiter, Florida produces a world class dance music act. In just a few short years, Fong transitioned from humble college student to internationally renowned talent, spreading his island influenced sounds around the world. He’s crafted official remixes for Calvin Harris, RihannaZedd and Skrillex, all while delivering high energy originals such as “Wine Dem,” “Badam,” and “Vibrate.” Two of the singles he released through Dim Mak, “Drop it Down Low” and “Pop It Off,” grabbed the attention of Steve Aoki himself, who later remixed both of these tracks. Coming off a massive performance at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival 2018, the charismatic artist is now gearing up to perform at EDC Orlando this November. Although Fong is frequently booked to play at some of the largest venues and festivals in the world, he maintains his humility and down-to-earth persona.
 
Lady Bee’s ability to fuse Hip-Hop, Trap, Bass and Moombah has granted her universal  respect and global success through her releases on Spinnin’Mad DecentMixmash and Dim Mak. Her songs have been praised with numerous accolades, such as “Wheels In Motion,” which earned a spot in Diplo’s “Best of 2016” mix on his BBC Radio 1Xtra show, and “Bucka,” which topped the Beatport Hip-Hop chart. Last year she released her trap heavy EP Hype Them Hoes, further cementing her legacy as a leading figure in the global dance music scene. 

Stream & Buy: ffm.to/pompom

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CASH CASH STAR IN MUSIC VIDEO ALONGSIDE FEATURED VOCALIST ABIR ON “FINEST HOUR”

Chart-topping electronic production trio Cash Cash’s single “Finest Hour” – out now via Big Beat Records – features riveting vocals from the Moroccan singerABIR. Arriving last night, a sentimental official music video beginning with a couple at the start of their relationship, and follows them throughout their finest hours of their courtship, highlighting milestones as their family grows, the good times and bad, for better or worse: this video has ALL the feels...

Currently racking up more than one million streams per week, “Finest Hour” has also spent the past four weeks at #1 at Dance radio and is about to enter its fifth week at the top! The infectious pop anthem is also on the cusp of entering the Top 40 chart, so stay tuned as it continues its ascent! 

Cash Cash is no stranger to successful vocal collaborations. In addition to their smash single “Take Me Home” ft. Bebe Rexha which celebrates an RIAA platinum certification, their song “All My Love” ft. Conor Mayard has amassed over 80 million global streams, “Matches” featuring ROZES achieved #1 on Dance Radio, and one of their latest releases “Belong” is on Dashboard Confessional’s new album. Their 2016 Blood, Sweat & 3 Years debut album applauds nearly 500M streams.

They continue to prove themselves as a live force to be reckoned with at major festivals including performances at CoachellaElectric ZooTomorrowWorldMade In AmericaBillboard Hot 100 Festival & ULTRA Music Festival. Cash Cash has tour dates planned through 2019, so don’t miss out if they’re heading your way!

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BASSNECTAR AND KASKADE JOIN AS HEADLINERS FOR 5TH ANNIVERSARY IMAGINE FESTIVAL

BASSNECTAR AND KASKADE JOIN HEADLINERS ARMIN VAN BUUREN, ALESSO, GALANTIS, RL GRIME AND ZEDS DEAD FOR THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2018

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Dropping a first phase lineup that set the festival world abuzz, the 5th Anniversary edition of Imagine Music Festival has released the full roster of performers for its 2018 event, which returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Atlanta, Georgia on September 21st through 23rd. Once viewed as a burgeoning new festival filling a void in the Southeast, Imagine Music Festival has positioned itself as one of the nation’s most anticipated electronic dance music events, as well as one of the last remaining of the independent festivals. Joining previously announced headliners: Armin Van Buuren; Alesso; Galantis; RL Grime; and Zeds Dead will be Bassnectar and Kaskade. And, special guests The Glitch Mob and Getter will be joining Adventure Club on the Oceania Stage. 

Additional new artists to the lineup include: Green Velvet presents: La La Land; Latmun; Tiga; Boogie T & Squnto; DJSS; Yheti b2b Toadface; Kenneth Thomas; Weiss; Andy Bruh; Laser Assassins; Mantis; and NOA|AON, as well as local talent: Alex Lucas; Babey Drew; Heyz; Lost Seekers; Vivid; Zen Selekta and over 70 other artists.  Additional music blocks will be provided by: Tech This Out Cru; Bass Family Block; Bel Air; Torch x Elevate; Native Groove Block; Afro Acid Takeover; and Atlanta Trance Family.

Featuring four main stages, Imagine’s immersive aquatic fairytale will permeate the grounds of Atlanta Motor Speedway - from the infield to deep into the early morning in the camping areas. Previously announced artists on the 2018 performer lineup include: Headliners: Armin Van Buuren; Alesso; Galantis; RL Grime, Zeds Dead and special guest: Adventure Club. Oceania Stage: 12th Planet; Bear Grillz: Liquid Stranger; Riot Ten; Zaxx; Eddie Gold; Kevin Flum; Leah Culver; Midnite Panda; Ra; and Sunday Service. Amazonia Stage: GRiZ; ZHU; Cashmere Cat; Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ set); Ekali; Eoto; Lotus; Jai Wolf; SunSquabi; Higher Learning; Juju Beats; Levitation Jones; Protohype and Zen Selekta. Disco Inferno Stage: Green Velvet; Oliver Heldens; special guest: Noisia; Chocolate Puma; EDX; Joker; Koan Sound; Shlump; Walker & Royce; Wax Motif; Afro Acid Block, with: Salah Ananse and DJ Kemit; Ariel; Exit 9; Halogen; Ployd; and White Rhino. Aeria Stage: Paul Oakenfold; Gabriel Dresden; DJ Dara; IVY Lab; Bryson Taylor; and DaddyDough.

“Topping the prior year's lineup has undoubtedly become a bigger challenge each year,” says Iris Presents founders Glenn and Madeleine Goodhand. "Through many special requests, our fans and the Imagine Family have helped to curate another dream lineup. Our fan support has been an integral part in the festival’s growth and we cannot wait to welcome you all back for our best year yet.”

Returning to Atlanta Motor Speedway for a third straight year this September 21-23, 2018, with early admission available on Thursday,  Imagine continues to grow into the expansive venue further embracing the aquatic theme that runs throughout. Never ones to rest on their laurels, Imagine will be presenting fans with increased upgrades, based on feedback from its 2017 attendees. Imagine will continue to improve on the guest experience with more camping activities and services, additional entry and exits gates, improved VIP area, more custom stage designs and overall improvements to the site that will create better flow and shorter wait times. Throughout the aquatic wonderland there will be no shortage of aquatic creatures, dancers, cirque acts, art, workshops, the return of the Imagine pool and, of course, an even bigger and better lineup. As one of the country’s last remaining independent festivals, Imagine creates an all-encompassing, 360-degree sensory experience that blends music, circus troupes, performers, dancers, art, workshops, classes and more. 


Tickets are available now starting at $219 for a 3-day pass and $285 for a 3-day pass with camping. VIP passes with express entry into festival, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $360 for a 3-day pass and $479 with a 3-day pass with camping. Several lodging packages are available, including GA Camping, VIP Camping, RV Camping, Unity Travel Qube village and Hotels.  Payment plans are available for a downpayment as low as $66.55, where fans can elect for four low monthly installments. Tickets are available online at www.imaginefestival.com. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.

Imagine Music Festival is produced by Iris Presents. Visit www.imaginefestival.com for the most up-to-date information.

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IMAGINE CELEBRATES 5TH ANNIVERSARY WITH MONSTROUS FIRST ROUND LINEUP

IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 5TH ANNIVERSARY WITH MONSTROUS FIRST ROUND LINEUP AT ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY, SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2018

 Armin Van Buuren, Alesso, Galantis, RL Grime, Zeds Dead and Special Guest: Adventure Club Top the Lineup, Along With Over 40 Additional Artists

Tickets Now On Sale For Atlanta’s Largest EDM Camping Festival

Once viewed as a burgeoning new festival filling a void in the Southeast, Imagine Music Festival now celebrates its 5th Anniversary as one of the nation’s most anticipated electronic dance music events. Preparing for its biggest year to date, Imagine has released the first phase of its lineup which includes some of the biggest and most exciting talent from around the globe. Returning to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Atlanta, Georgia on September 21 through 23, 2018, the first round of headliners for the highly-anticipated music and camping festival include:  Armin Van BuurenAlessoGalantisRL GrimeZeds Dead and special guest: Adventure Club. With still more headliners to be announced, this initial collection of top tier names are joined by over 40 additional artists.

Featuring four main stages, with more stages and artists to be announced, Imagine’s immersive aquatic fairytale will permeate the grounds of Atlanta Motor Speedway - from the infield to deep into the early morning in the camping areas. Additional artists on the 2018 performer lineup include: Oceania Stage: 12th Planet; Bear Grillz: Liquid Stranger; Riot Ten; Zaxx; Eddie Gold; Kevin Flum; Leah Culver; Midnite Panda; Ra; and Sunday Service. Amazonia Stage: GRiZ; ZHU; Cashmere Cat; Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ set); Ekali; Eoto; Lotus; Jai Wolf; SunSquabi; Higher Learning; Juju Beats; Levitation Jones; Protohype and Zen Selekta. Disco Inferno Stage: Green Velvet; Oliver Heldens; special guest: Noisia; Boogie T & Squnto; Chocolate Puma; EDX; Joker; Koan Sound; Shlump; Walker & Royce; Wax Motif; Afro Acid Block, with: Salah Ananse and DJ Kemit; Ariel; Exit 9; Halogen; Ployd; and White Rhino. Aeria Stage: Paul Oakenfold; Gabriel Dresden; DJ Dara; IV Lab; Bryson Taylor; and DaddyDough.

“Topping the prior year's lineup has undoubtedly become a bigger challenge each year,” says Iris Presents founders Glenn and Madeleine Goodhand. "Through many special requests, our fans and the Imagine Family have helped to curate another dream lineup. Our fan support has been an integral part in this festival's growth and we cannot wait to welcome you all back for our best year yet.”

Returning to Atlanta Motor Speedway for a third straight year this September 21-23, 2018, with early admission available on Thursday,  Imagine continues to grow into the expansive venue further embracing the aquatic theme that runs throughout. Never ones to rest on their laurels, Imagine will be presenting fans with increased upgrades, based on feedback from its 2017 attendees. Imagine will continue to improve on the guest experience with more camping activities and services, additional entry and exits gates, improved VIP area, more custom stage designs and overall improvements to the site that will create better flow and shorter wait times. Throughout the aquatic wonderland there will be no shortage of aquatic creatures, dancers, cirque acts, art, workshops, the return of the Imagine pool and of course an even bigger and better lineup. As one of the country’s last remaining independent festivals, Imagine creates an all-encompassing, 360-degree sensory experience that blends music, circus troupes, performers, dancers, art, workshops, classes and more. 

Tickets are available now starting at $219 for a 3-day pass and $285 for a 3-day pass with camping. VIP passes with express entry into festival, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $360 for a 3-day pass and $479 with a 3-day pass with camping. Several lodging packages are available, including GA Camping, VIP Camping, RV Camping, Unity Travel Qube village and Hotels.  Tickets are available online at www.imaginefestival.com. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.

Imagine Music Festival is produced by Iris Presents. Visit www.imaginefestival.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/imaginemusicfes and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/imaginemusicfestival.

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Swedish DJ, artist, and producer Avicii has died at the age of 28

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Swedish DJ, artist, and producer Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, has died at the age of 28.

Avicii was one of the reasons behind the inspiration that propelled Raver Magazine to come into existence. I remember the first time I saw him perform on the rooftop at Club 50 in Miami during Miami Music Week. I will never forget how his music got the crowd bumping all the way to the Main Stage at Ultra Music Festival. His story and his music will live in my own heart, but I know for a fact that it will also live in the hearts of every Raver that loves dance music. Regardless of your faith, belief or creed, Avicii and his presence will undoubtedly never end – his spirit will reign on forever.

Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family during this challenging time…

Swedish DJ, artist, and producer Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, has died at the age of 28.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” reads a statement from his representatives.

He was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on Friday afternoon local time, the statement said.

“The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.” The statement didn’t give a cause of death.

Avicii was known for hits like “Wake Me Up,” Hey Brother,” and “Levels.” He was nominated for Grammys for Best Dance Recording in 2011 and 2012, for the songs “Levels” and “Sunshine.”

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Dillon Francis Releases New Music Video for "VEN" (Feat. Arcangel & Quimico Ultra Mega)

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Platinum-selling artist, DJ, and producer Dillon Francis has shared a new music video for “Ven” (feat. Arcángel & Quimico Ultra Mega), the first single off his forthcoming Spanish language studio album. Francis premiered the clip last night during the Los40 Dance Music Awards in Mexico City, where he also performed. Directed by Michael Garcia, the clip was shot in Washington Heights, NYC and stars Francis alongside vocalists Arcángel & Quimico Ultra Mega.  

Arcángel is one of the most respected artists in Latin music, a pioneer of the reggaeton movement. The Puerto Rican rapper/producer/songwriter began his career as a member of the duo Arcángel y De la Ghetto before embarking on a solo career with his debut album El Fenómeno. His latest full length Los Favoritos was released in 2015, debuting inside the top 10 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart. Quimico Ultra Mega is rapper/trap vocalist from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. His latest album Deluxe was released in 2017.

Francis’ forthcoming album was executive produced by Toy Selectah and recorded in New York City, Miami, Dominican Republic, and Mexico City. Harkening back to his 2011 breakout Westside! EP, the album sees him revisit his early Latin influences and moombahton roots. The album is due for release later this year via Francis’ own IDGAFOS record label.

IDGAFOS originated from Francis' 2011 song of the same name, which at the time, reflected the culmination of his signature musical productions. The term has since evolved into a rallying cry for all things Dillon Francis -- his clothing line, epic live show, and now an outlet with which to release his new music. In his own words, IDGAFOS is "to be spirited and happy... to never give a f*ck or sh*t about anything but remaining positive."

This year, Francis will perform at numerous international music festivals and resume his residency at the Wynn Las Vegas for the third consecutive year. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.

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