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Detroit Electronic Music Festival will not return in 2014

By Beatport News Editors
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Sad news for the city of Detroit and its die-hard music fans. The organizers for the original Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) have announced that it will not be returning in 2014 as planned. This morning, a statement from DEMF was issued in which fans were told that it would not be coming back this year.

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Outside Lands 2014: Daily lineups announced; get tickets today at 10 am PDT

By Beatport News Editors
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Friday, Saturday, or Sunday: Which day’s lineup is best? You be the judge. Outside Lands 2014 has just released its daily lineups for the seventh annual music festival that’s taking place in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park on August 8-10. Top electronic acts including Disclosure, Tiësto, Cut Copy, Chromeo, and Flume will join main-stage contenders like Kanye West, The Flaming Lips, and Tegan & Sara, among many others on the stacked bill. The complete lineup for this year’s event is listed here and single-day tickets for Outside Lands 2014 will go on-sale today at 10 am PDT.

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Ultra Music Festival releases wrap video of 16th edition entitled U Are Beautiful

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Nope, it has nothing to do with the refrain of Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful”—but it does have to do with “you.” “Thank U for a great 16th edition of Ultra Music Festival Miami,” says the intro to the festival’s wrap-up clip, just posted on YouTube. “This video is for you, and all the rest of the Ultra fans worldwide that attended the event at Bayfront Park Miami or viewed the UMF TV live-stream on YouTube.”

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HARD Red Rocks returns with Nero, Dillon Francis, and Rudimental; get tickets now

By Beatport News Editors
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There’s no better place to see the stars—and a show—than at Colorado’s Red Rocks. That’s one of the main reasons why HARD is returning to this idyllic, open-air amphitheatre for its second year on July 31st. This time out, UK electronic act Nero and American moombahton pioneer Dillon Francis, 26, will share headline duties alongside special guests Rudimental, Destructo, Julio Bashmore and Samo Sound Boy. Get tickets here now.

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Outside Lands 2014: Disclosure, Tiësto, and Cut Copy lead festival lineup; tickets on-sale April 10

By Jason Black
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West Coast, this is the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Outside Lands 2014 has just released its official lineup for the seventh annual music festival that’s taking place in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park on August 8-10. Top electronic acts including Disclosure, Tiësto, Cut Copy, Chromeo, and Flume will join main-stage contenders like Kanye West, The Flaming Lips, and Tegan & Sara on the stacked bill. The complete lineup for this year’s event is listed below and tickets for Outside Lands 2014 will go on-sale this Thursday, April 10 at 10 am PDT.

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Outkast, Fatboy Slim, and Flume headline Mad Decent Block Party 2014; get pre-order tickets now

By Beatport News Editors
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For this year’s 2014 edition of the Mad Decent Block Party, Diplo and crew have expanded their reach, planning to takeover 22 cities this year, up from 13 cities last year. While they’re returning to Brooklyn, Philly, Detroit, LA and others, they’ve added new cities like New Orleans, Phoenix, Denver, Eugene, and many others. Get the full concert listing and buy pre-order tickets now.

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Zedd, Benny Benassi, Hardwell, and Krewella to headline Sunset Music Festival in Tampa

By Beatport News Editors
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The festival lineup for this Memorial Day Weekend couldn’t get any hotter. Not only are Movement Detroit, EDC New York, and Mysteryland taking place that weekend, but now Tampa’s Sunset Music Festival has also thrown its hat into the ring, and to entice you, they’ve booked Zedd, Benny Benassi, Hardwell, and Krewella to headline the event.

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Ultra Music Festival calls for comprehensive security review

By Jason Black
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Crowd control has turned into damage control for Ultra. The organizers of the annual music festival have confirmed today that they will conduct a comprehensive review of all security procedures, following the regrettable incident at this year’s event where a group of revelers without tickets toppled a security fence and seriously injuring a security guard.

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