Recess Music & Ideas Festival on Michigan State Campus ft. Kaskade & Project 46 Details + Giveaway : Formerly Glowfest [CONTEST]

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One of the pioneer touring electronic festivals GlowFest who has had acts such as Pretty Lights, Deadmau5, Hardwell, Porter Robinson, Big Gigantic, and countless other top acts have gone under some serious changes and grown as a company. They are now called RECESS and are in their terms a “Music & Ideas Festival”.  The second edition of the new event will be taking place at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan on Friday April 19th, 2013. Featuring musical guests Kaskade and Project 46.

During the day RECESS is a speker series featuring an out-of-the-box progressive speaker panel during the day from 3pm – 4pm “Study Hall” (held in Business School Room N130 on Campus). Then there is “The Playground”, which is an interactive career fair at the venue from 4:30 – 6:00pm (AG Expo Field) prior to doors opening featuring 16-20 disruptive startup companies. (Video explaining Recess more below)

To end the day is the word class electronic concert they are known for at Michigan State University, where they have brought out electronic icon Kaskade and rising Canadian duo Project 46. The festival is going to be the first outdoor music festival that the campus has seen, so should get extra crazy.
It’s amazing to see electronic music spawn such a potentially impactful event, reminding me of 3LAU’s Pencils for Promise campaign.

You can get early bird student tickets and general admission tickets right now for $25 and $30 before they go up.

Purchase Tickets Here

RECESS has been nice enough to let use giveaway a pair of tickets to this event. All you have to do is follow the 3 steps below.

Kaskade Ultra Music Festival 2013 Live Set


RECESS MSU Ticket Giveaway

1st Place Winner : (1 Winner Picked) Receives 2 General Admission Tickets to RECESS MSU Ft. Kaskade & Project 46

Winners picked Friday Night April 5th at 6pm CST  (Announced Saturday at 12pm CST)

To Enter do these 3 easy steps

1. Facebook “Like” this post

2. Like RECESS and This Song Is Sick on Facebook Right Below



3. Comment below on this post answering the question “Why you should you win free tickets?”

Contest Closes Friday Night April 5th at 6pm CST  (Announced Saturday April 6th at 12pm CST) 

Electric Forest Festival 2013 Lineup : Huge Lineup for Incredible Festival Feat. Pretty Lights, Knife Party, Passion Pit & 50 More!

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After annoucing the new dates and video a few weeks back we get the next jaw dropping lineup for Electric Forest. They pick a diverse and very impressive lineup once again. This year is absolutely no different with Pretty Lights returning to headline alongside Knife Party, Passion Pit. A-Trak, String Cheese Incident, Empire of the Sun, and that is just a taste. This is just the initial lineup also, they will be announcing more. What do you think of the lineup so far?

The experience of seeing all these acts while being in a Forest is a unlike anything else. Early bird ticket sold out, but tickets are still available here.

Electric Forest 2013 Announces Dates + Recap Video : One of the Best Camping Festivals in the United States

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Yesss… Electric Forest just announced dates for it’s 2013 festival, this time taking place 4 days over the weekend of June 27th – June 30th. It takes place in Michigan at the very awesome location of JJ Resort Ranch which is a Forest which has countless options of camping and VIP camping, and even cabins and hotels. It was my first camping festival 2  summers ago, and I could not have been happier. Look above at the video as it takes you through glimpses of artists playing all the different stages, all of the art, and even a shot of the legendary waterpark. The festival has a great blend of electronic and live acts, and some hip-hop thrown in there. Last year we got to hook someone up with a VIP experience, and this year will be doing some more contests. You can be sure to expect This Song Is Sick as there is nothing that could stop us from making it out to the forest once again!

Last year we had the incredible opportunity to host a secret TBA set at Electric Forest on the Saturday night at the Forest Stage which hosted the first performance ever of a super side group Big Grizmatik featuring Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic, GRiZ, and both members of Gramatik. Grizmatik has since released a single with music video and played some other secret sets and will be one of the headliners at this years SnowBall in Colorado. We also had Alvin Risk and Pierce Fulton play extra dope sets at this secret set. Look out this year for even more secret surprises from This Song Is Sick

[GIVEAWAY] Electric Forest VIP Camping Experience Giveaway

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Hey guys, extremely excited to announce that we have one of the biggest giveaways we have ever had. We have teamed up with Electric Forest music festival in Rothbury, Michigan to give away a 4 person Electric Forest VIP Experience: Complete with Private Electric Avenue Tent. The winner of the contest and 3 of their closest friends will get VIP passes to the festival, on top of their own private 4 person safari style tent to camp in style. Scroll Down to see details below on what this VIP package entails, and how to enter this contest! We will pick winners June 25th Monday at 5pm MST!

Those unaware, Electric Forest is a 4 day camping music festival taking place June 28th through July 1st at Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Michigan. This electronic fused with live music festival produced by Madison House Presents and Insomniac really features a great balance of live music all spread throughout the beautiful Double JJ Resort. Not to mention the actual forest separating several of the stages as you walk through with thousands of trees, with a ton of lights. Featuring amazing headliners like Bassnectar, STS9, The String Cheese Incident, Steve Aoki, Major Lazer, Girl Talk, Thievery Corporation, Ghostland Observatory, Big Gigantic, Wolfgang Gartner, Santigold, Dada Life, Paper Diamond, and Datsik, Borgore, Adventure Club, Gramatik, Crizzly, 12th Planet, GRiZ, and that’s just to name a chunk of the massive lineup (See full lineup above). It’s going to be an epic weekend in woods you do not want to miss!

Last summer when I went out this was my first camping music festival and it seriously blew my mind. It was easily one of the best weekends I had ever had. I couldn’t be more excited to be able to offer up this prize to a lucky group of 4 readers. Couldn’t thank you all enough for staying updated on the site, from those who just started following a few days ago, and those that have been with it since the beginning over 2 years ago!

The Thissongissick crew will be out at Electric Forest again this year, and keep your eyes open for some possible secret announcements. We’ll announce what we can during the event over the mobile app and Twitter!

See below on how to enter this contest

3 Simple Steps to Enter to Win the Electric Forest VIP Experience


1. “Like” the and Electric Forest Facebook Pages


Electric Forest:

2. “Like” / “Share” this contest blog post and then“Like” and “Share” the pinned post at the top of our facebook page wall that will appeared at 7pm MST (Colorado) / 9pm EST (Michigan) located here

3. Comment on the facebook post answering the question “Why do you deserve the Electric Forest VIP Camping Experience?”

The contest will run till next Monday June 25th at  5pm MST (Colorado) /  7pm EST (Michigan / New York)


Bonus. Get your friends to enter the contest to increase your chances!

Electric Forest VIP Experience: Complete with Private Electric Avenue Tent (Retail value over $2400+)

One lucky winner and three of their friends will win this packge including:

VIP Electric Avenue Tent Camping (4 Person Capacity) See Pictures Here

  • Accommodations in a large weather proof safari-style tent with windows and a tarp floor
  • Tent is prepared for your arrival – NO SET UP NEEDED!
  • 2 – 4 Cots per tent
  • Parking near your tent
  • On-site staff to help with any questions about your tent
  • All GOOD LIFE Amenities
  • All Village Amenities

All four winners also receive the following

  • 1 VIP “GOOD LIFE” Weekend Pass to Electric Forest
  • All VIP “GOOD LIFE” Amenities at the festival
  • Early Arrival on Wednesday starting at 4pm, with admission to the Village Welcome Party on Wednesday Night with Live Entertainment
  • Air conditioned shower trailers inside The Village
  • Air conditioned bathroom trailers inside The Village
  • Access to The Village Square with concierge service, ice sales, private food vendors (open day and night!) and special events
  • Access to Overnight Village Express Shuttle (Takes you from the Village to General Admission Camping and Back)
  • Access to the Good Life Express, shuttle service that will take you to the Back 40, Frontier and Village 24 hours a day for the whole festival

Electric Forest  2012 Trailer




My story has changed quite a lot since moving to Boulder, Colorado and starting Thissongissick back in 2010. My name is Nick Guarino and this is We've grown a lot since, but the original goal has always stayed the same: making it easier for you to discover sick new music that you've never heard before. In high school I would make mix cd's for my friends to show them all the new music I was discovering. Now, through TSIS, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of the freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and alternative music to a global following that is comprised of millions of music lovers in over 110 countries - every single month. So, make yourself at home while enjoying countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears! - Nick


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