CounterPoint music festival had it’s first year last summer in 2012 right outside of Atlanta and had a massive lineup featuring Skrillex, Avicii, Pretty Lights and Bassnectar just to give you an idea (see lineup here). Due to some complications with TomorrowLand expanding it’s festival to America with TomorrowWorld and taking over the field where CounterPoint happened. The festival took this year off, and has actually been helping with TomorrowWorld and their Thursday Gathering party, taking place tomorrow.
Counterpoint Music Festival 2014 will be taking place over April 25th – 27th weekend and will be hosted at Kingston Downs, Georgia, right outside of Atlanta. This event will be produced by C3 Presents (Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits) and MCP Presents (Camp Bisco, Buku) so we know quality will not be sacrificed in the least.
We have a tip that the lineup this year is going to rival most lineups in 2014. Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss out on what looks to one of the most exciting festivals next year.
[Giveaway] Win a VIP Weekend to North Coast Music Festival + Artist Meet & Greet Details feat. Big Gigantic, Afrojack, Gramatik, A-Trak, Rl Grime, Datsik, Seven Lions, Paper Diamond and 30+ more artists!Posted in Contests, Events, News by nick | Tags: Artist Meet & Greet, Chicago, Contest, Giveaway, Meet & Greet Times, Music Festival, North Coast Music Festival
We couldn’t be closer to one of the best festivals of the year, North Coast Music Festival taking place in Chicago, IL at Union Park this weekend August 30th – September 1st. We have an opportunity to win a person VIP weekend for you and a friend to check out the festival in style, free entry, VIP offered food, VIP viewing areas and more. Enter to win a VIP Weekend for you and a friend below (Click Here) We also have info on how to meet and grab a picture with some of your favorite artists at our Artist Meet & Greets, read below for times. Click here to enter contest
We just release the official North Coast Music Festival Playlist featuring over 32 songs, don’t miss the Playlist Here.
The lineup features: Big Gigantic, Wu-Tang Clan, Afrojack, Mac Miller, Passion Pit, A-Trak, Paper Diamond, RL Grime, Cherub, Datsik, Bondax, AlunaGeorge, Seven Lions, Madeon, Flatbush Zombies and so many more. SEE FULL LINEUP HERE
Artists Meet & Greet: This Song Is Sick is happy to announce that we will be continuing our artist Meet & Greet series at the new interactive booth throughout the festival. You simply stop by the booth at the set time and you can meet your favorite artists and grab a picture with them. We will also have our new line of This Song Is Sick gear including shirts, tanks, hats and stickers. Make sure to come by and say what’s up!!
Here is our current schedule of artists scheduled for meet & greets at North Coast Music Festival 2013. We have Paper Diamond, Big Gigantic, Seven Lions and Cherub. (Schedule subject to change based on artist, please check back on this page the day of the festival for any updated times)
VIP EXPERIENCE CONTEST
Grand Prize (1 winner picked): Two 3 -Day VIP Festival Tickets to North Coast Music Festival + 2 Tickets to One After Party All 3 Nights
2nd Place Prize (1 Winner picked ): Two 3 -Day GA Festival Tickets to North Coast Music Festival + 2 Tickets to One After Party
Winners picked on August 29th at 11pm (Notified through E-Mail or Facebook)
Entry #1: Enter through Widget here (Every entry method through widget increases your chances)
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Note: If Grand Prize Winner is Under 21, They Will Receive General Admission Tickets as VIP is 21+ Only
Grizmatik, the collaborative side project from Gramatik and GRiZ just released their highly anticipated latest single “My People”for free download and today follow it up with an official music video. The video captures the trio’s experience as they played their first official festival performance as Grizmatik in Winter Park, Colorado at SnowBall Music Festival, one of the only snow music festivals in the world. We get to see an inside look at the personal life of the artists as well some shots of them destroying a massive crowd in a snow filled setting. Make sure to grab the download of the song here. Also the group just announced their biggest show ever taking place at 1st Bank Center in Colorado on Halloween night this year. Presale floor seat tickets sold out in a few hours and General Tickets just went on sale here today at 10am MST / 12pm EST. More info here.
Grizmatik – My People | Free Download
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During this festival packed summer Summer Set Music Festival is one that stands out with an electic blend of electronic, live bands, and hip-hop, see the full lineup announcement here. It looks to be an exciting return to Somerset, Wisconsin over the weekend of August 9th – 11th. Who is excited for this weekend?
BIG GIGANTIC | GIRL TALK | PASSION PIT | STS9
With Hip hop Legends
BIG BOI & COMMON
DIPLO * KREWELLA * GRIZ * WOLFGANG GARTNER * ZEDD
FULL LINEUP AFTER THE JUMP Read more »
[CONTEST] SnowBall Music Festival 2013 After Parties & VIP Giveaway : Contest, Set Times, After Parties, Shuttle InfoPosted in Bangin, Contests, Events by nick | Tags: 2013, Music Festival, Snowball, SnowBall Music Festival, Winter Park
The third year for the unique snow based music festival that allows you to hit the slopes in the morning before seeing a stacked lineup of artsits is finally upon us for it’s third year. Here we have a contest to win a VIP package below including 2 VIP tickets and a pair of tickets to your favorite after party every night. We also have the set times, shuttle information, and details on our official after parties!!
Here are the set times for all 3 days (Click to enlarge)
Shuttles: Need a way to get to SnowBall? There is a new shuttle that running all over Colorado. Read more info, see all the stops, and grab tickets for the shuttle here.
We are excited to announce that we are teaming up with SnowBall Festival for a VIP Giveaway. We are giving away 2 VIP tickets to a lucky winner and 2 tickets to the after party of
Enter for you chance to win:
1st Place Prize of a 2 pack of VIP tickets + SnowBall / Thissongissick Merch Package
Merch Package Includes 1 Sweatshirt and Shirt from SnowBall and Thissongissick.
(1 Winners Will Be Picked)
Here’s the 3 steps to enter the contest
1. “Like” or “Tweet” this contest blog post through the share buttons at the top and bottom of the post
SnowBall Music Festival:
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Winner will be picked Thursday March 7th at 5pm MST and announced at 7pm MST
UPDATE: Congratulations to Scott Collins for winning the VIP Experience!!
THISSONGISSICK PRESENTS SNOWBALL AFTER PARTIES
Here is our after parties that we are throwing every night at the Shadow Ballroom at Winter Park Mountain Lodge. These parties will be going on from 11pm – 3am, don’t mind what the poster says, it hasn’t been update yet. For Friday night we have a Pretty Lights Showcase with Michal Menert and Paul Basic, Saturday night we have Datsik, Luminox, and Chris B, then on Sunday night we have GRiZ and HARD productions and Holy Ship! owner Destructo. These are set to be some of the craziest parties throughout the whole weekend and ticket just went on sale minutes ago, and last year sold out in a few hours, so don’t miss out. The festival ends at 10pm every night, so you will want to be at an after party every night.
Update: all 3 after parties have sold out within a few hours!! Thanks everyone. And now the only way to get tickets is by entering the contest!
Holy Ship!!! took place for it’s second encounter providing the ultimate 3 day electronic cruise experience. The unique event acts as a vacation for some of the top Dj’s in the world, and one of the most unique experience between fan and artists. From catching the nutty lineup featuring artists like Boys Noize and Justice and Skrillex throwing down Back 2 Back sets left and right to Skream and Benga and Baauer throwing out of the element straight hip-hop sets, being able to do activities like Putt Putt Mini-Gold with Dillon Francis, it is becoming one of the most legendary events in the electronic community. This video gives us a brief glimpse at all the sweaty sets that went down all throughout the ship, and then the incredible Beach Party on the private island in the Bahamas. Go listen to Diplo’s set from the Beach Party while you are wishing you were there right now.
NEWS: Pre-Booking for Tickets and rooms for Holy Ship 2014 are going to be going on sale March 5th, since last year sold out well in advance, start planning if you are planning and sailing off next year with what promises to be another insane lineup. We will keep you updated on any info, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information.
Holy Ship 2013 Recap Read more »
The Chicago electronic fueled Spring Awakening Music Festival was announced to be taking place over the weekend of June 14th – 16th. We had word on Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Zeds Dead, and Gramatik. Here is the first phase of the lineup, which is MASSIVE. The stacked lineup is sure to set off Soldier Field once again.
Here are all the names below:
12th Planet | ATB | Bassnectar | Bingo Players | DJ Bl3nd | Boys Noize | Break Science
Calvin Harris | Carnage | Chuckie | Dirty South | Excision | Felix da Housecat | Figure
Flosstradamus | Gramatik | Green Lantern | Green Velvet | Joachim Garraud
Knuckle Children | Krewella | Lucky Date | Minnesota | Mord Fustang
Nervo | Nicky Romero | Oliver | Paul Oakenfold | Paul Van Dyk
Porter Robinson | R3hab | Robbie Rivera | Savoy | Stafford Brothers
Tommy Trash | Topher Jones | Walden | Wolfgang Gartner | Zedd | Zeds Dead | Zomboy
DJ Godfather | Knuckle Children | Milk n Cookies | Nathan Scott
Porn and Chicken | Team Bayside High | Stratus | Zebo
Purchase Festivals Weekend Passes for only $145 While They Are Still Available Here
SnowGlobe 2012 – 2013 Music Festival Official Recap Video : Snow Festival Feat. Deadmau5, Laidback Luke, Wiz Khalifa, & MorePosted in Events, Video by nick | Tags: Deadmau5, Live Concert, Music Festival, Official Recap, SnowGlobe, SnowGlobe music festival
SnowGlobe Music Festival went down for it’s secondtime this past New Year’s weekend over the December 28th – 31st weekend. Different then then the majority of music festivals this took place in the snowy wonderland of Lake Tahoe, California where you could hit the mountains during the morning and rage to your favorite artists for 3 days straight. Great music managed to encourage tens of thousands to bring in the new year through the raging cold. For those who love snow and music, there no better place to be then here or it’s Colorado counter-part SnowBall. The lineup was jaw dropping from the headliners like Deadmau5, Laidback Luke, Chromeo, Big Gigantic, and Wiz Khalifa to the upcoming heat like Flosstradamus, Mimosa, Minnesota, Gramatik, Baauer, Griz, Clockwork, Cherub, and more. This year there were even snowboarders and skiiers doing Big Air right next to the main stage which added to the winter oasis. Watch a sample and count down the days till next year!
The legendary electronic festival taking place in Belgium over the weekend of July 26th – 28th, TomorowLand has announced the first phase of it’s line-up. There are only 7 acts announced so far, but with the festival’s history this is only a sampling of a massive lineup. And this hasn’t stopped tens of thousands from already planning their international trips.
Steve Aoki, Axwell, Alesso, Arty, Marco Carola, Dave Clarke & Dixon are apart of the first phase. What are your thoughts?
UPDATE: New artists will be added everyday. We will be updating this post every day with the new artists.
The Governors Ball NYC Music Festival 2013 Full Lineup : Impressive Lineup Including 50+ Acts on Randall’s Island, New YorkPosted in Bangin, Events, News by nick | Tags: Concert, kanye west, Music Festival, New York City, NYC, pretty lights, The Governors Ball
As the the year continues to kick off we get another incredible lineup for one of the summer’s biggest parties in America. The Governors Ball takes place every year in New York City at Randall’s Island, an actual island. The festival is taking place over the weekend of June 6th, 7th, and 8th. It seems to always have a massive lineup filled with big headliners to some of the best buzzing upcomers. The Ball’s lineup tends to be a great mixture of everything hip. From a great balance of hip-hop, electronic, indie, blues, folk, and other live acts. It seems to be a great alternative for those in the North East not looking to make the nationwide trek.
This lineup is insane. Not an event to miss for anyone within range!
More info and tickets here: http://governorsballmusicfestival.com/
Electric Forest 2013 Announces Dates + Recap Video : One of the Best Camping Festivals in the United StatesPosted in Bangin, Events by nick | Tags: Electric Forest, Electric Forest 2013, Lineup, Michigan, Music Festival
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
Spring Awakening Music Festival 2013 : First Headliners Announced / Leaked, Early Bird Tickets Sell Out, 3 Days NowPosted in Events by nick | Tags: Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, Chicago, Headliners, LEAKED, Lineup, Music Festival, NERVO, Spring Awakening Music Festival, Zeds Dead
Last year marked the first for Spring Awakening Music Festival, one of the new strictly electronic festivals that brought in over 50,000 people it’s first year. The festival is returning to the legendary Soldier Field in the heart of Chicago this year now taking place 3 days during June 14th, 15th, & 16th. The festival is expecting to be even bigger, with over 75,000 in attendance, and over 100 Dj’s in playing over the 3 days. Early bird tickets went on sale this morning and sold out, so look out for the next round of cheap tickets before going up again.
There are two confimred headliners so far, the mastermind of bass, Bassnectar. Then on the complete other spectrum of the electronic world, house legend turned mainstream star Calvin Harris will be headlining as well. There are also some strong rumors that we can’t full confirm, but would like to very much believe due to artists either accidentally announcing after playing a show in Chicago and online. These names have not been confirmed by the festival, but include: Zeds Dead, NERVO, and Gramatik.
The whole This Song Is Sick crew is looking forward to this massive 3 days in the wonderful city of Chicago!
Spring Awakening 2012 Recap Video
Stereosonic Music Festival 2012 Live Sets : Avicii, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Tommy Trash, Martin Solveig Live SetsPosted in Bangin, Mix / Playlist by nick | Tags: Adelaide, Australia, Avicii, Avicii Stereosonic Set, Brisbane, Calvin Harris, Calvin Harris Stereosonic Festival Set, Live Set, Martin Solveig, Melbourne, Music Festival, Perth, Stereosonic 2012, Stereosonic Music Festival, Sydney, Tiesto, Tiesto Stereosonic Festival Set, Tommy Trash
Stereosonic Music Festival just went down this past weekend in Australia in 5 cities across the country including Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Brisbane. The festival featured lineup of countless artists from big name house acts like Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Martin Solveig, and then some huge bass heavy artists like Bassnectar, Datsik, Flux Pavillion, Krewella and so many more. We now get a few live sets from some of the big acts on main stage including sets from Tiesto, Avicii, Calvin Harris, Tommy Trash, and Martin Solveig. Each one of these aritst really represents a different part of the bigger EDM scene and their style shines through on each mix so well. Enjoy the mixes from all the aritsts, and remember to support muscians you love by seeing them live and purchasing those songs you love. Enjoy!
Post below if you have any updates to the set lists below or if any of the links stop working, thanks!
Tiesto – Stereosonic Music Festival 2012 Live Set | Download
Avicii – Stereosonic Music Festival 2012 Live Set | Download
Calvin Harris – Stereosonic Music Festival 2012 Live Set | Download
Tommy Trash – Stereosonic Music Festival 2012 Live Set | Download
Martin Solveig – Stereosonic Music Festival 2012 Live Set | Download
FULL STEREOSONIC FESTIVAL TRACKLISTS AFTER THE JUMP! Read more »
Remember Summer Set Music Festival at the end of August? Here’s the official after recap video for the the first year camping festival that took place in the Mid-West in Wisconsin, right by Minniapolis, MN. It was put on by React Presents, Majestic Madison, and Sound in Motion, and they pulled it off. There was over 30k tickets sold (Over 10k people per day) that made it out, and a well rounded insane lineup. The headliners included Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, and Umphree’s McGee. Other huge names on the lineup were hip hop stars Nas and Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli), indie duo Matt and Kim, on top of Zeds Dead, Excision, Lotus, Mimosa, MSTRKRFT, Cherub, Rebelution, RJD2 / Break Science, Paper Diamond, GRiZ, Two Fresh, Alvin Risk, Pantyraid, Bingo Players, Timeflies, and a bunch of others. It had a great balance of electronic, hip-hop, and live bands, really pleasing everyone. The video features songs from Nas, Pretty Lights, and GRiZ, featured below. Enjoy!
Pretty Lights – You Get High | Download
GRiZ – Smash the Funk | Download
Summer Set Music & Camping Festival : Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, Nas, Black Star, Excision and 30+ More!Posted in Events by nick | Tags: Music Festival, Summer Set, Summer Set Music & Camping Festival, Wisconsin
Summer is beginning to wind down a little bit, but that doesn’t mean that the summer festivals are even close to being over. It’s about time that we give more shed some more light on a festival we are more then excited for.. Summer Set Music & Camping Festival taking place in Somerset, Wisconsin August 24-26th and looks to be another epic camping festival. The lineup and atmosphere remind me alot of Electric Forest, and that’s a great thing considering it was one of our favorite festivals of the year. Right on the balanceo of big enough to have an epic lineup, but not too big to be annoying like Ultra or Coachella.
The festival features a HUGE lineup featuring some of the best electronic and hip hop and jam bands around all for 3 nights of madness. The headliners include Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, and Umphree’s McGee. Other huge names on the lineup include hip hop stars Nas and Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli), indie duo Matt and Kim, on top of Zeds Dead, Excision, Lotus, Mimosa, MSTRKRFT, Rebelution, RJD2 / Break Science, Paper Diamond, GRiZ, Two Fresh, Pantyraid, Bingo Players, Timeflies,Cherub, Bassjackers, and so many more!
Keep checking back for more updates including contests, our guide to the festival, etc!
There are going to be on site after parties each night featuring Alvin Risk on Friday, GRiZ on Saturday, and Claude Vonstroke and Nadastrom on Sunday taking plac on site of the festival. VIP ticket holder will get free access, but if you have GA, you have to purchase an extra ticket. Defintely reccomend these, you don’t want to be outside of a soldout show you want to be in, so purchase tickets for whichever look appetizing.
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
CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRISTOS HOUNTALAS FOR WINNING THE CONTEST!!
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)
THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED WINNER ANNOUNCED TUESDAY JUNE 26TH!
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 Thissongissick.com. We have grown a lot since, but the original goal has stayed the same, making it easier for you to discover sick new music you have 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 Thissongissick, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and other fresh genres to a worldwide following that now reaches millions of music lovers over 110+ countries, every single month. Make yourself at home, enjoy countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears. Enjoy!
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