Hello /mu/ I'm working for a big company that wants to start the greatest anual festival in Mexico and they gave me the job to choose the bands, I need to get more than 150 bands and check the logistics and then call their managers, see how many money I can waste and start setting everything up from here to March.
I can use a maximum of 6m and it will be in a place with a capacity of 75k people
I'm needing from 6 to 8 headliners and 8 to 14 runner ups and 20-30 more bands.
>Blink 182, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Black Keys, Muse,Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler the Creator, Frank Ocean, Steve Aoki, Skrillex
>Cage the Elephant,Rizzle Kicks Shinedown, Frank Turner, Fiona Apple, Interpol, The Kooks,Yellow Card, Paramore, The Offspring, Three Days Grace, Chromeo, Swans, Schoolboy Q, Rancid, Disturbed.
More bands I thought of
Ash, Riverboat Gamblers, Witchcraft, OK GO, Portugal. The Man, Amberlin, Dumbfoundead, Black Stone Cherry, Battles, The Antlers, Canada, FlyLo
This list was made with some stats based on the likes the people of my city have, so sorry if isn't Patrician enough for you and hope you can give me some advice.
PD: I already added some LatinAmerican bands, but if you have some please tell me.
It's not man, I choose 3 bands and proposed a plan for the Monterrey City Festival It was 1 month ago and another company invited me since Alive Company didn't have any more plans for me
¡It is man!
The plan is to get 40-50 bands
30 international (15 can be from all the continents the other 15 from America)
20 Mexican Bands
10 Regional Bands
they will play in 3 dif stages
headliners and runner ups would play full set while the other bands would play 30 - 50 mins approx
This is fake as fuck.
I'm from Mexico and Tyler, Paramore, Arcade Fire and Steve Aoki (He comes every 3 months to Mexico) already came this year.
Swans will go to a festival in mONTERREY IN 2015
>>Blink 182, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Black Keys, Muse,Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler the Creator, Frank Ocean, Steve Aoki, Skrillex
>>Cage the Elephant,Rizzle Kicks Shinedown, Frank Turner, Fiona Apple, Interpol, The Kooks,Yellow Card, Paramore, The Offspring, Three Days Grace, Chromeo, Swans, Schoolboy Q, Rancid, Disturbed.
>More bands I thought of
>Ash, Riverboat Gamblers, Witchcraft, OK GO, Portugal. The Man, Amberlin, Dumbfoundead, Black Stone Cherry, Battles, The Antlers, Canada, FlyLo
this sounds pretty dire I'm sorry man
don't plan festivals for people in your city, plan them for people in the REGION. People travel for that shit.
other small acts you should look into:
The Blood Brothers
Lanterns on the Lake
Mission of Burma
Sharon van Etten
honestly these are just some bands I like ranging from small-time to mid-level, it would be way more helpful if you told us about what kind of a crowd you wanted to draw
they havent, saw em open for interpol 3 days ago
i agree with him. Arcade Fire and Radiohead are your best bet IMO
Taking randomly any of those headliners i could easily sell more than 80% of the tickets and bring normal bands.
My city is kinda new with festivals, greatest band to ever come to play in a festival here is QoTSA and Travis, just check that out.
Almost any genre, the ideas is to have a big variety but we need to hook and make people come with big acts
for sure. I would try one headliner of a different style then, I know I think Foo Fighters suck but if that's what it takes to put on the festival you obviously need to do it.
I would say maybe try and get one headliner that appeals to everyone, i.e. what Riotfest did. They had Wu Tang and The Cure and The National and Weezer and Slayer. it appeals to so many people.
maybe like Foo Fighters and Radiohead and Kendrick, or something along those lines. I definitely think variety and quality helps bring a crowd - try to get the best of the best that will appeal to the widest range of people.
i would only suggest staying away from EDM, because fuck EDM. dont have Steve Aoki or Skrillex bc then you need the other shitty EDM artist to keep those people and then your festival ends up sucking ass
possibly. I dunno, you need to be careful with your electronic music because the festivals like TomorroWorld didn't even sell out. I think a full electronic stage would be a better idea. 1 truly main act, 1 smaller main act, 1 main EDM act, and maybe one more smaller main act that fulfills some other niche for those that dont like the other 3.