The weather is warming up and in Chicago that indicates the return of this summer vacation season. While the big three of songs — Lollapalooza, Pitchfork and Riot Fest — capture a good deal of focus, there are various other festivals which highlight Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods, culture and arts, food, music and other associations.
The yearly city-sponsored festivals (gospel, jazz, blues, world music) occur in Millennium Park using the downtown skyline as a backdrop. And Taste of Chicago yields July 5 at Grant Park. Following is a look at the place to locate summertime fun from the city and suburbs.
Country music lovers are dusting off their very best boots and cowboy hats that this weekend in Windy City LakeShake Festival.
The provincial festival comprises performances from Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Brooks & Dunn and a bevy of additional nation acts at Northerly Island.
Fans in the fest managed to cool down with boozy slushies while basking in sunlight and hot weather Saturday. Between collections, concertgoers appreciated playing oversize versions of interactive foosball and skee ball taking a twist on carnival rides. The three-day state music event features major stars on the main point and up-and-coming acts on the next phase.
There are plenty of notable acts from the lineup, such as the Cadillac Three, a scruffy country-rock trio which has assembled a rabid grassroots fan base by hefty traveling and opening slots for Tim McGraw. The sisters T.J. and John Osborne function as Brothers Osborne, a rootsy brother behave that provides a feel-good jam band vibe. McBryde is a talented songwriter whose material comprises the bittersweet number”A Small Dive Bar at Dahlonega” and the homage to her daddy”Bible and a .44.” She plays LakeShake on Saturday.
Together with the fourth season of Nation LakeShake bringing a little Nashville up north into the northeast town of Chicago, fans will be able to hear the yearlong functions from Music City as part of their’Next From Nashville’ lineup.
Post Malone will be with Aerosmith in Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest
Malone will formally be a part of this Super Bowl LIII festivities in Atlanta this February. The 23-year-old hitmaker combines the lineup to its first-ever (and star-studded) Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest as special guest to the next night of this three-night festival alongside rock legends Aerosmith, Billboard admits exclusively.
Most of us know Article Malone is a large fan of Bud Light therefore that it makes sense why they would tap on the beer-loving singer to do in the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest. Posty will probably be a special guest on the next night of this three-day festival. He will be performing together with the legendary Aerosmith that Posty performed alongside in the VMA’s this year. In addition, he played a romantic show in Nashville because of their Dive Bar Tour. Dont be late to get your Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest tickets cheap online before all get sold.
The very first night of this festival includes performances from Atlanta legend Ludacris in addition to Migos.
Day includes the all-Atlanta lineup of Ludacris, Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, Metro Boomin, plus a Lil Jon DJ collection; afternoon two has Aerosmith; and afternoon three has”Finesse” collaborators Bruno Mars and Cardi B, that had been supposed to tour this season till Cardi needed to fall off because of giving birth.
With Cardi acting Atlanta the day before the game, this leaves the rumor that she will play her”Girls Like You” collaborators Maroon 5 through the Halftime Show appear much more inclined.
Monster Energy Aftershock Festival is back again at Sacramento’s Discovery Park for another extravagant experience of Rock and Metal Music filling its lineup. The 2-Day festival takes place on October 13 & 14.
Some of the biggest names are in the lineup this year including Godsmack, Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy, and the Conspirators, 311, Jonathan Davis, Incubus, Alice In Chains, At The Drive-In, Seether, Deftones, and Shinedown.
The lineup for Monster Energy Aftershock at present is as follows:
System Of A Down, Deftones, Alice In Chains, Incubus, Godsmack, Shinedown, 311, Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, At The Drive-In, Seether, Jonathan Davis, Bullet For My Valentine, Underoath, Black Veil Brides, Hellyeah, Asking Alexandria, Sevendust, Everlast, GWAR, Emmure, Stick To Your Guns, Dance Gavin Dance, Monster Magnet, Red Sun Rising, Bad Wolves, The Fever 333, Dorothy, Wage War, Plague Vendor, Hyro The Hero, Amigo The Devil, All Them Witches, Slothrust, The Dose, Viza, The Jacks and more are yet to be announced at a late time.
Taking a hint from Festival’s Producer Danny Wimmer’s teaser video in February about the festival’s lineup it seems that System of a Down will also be one of the headliners this year. Book your Monster Energy Aftershock Tickets in advance and enjoy it this year. The system of A Down will be making their first appearance at Monster Energy Aftershock Festival in 2018 and the first state appearance in three years, celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first album.
“Sacto, we’re coming for you. Proud that you’re our capital and not D.C.,” says System of a Down’s Serj Tankian, and the band’s guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian says, “It’s been a minute since we’ve played Sacramento, so it just felt right to return by headlining Aftershock.”
Another one of the talents performing at the stage of Monster Energy Aftershock Festival in 2018 is Deftones who will be performing first time in the festival as a headlining act after their casual performances in 2012 and 2015. It’s been thirty years since the band formation and the celebration will be done at this year’s festival.
Godsmack’s Sully Erna says, “Sacto!! We can’t wait to be a part of Aftershock this year. Do not miss this show! It’s big, it’s loud and it’s angry…So buckle up, cuz this ride goes reeeeeal fast!!! See ya in Oct.!”
Other than the best rock music ever played by our favorite bands this is not all that the festival has to offer. Besides all this fun rocking with the music, we get to enjoy tons of food items and a variety of beverages.
VIP and General Admission Ticket Packages are available varying in prices at the Tickets4Festivals website. Contact the festivals authorities for more information.
Manx Telecom Bay Festival:
PLEASE NOTE: This is mainly a music festival, with large crowds. The music will be loud and there will be many stage effects, including strobe, laser, gobos, LEDs, theatrical fog and smoke, bangs, ice fountains, glitter cannons, pyrotechnics and more, which all add to the total enjoyment and experience, but could be frightening to some people of a nervous disposition.
Please follow the comprehensive MANX TELECOM BAY FESTIVAL road signage that will be in place to direct you along the best route from every direction.
To reduce congestion, please set off for the Festival early and allow time for parking. Please car-share where possible to help reduce carbon emissions.
If you buy a parking ticket in advance – saving £2 on the price at the gate – we will allocate you space in the parking area nearest your postal code so you should arrive by the most direct route. For example, the South car park is for vehicles travelling towards St Ninian’s traffic lights and the North car park for vehicles travelling towards Governor’s Bridge. The vehicle parks are immediately alongside the venue, so there is little walking to get to the main entrances.
There is separate parking for the disabled close to the tent through the North Car Park, please see the site plan.
The following charges will be payable for those who book in advance:-
Cars: Advance booking price £3.00
Motorbikes: Advance booking price £1.00
Campervans: Advance booking price £7.50
Mini Buses: Advance booking price £10.00
On the day, charges are the above prices plus an additional £2. To speed the flow of traffic into the parking areas, please ensure you have the correct money available – cash only.
Reduce congestion and reduce carbon emissions, travel by public transport where possible. There will be a number of buses/coaches leaving from Ramsey, Peel and Port Erin to coincide approximately with the gates opening time and will leave within 15 minutes of the last artist leaving the stage. Pre-booking is essential and the last date for booking is 15th May 2010 or whenever the limited number of tickets are totally sold, whichever happens first.
Please click ticket types to see the different ticket types and prices.
Concessions – There are special prices for children under 16. Please see tickets. Proof of age must be produced on entry unless it is obvious. There are also special concessionary prices for family groups on the Sunday.
Superb value ticket for all 3 days. Rear standing at Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon’s concerts plus General Standing on Sunday evening all for only £125 + £8.50 B.F. or £5.56 (incl. B.F.) per artist/band (U16 £115 + £8.50 = £5.15 incl. B.F.).
For Disabled concessionary tickets please phone the Call Centre on 01624 600 600.
Ticket Booking Line and Opening Hours:
ALL TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE and you can purchase online 24 hours a day, subject to availability. If you wish to purchase by phone you can call the Festival Call Centre on 01624 600600 between 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday. Our telesales operators will be pleased to deal with your orders and/or queries. If you wish to purchase camping or travel packages or wish to take advantage of our easy payment plan for ticket purchase or camping please phone Regency Travel on 01624 69 44 55.
If you have a specific query or queries please email us at email@example.com and we will respond as quickly as we can.
On site Ticket Office Hours and Box Office Collection:
Nearer the actual festival time we will be advising of the opening times of our Box Office, in the Duke shop behind the TT Grandstand, where any remaining tickets will be available for purchase. It will also be for collection of any last minute purchases over the web or phone. The cardholder must take the credit card the tickets were booked with and the reference number. The cardholder’s signature is also required before the tickets will be released. Letters of authorisation and photocopies of the credit card will NOT be accepted.
Disabled people are very welcome and there is easy access straight from the special car parking facilities. There is a wheelchair viewing platform and toilets for the disabled available close by. Please note – registered disabled persons must be accompanied by a carer. In addition there will be be a dedicated Steward plus St Johns Ambulance personnel and Paramedics for any assistance required by the chronically disabled.
Only tickets purchased from DUKE MARKETING and REGENCY TRAVEL will be accepted. Tickets purchased from other sources will be refused admission as no one else is authorised to issue them.
Due to the high cost of setting up this Festival there is a no refund policy other than 50% for cancellation. Any complaints or compliments should be sent in writing to FEEDBACK, Isle of Man Bay Festival Limited, Heritage House, Ramsey Road, PEEL, Isle of Man, IM5 1RH. There is also a facility for making complaints using feedback forms onsite at the Ticket Office or go online and email us through Contact us. Please head the subject matter ‘COMPLAINT’ (or ‘COMPLIMENT!’)
Confiscated Items or Lost Property:
No responsibility is given for the safe return of confiscated property. Anyone wanting to claim back confiscated property at the end of the Festival should contact the Ticket Office before midnight, write to LOST PROPERTY, Isle of Man Bay Festival Limited, Heritage House, Ramsey Road, PEEL, Isle of Man, IM5 1RH, or go online and email us through Contact us. Please head the subject matter ‘LOST PROPERTY’.
Running Order Changes:
Any changes to the running order are passed on to the House Manager and will be announced over the PA system. They will also be posted in the Ticket Offices.
The dealing in or use of illegal drugs is not condoned by the Manx Telecom Bay Festival. It is illegal to take, buy or sell drugs. Drug enforcement laws are as applicable on site as anywhere else on the Island. If you deal in drugs, it is likely that you will be arrested via security and handed over to the Manx Constabulary. There will be covert Police and security onsite, backed up by CCTV, who will take action as appropriate.
There will be bins placed at all entrances and anyone carrying drugs should place them in the bins before entering. There will be no questions and no covert video recording of these positions.
Neither anti-social nor illegal behaviour will be tolerated whatsoever and participants will leave themselves liable for eviction from the site or arrest. Experimenting with drugs can lead to adverse reactions. Drugs can kill. The crowds and the sheer size of the Festival can be frightening and disorientating under the influence of drugs and could spoil your enjoyment of the event.
If you have taken drugs and you become ill, depressed or frightened please ask a Steward to direct you to the Medical and Welfare Area, which will have the necessary staff to help and support you.
Please note there is strictly no smoking allowed inside any tents. This policy will be rigorously enforced. If you wish to smoke please do so in well ventilated areas outdoors.
No food OR drink is to be brought into the site unless you have specific dietary requirements which cannot be catered for on-site. There are plenty of outlets on-site selling food & drink. No alcohol/drinks bottles/glass bottles/cans/illegal substances are to be brought into the site. As responsible organisers we must control the consumption of alcohol on the site and thus ALL bottles entering the site will be confiscated at the point of entry.
Keep Safe at the Manx Telecom Bay Festival. If you need help or have any queries while on site, please ask any member of staff as we want you to totally enjoy your experience at the Festival.
Avoid it! Keep your money, credit cards and belongings to a minimum. Be vigilant. Keep an eye on your belongings. Report any crime to a Steward/Security guard or to the Public Police Point immediately.
In an Emergency please contact the nearest member of Security or Steward for help.
There is an on site professional Fire Safety Officer and Stewards are equipped to deal with fires. There are fire extinguishers located throughout the site and many of the Stewards and Security Staff have been trained in fire safety and First Aid.
There are medics onsite, located at the Medical and Welfare Area. The medics also have roving patrols and provide an Accident and Emergency facility and GP facilities.
There is an onsite Police Station staffed by the Isle of Man Constabulary throughout each day of the performance.
Medical and Welfare Area:
The Medical and Welfare Area is situated towards Backstage on the North car park side of the arena. It will be open from the time the gates open until midnight on each day of the Festival. The Welfare Area also offers a recovery area for patients.
Information is available from the two Ticket Offices (one by the South car park and the other by the North car park) plus the Duke shop behind the TT Grandstand, which is also the Ticket Collection Point. They will be open from 10.00 to 21.00 on the day of the performances. The Ticket Offices sell tickets (subject to availability) and posts the latest information concerning running orders and the latest news. It also displays information concerning local transport services etc.
Lost children are looked after by the Medical and Welfare team and all relevant agencies are contacted. Lost people should go to the Medical and Welfare Area
Subject to licence approval there will be two large bar areas for beer, spirits and wine. There will also be booths selling bottles of water and other soft drinks which children can make purchases. All will be purchased by token only. There are Token Booths located in various areas. One token can be exchanged for one alcoholic drink or three soft drinks. You will be able to pre-purchase tokens ahead of the Festival. We will email or post information about this in February.
Bar staff will ask for proof of age ID whenever the customer appears to be under 18. The proof of age will need to be evidenced by a Portman Proof of Age Card, Citizen Card, valid UK card or by a full or provisional photo card driving licence issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority or by a passport. If there is any doubt as to the age of the customer they will be refused service. The onus is on the individual to demonstrate unequivocally that they are 18 years old or over and if the individual cannot do so they will not be served.
There are food stalls selling a variety of food, from burgers to baguettes.
There are adequate numbers of toilet blocks in and around the arena, as well as facilities for the disabled.
Please help keep the festival tidy by cleaning up after yourself, using the Litter Drop Points. Please don’t drop rubbish; there are plenty of bins onsite. Please think ‘environment’!
Programmes are available free of charge as you enter, maximum one per person.
There will be official Manx Telecom Festival merchandise plus artiste’s merchandise available for sale inside the main arena.
The 2010 Manx Telecom Bay Festival 2010 follows on from the PEEL BAY FESTIVAL in 2007 takes place between 18th June – 20th June and offers 3 days of a wide variety of music and total excitement with something for everyone’s tastes within a festival environment. Apart from the main 7,000 capacity blackout tent, The Valhalla, there will be a full range of concessions and Manx ‘lifestyle’ stalls including Manx produce, face painting plus street entertainers have etc.all done the Manx way!!
It will take place in Nobles Park situated next to the TT Grandstand. A map showing the position of the venue and the individual layouts for the tent for each day are available here.
With over 24 completely different artists/bands we are providing a full mix for the ‘young’ to the ‘old’. At the Peel Bay Festival in 2007 we had a 20 metre wide stage, in 2010 it will be 40 metres wide! Last time we had 2 small projection screens, one either side of the stage – in 2010 we will have four large ones, one either side of the stage and two hung from the roof above the mojo barrier. Last time there was no stage effects etc, in 2010 nearly every conceivable stage effect will be used to add to the ‘shock and awe’.
The festival concludes with the ‘LAST NIGHT IN THE PARK PARTY’ night with 7 original artists/groups and nothing but ‘wall to wall’ 80’s hits to sing yourself hoarse to and dance yourself silly to at a stonkin’ final night party!
WELCOME TO THE MANX BIG FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE!
3-DAY FESTIVAL TICKET
Superb value ticket for all 3 days. Rear standing at Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon’s concerts plus General Standing on Sunday evening all for only £125 + £8.50 B.F. or £5.56 (incl. B.F.) per artist/band (U16 £115 + £8.50 = £5.15 incl. B.F.).
REAR AND GENERAL STANDING
Mojo barrier starts approx 50 metres from the front of the stage. As well as left and right of the stage there will be two giant screens directly above the Mojo barrier. On SUNDAY EVENING the mojos come out with all the chairs and the standing front position moves forward and it is GENERAL Standing ONLY. The Park is naturally sloping towards the stage position so in effect is ‘looking down on it’ from the rear standing.
SIDE STANDING – FOR SIZZLING SATURDAY AND X FACTOR MEETS BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT ONLY
This the left and the right of the stage back to the Mojo barrier for Sunday Matinee ONLY. Replaces all Silver Seating and Gold Seat Blocks K and F. On the Sunday evening it is GENERAL standing throughout.
This is to the left and right of the main stage. A few seats will have a slight restriction as the view will be through the lattice (see through) King posts. However as the stage will be twice as wide as in 2007 (40 metres in 2010) this slight interruption will not extend to the full width of the stage. There will be two large screens (again twice the size of those used in 2007), one either side of the stage. THERE IS NO SILVER SEATING ON SIZZLING SATURDAY OR EITHER SHOWS ON SUNDAY, ALL STANDING IN THIS AREA.
Most seats have an unobstructed view directly to the stage, only slight obstruction is in Blocks K and F (the latter two blocks will be removed for Sizzling Saturday and the X Factor). THERE IS NO GOLD SEATING FOR SUNDAY EVENING, IT IS ALL STANDING.
Commences Friday 17.30, Saturday 16.00 and Sunday 12.30. Complimentary priority parking. No queuing entrance. Entertaining Host for the evening in VIP Marquee. Luxury Summer Buffet early evening with an entertaining twist! Private bar. Complimentary Champagne teas, coffees and soft drinks. Slightly wider seats directly behind the Hi-Rollers seats and within a few metres of the stage. Interval complimentary Champagne, teas etc and nibbles. Private bar. Plus after show hospitality. On the Sunday this ticket covers BOTH the X FACTOR MEETS BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT in the afternoon and LAST NIGHT IN THE PARK 80’s PARTY shows. The 80’s PARTY is all standing but self contained in an exclusive area directly in front of the stage.
Commences every day at noon (Sunday 11am) when the artists arrive for rehearsals so you experience ALL the day’s excitement. Complimentary priority parking. No queuing entrance. Complimentary programme. Entertaining Host for the afternoon and evening in Hi-Roller spacious and totally exclusive Marquee with well-known celebrity guests mingling plus festival artists who have arrived early for other nights or stayed over (a number already confirmed). Luxury Summer Buffet Luncheon with an entertaining twist! Private bar. Complimentary Champagne, teas, coffees and soft drinks.
Back stage tours whilst artists rehearse and in between acts – see and experience what the artist experiences from the main stage with a full production! Early evening Luxury Summer Buffet and entertainment and complimentary Champagne etc. A draw will take place to have a personal Meet and Greet with the performing artists on the particular day and obtain autographs and photographs etc. Where possible autographs will be sought if requested for all Hi-Roller guests. Wider, cushioned seat seats directly in front of the stage. Interval complimentary Champagne, teas etc and nibbles. Private bar. Plus after-show hospitality with entertainment.
There will be a raised platform for ALL four shows. Subject to demand, each wheelchair user will be allowed one person to sit with them (ticket price is the same as for disabled/side standing/seated). The disabled parking is close by to the tent, please see the site layout plan, and toilet will be close to the platform area. There will be a designated Steward and also Paramedics and St John’s Ambulance staff will be in attendance for chronically disabled. For the U16 concession please phone 600 600
The MANX TELECOM BAY FESTIVAL is designed to be as friendly and enjoyable as possible. We will also be running in conjunction on site a Manx ‘Lifestyle’ festival with Manx produce, street entertainers, face painting, spiritual readings etc. Therefore there will be full catering concessions on site offering everything from baguettes to burgers and coffees to cans of coke. As well as licensed bar areas attached to the arena tent (subject to a successful licence application) there will be separate ‘soft drink bars’ where responsible children will be able to purchase drinks.
We will also have a fully staffed and equipped Medical and Welfare Area to the left of the stage towards the North Car Park, please see the site location plan. There will be regular medical patrols circulating and if for any reason you feel unwell or disorientated please speak to these teams whose sole intention is to help and assist. This facility will also accommodate a ‘Lost Person Area’ so if you become separated from anyone who you are with please make your way to this area or equally speak to any of the Stewards or Registered Security personnel who are also trained to assist and help.
There is also a Disabled viewing platform for those revellers who are in a wheelchair. One Carer can sit alongside subject to availability. The viewing platform is to the left of the stage, please see the internal layout plans. There are also an external toilet adjacent to the viewing platform that are disabled friendly. Specially reserved parking for disabled persons is accessed through the North Car Park, please see the site location plan, and allows fairly easy access into the arena tent.
On arrival you will be offered a complimentary programme. There will also be available a full range of quality merchandise. There will also be available a high ratio of toilets for men and women.
PLEASE NOTE: On Sunday 20th June the arena tent will have to be completely cleared from 4.30pm to 7.00pm whilst it is prepared for the evening’s show LAST NIGHT IN THE PARK STONKIN 80’s PARTY. We will have to remove the residue of the chairs and all the artists need to carry out sound checks for the evening. If you are attending the evening party and wish to remain on site, which you are welcome to do so, you will just be required to ‘re-enter’ by going to a designated area and ‘re-entering’ the site.
Most of all please enjoy yourselves!
If you are staying in Douglas or just arrived by boat, Noble’s Park is within easy walking distance of the Promenade or Sea terminal – please see the location plan. Equally, there are numerous taxis available Island-wide, please click here for a list. Most local firms will take advance bookings. There will also be special coaches available leaving from Ramsey, Peel and Port Erin. Tickets for these are only available by pre-booking and space is limited. Pick-up times will be approximately one hour before the gates open at the Festival. Times of exact departure will be advised at least a month before the festival. The coaches will leave for their return journey 15 minutes after the last artist leaves the stage.
Island Resident Show Packages
The Manx Telecom Bay Festival is commited to bring as much excitement as possible, but also making it as safe as possible. Please don’t drink and drive, so with this in mind why not consider making a night of it by staying overnight in town? Through our travel partners, Regency Travel, we have arranged some very attractive overnight packages to include accommodation and your tickets to the various shows. Please click here for more information.
The Isle of Man is situated in the Irish Sea, half way between Ireland and the United Kingdom (please click here to see a location plan) and is very easy to get to by either sea or air. Leading local travel agent Regency Travel have arranged some fantastic travel packages which also include accommodation and tickets to the various shows. For information please click here . For a very special Father’s Day on Sunday 20th June why not consider actually flying over for the day to see the afternoon show of the X Factor Meets Britain’s Got Talent and fly out after it finishes.
TT fans may also consider staying over after the last TT Race of 2010. Enjoy the Island for a few days as it winds down after TT, then let your hair down at the Bay Festival from Friday the 18th June!
ISLAND RESIDENT SHOW PACKAGES
The Manx Telecom Bay Festival is committed to providing as much excitement as possible, safely. Please don’t drink and drive, so with this in mind why not consider making a night of it by staying overnight in town? Through our travel partners, IsleOfManBreaks, we have arranged some very attractive overnight packages to include accommodation and your tickets to the various shows. Please click here for more information.