NYC’s Panorama Fuse Music and Digital Experience With Frank Ocean, Solange and Nine Inch Nails
There’s a theme arising in the world of music festivals, one where fan experience is becoming equally as important as the music offerings. Technology is helping lead the way there, allowing event organizers to curate installations and interactive digital experiences to entertain fans separate from the music itself. An example is Panorama in New York City, which will take place during July 28-30 on Randall’s Island Park.
Headliners throughout the weekend will include the man music fans everywhere are excited to see come out of hiding, Frank Ocean. Also on the bill are R&B sensation (and Beyoncé’s sister) Solange, Aussie psych-rockers Tame Impala, Britain’s eccentric rock band Alt-J, industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails and hip-hop icons comeback stars A Tribe Called Quest. Other notable acts include MGMT, Tyler the Creator, Spoon, Nick Murphy, Nicolas Jaar, Belle & Sebastian, Justice, Cashmere Cat, Glass Animals and Angle Olsen.
The Panorama stage will feature a 30-foot tall ultra-HD screen wrapping around the stage to allow fans a full of the performers. The New York art scene will be featured in The Lab, a multi-disciplinary, interactive art experience where fans can play with seven digital installations. The even also features an enormous 360-degree VR theater. The Point, another section of the festival representing the culture of its host city, is a shaded, misty dance party with sounds from New York’s house and techno DJ’s.
Hotel options include the Refinery Hotel in Bryant Park, with a rooftop bar replete with spectacular views of the Empire State Building and expert mixologists serving up modern takes on classic cocktails. At The Iroquois in Midtown visitors can wake up, grab a complimentary coffee and head to the Finnish sauna for a solid cure to a night of drinking and dancing. Taking up a city block in Chelsea, Kimpton’s Eventi Hotel is a design-friendly oasis offering complimentary cruiser bikes, a 30-foot multimedia art screen and rooftop veranda with views of Sixth Avenue.