Janet Jackson, The Weeknd and The Killers to Headline Panorama 2018
One of New York’s premier music festivals has unveiled its 2018 lineup. Panorama Music Festival will take place from July 27-29 at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. The lineup is set to feature headliners The Weeknd, Janet Jackson and The Killers.
Known for their eclectic lineups featuring hard-to-book artists (last year’s event saw an elusive performance from Frank Ocean), Panorama has once again delivered a bill with plenty of acts not found on the typical festival circuit for summer 2018. Janet Jackson is the most notable name this year. After wrapping up her “State of the World Tour” in December, Jackson will join Panorama to no doubt run through her extensive catalogue of 11 prolific studio albums. While The Weeknd took to a huge number of festival stages last year following the release of “Starboy” in late 2016, this year — so far — his only two bookings include Coachella and Panorama. If you didn’t get enough of the hit maker last season, Panorama is your next chance on the east coast. The Killers will been making the rounds this summer after the release of their highly-anticipated fifth studio album “Wonderful Wonderful” in September. This was the Vegas-natives first record in five years, and arguably their most personal album to date. Migos too had a stellar 2017 with their breakout album “Culture,” followed closely by the January 2018 release of the follow-up “Culture II.”
Other artists set to perform include Father John Misty, The War on Drugs, Dua Lipa, Jhené Aiko, Daniel Caesar, Charlotte Gainsbourg, SZA, Cardi B, Gucci Mane, St. Vincent, The XX, Odesza, David Byrne, Fleet Foxes, Sigrid, Pvris, Japanese Breakfast, Floating Points, Bicep, Greta Van Fleet, Robert DeLong, Mount Kimbie, Sabrina Claudio, The Black Madonna, Soulection, Yaeji, Mall Grab, Supa Bwe, Chicano Batman, Nora en Pure, Moodymann, Rex Orange County, Shannon and the Clams, and many more.
Organizers will once again collaborate with tech giant HP for The Lab, an interactive experience which combines art, design and technology. Curated by META, a New York-based firm which creates multi-sensory art installations, The Lab will feature six different interactive art projects for fans to engage with including a “massive 360-degree virtual reality theater.” Also included this year will be The Point, a festival-within-a-festival set to feature three days of electronic DJs in an outdoor club setting.
New this year, Panorama will be offering two-day GA passes alongside the expected full three-day passes and single-day passes. All tickets are available until they sell out. Online sales will begin Feb. 2.