Los Angeles may receive West Coast edition of Made in America music festival
Southern California’s Los Angeles is notoriously known to pitch for the opposing side of many a music festival. The same metropolitan hub which was once home to the original Electric Daisy Carnival before axing the annual event and disallowing Insomniac’s sister shows to return to city – but may soon be opening its doors to a new festival coming to town.
Jay Z once proclaimed that dance music was a genre that is here to stay and the music mogul, gone business tycoon has supported his own prophecy by inviting numerous electronic acts to the roster of his Made in America music festival – and it seems as though the city has taken notice. Live Nation is now looking to expand from its home base in Philadelphia and touch down on the West Coast. According to reports, the proposed multi-day festival has marked Downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Park and vicinity near City Hall for the venue. Though both the city and festival organizers remain quiet as they await official confirmation of the impending event, radio station KPCC-FM reported blueprint documents for the potential Made in America aim for a capacity of 50,000 people and would require street closures in the slated Grand Park area for as many as 10 days.
2014 will mark Made in America’s third year and inaugural showcase in Los Angeles. If approved, the California edition would be hosted on the same weekend as the Philadelphia show, which typically lands in late August to early September. Made in America line ups are characteristically diverse, featuring hip-hop, rock, indie, and dance music together. Previous electronic alumni headliners include Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Afrojack, Nero, Wolfgang Gartner, Michael Woods, Rudimental, 3LAU, TJR, and more, who performed alongside both pop and classic superstars like Beyonce, Jay Z, Nine Inch Nails, Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and a slew of other notable names.
Via: LA Times