The festival announced “Phase 1” of its lineup of performers for the Aug. 18-19 celebration at Grand Rapids’ Belknap Park, with tickets on sale today. View videos of some of the stars.
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The big news this week for West Michigan bluegrass fans is that hometown hero Billy Strings will finally play his first Grand Rapids show in years — an Oct. 31 Halloween tour stop at a venue still to be announced (though many speculate it may well be Van Andel Arena).
The big news for fans of electronic music?
Some headliners and performers have been revealed for the 2023 edition of Breakaway Music Festival, scheduled for Belknap Park in Grand Rapids Aug. 18-19. Single-day passes are not yet available.
North Carolina producer, synth-pop and electro-house artist Porter Robinson, L.A. trap and bass music star RL Grime, French ‘future house’ pioneer Tchami, rising teen pop/social media star Jessie Murph, and San Diego DJ and producer Knock2 will light up the festival that first landed at Belknap back in 2017.
Tickets for the fast-growing, two-day festival go on sale at 10 a.m. today (April 12) online here. Two-day general-admission tickets are $104, with additional VIP and parking options. Single-day passes are not yet available.
Other “Phase 1” artists in this week’s Michigan lineup announcement include pop singer-songwriter Christian French, Brooklyn singer Evan Giia, dance/electronic band Telykast and Grand Rapids DJs Choff and Riink.
Jenna Meyer-Wagner of MiEntertainment Group said organizers would make their “Phase 2” announcement of other artists on the bill for the Grand Rapids festival in mid-May.
Breakaway hosts several music festivals in different locations across the country, including Charlotte, N.C. (in May and September), Kansas City, Mo., Columbus, Ohio, Boston, Mass., and San Francisco, Calif.
Last year’s Grand Rapids festival drew throngs of thousands to Belknap Park for headliners The Chainsmokers, DJ Snake, Oliver Tree and Two Friends.
Revisit Local Spins coverage of 2022’s Breakaway Grand Rapids here:
VIDEO: Porter Robinson, “Everything Goes On”
VIDEO: RL Grime & NERO, “Renegade”
VIDEO: Tchami. Oliver Heldens, Anabel Englund, “Low”
VIDEO: Jessie Murph, “Where Do You Go”
VIDEO: Knock2, “ROOM202”
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