By: Katie Bain
Downtown’s creative complex is providing the foundation for All My Friends Music Festival, this August 18-19.
A great party is contingent on several factors. You need an all-star crowd. There has to be incredible music. Food and drinks must be on point. And if you have the perfect space to house these elements, the concept will be infinitely more successful. Indeed, atmosphere is everything. An amazing venue is the foundation on which all legendary events are built.
Move over HARD, there’s a new festival in town! This time, Destructo is back and better than ever before. When news came of the split between the DJ/producer and HARD, festival-goers were left in the dust. Now, real name Gary Richards announces All My Friends, which is slated to take over The Row in downtown Los Angeles.
“In Gary Richards We Trust.” That’s what the kids who loved his work at HARD and Holy Ship! were always saying. It was their rallying cry, and when Richards, aka Destructo, announced he was standing down from the company he founded, they were shocked. He joined the team at LiveStyle, and he’s already announced two new festivals in the style fans have come to know and love. There’s the new seabound festival Friendship, and his new downtown Los Angeles summer fest All My Friends.
Headliners for All My Friends were announced in April, including RL Grime, Gucci Mane, Jhene Aiko, M.I.A., Jamie xx, and Armand Van Helden. Today, the full lineup is announced, with dance and hip-hop performances from Anna Lunoe, Yo Gotti, Justin Martin, Barclay Crenshaw, Chris Lake, Moon Boots and many more.
The lineup for the first All My Friends Festival, which takes place in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 19, has been revealed. RL Grime, Gucci Mane and Jhene Aiko top the bill on Saturday, while M.I.A., Jamie XX and Armand Van Helden are the Sunday headliners.
In the same year that the FYF Festival was canceled, All My Friends is a brand-new event, this one with a heavy electronic, hip-hop and R&B lean.
All My Friends has dropped the full lineup for the new Los Angeles music festival, complete with a send-up of “The Golden Girls” sung by Anna Lunoe, who also happens to be appearing at the fest.
The new two-day EDM/hip-hop/R&B festival, set for Aug. 18 and 19 at new space Row DTLA, is curated by Gary Richards, aka Destructo, aka the guy who started all of the Hard shows. The full lineup includes additions such as Justin Martin, Barclay Crenshaw, Cut Chemist, Little Boots, Wax Motif and more to the lineup. Richards will also perform at the festival.
Previously announced performers include trap and bass producer RL Grime, rapper Gucci Mane, R&B singer Jhené Aiko, rapper M.I.A., Jamie xx, the DJ for the popular band The xx, and DJ and producer Armand Van Helden.
Justin Martin, Pete Tong, Cut Chemist and Ravyn Lenae are among the notable additions to the lineup for the All My Friends music festival Aug. 18-19 in downtown Los Angeles. AMF — the new event from HARD founder Gary Richards — had previously announced six headliners: RL Grime, Gucci Mane and Jhené Aiko on Saturday, and M.I.A., Jamie xx and Armand Van Helden on Sunday.
The three-stage festival will be held at ROW DTLA.
Also performing at All My Friends will be Barclay Crenshaw — aka Dirtybird Records main man Claude VonStroke, who will be hosting and headlining the Dirtybird BBQ at the L.A. Coliseum on July 8.
The newest big league festival to makes its way to the City of Angels, the debut of AMF (All My Friends) Festival is set to hit downtown Los Angeles on August 18 – 19.
The new two-day, three stage summer program released a mixed bag of hip-hop, R&B and dance music headliners back in April – including Jamie xx, M.I.A., Gucci Mane, RL Grime and a rare west coast appearance from Armand Van Helden.
Today, this promising new event has released its complete line-up – throwing together a noteworthy list of electronic music artists that are not to be missed. Friday will see performances from the likes of Pete Tong, Claptone, Jason Bentley, Soul Clap, Little Boots, Barclay Crenshaw, Destructo and more. Supporting M.I.A and Jamie xx on Saturday, the festival will host performances from Chris Lake, Anna Lunoe, Wax Motif, Cut Chemist, Golf Clap and special guest Justin Martin.
Even though it seems like California already has all the music festivals already, a new one has appeared and it’s bringing with it a hype line-up that’s sure to impress. The All MY Friends Festival, henceforth referred to as AMF, is set to premiere this August, and its brought some big names with it.
First and foremost, co-inventor of trap music Gucci Mane will be headlining the first day of the two day festival, where he’ll presumably perform some of the 10,000 songs he’s already released since he was cloned in a government facility released from prison almost two years ago. Alongside him will be Jhene Aiko, who has not broken up with Big Sean yet, as well as Smokepurpp.
The good people running the AMF Festival even put together a nice little trailer to really sell you on the festival. Playing on the festival’s name, the first half of the video recreates the opening to the classic Betty White sitcom, Golden Girls, and the second half delivers the high-energy EDM excitement that you’d expect from a music festival.