The independent All Things Go Festival celebrated its eighth edition, selling out at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, October 1st. The ever-growing music festival hosted more than 20,000 music lovers to extraordinary performances by a variety of artists, from the female headliners Lorde and Mitski playing the Pavilion Stage, as well as Bleachers (led by Jack Antonoff) headlining the Chrysalis Stage, who returned to play since their 2017 All Things Go debut.
Other terrific sets by cutting edge artists such as King Princess, Lucy Dacus and Hippo Campus in the evening on the gorgeous Merriweather grounds were preceded by the daytime up-and-comers Faye Webster, Peach Pit, Maude Latour, Goth Babe, Bartees Strange, Jack Kays, Michelle, Wallice and THE BLSSM.
The stacked bill at the legendary Merriweather Post Pavilion, made it the must-attend independent festival on the East Coast. Concertgoers from more than half the states in the nation descended upon All Things Go last year, as well as international fans trekking to the festival. All Things Go prides themselves on booking artists early on in their careers, for instance Bleachers’ first ATG performance was 5 years ago, in 2017. The festival is known for curating a strong women-led bill, and the All Things Go 2018 festival spotlighted an all-female lineup specially curated in collaboration with Maggie Rogers and LPX (Lizzy Plapinger).
Besides the sold out music festival on Saturday October 1st, the All Things Go Creator Summit (Presented by SiriusXM and Pandora) was held for the fourth consecutive year on Friday September, 30th at Eaton Hotel in Washington, DC.
The Creator Summit hosted panels and programming featuring some of the most notable voices in music, entertainment and journalism. This year’s panelists included artists Bartees Strange, Empress Of and Maude Latour, as well as Lori Majewski (SiriusXM), Jen Malone (music supervisor Euphoria and Atlanta), Maude Latour, Anna Gaca (Pitchfork), Kiely Mosiman (Wasserman), Marissa Lorusso (NPR Music) etc.
Previously The New Yorker’s Jia Tolentino, festival artist Maggie Rogers, Pitchfork Music editor-in-chief Puja Patel, and many others participated. In addition to the Creator Summit, SiriusXM and Pandora expanded their relationship with All Things Go as the official radio and music streaming partner of the 2022 festival.
ABOUT ALL THINGS GO:
All Things Go is a Washington, DC-based music festival and creative-house specializing in forward thinking digital and live music experiences. Founded in 2011, All Things Go has collaborated with the most innovative artists in music, including Billie Eilish, HAIM, Charli XCX, St Vincent, Maggie Rogers, CHVRCHES, Carly Rae Jepsen, Foster the People, Kygo, Sylvan Esso, Vince Staples, Future Islands, Tove Lo, Young Thug, Empire of The Sun and the company has been featured in Variety, NME, Rolling Stone, Billboard, SPIN, CNN, Pitchfork, The Washington Post and other major media outlets.
ABOUT MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION:
Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead played here! One of the few independently operated outdoor venues in the nation; Merriweather Post Pavilion is one of the world’s most beautiful and storied amphitheaters – nestled in 40 acres of forest, smack between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pollstar and USA TODAY all named Merriweather in the Top Three Outdoor Music Venues in the nation. The renowned architect Frank Gehry, who is best known for defying architectural conventions, designed Merriweather. The natural outdoor setting is one that can’t be matched. The fantastic sound system and large video screens make this amphitheater a favorite for bands and fans. Recent enhancements include new concession stands, skylawn seating (it’s grass, in the sky!), an enormous kitchen that prepares the most delectable cuisines from all over the world, a Music Pinball Arcade, award-winning sculptures and the tripling of restroom facilities.
ABOUT SIRIUSXM and PANDORA:
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the leading audio entertainment company in North America, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. SiriusXM’s platforms collectively reach approximately 150 million listeners, the largest digital audio audience across paid and free tiers in North America, and deliver music, sports, talk, news, comedy, entertainment and podcasts. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM’s subsidiaries Stitcher, Simplecast and AdsWizz make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. The Company’s advertising sales arm, SXM Media, leverages its scale, cross-platform sales organization, and ad tech capabilities to deliver results for audio creators and advertisers. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers. For more about SiriusXM, please go to: www.siriusxm.com.
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