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88rising to host global livestream festival

Asian-American music powerhouse 88rising is holding a global livestream festival to celebrate the Year of the Tiger (2022).

Double Happiness will feature exclusive performances from artists across the world including Jackson Wang, MINO, Woosung, Audrey Nuna, Stephanie Poetri, Warren Hue, Seori, MILLI, Adawa, Alex Porat, Mỹ Anh, Shayiting EL, Youngohm and Yuzhen.

The broadcast can be watched via Facebook, YouTube, and 88rising Radio on SiriusXM on 4 February at 19:00 PT, and donations from the stream will support the Asian Mental Health Collective.

Asia Rising Together attracted 5 million viewers and was recognised with a Gold Shorty Award

The live stream follows the success of the group’s 2021 virtual event Asia Rising Together which attracted 5 million viewers and was recognised with a Gold Shorty Award.

The year before, 88rising held the Asia Rising Forever livestream which became the #1 trending topic on both YouTube and Twitter and drew 8.5 million viewers.

It was recently announced that 88rising will be presenting Head in the Clouds Forever at this year’s Coachella in what has been touted as “a historic, live experience culmination of what 88rising represents”.

88rising worked with Coachella promoter Goldenvoice last November to produce the group’s LA-based music festival, Head in the Clouds.

 


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Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Ye to headline Coachella ’22

Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival organisers have announced the full line-up for the upcoming 2022 edition.

Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Ye (aka Kanye West) are to headline the festival’s first in-person event since 2019, which will run across two weekends (15–17 and 22–24 April) at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

Styles’ headline set will mark his debut Coachella performance, while Eilish’s will qualify her as the youngest-ever headliner at Coachella, following a seminal performance at the festival back in 2019.

Travis Scott was reportedly set to top the bill but was allegedly removed following the crowd crush tragedy at his Astroworld event last year.

Other artists billed for the Goldenvoice-promoted festival are Swedish House Mafia, Flume, Megan Thee Stallion, Disclosure, 21 Savage, Phoebe Bridgers, Doja Cat, Joji, Jamie xx and Run the Jewels.

Danny Elfman, Carly Rae Jepsen, Big Sean, Idles, Spiritualized, Stromae, Brockhampton, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Caribou, Caroline Polachek, Vince Staples, Ari Lennox and Kim Petras are also slated to perform.

Travis Scott was reportedly set to top the bill but was allegedly removed following the tragedy at his Astroworld event

According to today’s announcement, the 2022 edition will also include a collaboration with 88rising, a US-based artist management company, record label and media brand focused on east Asian artists.

The poster references the label’s annual LA-based music festival, Head in the Clouds. No further details have been revealed yet.

Coachella had its 2020 festival postponed twice due to the pandemic. It was rescheduled to April 2021, but postponed once again in January of that year, when the public health officer in charge of Riverside County, where the festival is held, signed a public health order cancelling Coachella and its sister festival, the country music event Stagecoach.

News emerged last October that Goldenvoice had signed a long-term agreement with the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, which will enable the promoter to stage additional festivals on the site.

Goldenvoice is one of the world’s biggest promoters; the company produces several festivals, including recently announced California Vibrations, operates 14 mid-sized venues and promotes over 1,800 shows per year.

 


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88rising announces North American tour

The Asian-American music collective 88rising has pleased fans once again by announcing a 16-date North American tour, just weeks after announcing their inaugural Head in the Clouds music festival.

Co-produced by Live Nation, the tour will kick off on 28 September in Philadelphia, PA and make stops across the US and Canada before wrapping up on 31 October in San Francisco, CA. It will feature label favourites including Don Krez, Keither Ape and NIKI.

News of a tour follows a busy year for the group. As well as planning for a tour and a festival, artists in the collective have been working on their forthcoming studio album, also called Head in the Clouds.

“88rising means ‘double happiness’ and that’s what we intend to bring to the live experience for years to come.”

The record will feature the label’s big names, including Rich Brian, Joji and Higher Brothers.  The first single from the upcoming album, titled ‘Midsummer Madness‘ has just been released and is currently topping both Spotify’s Global Viral 50 and United States Viral 50 charts.

On the subject of their upcoming live performances, 88rising founder and CEO Sean Miyashiro says: “88rising means ‘double happiness’ and that’s what we intend to bring to the live experience for years to come.”

88rising’s success is partly down to the rising popularity of Asian artists in western markets. In the past few years, a number of Asian performers, in particular South Korean artists have found huge success in the US and Europe. 88rising consider themselves to be the bridge between Eastern and Western youth culture.

Tickets for the 88 Degrees & Rising tour go on sale to the public on 22 June at 10am local time at LiveNation.com

 


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