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Normally it’s ‘hot baseball’ time, when there’s all kinds of breaking news about the major league baseball offseason. Well, there’s an MLB lockdown, so instead it’s time for ‘Hot Stove Festival Season’ with this week’s updates.
First, Goldenvoice revives a pre-Coachella festival. The first This Ain’t No Picnic took place in Orange County in 1999, a few months before this little desert party started. The revival arrives in Pasadena in August.
Primavera Sound has been trying to make its US debut in Los Angeles for years now. We’re getting a little closer, since the headliners have been announced for September 2022.
In comedy festival news, Netflix’s Is a Joke is taking place across multiple LA venues next spring, with Gabriel Iglesias headlining at Dodger Stadium.
Oh and when Olivia Rodrigo was not returning to Glendale DMV for NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series, she was announcing tour dates for 2022. Read on!
Millennial dance party
This Ain’t No Picnic returns in August as a two-day festival in Brookside, next to Pasadena’s Rose Bowl. The lineup includes LCD Soundsystem, The Strokes and the only date announced for the Le Tigre reunion, among dozens of other artists. Here’s who’s playing and how to get tickets.
Netflix Is a Joke will run over 11 days and 25 locations in LA County. The biggest show is Gabriel Iglesias headlining at Dodger Stadium, but the lineup includes comedians such as Kevin Hart, Iliza Shlesinger and Larry David. All shows will be filmed for future Netflix specials. See all shows and find out how to get tickets.
The spiral of alignment
Primavera Sound’s US debut was due in 2020, but then the pandemic happened. Part of the three-day festival lineup has been announced, with Nine Inch Nails, Lorde and Arctic Monkeys headlining. Get the details.
Not so ‘sour’
Getting tickets to this one could be brutal. Olivia Rodrigo has announced a few tour dates in 2022, including a pair of shows at the Greek Theater in LA Here’s what you need to know.
Jingle ballin ‘
Journalist Kelli Skye Fadroski saw BTS, Lil Nas X and more at KIIS 102.7 FM’s Jingle Ball last weekend at the Forum. Here are the highlights.
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