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Jay-Z, Janelle Monae, and Other Reasons Woodstock 2019 Might Not Be Disastrous

The festival's 50th anniversary has a lot of past chaos to make up for, but is starting out strong with a stacked lineup.
Taylor Hosking
Hot Luck Festival

Eat Your Way Through Hill Country’s Best Barbecue at Hot Luck Festival in May

Get your fill of good music and damn good meat at Austin’s annual Hot Luck Festival this Memorial Day weekend.
Munchies Staff
Harm Reduction

We Looked Into the Kits You Can Use to Test Your Drugs

Drug checking is part of a harm-reduction approach that emphasizes reducing the negative impact of drug use rather than telling people not to use them—which usually doesn’t work.
Suzannah Weiss
fyre festival

Ten Lessons We Took Away from Netflix's Fyre Festival Documentary

A lot of this is about the mouthwash scene.
VICE Staff
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Two Nursing Home Escapees Were Found at the World's Biggest Metal Fest

They were "disoriented and dazed" by the time the cops finally tracked them down.
Drew Schwartz
How to Not Die

This Is How Festivals Can Stop Encouraging Drug Abuse

“I had been in the sun all day, seeing bands and smoking pot, which made me drowsy. I tried an energy drink, but it didn’t have enough kick.”
Suzannah Weiss

How Music Communities Can Survive Their Leaders' Alleged Misconduct

Directors at Toronto's Wavelength concert series and Ottawa's Arboretum Music Festival have stepped aside, leading to questions about how these scenes can move forward.
Jill Krajewski
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Teen Got Her Head Stuck in a Tailpipe and Just Owned the Hell Out of It

"Yeah I'm the tailpipe girl, whatchu know about it?"
Drew Schwartz
Fyre Fest

Fyre Festival founder charged with scamming people out of $100K while out on bail

Billy McFarland, who pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges in March, was charged with an additional count of wire fraud and money laundering late Tuesday afternoon.
Gabrielle Bluestone
Hot Luck Festival

Here Are All the Chefs Cooking at This Year's Hot Luck Festival

We got an exclusive sneak peek at one of Austin's hottest festivals.
Munchies Staff
Rise Up

Festivalgoers Tell Us About Afropunk's Important Social Justice Roots

We were on the ground at Brooklyn's one-of-a-kind festival where music meets activism.
Aaron Barksdale
thump news

Ticket Buyers for “World’s Biggest" Techno Fest Also Get Company Shares of the Fest

Organizers for the upcoming sub:Merged will give customers a share of the company for each ticket sold.
Britt Julious