Day N Vegas: Catch Acts, Line-Up Quiz, and more!
Four months after Day N Vegas brought Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Migos and many more to the Las Vegas Strip, live music has stopped around the world for over a year. But anyone who feared the pandemic would derail the new Las Vegas hip-hop festival was clearly not paying attention to its November 2019 debut.
The first edition of Day N Vegas was a success by all accounts, having sold out and garnering rave reviews for its music from fans and critics alike. That meant the festival produced by AEG / Goldenvoice would almost certainly be back – and it is.
The return of DNV from November 12 to 14, scheduled for the Las Vegas festival grounds in the Sahara and the Strip, will feature another powerful lineup. Lamar, Post Malone, and Tyler, the creator will each make headlines someday, and the stacked sub-card will be loaded with Doja Cat, SZA, YG, Lil Baby, Ari Lennox, Lil Uzi Vert, and dozens more.
Travis Scott, who was originally scheduled to make headlines on Saturday, dropped out after at least eight people died and others were seriously injured during his set at the Astroworld Festival last weekend in Houston. On Tuesday morning, Day N Vegas released this statement: “The safety and security of everyone who attends Day N Vegas has been and continues to be a top priority in planning our festival. We continue to work hand in hand with law enforcement, medical personnel and public safety agencies on our protocols for the weekend. Thank you for taking care of yourself and others. “
Weekend and Day N Vegas tickets have remained available at press time, so whether you already have yours or are thinking about buying, read on and get excited about the performers at the attach.
A dozen not to miss: 12 issues to see at Day N Vegas
by Amber Smapson
Young MA (4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sammy Stage) In 2016, Brooklyn’s Young MA made their debut in the rap world with their first single “OOOUUU”. Since then, she has been a New York icon. The multi-platinum rapper is upbeat on the mic, pulling well-placed shots at her enemies and breaking down barriers as an openly queer female artist in a male-dominated industry. Expect to hear hits from the swagful May LP sound Off the yak– and for the crowd to show up accordingly.
Rico Naughty (5.10 p.m.-5.45 p.m., Sammy Stage) When it comes to rap, Rico Nasty dances to the rhythm of his own “sugar trap” drum. The Maryland rapper coined the term to define her rap trap style to melodic and bubblegum beats, but she also taps into nu metal, punk and rap rock. Rico’s 2020 release, Nightmare vacation, is a complete example, featuring a brand of exuberant music that is shamelessly Nasty.
Lucky day (7:25 p.m. – 7:55 p.m., Sammy stage) Before you knew Lucky Daye’s name, you knew his work. The 36-year-old New Orleans native has co-written songs for Boyz II Men, Ella Mai and even Mary J Blige. In 2019, he released “Roll Some Mo”, a single that paved the way for Painted, nominee for Best R&B Album at the 2020 Grammys. Lucky Daye is a refreshing addition to the R&B scene you’ll want to keep an eye out for.
Thunder cat (7:25 p.m. – 8:25 p.m., Dean’s Tent) How do you describe Thundercat? Let’s count the paths. Sensational. Soulful. Progressive. Los Angeles singer and bassist Stephen Bruner is the man behind the moniker, best known for his Grammy-winning work on jazz-funk projects like the 2020s. It’s like that. Thundercat has worked with Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, and Erykah Badu, among others. You will enjoy.
Kendrick Lamar (10:20 p.m.-11: 50 p.m., Frank Stage) What else can Kendrick Lamar do at this point? At 34, the Compton rapper won 13 Grammys, released a Pulitzer Prize-winning album for music, produced and curated a soundtrack for a critically-acclaimed Marvel film and received a Generational Icon Award from the California State Senate. Rumors are circulating about a new album as the influential rapper returns to Day N Vegas, but his set here is billed as “from Article 80 To Slim”, So that will cover his last four LPs. Will we get a taste of what’s new? With such a talented artist, we’d be crazy to complain anyway.
Latto (4:55 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sammy Stage) Latto got his first break after winning Jermaine Dupri’s reality TV contest, The rap game. The Atlanta rapper’s single, “Bitch From Da Souf,” put her on the map, and she has since joined the ranks of rising female rap stars dominating the game. Latto can sink into anything, including – on the current hit “Big Energy” – a sample of “Genius of Love” by Tom Tom Club (also famously sampled by Mariah Carey on “Fantasy”). Prepare to sing.
Yves Tumor (7:15 p.m. – 7:55 p.m., Dean’s Tent) You will not find anyone else in this program like Yves Tumor. In 2020, Pitchfork called Miami’s experimental electro-rocker “the most interesting artists working today,” and two Weekly the authors included the 2020 album Heaven has a tortured mind in their top 10 at the end of the year. The theatricality of this record has earned him comparisons to David Bowie and Prince, but there is something intrinsically Yves Tumor about the music. Find out what it’s like when you grab this must-have set.
Victoria monet (8:05 p.m. – 8:35 p.m., Dean Tent) Victoria Monét has the means to make every song an instant classic. His latest single, “Coastin,” has the attributes of a funk-infused ’70s record, but the singer-songwriter brings a freshness to what is already familiar. In previous years, Monét wrote music for Nas, Blackpink, Fifth Harmony and Ariana Grande, including on Grande’s Thanks, Next. At Day N Vegas, expect something completely original.
Tinashé (9:15 p.m.-10 p.m., Sammy Stage) In 2014, you couldn’t turn on a radio without hearing this pop starlet’s club track, “2 On.” Tinashe has worked with everyone from Britney Spears to A $ AP Rocky, securing her place as a multi-platinum musician. But in 2019, she left her record company and started again as an independent artist. On the fifth album 333, Tinashe bathes in this newfound freedom, mixing rhythmic pop with touches of EDM and alternative R&B.
almond milk (1 p.m.-1:25 p.m., Dean’s Tent) The rising star from Philadelphia may have a fresh face, but she’s showing all the signs of a natural hitmaker. Almondmilkhunni mixes airy pop with a subtle dose of R&B, as his vocals slide over the standout tracks “Damnboy” and “Grapefruit”. A proud member of the LGBT community, this artist knows who she is and carries that confidence in her music.
Raveena (4:50 p.m. – 5:20 p.m., Dean Tent) Raised in a traditional Sikh home by two Indian parents, R&B sweetheart Raveena grew up with three main influences: Bollywood, Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald. His 2019 album, Lucid, arrived full of soul, with an inviting voice and a pure and unadulterated emotion. Raveena’s music is a multi-genre gem, one of the most refreshing things around.
SZA (8:20 p.m. – 9:20 p.m., Frank Stage) It’s been four years since SZA released their groundbreaking debut album, Ctrl, and last year, Rolling stone ranked it among his 500 best albums of all time. Merging contemporary R&B with elements of neo-soul, jazz and indie pop, SZA has created a modern romantic playbook that feels timeless and suitable for all seasons. SZA has teased a ton of new music, so time will tell if she’ll unveil some of it at Day N Vegas.
Time for the quiz! Test your knowledge of Day N Vegas numbers
1. Whigh of these albums reached # 1 on the Display panel 200?
a) Kendrick Lamar Good kid, MAAD City
b) Doja Cat’s Planet her
c) Tyler, the creator Igor
d) SZA Ctrl
2. Who of these artists To not guest on a Post Malone single?
a) Olivia Rodrigo
b) Ozzy Osbourne
c) Nicki Minaj
d) Justin Bieber
3. Who The Day N Vegas artist teamed up with MF Doom in the Madvillain duo?
a) Freddie Gibbs
c) Kenny Beat
4. Who Day N Vegas Artist Portrayed Inspectah Deck in Hulu Series Season 1 Wu Tang: an American saga?
a) Don Toliver
b) Small Uzi Vert
c) Joey Bada $$
5. What Day N Vegas act appeared on Kanye West My beautiful twisted dark fantasy?
a) $ uicideboy $
b) Jazmine Sullivan
c) Flat zombies
d) Teyana Taylor
6. Who two artists from Day N Vegas have teamed up on a song containing part of the melody of “Physical” by Olivia Newton-John?
a) Victoria Monét & BIA
b) Cat Doja & SZA
c) Tinashe & Yves Tumeur
d) Queen Naija & SiR
7. What a day in Vegas the artist was formerly a member of the punk group SoCal Suicidal Trends?
a) Thunder cat
b) Premo Rice
c) Isaiah Rashad
d) $ NO
8. Which hip-hop collective are Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt members of Day N Vegas?
a) Doom tree
c) Future odd
ten. Which Day N Vegas artist was featured on ‘Racks in the Middle’ by 2020 Grammy winner Nipsey Hussle?
a) D Smoke
d) Roddy Ricch
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1 C; 2. one; 3.b; 4.c; 5. d; 6.b; 7. a; 8. c; 9. b; 10. d.
DAY N VEGAS From November 12 to 14, doors open at noon, $ 200 per day / weekend pass from $ 490 to $ 800, proof of vaccine or negative test required. Las Vegas Festival Grounds, daynvegas2021.com.