EMERGE 2019 announced its HEADLINERS!
When? May 31 - June 1, 2019
Where? Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas / USA
Get more info & tickets here!
2 days with top acts in las vegas
EMERGE that "hightlights how music and social action iform and support each other" revealed its lineup for its 2-day-event in Las Vegas. Festival founder Rehan Choudhry about the announcement: “Our headline artists and speakers show how powerful it can be when well-established and popular figures commit to making a statement, and the inspiration that can provide for audiences and for movements. They all share a passion for social movements and have cultivated a very personal point of view on what’s happening today. Their music is a vehicle to express this perspective.”
Regarding the lineup the organizers say: "Brandon Flowers from The Killers, whose set will include a compelling performance of the band’s anthemic, passionately critical “The Land of the Free,” complete with full choir. He’ll be joining the Protest showcase as we explore modern-day protest movements. Flowers will be joined by Talib Kweli, Ana Tijoux, Nahko, and Tank and the Bangas, as well as speakers from March for our Lives like David Hogg, and Emma Gonzalez."
"Whitney Bell, a fearless voice from the feminist activist movement who dedicates much of her work to lifting up women’s stories. Bell will act as curator for the Saturday afternoon showcase featuring an all-female lineup of speakers and performers."
"Along with these names, the festival is also announcing Luna Aura, whose frank exploration of women’s sexuality is coupled with a keen instinct for hooky songwriting, and The Dose, the grunge-inflected power duo."
Kastoory Kazi from EMERGE: “We’ve focused on emerging voices and have foregrounded them as we’ve unveiled our programming for the festival. Now we want to give the amazing established artists their due and provide a platform that lets them amplify their message in new, creative ways."
Find more information on the official website!
Friday, May 31
Industry Panels (11 am-5pm): lively discussions on diversity and representation, Las Vegas culture, and social activism
Protest (5-9pm): The art of standing up and speaking out with Brandon Flowers, Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Talib Kweli, Ana Tijoux, Nahko & the Medicine for the People, Tank & the Bangas
HopeXHuman (9pm-12am): Pairing craft cocktails and meaningful causes with Bishop Briggs, Marian Hill, The Ladies of LCD Soundsystem, and Yoke Lore
Late Night Session (12-1am) with Doja Cat, Culture Abuse, Luna Aura, and Dose
Saturday, June 1
Self/Sex (10am-2pm): Living our truth, challenging our mores with Big Freedia, Junglepussy, Leikeli47, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Dr. Zhana, Alecwithpen, Jonathan & Paula Williams, interwoven with dance and movement
Women, Wellness, and Reclamation with Whitney Bell (2-5pm): Exploring the many shades of female identity with Swsh, Bedouine, and Tayla Parx
Brave (7-11pm) Turning fear into courage in tumultuous times with Dessa, J.I.D., Laura Jane Grace (performance and talk), Andrew Bird, Weldon Angelos, Patrice Cullors (Black Lives Matter), Jose Antonio Vargas
Depressed Monsters Session (10pm-1am): LV artist collective takes the reins with Le1f, Cherry Glazerr, Hobo Johnson, and Ryan Brunty
Lineup and schedule subject to change