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88rising announces first-ever Head in the Clouds festival in New York

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    Music company 88rising recently announced the dates, venue and lineup for its inaugural Head in the Clouds New York festival. 

    Earlier today, 88rising announced that the event will take place on May 20 and May 21 at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens.  

    Headliners include K-pop girl group ITZY, Indonesian musicians NIKI and Rich Brian, Japanese girl group XG, Thai artist MILLI, singer-songwriter beabadoobee, DPR Ian and DPR Live. Other performers include DUMBFOUNDEAD, Raveena, Atarashii Gakko!, Dabin and THEBLACKLABEL’s LØREN, among others. 

    Partnering with 88rising this year are event promoters GoldenVoice and The Bowery Presents. 88rising will also donate $1 per ticket to nonprofit Heart of Dinner, which addresses food insecurity and isolation experienced by Asian seniors — two issues that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    88rising was founded in New York in 2015. Last year, they held Head in the Clouds festivals in Jakarta and Manila for the first time.

    Registration for the Queens event will start today at 10 a.m. ET. Pre-sale registration will begin on March 17 at 10 a.m. ET, while general registration will start on March 20 at 10 a.m. ET. 

    The festival’s full artist lineup is as follows:

    Saturday, May 20

    Rich Brian
    Akini Jing
    FiFi ZHANG
    Spence Lee
    Warren Hue

    Sunday, May 21

    DPR Live
    DPR Ian
    Atarashii Gakko!


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