While we’ve seen many new festivals emerge (and several vanish) in recent years, there’s hasn’t been a whole lot of innovation in the space, which, these days, almost always consists of dozens of artists performing in one spot with numerous stages over several days. For awhile, touring festivals like Warped Tour, the original Lollapalooza, Ozzfest, and more were all the rage, traversing the country for many weeks with the same lineup, and while some events, like Rolling Loud, the modern incarnation of Lollapalooza, Primavera Sound, and more have experimented with hosting events in more than one city, we’ve never seen anything quite like the just-announced Re:Set from mega-promoter AEG.
More akin to, but not exactly like, those traveling festivals of the ’90s and ’00s, Re:SET will come to 12 cites across three days throughout each weekend in June, with shows (alternating in cities within each region) headlined and curated by dance-punk icons LCD Soundsytem, indie supergroup boygenius, and alt-r&b genre-bender Steve Lacy. An interesting and innovative way to bring the festival spirit to what would otherwise just be three strong touring lineups on their own, Re:SET will hit The Great Lawn in Centennial Park on June 23 with LCD Soundsystem plus Jamie xx, IDLES, and L’Rain; June 24 with Steve Lacy plus James Blake, Toro y Moi, and Fousheé; and June 25 with boygenius plus Clairo, Dijon, and Bartees Strange.
Tickets are available as both General Admission and VIP, individually beginning at $99.50 or for all three days beginning at $250. Pre-sale registration is underway now, with local pre-sales beginning Thursday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. CST (and artist pre-sales going up a couple days earlier, on Feb. 7). General onsale begins the following day, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. CST. Head here to register for pre-sale tickets now (and here once general on-sale begins)! We’ll be keeping you posted on updates as the event approaches, but for now, preview the headliners and watch a teaser for the fest below.