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The Festival File - Intersect Festival Troubles, Nonprofit Offers Single-Use ‘Plastic Surgery’ To Festival-Goers, and more.

The Festival File - Your Weekly Festival News. Nonprofit Offers Single-Use ‘Plastic Surgery’ To Festival-Goers, Netflix-backed imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Completes 20 Years, Firefly Music Festival presale tickets will be available Wednesday, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan to Headline 2020 Tortuga Festival, and more.

Outrage over Amazon's Intersect Festival

The Black Madonna, an American DJ known for her high energy performances and her social justice initiatives, was the first artist to publicly shame the festival and announce she will not be performing.

Black Madonna claimed that no where on the contract or paperwork she signed, did it say the festival was produced by Amazon and AWS.  Resident Advisor claims to have obtained a document, which supports Black Madonna's claims, while an Amazon spokesperson claimed otherwise.  Amazon also said the AWS logo was apparent on all festival banners and fliers, though Black Madonna shared a previous flier (below) which does not contain the logo.

Nonprofit Offers Single-Use ‘Plastic Surgery’ To Festival-Goers

This “plastic surgery” was about helping attendees at the Desert Daze Music Festival in Lake Perris, California, discover the best ways to remove single-use plastic from their lives. The “surgeons” in this case were environmental scientists, seeing “patients” at an Oct. 10-13 event headlined by The Flaming Lips, Ween, Devo and Wu-Tang Clan.

 

Netflix-backed imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Completes 20 Years

Following its partnership with imagineNATIVE, the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous-made screen content, last June, Netflix is now the lead presenter of the 20th anniversary edition of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto.

“Indigenous communities in Canada are rich with unique stories, and organizations like imagineNATIVE, are vital to ensuring these voices are heard,” Netflix Canada’s Director of Public Policy, Stéphane Cardin had said last June.

 

NYC's LGBTQ film festival spotlights Brazil amid its far-right censorship

Running from Oct. 23-29, the 31st annual festival will be showing more than 160 films from roughly 30 countries, but its program on Brazil carries specific and topical weight — spotlighting a nation newly under far-right leadership that has attempted to censor queer media.

 

Surprise! Firefly Music Festival presale tickets will be available Wednesday

After toggling to a three-day fest last year, Firefly will return to the four-day format it had offered from 2014-2017.

In addition to revealing the 2020 dates, Firefly officials announced a limited ticket presale starts at noon on Wednesday at fireflyfestival.com. The password is FIREFLY2020.

 

Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan to Headline 2020 Tortuga Festival

Rock the Ocean's Tortuga Music Festival has revealed its headliners and lineup for the eighth annual 2020 festival next summer, with more acts to be announced in the coming weeks. Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Tim McGraw will each headline a night of the 3-day event.

 
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