PANORAMA weekend closed out its sophomore run on a high note today with sunny weather and performances from Frank Ocean, Solange, alt-J, Tame Impala, Vince Staples, Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest, Justice, Cashmere Cat, Glass Animals and more. The second-annual festival was a huge success, bringing together music, innovative technology, immersive art and world-class cuisine in the heart of New York City.
Fans were also able to enjoy the festival’s open-air club The Point, which celebrates New York City’s key role in the ongoing evolution of DJ culture and electronic music, featuring around-the-clock sets from Jay Daniel,Derrick Carter, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Honey Dijon, Tim Sweeney and more. Another spot for fans to keep cool was THE LAB, powered by HP, which returned with an all-new collection of innovative and immersive art installations created exclusively by New York City based artists.
YRB was invited by American Express next to the main stage The Parlor in a two-story hospitality + experiential tent space.
The first floor housed a well air-conditioned New York City musical playground open to all attendees, which included water refill and phone charging stations, in addition to interactive social and photo areas.
The second level was exclusive to Card Members, and with comfy couches that housed colorful Drizzy and Frank Ocean pillows; the space offered guests a place to recharge, grab drinks, catch a view of the main stage, in addition to freshening up at the Milk Makeup Bar cooling station. Card Members could also log into the official Panorama app to make use of the spend $10, get $10 offer, as well as the Macy’s gift card opportunities too!
Lifestyle influencers such as Arielle Vandenberg, Scotty Sire, Casey McPerrey – including Solange’s stylist, Shiona Turiniand more were onsite and snapped photos. Check out their personal experiences via #amexambassador.
A Tribe Called Quest primed fans with an energetic performance filled with tracks from their 2016 release We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service, while Justice brought their signature French electro sound to The Pavilion stage.
In its final moments, this year’s festival rewarded fans with Nine Inch Nails’ second performance in over 3 years, as the Trent Reznor-led group gave an emotive, unforgettable 90-minute set.
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