It may only be January, but it’s never too soon to celebrate the musical acts performing at this year’s Panorama Music Festival on New York’s Randall’s Island in July.
The three-day fest from July 28-31 will include headliners and co-headliners Frank Ocean, Solange, Tame Impala, Alt-J, Nine Inch Nails and A Tribe Called Quest. Vulture noted that the event marks the first major performance by A Tribe Called Quest since the death of former member Phife Dawg.
Other notable acts include MGMT, Future Islands, Tyler the Creator, Spoon, Nick Murphy, Nicolas Jaar, Belle & Sebastian, Justice, Glass Animals, Cashmere Cat, Angel Olsen, Girl Talk, DJ Shadow, Vance Joy, Isaiah Rashad, MØ, Breakout, Vince Staples, Jaguar Ma, Matoma, Mitski, Hot Since 82, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Snakehips, Kiiara, and Mura Masa.
In more imminent music-related news — Panorama is 199 days away — BBC2 is soon to premiere a new David Bowie documentary, “David Bowie: The Last Five Years,” later this month. Director Francis Whately’s follow-up to his 2013 doc, “David Bowie: Five Years,” “The Last Five Years” will focus on Bowie’s final albums “The Next Day” and “Blackstar,” plus the song and off-Broadway musical “Lazarus.” The film will include unseen interviews and archival footage, plus Bowie’s never-before-heard original voice on “Lazarus.”