DIPLO’S MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY RETURNS WITH EXPANDED DATES AND LINEUP

TO FEATURE KASKADE, TIËSTO, DJ SNAKE, DIPLO, DILLON FRANCIS, KESHA, FLOSSTRADAMUS, ZEDS DEAD AND MORE FIFTEEN DATE RUN INCLUDES TWO DATES IN BROOKLYN, PHILLY, CHICAGO, DENVER, LOS ANGELES AND MORE

"Must-See Music Festival”—Rolling Stone

“An amalgam of music festival, blacktop hangout and street fair, Diplo’s traveling circus of trend-setting musical acts” —The Huffington Post

Diplo’s legendary Mad Decent Block Party tour will make fifteen stops across North America this summer with performances from Diplo, Kaskade, Tiësto, DJ Snake, Dillon Francis, Kesha, Flosstradamus, Zeds Dead and many more appearing at the Block Party for the first time. See below for full tour routing and watch a trailer for the dates here. For tickets and more information visit maddecentblockparty.com.

After huge success in 2015, The Block Party expands this year to two nights in Phoenix, September 16 and 17, and will stop for the first time ever in Kansas City September 4. The tour will return to Brooklyn for two nights at MCU Park August 6 and 7 and hit Philly’s Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing August 13, Chicago’s FirstMerit Bank Pavilion August 21, Los Angeles’ L.A. Center Studios and many more.

Now in its eighth year, Diplo founded the Mad Decent Block Party in 2008 as a way to showcase acts on his own label, Mad Decent. The annual, multi-city tour has its roots in the block parties Mad Decent threw in Philadelphia in the label’s early years. The Diplo-curated lineups have evolved to include friends and collaborators from outside the Mad Decent fold as well as the label’s artists.

The dates continue a series of massive successes for Diplo. After receiving two Grammy awards and an American Music Award for his collaborations with Skrillex as Jack Ü, Diplo and his dancehall supergroup Major Lazer played to more than 400,000 fans in Havana Cuba, becoming the first American group to play in the country after diplomatic ties were restored. Major Lazer’s international smash hit “Lean On” became the most successful song of all time at pop radio and Spotify’s most streamed song of all time. Additionally, the “Lean On” video reached one billion views on YouTube, becoming one of only a handful of views to do so. Major Lazer is fresh from headlining Coachella and will go on to headline Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Sasquatch, Firefly, Panorama, Hard Summer, Shaky Beats and more this summer.

For more information, please contact Carla Sacks or Reid Kutrow at Sacks & Co., (212) 741-1000.

MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY 2016

July 30 /// Fort Lauderdale, FL /// Revolution Live 
August 6 /// Brooklyn, NY /// MCU Park
August 7 /// Brooklyn, NY /// MCU Park
August 13 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
August 19 /// Toronto, ON /// Fort York Garrison Commons
August 20 /// Detroit, MI /// Russell Industrial Center
August 21 /// Chicago, IL /// FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
August 26 /// Dallas, TX /// Club Zouk Outside Lot
September 3 /// Denver, CO /// Red Rocks Amphitheatre 
September 4 /// Kansas City, MO /// KC Live! At the Power & Light District 
September 9 /// Eugene, OR /// Cuthbert Amphitheater
September 10 /// Berkeley, CA /// Greek Theatre—UC Berkeley
September 16 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Rawhide
September 17 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Rawhide
October 1 /// Los Angeles, CA /// L.A. Center Studios

4B, Alison Wonderland, AlunaGeorge, Anna Lunoe, Ape Drums, Aryay, Autoerotique, Baauer, Bad Royale, Big Wild, Bishu, Boi-1da, Boombox Cartel, Brillz, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Dirty South Joe, DJ Snake, D.R.A.M., FKi 1ST, Flosstradamus, Galantis, Giraffage, Grandtheft, Griz, Gryffin (DJ Set), Herobust, Jackal (DJ Set), Jai Wolf, Jauz, JSTJR, Justin Martin, Kaskade, Kesha, Keys N Krates, Le Youth, Lil Dicky, Louis The Child, Marshmello, Mija, Neo Fresco, Nghtmre, Nina Las Vegas, Oshi, Party Favor, Paul Devro, Rich The Kid, RL Grime, Slander, Sleepy Tom, Snappy Jit, Swizzymack, Tchami, Tiësto, Tory Lanez, Troyboi, Unlike Pluto, Valentino Khan, Wax Motif, What So Not, Willy Joy, Zeds Dead