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All Things Go Fall Classic

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All Things Go Fall Classic
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2016 All Things Go Fall Classic
GenreRock, pop, indie, hip hop, electronic dance music
Location(s)Washington D.C.
Years active2014-Present
Founded byAdrian Maseda, Will Suter, Zack Friendly, and Stephen Vallimarescu
Websitewww.allthingsgofallclassic.com

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The All Things Go Fall Classic, produced by All Things Go, co-founded in 2011 by Adrian Maseda, Will Suter, Zack Friendly, and Stephen Vallimarescu,[1] is a Washington D.C.-based annual outdoor music festival which started in 2014 at the back lots of Union Market. It expanded to the 15,000 capacity Yards Park at the Capitol Waterfront in 2016,[2] and 20,000 capacity Merriweather Post Pavilion in 2021.[3][4] The festival is cited for its support and inclusion of LGBT artists, and women-focused lineups.[3][5] Queer singer, Betty Who, who started performing at the festival in 2017, said it's likely her favorite in the world.[6] A 2015 Billboard article noted that it was one of the few events of its type within the city limits.[7] Additionally, Variety said it's "one of the largest independent festivals on the East Coast,"[8] and Metro Weekly claimed it was "one of the cities leading music presenters."

CNN’s #GetPolitical campaign covered the festival in 2017 for how featured artists, Foster the People, Betty Who, and SABA, commented on the United States political news cycle under former president, Donald Trump.[9][10] Young Thug was a headlining act.[11] Its 2018 edition featured an all-women lineup, curated by Maggie Rogers[12][13] and British singer, LPX (Lizzy Plapinger),[14], and headlined by Maggie Rogers, Billie Eilish, and Carly Rae Jepsen. This format was in direct response to a 2018 Pitchfork report stating that only 30% of artists booked at the top 20 music festivals were female.[15] Lizzy Plapinger commented on how the festival was an opportunity to improve the gender imbalance.[14] The Women’s March partnered on the event[13] and facilitated a discussion around female inequality.[14] The All Things Go Fall Classic continued to support women in music by dedicating a day to female performers in 2019. Female-focused nonprofit, She is the Music, was a supporting partner.[16]

References[edit]

  1. "How a blog built one of D.C.'s most interesting music festivals". www.washingtonpost.com.
  2. "All Things Go Blog Lands Empire Of The Sun, Passion Pit & More for Third Fall Classic". www.billboard.com.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Haim, St. Vincent, Charli XCX Headline All Things Go Fest". www.spin.com.
  4. "Haim, St. Vincent and Charli XCX lead the 2021 All Things Go Festival lineup". www.nme.com.
  5. "All Things Go 2021 Lineup Includes Haim, St. Vincent & More". www.billboard.com.
  6. "Betty Who - Metro Weekly - September 26, 2019". www.metroweekly.com.
  7. "All Things Go's Fall Classic Returns to DC With Kygo, The Knocks & More". www.billboard.com.
  8. "Haim, St. Vincent, Charli XCX to Headline All Things Go Festival". www.variety.com.
  9. "How these 3 artists are looking past Trump". www.cnn.com.
  10. "'All Things Go' music festival". www.cnn.com.
  11. "All Things Go Fall Classic Announces Lineup: Foster the People, Young Thug, Galantis and More". www.spin.com.
  12. "Carly Rae Jepsen, Maggie Rogers To Headline All Things Go 2018 Fall Classic". www.grammy.com.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "2018 All Things Go Fall Classic Lineup: Carly Rae Jepsen, Maggie Rogers, BØRNS, and More". www.spin.com.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 "D.C.'s All Things Go Fall Classic challenges patriarchy with empowering female-led music lineup". www.washingtonpost.com.
  15. "Maggie Rogers: My Gender Isn't My Genre". www.papermag.com.
  16. "All Things Go Fall Classic Announces Lineup, Partnership With She Is The Music". www.billboard.com.

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