Breakaway Music Festival Expands to Six Cities in 2020, with New Festivals In Washington D.C. and San Diego
Today, one of North America’s fastest growing multi-city music festivals, Breakaway Music Festival, has
announced its complete 2020 calendar, expanding to six US markets including Columbus, OH; Grand
Rapids, MI; Charlotte, NC; Nashville, TN; and, for the first time, Washington D.C. and San Diego, CA.
For example, Breakaway Music Festival offers attendees industry-leading headliners, right into their backyards while
providing a solution to rising festival prices.
Over its rapid rise, Breakaway Music Festival has cemented its reputation as one of the nation’s most
tastemaking event brands by bringing the biggest names in music to sold out venues of tens of
thousands in America’s heartland markets.
“Our mission has always been to provide real fans with a true music festival experience, at a price they
can actually afford,” said Adam Lynn, Breakaway co-founder. “We’re thrilled to bring Breakaway back
for 2020 and even more so to expand our presence into the San Diego and Washington D.C. markets.
Stay tuned for lineups and programming in the next couple of months.”
Breakaway will Touchdown in Columbus, OH; Grand Rapids, MI; Charlotte, NC; Washington D.C; Nashville, TN; and San Diego, CA
Past standout Breakaway bookings have included visionary and Grammy-winner Kendrick Lamar,
renowned veteran DJ Kaskade, pop powerhouse Halsey, lyrical wunderkind Khalid, electro-giants
Odesza, and chart-topping hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa. In addition, top-tier billing has also delivered the likes of
electronic icons FISHER and Alison Wonderland, hip-hop heavyweight Chance the Rapper, and
international superstars Galantis and Diplo.
Breakaway festivals have also played host to iconic artists such as Platinum rapper Future, traplord RL
Grime, “Gucci Gang” Legend Lil Pump, indie-rock duo 21 Pilots, Astroworld kingpin Travis Scott,
rapper/producer Blackbear, and multi-platinum recording artist Zedd. Finally, the stage has further been graced
by Atlanta-trap star Playboi Carti, bass-gods Bassnectar and Ekali, Forbes 30 Under 30 ILLENIUM,
Chicago-based electronic pop production duo, Louis the Child, “Worlds” mastermind Porter Robinson
and many more.
Locations for Breakaway
Locations for Breakaway festivals are always carefully chosen, targeting emerging US markets in need of
their own flagship events at affordable prices. For example, this year, Breakaway will return to Columbus, OH (8/28 –
8/29), Grand Rapids, MI (8/28 – 8/29), Charlotte, NC (9/11 – 9/12), and Nashville, TN (10/9 – 10/10).
With further national expansion in mind the brand will debut this year in Washington D.C. (9/25-9/26),
and San Diego, CA (11/13-11/14).
Breakaway has also announced their partnership with renowned global clubbing and hospitality leader
Drai’s Las Vegas on an elevated Breakaway VIP experience across all festival locations. For instance, the experience will provide the same attention to the VIP guest experience that it does at its premiere Beachclub and
Nightclubs in Las Vegas and Dubai.
“I’m happy to be partnering with the fastest growing festival group as they expand across the country,”
said Dustin Drai, vice president of entertainment at Drai’s Las Vegas. “For me it’s exciting to see our
brands aligned together and making a splash in live entertainment. The VIP experience our teams will be
bringing to life at each Breakaway will be up to the high caliber that we hold ourselves to here at Drai’s.
You won’t want to miss it!”
The Heightened Fan Experience
In keeping with Breakaway’s commitment to a heightened fan experience, the festival will meet the
demand for new water refill stations, faster lane entrances into the event, and increased numbers of
restrooms and VIP trailers. Riding off the success of the Roller Disco in 2019, Breakaway will be
amplifying their brand activations and attractions across all markets. For example, Each Breakaway market will have
its own distinct and meaningful food experience that will be inspired by and sourced from local vendors
and food trucks that are masters in their own regional fare. In addition, fans can look forward to a
brand-new, cutting-edge merch range that will be available for purchase through the Breakaway website
and onsite. Stay tuned for sneak-peaks and further updates.
For more information on topics including vending, local support and general festival inquiries, visit
https://www.breakawayfestival.com/. You can find the event now on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter,
and by using hashtag #BreakawayFest and by following @Breakaway