Music agenda: Daft Punk hold launch party, Electric Daisy Carnvial kicks off in NY

On May 17 French electro duo Daft Punk will hold the launch party for their forthcoming album in the small Australian town of Wee Waa, before the album actually drops on May 20/21. In New York it is time for the annual Electric Daisy Carnival, one of the biggest electro music events in North America, the event attracts over 300,000 people. 

Daft Punk album launch party 
May 17
Wee Waa, Australia

In an unexpected move, French electro-duo Daft Punk will be playing its new album for the first time ever at the small Wee Waa agricultural show on May 17. The show is limited to 4,000 tickets.

The Electric Daisy Carnival: New York
May 17-18  
New York, USA 

Annual event the Electric Daily Carnival is one of the biggest electronic music events in North America, attracting upwards of 300,000 people. Pre-sale tickets are now available, priced upwards of $215 for the weekend.

Billboard Music Awards
May 19
Las Vegas, USA

The official Billboard Music Awards take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and will also be broadcast on tv channel ABC from 8pm ET. The awards honor achievements in music and among this year's nominated artists are Talyor Swift, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, One Direction and Rihanna.

The National: "Trouble Will Find Me" 
May 20/21 

American rock outfit The National releases its long-awaited sixth studio album, titled "Trouble Will Find Me," via 4AD.  

Daft Punk: "Random Access Memories"
May 20/21

Long-running electro act Daft Punk releases its latest studio album, "Random Access Memories." 

Primavera Sound 
May 22-26 
Barcelona, Spain 

The Barcelona edition of the annual Primavera Sound festival, one of the largest music events in Spain, takes place in the Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona, Spain. This year's lineup features British rockers Blur, The Breeders, Daniel Johnson and many, many other artists.  

Sasquatch! Music Festival 
May 24-27 
Quincy, Washington, USA

The Sasquatch music festival takes place at the Gorge concert venue in Quincy, Washington State, USA. Tickets include camping and parking and cost $337.50, though only a very limited number remain. VIP packages are also available for varying costs starting at $6,500 per pair, although it does include luxury accommodation. The lineup for Sasquatch 2013 includes Mumford and Sons, The Postal Service, Sigur Rós, Vampire Weekend, The xx and many others.

Optimus Primavera Sound
May 30 - June 1 
Porto, Portugal 

The Portuguese version of the Primavera Sound festival features an almost identical lineup to the earlier Primavera Sound in Barcelona, with Blur, Dan Deacon and The Breeders all featuring alongside numerous other artists. Day tickets for May 30 and 31 and June 1 retail for €55, tickets for the full festival cost €125 and combined tickets to Optimus Primavera Sound 2013 and Primavera Sound 2013 in Barcelona retail for €250.



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