Nothing Unveils Ambitious Plans with Inaugural Shoegaze Extravaganza: Slide Away Festival Hits Philly and L.A.

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In a groundbreaking move that’s bound to send shockwaves through the shoegaze scene, Nothing, the ethereal noise architects hailing from Philadelphia, have just dropped a bombshell announcement: the birth of their very own festival, Slide Away. With a lineup that reads like a who’s who of the genre, this two-city spectacle is set to immerse audiences in the hazy, dreamlike soundscape that shoegaze enthusiasts hold dear to their hearts.

Kicking off in the city of brotherly love on a date that’s sure to mark a seismic shift in the sonic landscape — followed by a West Coast takeover in the city of angels — Slide Away Festival promises a transcendent experience curated by the genre’s maestros themselves. Nothing, having carved their own niche in the shoegaze pantheon, are poised to redefine what a festival can be.

The lineup, still shrouded in mystery, is already sparking fevered speculation among fans and critics alike. Will we see pioneers of the genre gracing the stage alongside the freshest faces in the shoegaze revival? The anticipation is palpable.

With Philadelphia and Los Angeles as the chosen sonic battlegrounds, the festival’s dual-city approach adds an extra layer of excitement. It’s as if Nothing is inviting fans to embark on a pilgrimage, traversing the vast shoegaze landscape from coast to coast.

As the shoegaze resurgence continues to gather momentum, Slide Away Festival emerges as a beacon of sonic exploration and communal celebration. Nothing has set the stage, and now it’s up to the bands yet to be announced to paint their sonic masterpieces on it. Shoegaze aficionados, mark your calendars — Slide Away is set to be an unmissable chapter in the evolving story of this enigmatic genre.



A genre that lends itself to loudness can still be overheard from its origins in the 1980s. Shoegaze, Dream Pop, Ambient, or whatever you may call it, has carried itself gracefully through decades while inspiring countless subgenres and infecting all walks of music along the way.

SLIDE AWAY is a celebration of the genre and all artists who shape sound in the most unique of ways, all the while bridging the gap between the diverse cast of boundary pushing mavericks of yesterday with the genre bending savants of now.

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