Janet Jackson, The Weeknd and The Killers lead Panorama’s 2018 lineup
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Just when music fans in the New York metro area thought the Governors Ball lineup was the be-all-end-all of this summer's prime events, Panorama shows up and raises the bar to a whole new level. Released shortly before noon on Wednesday, Jan. 31, the lineup for Panorama Festival's third year features headlining performances from The Weeknd and The Killers. The biggest surprise on the 2018 poster comes on the event’s second day, with Janet Jackson set to close out a Saturday full of some of the baddest women in music.

Other notable names on this year’s Panorama poster includes rap hotshots Migos, Father John Misty, 2017 rookie of the year in SZA, St. Vincent, Cardi B, The xx and ODESZA. Fleet Foxes, Greta Van Fleet, The War On Drugs and David Byrne hold down the rock portion of the festival, with the Talking Heads singer finding time to squeeze in a New York City festival appearance in the middle of his very busy 2018 North American tour schedule. Similar to last summer’s Panorama event, this year’s undercard also features a very strong group of impressive names including Sabrina Claudio, PVRIS, Japanese Breakfast, Floating Points, Chicano Batman and Shannon and the Clams.

Panorama will return to Randall’s Island this July, which sits in the middle of the East River in between the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan boroughs of New York City. Since launching in 2016, Goldenvoice’s east coast answer for Coachella has increasingly drawn more fans every year. In a highly competitive concert and festival market like New York, the three-day event has stood out by landing artists who aren’t typically found on other festival posters around the country. Such was the case with Frank Ocean’s impressive headlining performance in 2017.

Panorama appears to be Janet Jackson’s only scheduled 2018 gig at the moment, following what was a hugely successful touring year for the veteran pop singer in 2017. On a night that also includes performances from female powerhouses in SZA, St. Vincent and Cardi B, fans could expect a potential on-stage collaboration like none other.

Tickets for the festival, which will take place on July 27-29 this summer, will be going on sale starting Friday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. EST.