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Breakaway Columbus brings World-Class Talent to MAPFRE Stadium for Year Four Including Festival Headliners Halsey, Odesza, and Migos with Special Guests Kaskade and Khalid

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Zedd performing at Breakaway 2017 in Columbus. Photo by Tyler Church.

(Columbus, Ohio) – Prime Social Group announces the highly anticipated lineup for the return of Breakaway Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio. The three-day festival is set to take place August 24-26 at MAPFRE Stadium.

Breakaway Columbus carefully explores the intersection of hip-hop and electronic music resulting in a supremely curated lineup that includes some of the most impressive names in the industry with festival headliners Halsey, Odesza, Migos, and special guests Kaskade and Khalid. The lineup also features Chris Lake, Ekali, Flatbush Zombies, Flosstradamus, Gryffin, Jaden Smith, Jai Wolf Kayzo, Quinn XCII, Rich the Kid, Smokepurpp, Blaise Moore, Cal Charlotte Lawrence, Dombresky, Drezo, Elohim, GASHI, GG Magree, Grey, Jack Harlow, Livvia, London Richards, London On Da Track, Loud Luxury, Nessly, Phantoms, Shallou, Shoreline Mafia, Yung Pinch, and more.

“We are extremely excited to announce our massive lineup today. We continue to push and expand the Breakaway brand to represent the type of music festival that Columbus and the entire state of Ohio deserve,” Managing Partner Zach Ruben said.

Breakaway Columbus will continue its mission to bring top-notch lineups and next level production to Columbus with its well-thought-out-roster of chart-topping artists. Electropop artist and iHeartRadio’s 2018 Female Artist of the Year Halsey will close out the first night of the festival. After being nominated at the 2017 Grammys for her collab “Closer” with The Chainsmokers, the multi-platinum pop maverick has seen huge success as a standalone artist this year with her first album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom already topping the US Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100.

Electric music titans and synth-pop wizards Odesza will headline the electronic portion of the bill on Saturday night. With an impressive 2017, Odesza was nominated for not one but two Grammys for the Best Dance Recording with “Line Of Sight” and for Best Dance/Electronic Album with A Moment Apart. Odesza is arguably the most sought out electronic festival headliner for 2018.

Also bringing world-class talent to Columbus is hip-hop’s breakout trio Migos who will close out the festival on Sunday. Ending 2017 as BET’s Best Group and Best Collaboration for “Bad and Boujee” ft. Lil Uzi Vert, Migos has already taken 2018 by storm with the drop of their studio album Culture II and three Billboard Music Award nominations including Best Duo, Top Rap Artist, and Top Rap Album.

Rounding out the top of the bill are special guests Kaskade and Khalid . Electronic music veteran Kaskade has been one of the biggest names in EDM for the last decade, voted America’s Best DJ twice by DJ Times and six separate Grammy nominations with tracks like “Runaway (U&I) (Kaskade Remix)” and “Only”. At just 19 years old, Khalid received five different Grammy nominations including Best New Artist, Song of the Year, and Best Music Video for his feature on “1-800-273-8255”, Best R&B Song for “Location” and Best Urban Contemporary Album for his debut studio album American Teen .

“We will continue to pioneer and curate a music festival whose lineup boasts some of the biggest names in pop, hip-hop and EDM but also highlights groundbreaking and cutting-edge musicians and producers nationally and locally. That mixed with renown production and other festival attractions guarantee to make the perfect weekend experience,” Ruben said.

Coming in 2018, Breakaway Music Festival will not only return to Columbus but will also touch down in Grand Rapids’ Belknap Park Aug. 24-25, Charlotte’s AvidXchange Music Factory Oct. 12-13, will expand to Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall Oct. 5-6, and just took place in Dallas’ Toyota Music Factory in April.

Tickets are on sale now at Tickets start at $55. Both single day and 3-day passes are

available. Stay tuned for single day lineups to be released. This event is all ages and outdoors, rain or shine. Click here for last year’s official recap video.

For updates, follow @breakaway on Instagram, @BreakawayFest on Twitter, and @BreakawayFestival on Facebook. Additional information is listed on the website.

Media Contact:
Sheila Hunt Rossiter