Paradiso has quickly become the Northwest’s premier festival, drawing ravers from around the country to a small central-Washington city for a weekend unlike any other. Taking place at The Gorge Amphitheatre in Geroge, Wash., Paradiso Festival has been around since their debut event in June of 2012. USC Events is no stranger to putting on quality productions, but in just four years of Paradiso Festival they’ve created the Northwest raver’s Mecca.
A must for any fan of dance music, Paradiso’s rise to the top is no accident. Of course, any event at The Gorge has an upper-hand when it comes to backdrops, but the artists USC Events has brought to the Northwest’s most scenic venue are on-par with the beautiful sunsets we’ve come to know and love. Consistently bringing us the major artists we want to see, at the best possible place to see them, has put Paradiso in a league all on its own.
Paradiso lineups have varied in style and make-up, as any good annual festival does. The sheer number of artists making their way to the Northwest to take part is as impressive as the continual quality we’re lucky enough to witness year-after-year. While full lineups make the experience, and every artist at a festival plays a role, the headliners are what draws the most attention.
Much like the full lineups, the headliner announcements for Paradiso have seen a shift over the years. So, we decided to take a look at the evolution of the ‘Paradiso Headliner’. From genres, genders, nationalities, and rare appearances, we took a look at past Paradiso headliners, how they compare to 2015, and what it means for the future of our favorite festival.
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