After a one year hiatus due to the global pandemic, Breakaway is celebrating its fourth year at Belknap Park by continuing with its tradition of “breaking away” from the typical music festival model by carefully curating a list of artists tailored to Michigan music fans. “We feel like we’ve put together one of the best Breakaway lineups yet for Grand Rapids this year,” said Zach Ruben, co-founder of Prime Social Group. “It fully embodies the Breakaway spirit and spans multiple genres to create what will be a memorable event.”
Set to headline Friday evening is ILLENIUM. The Denver-based producer is one of the most successful crossover electronic artists to date and has elevated dance music with his bold, progressive take on the genre. His expansive sound, which mixes elements of celestial electronic, mellow alternative, rock-fuel dubstep, emotional indie, and pop-tinged bass music, has topped the U.S. charts, garnered more than 4 billion collective streams and solidified the breakout artist as a festival-headlining act. Hailed by Billboard as one of the Top Dance/Electronic Artists, ILLENIUM has captivated millions of self-identified, die-hard "Illenials" around the world who share a direct and personal bond with him through his music. With a string of hits including “Takeaway”, “Good Things Fall Apart”, “Crawl Outta Love”, “In Your Arms” and “Hearts on Fire” fans won’t be disappointed.