Breakaway Festival

The 2019 Breakaway Festival was well attended in Charlotte. Photo courtesy of Prime Social Group

CHARLOTTE – Prime Social Group revealed The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix and G-Eazy as the first round of headlining artists to perform at the Breakaway Music Festival, Charlotte edition.

The festival, returning for year four after having to take a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, features musicians spanning musical genres from hip-hop to pop Oct. 1 and 2 at the zMax Dragway at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“We feel like we’ve put together one of the best Breakaway lineups yet for Charlotte music fans and will be releasing more acts in the coming weeks,”said Zach Ruben, co-founder of Prime Social Group. “After over a year of very little live and in-person music, we are ready and feel Charlotte is more than ready for Breakaway.''

The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers, consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, first introduced themselves to the EDM scene with remixes of their favorite indie bands that subsequently garnered them tens of millions of streams and a growing fan base.

But it wasn’t until the release of their 2014 official debut single, “#Selfie” did industry execs and fans take notice.

From that point on, The Chainsmokers have released a flurry of chart-topping hits including “Roses” which reached the top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100, the Grammy Award-winning single “Don't Let Me Down” featuring Daya, and the number 1 Billboard hit “Closer” featuring Halsey. Their most recent collaborations with Illenium, Lennon Stella and 5 Seconds of Summer have secured the duo as one of the most recognized and in-demand headlining acts.

They have won numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, two American Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards and nine iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Martin Garrix

Since his 2013 debut hit solo single “Animals” at age 17, Garrix has consistently topped the charts and captured the attention of pop and electronic music fans with crossover hits such as “In the Name of Love” with Bebe Rexha, “Scared to Be Lonely” with Dua Lipa, “Summer Days” featuring Macklemore and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, and most recently the single “We Are The People” featuring Bono and the Edge.

Garrix has been named the number one DJ in the world by DJ Mag three times, made numerous appearances on Billboard’s Hot 100 and won several music industry awards.


Since arriving on the hip-hop scene, G-Eazy has established himself as a hit maker.

His first major album released in 2014, “These Things Happen,” peaked at number 3 on the US Billboard 200.

His second studio album released the following year in 2015, “When It's Dark Out,” featured the hit single “Me Myself & I” (billed as G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha).

And after a brief break from the studio, G-Eazy returned in 2017 with his third album “The Beautiful & Damned” that included the hit track “No Limit” featuring A$AP Rocky and Cardi B.

His 2019 EP, “B-Sides,” included all the songs that didn't make it to his yet to be released and much anticipated fifth studio album, “These Things Happen Too.”

As another teaser to his upcoming album, G-Eazy released the single “Provide” featuring Chris Brown and Mark Morrison.

INFOBOX: Want to go?

Tickets are now on sale at Tickets for two-day passes start at $104.99. Single tickets sales TBD. The event is all ages and outdoors rain or shine. The zMAX Dragway is located at 6570 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord.

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