Summer is quickly approaching. While warm weather makes most of us think beach trips, ice cream, and drinking outside, to die-hard music fans, summer means one thing: Festivals. Here’s a guide to some of the shows this summer.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2011
Apr 15 – Apr 17, 2011
Indio, California (Empire Polo Grounds)
Line up Highlights: Arcade Fire, Kanye West, the Strokes, Animal Collective, PJ Harvey, the National, Bright Eyes, Robyn, Odd Future, Ariel Pink, Interpol, Cut Copy, Crystal Castles, Lauryn Hill, Sleigh Bells, Cee-Lo, Lightning Bolt, the reunited Big Audio Dynamite and Suede, Duran Duran, Erykah Badu, the Black Keys, Titus Andronicus, Best Coast, the Kills, the New Pornographers,
ATP Curated by Animal Collective 2011
May 13 – May 15, 2011
Minehead, England (Butlins Holiday Centre)
Line up Highlights: Animal Collective, Gang Gang Dance, Lee Scratch Perry, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Broadcast, Black Dice, Meat Puppets, The Frogs.
Sasquatch! Music Festival 2011
May 27 – May 30, 2011
George, Washington (Gorge Amphitheatre)
Line up Highlights: Jane’s Addiction, Kings of Leon, Nine Inch Nails, Ben Harper & Restless7, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Erykah Badu, The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, TV on the Radio, Animal Collective, Silversun Pickups, Bon Iver, Santigold, Of Montreal, Explosions in the Sky, DeVotchKa, Peter Bjorn & John, Gogol Bordello, M. Ward, The Avett Brothers, Doves, Calexico, Grizzly Bear
Roots Picnic 2011
Jun 04, 2011
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing)
Line up Highlights: The Roots, Nas, Wiz Khalifa, Little Dragon, Man Man, Dismemberment Plan, Esperanza Spaulding, Ariel Pink, Yelawolf
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2011
Jun 09 – Jun 12, 2011
Manchester, Tennessee (Great Stage Park)
Line up Highlights:Eminem, Arcade Fire, Greg Allman, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, Buffalo Springfield feat Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Rick Rosas, Joe Vitale, My Morning Jacket, Lil Wayne, Robert Plant & Band of Joy, Mumford & Sons, The Strokes, The Decemberists, Iron & Wine, Girl Talk, Primus
Glastonbury Festival 2011
Jun 22 – Jun 26, 2011 at Pilton, England (Worthy Farm)
Line up Highlights: U2, Coldplay, Beyonce, Morrissey, Crystal Castles, Friendly Fires, Big Boi, Kool and the Gang, TV on the Radio, Eels, Wombats, Cee Lo Green, Wu Tang Clan, Little Dragon, Robyn Hitchcock
Pitchfork Music Festival 2011
Jul 15 – Jul 17, 2011
Chicago, Illinois (Union Park)
Highlights: Animal Collective, Neko Case, Guided By Voices, James Blake, Das Racist, Curren$y,, Kurt Vile, Yuck, The Fresh & Onlys, Radio Dept., Baths, Shabazz Palaces, Twin Sister, The Dismemberment Plan, No Age, Gang Gang Dance, G-Side
Aug 05 – Aug 07, 2011
Chicago, Illinois (Grant Park)
[Rumored] Highlights: Muse, Lykke Li, Kid Cudi, The Vaccines, Titus Andronicus, Best Coast, Arctic Monkeys
Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival 2011
Aug 12 – Aug 14, 2011
San Francisco, California (Golden Gate Park)
Line up Highlights: Arcade Fire, Girl Talk, MGMT, the Black Keys, the Decemberists, Erykah Badu, Arctic Monkeys, Beirut, the Roots, Big Boi, Major Lazer, Best Coast, Toro Y Moi, !!!, the Fresh & Onlys, Mavis Staples, Wye Oak, Ty Segall, Little Dragon, Junip, Tamaryn, Vetiver, the Joy Formidable, Big Audio Dynamite, Lord Huron, John Fogerty, and the Vaccines.
Music to Know Festival
Aug 13 – Aug 14, 2011
East Hampton, New York
Line up Highlights: Vampire Weekend, Bright Eyes, Cold War Kids, Matt & Kim, Chromeo, Tame Impala, Ra Ra Riot, M. Ward, Fitz & The Tantrums, Tom Tom Club, We Are Scientists.
Reading and Leeds Music Festivals 2011
Aug 26 – Aug 28, 2011
Reading & Leeds, England
Line up Highlights: My Chemical Romance, Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Offspring, Deftones, Pulp, The Strokes, Pulp, The National, Muse, Elbow, Interpol, Friendly Fires
September 8-10, 2011
Line up Highlights: The Flaming Lips, Guided By Voices, Drive-By Truckers, Superchunk, The Dodos, John Vanderslice, Swans, Yelawolf, Black Lips, Cold Cave, Empress Hotel, The Love Language, Lost in the Trees, Twin Shadow and tons more.
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