Festivals in Brief: July 14-21


    Hot damn, I forgot how awesome it feels to attend music festivals. Last weekend’s Pitchfork Music Festival was my first fest of the summer, and although I had some pretty high expectations, Pitchfork met every one of them. While standing at Girls’ set under the blazing hot sun, a cool breeze began to pick up right at the pinnacle of “Hellhole Ratrace” and reminded me that festivals are truly my favorite place to be. Between the dozens of fantastic acts, stand after stand of delicious food, and the good ol’ outdoors, no place /event on earth can compete with a good music festival. In order to keep you all up-to-date in the world of music festivals, we’ve gathered the latest news — like interviews, recaps, and lineup additions — for our resurrected Festivals in Brief feature. If you haven’t already, get out to a festival this summer. They’re real, and they’re spectacular.


    — Jeremy Larson offered his thoughts, feelings, and impressions on Pitchfork Music Festival.

    — The Ginger King returned to CoS, but left his rantin’ and ravin’ behind for Forecastle Festival.

    — Michael Showalter discussed musicals, his ideal festival, and being a capital A- Artist before his set at Pitchfork Music Festival.

    — After canceling last weekend’s HARD LA, festival organizers announced it would be rescheduled for October.

    — The Insane Clown Posse-hosted Gathering of the Juggalos unveiled its 2010 lineup. Included? Method Man and Redman, Lil’ Kim, and yes, Tila Tequila.

    — The Virgin Mobile FreeFest also dropped its 2010 bill. LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., and Pavement lead the pack, while Jimmy Eat World, Chromeo, and Yeasyaer are also set to play… for free.

    Lineup Additions:

    Glastonbury Festival 2011: Eminem (rumored), Radiohead (rumored), Take That (rumored), U2 (rumored)

    Osheaga Festival: Day-by-day schedule

    Big Day Out: Die Antwoord (expected)

    Pop Montreal: Big Freedia, Holy Fuck, Les Savy Fav, Mary Margaret O’Hara with Doveman, The Budos Band, The Dears, Xiu Xiu

    Mile High Music Festival: Snake Rattle Rattle Snake Bobby Long, The Chain Gang of 1974, The Epilogues, Thile; Day-by-day schedule also announced

    HARD Summer: Flying Lotus, Switch, The Gaslamp Killer, Theophilus London

    Matador at 21: Times New Viking (expected)

    Outside Lands: Freelance Whales

    Imagine Concert: Jet Black Stare (expected), Peter Buffet (expected), Colby O’Donis (expected), Ronny North (expected)

    Rock ‘N Rev Festival: Daughtry, Guns N’ Roses

    Fun Fun Fun Fest: Best Coast, Slick Rick performing The Great Adventures Of, Suicidal Tendancies

    Musicfest NW: The Black Lips, The Dodos, Male Bonding

    La Route Du Rock: Official lineup released including The National, The Flaming Lips, Caribou, and many more

    ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas: Sick Llama, The Berg Sans Nipple

    The Bowlie Weekender 2: Dirty Projectors, Jenny and Johnny, Sons and Daughters, The 1900s, The Zombies, Trembling Bells

    Electric Picnic: Robyn, Laura Marling, The Antlers, The Tallest Man on Earth, Cymbals Eat Guitars

    Decibel Festival: Modeselektor (feat. Bonaparte), Monolake

    Underage Festival: Chiddy Bang, Family Force 5, Los Campesinos!, Professor Green, Pulled Apart by Horses, Rye Rye

    Ozzfest UK: Steel Panther

    Soundwave Festival: Asking Alexandria, The Sword

    Nocturnal Festival: Texas: Above and Beyond, Bassnectar, Fedde Le Grand, Lotus, Ed Rush & Optical

    Las Tortugas Festival: Official lineup released including ALO, The Mother Hips, Tea Leaf Green, and many more

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