Festivals in Brief: July 7-14

In case you haven’t already noticed, we here at CoS love a good festival. We also love great festivals, mediocre festivals, stupendous festivals and even the occasional “meh” (shoulder shrug) festival.  In short, festivals are our “thing” and if you are reading this, perhaps they’re your “thing” too. So for you, the die-hard festival fan, or you the StumbleUpon user who has come across our humble site, we are resurrecting our Festivals in Brief feature.

Each week we will compile the latest news regarding festivals (like interviews, recaps, and lineup additions), and squeeze it down into a handy reference that you can tuck into your front shirt pocket.


— The LA rave scene received a blow when festival organizers announced this year’s edition of HARD LA would be canceled.

— The maiden voyage of Nateva Music and Camping Festival went off without a hitch despite being in the upper right hard-to-reach corner of nowhere.

— Almost three months before its set to launch, Austin City Limits shared its 2010 schedule.

Consequence of Sound is offering free passes to the Lollapalooza and North Coast music festival, but there’s a catch.

— Video of the currently-disbanded Japanese Motors giving an interview at Scion Garage Fest surfaced.

Lineup Additions:

Austin City Limits Music Festival: TV Torso and Warpaint

Treasure Island Music Festival : Official lineup released including LCD Soundsystem, The National, Belle & Sebastian, Broken Social Scene, and many more

FYF Fest: Official lineup released including Panda Bear, The Rapture, Sleep, Dead Man’s Bones, and many more

Pygmalion Music Festival: Of Montreal, Cut Chemist, Janelle Monae, Light Pollution, Turbo Fruits

MoogFest: Massive Attack, MGMT, Thievery Corporation

Matador at 21: Liz Phair

Epicenter: Big Boi

Big Day Out: Arcade Fire (rumored)

Green River Festival: Donna the Buffalo, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

Mile High Music Festival: Snake Rattle Rattle Snake Bobby Long, The Chain Gang of 1974, The Epilogues, Thile

Pop Montreal: Menomena, Scoutt Niblett, Solange Knowles, The xx, Timber Timbre, Tom Tom Club

Head Jamz Music Festival: Official lineup released including Emmit-Nershi Band, Dumpstaphunk, New Mastersounds, and many more

Hopscotch Festival: Schedule announced

Imagine Concert: Drake (rumored), Rush (rumored)

Electric Zoo: Boris, Cosmic Gate, Moby (DJ set), Sander Van Doorn, Savoy

Monster Massive: Official lineup released including Moby, Felix da Housecat, The Glitch Mob, and many more

North Coast Music Festival: Claude Von Stroke, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Holy Ghost!, Lupe Fiasco, The New Deal, The New Mastersounds

Riot Fest: Official lineup released including Bad Religion, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Circle Jerks, and many more.

Capitol Hill Block Party: Fruit Bats

Soundwave Festival: Less Than Jake, Veara

Rifflandia Festival: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

As always, you can keep track of all the latest festival news and rumors on our Festival Outlook.


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