Festivals in Brief: July 28- August 4


    After the whirlwind festival week we had last week, things have settled down quite a bit for the last couple of days.  Luckily, Lollapaloooza is coming to top off the week with some fun and excitement like spicy meatballs on a plate of spaghetti.

    In two days time a lean, mean, festival-reporting machine of CoS staff will hit up Chicago’s Grant Park to cover the hell out of one of the world’s largest festivals. Be sure to check the website daily for all the latest Lollapalooza news and reviews, plus follow us on Twitter for those instantaneous updates. Also, if you see a CoS Staff member walking around the festival, please say hello. Who knows, you may even get something in turn.

    To keep you up-to-date regarding everything else, we’ve compiled all of the week’s news in our resurrected Festivals in Brief feature. Please get educated below.


    — [Insert fun pun here]. The 2010 edition of Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest features everyone from Devo, MGMT, and The Hold Steady to “Weird” Al Yankovic, Mastodon, and Bad Religion.


    — Between spaced out set times and scheduling conflicts, prepare to do a fair share of walking at this year’s Outside Lands.

    — Organizers of Toronto’s Imagine Concert announced the event will be free of charge for those who donate 2 non-perishable food items.  The fest’s initial lineup was also released.

    — The inaugural City Arts Festival plans to bring the likes of Belle & Sebastian, Big Boi, She & Him, and Gogol Bordello to downtown Seattle in late October.

    — Matt Wallin took in a healthy dose of classic rock and newer acts at  HullabaLOU Music Festival .

    — Engaged metalheads rejoice! Ozzfest is now offering a wedding package complete with backstage tours, custom t-shirts, and a ceremony presided by ordained minister MC Big Dave.

    Lineup Additions

    Sunset Strip Music Festival: Complete lineup released including Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, Kid Cudi, and more

    Nocturnal Festival: Texas: Official lineup released including Disco Biscuits, Kid Cudi, Bassnectar, and more

    Farm Aid: 2010 dates and location announced

    Soundwave Festival: Slash, The Gaslight Anthem, High on Fire; official lineup to be revealed Thursday (8/5)

    Riot Fest: Cap’n Jazz, Jello Biafra, Penny Wise, Torche, The Bronx

    Twenty Years of City Slang: Official lineup released including Broken Social Scene, Yo La Tengo, Menomena and more

    Electric Zoo: Axwell

    ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas: Oneida, Thee Oh Sees, Tony Conrad

    Imagine Concert: Gareth Taylor, Junction Five, Wanda Jackson

    The Fest: Official lineup released including Look Mexico, Frank Turner, Hellmouth, Planes Mistaken For Stars, and many more

    Electric Picnic: Janelle Monae, Neon Indian, Freelance Whale, Duke Special, Mountain Man

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