Festivals in Brief: Coachella, Ultra, Rock Ness, Pinkpop

Things we learned over the last seven days: Every major outfit — or, at very least, System of a Down, Foo Fighters, Portishead, The Cure, and Coldplay — will be returning next summer, Kings of Leon will never go away, Paolo Nutini is considered a headliner in Scotland, Coachella needs to call a plumber, and with the exception of Bestival, every European festival shares the same headliners.

Intrigued? Then scroll below and check out our weekly Festivals in Brief recap. Also, don’t forget to bookmark Festival Outlook and/or follow us on Twitter. That way you won’t have to wait until Wednesday before getting your festival fix.


— System of Down will their end four-year long hiatus next summer by playing a bunch of European festivals.

— Thanks to Robert Smith and Brian Wilson, Bestival sets itself apart from most other European festivals.

— The annual emo roadshow known as Warped Tour will return in 2011. This time with tube socks.

Lineup Additions:

Coachella: Interpol (Expected), Cold War Kids (Rumored)

Bonnaroo: Florence & The Machine (Rumored)

Ultra Music Festival: Deadmau5, Adam Beyer (Expected)

Summer Camp: Initial lineup announced, including The Avett Brothers, moe., Umprhey’s McGee, STS9, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and Daedelus

Rock Am Ring & Rock Im Park (Germany): System of a Down and Kings of Leon confirmed as headliners

Nova Rock (Austria): System of a Down confirmed as headliner

Download Festival (UK): System of a Down and Avenged Sevenfold confirmed

Benicàssim (Spain): Added Portishead

Bestival (UK): Initial lineup announced, including The Cure, Diplo, 65daysofstatic, Robyn, and Crystal Castles

Rock Ness Festival (Scotland): Chemical Brothers, Kasabian, & Paolo Nutini confirmed as headliners

Hurricane & Southside Fests (Germany): Initial lineup announced, includes Blind 182, Chemical Brothers, Friendly Fires, and Two Door Cinema Club

ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror (UK): Added Grinderman

Roskilde (Denmark): Kings of Leon confirmed as second headliner

Pinkpop (Netherlands): Coldplay confirmed as headliner

Rock Werchter (Belgium): Coldplay and Iron Maiden confirmed as headliners

Evolution Festival (UK): Iggy and the Stooges and Plan B confirmed as headliners

Bloc Weekend (UK): Added Daedelus, Drop the Lime, Four-Tet, Magnetic Man, Roska

Lollapalooza Chile: Sigur Ros (Rumored)

Byron Bay Bluesfest (Australia): Added Jethro Tull, Booker T, Nat Cole & The Kings, and Wolfmother

Isle of Wight (UK): Added Tom Jones

Vans Warped Tour: 2011 dates announced

Mayhem Fest: 2011 dates announced

Exit Festival (Serbia): 2011 dates announced

Quebec Summer City Festival: 2011 dates announced

Mariposa Folk Festival (Canada): 2011 dates announced

Newport Folk Festival: 2011 dates announced

Meltdown Festival (UK): 2011 dates announced


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