Festivals in Brief: Osheaga, Summer Camp, Warped Tour, Bumbershoot, & more!


    It’s 41 degrees today in New York City, which isn’t really the ideal weather for a spring cleaning. Thank god for us, the Festival Outlook is all virtual. Today we spent a good deal of our post-drunken haze updating the lineup pages for a slew of the world’s festivals, from Osheaga and Bumbershoot to Van’s Warped Tour (yes, it still exists) and the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Check out all our work below:

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    The Basics: Featuring indie, rock and alternative acts, the three-day festival runs September 3-5 at Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington.

    2011 Line-up: TBA

    Tickets: Any day and 3-day passes are priced at $25.00 and $75.00, respectively, and are now available via Stranger Tickets.

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    Meltdown Festival

    The Basics: Curated by Ray Davies, the music, art, performance and film festival runs June 10-19 in London, England.

    2011 Line-up: Ray Davies, Nick Lowe, Madness, Yo La Tengo, Wire, and more

    Tickets: Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 31st.

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    Nocturnal Festival: Texas

    The Basics: Presented by Insomniac Events, the electronic-oriented festival runs April 29-30 at Apache Pass in Rockdale, Texas.

    2011 Line-up: STS9, Crystal Castles, Bassnectar, Ghostland Observatory, Above & Beyond, and more

    Tickets: 99.00 for 2-day pass, $55,00 for 1-day pass, $179.00 for VIP 2-day pass via

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    Optimus Alive! Festival

    The Basics: The three-day rock and alternative festival runs July 7-9 in Oeiras, Portugal.

    2011 Line-up: Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Grinderman, Iggy & the Stooges, Chemical Brothers, TV on the Radio, Fleet Foxes, and more

    Tickets: £116 for four-day pass via

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    Osheaga Festival

    The Basics: The independent music festival runs from July 27-31 in Montreal, Quebec, with a concert series proceeding the weekend stand-alone festival in Parc Jean-Drapeau.

    2011 Line-up: TBA, though Death From Above 1979 and Smith Westerns are among the rumored acts

    Tickets: TBA

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    Sled Island Festival

    The Basics: The independent music festival runs from July 22-25 in Calgary, Alberta.

    2011 Line-up: of Montreal, Sleep, Blonde Redhead, The Greenhornes, The Raveonettes, Buzzcocks, The Dandy Warhols, and more

    Tickets: CA $159.99 for general admission passes, CA $349.99 for VIP passes via TicketBreak.

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    Summer Camp

    The Basics: The three-day jam festival runs May 27-29 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois.

    2011 Line-up: moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Widespread Panic, STS9, The Avett Brothers, Bassnecatar, Girl Talk, Wiz Khalifa, and more

    Tickets: $165 for three-day pass via VIP packages and a layaway payment plan are also available.

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    The Great Escape

    The Basics: UK’s version of South by Southwest runs May 12-14 in Brighton.

    2011 Line-up: Sufjan Stevens, DJ Shadow, Warpaint, The Naked and Famous, The Vaccines, Cults, Little Dragon, Yuck, and more

    Tickets: Various configurations available; £45 for a three-day pass, £51 for a three-day pass plus one of Sufjan/DJ Shadow/Friendly Fires.

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    Van’s Warped Tour

    The Basics: Annual traveling festival featuring emo, punk, and screamo bands.

    2011 Line-up: Against Me!, Yelawolf, Less Than Jake, Lucero, Unwritten Law, A Day To Remember, and more

    Tickets: $20 for single day pass via Music Today.

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    Winnipeg Folk Festival

    The Basics: The five-day folk festival runs July 6-10 at Birds Hill Provincial Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    2011 Line-up: M. Ward, Tegan & Sara, Omar Souleyman, The Jayhawks, Mountain Man, Little Feat, and more

    Tickets: $210.00 for full festival pass, $51.00 for one-day pass via

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