Festivals in Brief: Pitchfork, Glastonbury, Beale Street


    Beads weren’t the only things given out to deserving crowds of festival fanatics this week. With many important announcements made (and no self-exposure required!) these prizes were even more rewarding. Exciting news of returns for Langerado, Outside Lands, and Northside Festivals left fans cheering in Florida, San Francisco, and Brooklyn, respectively.

    Brits can rejoice as well this week, with major additions made to the Glastonbury, Hop Farm, End of the Road, ATP Curated by Animal Collective, Lovebox, and Creamfields lineups. It looks like New Orleans won’t be the only city rocking the south this spring as Memphis’s Beale Street Festival gears up with some big-name additions. And as always, South by Southwest is busy making some last-minute preparations while still tagging acts to their undercard. Mardi Gras might be over, but the festival party’s just getting started.

    Remember, by bookmarking Festival Outlook and/or following us on Twitter you never have to miss a beat when it comes to the latest festival news. After all, Wednesday only comes once a week.


    — Glastonbury Festival confirmed a number of 2011 acts, including Chemical Brothers, Fleet Foxes, BB King, Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons, Janelle Monáe, Big Boi, Crystal Castles and more. Although all 200,000 tickets have already been claimed, there is still hope in the form of an April re-sale. Stay tuned to Festival Outlook for more details on the re-sale, and lineup updates.


    — Animal Collective, TV on the Radio, and Fleet Foxes are set to head the Pitchfork Music Festival 2011. The event will take place July 15-17 in Chicago’s Union Park, and also include Kylesa, Yuck, Destroyer, Das Racist, and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. Tickets are on sale here; three-day passes are already sold out, so be sure to snatch up the remaining single-day tickets ASAP.

    — The Beale Street Festival has announced yet another impressive and diverse bill for its 2011 edition. The Flaming Lips, Wilco, and MGMT are set as headliners, while Ziggy Marley, Mumford & Sons, Gregg Allman, Cee-Lo Green, Jason Mraz, Macy Gray, Ludicris, and Slightly Stoopid are among the notable acts. Tickets are on-sale now at the wonderfully low price of $69 for the three-day pass, so be sure to grab yours soon via Ticketmaster. VIP packages and more info about Memphis in May celebrations can be found at

    — Hey festival fans! Corporate sponsorship and tiered pricing got you down? Sick of all the big festivals selling-out, branding, and abusing your bank account? Then search no further, for the Hop Farm Music Festival touts a “return to the basics” that’s not only appealing but refreshingly egalitarian. Held on the first two days of July, the lineup includes Lou Reed, Morrissey, Patti Smith, Iggy & The Stooges, The Eagles, Deathcab for Cutie, and Brandon Flowers. Head over to for single-day and weekend passes.


    — The Do LaB’s Lightning in a Bottle will return this May will a lineup featuring DJ sets from Thievery Corporation and Bonobo, as well as performances from Pretty Lights, Lucent Dossier Experience, Beats Antique, MiM0SA, and many more. There will also be informative green-living workshops to promote environmentally-sustainable practices, as well as yoga, dance classes, and art installations, in addition to the three stages of music. Tickets are available now in one-day, two-day, and three-day packages via the festival’s website.

    — San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival will return August 12-14th. “Eager beaver” tickets go on sale this Friday at 12pm PST.

    — The Nateva Music and Camping Festival will return August 5-7. STS9, Thievery Corporation, Gregg Allman Band, John Butler Trio, Bob Weir, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros  Guster, and Ghostland Observatory are among the notables confirmed for the festival’s sophomore edition. Tickets, along with layaway, RV and VIP remixes, are now available through the festival’s website.

    — After a two-year hiatus, Langerado is set to make a triumphant return this summer. The Florida-based festival’s second coming is the product of seasoned veterans C3 presents (the people who bring you Lollapalooza and ACL promoters) and Boros Entertainment, and will take place October 8-9 in Sunrise, FL. Early bird tickets are available as of 11am EST today (March 9th) and limited, additional passes will go on sale (for double the price) the same day the lineup announcement is made on June 1st.


    — The first of four music festivals to held by the Dave Matthews Band this summer is set to take place in Atlantic City, NJ this June 24-26. DMB will headline all three days with the help of Thievery Corporation, Flaming Lips, Ray LaMontagne, Bassnectar, Dr. Dogg, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, O.A.R., Delta Spirit, David Gray, Warren Haynes Band, and Michael Franti & Spearhead among others. Ticket requests can be submitted this Monday (March 14th) at 10am EST, and actual tickets can be purchased for the three-day event on March 25th. Details are still forthcoming about the Midwest stop, as well as the other two destinations.


    –  South By Southwest: Foo Fighters (Expected); Added Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Cee-Lo, Eisley, Funeral Party, Lupe Fiasco, Matt & Kim, Odd Future, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Wiz Khalifa

    Sasquatch! Music Festival: Added Wavves, Biffy Clyro, J. Mascis, and The Scott Aukerman & Paul F. Tompkins Show

    Lollapalooza: Titus Andronicus (Expected)

    – Pitchfork Music Festival: Official lineup includes Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes, TV on the Radio as headliners as well as Cut Copy, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Deerhunter, Destroyer, and The Dismemberment Plan


    – Beale Street Music Festival: Official lineup includes John Mellencamp, Ke$ha, Wilco, B.o.B., Gregg Allman, MGMT, Mumford & Sons, The Flaming Lips, and Stone Temple Pilots

    Ultra Music Festival: Added Baby Anne, Classixx, Rabbit, Zeds Dead, Proxxy and Lantern, Shit Robot, and Porter Robinson

    – Wakarusa Music Festival: Added Minus the Bear

    – Electric Forest: Added Galactic and the Ragbirds

    Nateva Music & Camping Festival: Official lineup includes Thievery Corporation, STS9, Gregg Allman Band, John Butler Trio, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and a solo acoustic set by Bob Weir

    Dave Matthews Band Caravan in Atlantic City: Official Lineup includes The Flaming Lips, Thievery Corporation, O.A.R., Michael Franti & Spearhead, David Gray, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Dr. Dogg, Bassnectar, and Dave Matthews Band

    Ottawa Bluesfest (Canada): The Black Keys (Expected), and Cage the Elephant (Expected)

    – Glastonbury Festival (UK): Elbow (Expected), Biffy Clyro (Expected), Eels  (Expected); added Everything Everyting

    Oxegen Festival (Ireland): Official lineup includes headliners The Strokes, Black Eyed Peas, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, and The Script. Also performing are The National, Two Door Cinema Club, Bruno Mars, Paolo Nutini, DeadMau5, Brandon Flowers, Plan B, Bright Eyes and My Chemical Romance


    Electric Picnic (Ireland): Official lineup includes Arcade Fire, Pulp, Chemical Brothers, PJ Harvey, and The Go! Team

    Creamfields (UK): Official lineup includes The Chemical Brothers, Tiesto, Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia, Paul Oakenfold, and Boys Noize

    ATP Curated by Animal Collective (UK): Added Kurt Vile and the Violators, Tony Conrad, Oneohtrix Point Never, Actress, and Grouper

    End of the Road Festival (UK): Added Wild Nothing Mogwai, The Fresh & Onlys, Health, White Denim, and Tinariwen

    Rock Werchter (Belgium): Added Bruno Mars, Everything Everything, Digitalism, Tame Impala, TV on the Radio, The Vaccines

    Hop Farm Fest (UK): Added Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Morrissey, Iggy & The Stooges

    SonarSound Tokyo (Japan): Lineup announced, includes Flying Lotus, Battles, DJ Krush, Sabi, and Open Reel Ensemble

    – Arenal Sound (Spain): Added Delorean, Vive La Fete, Dos Bandas Y Un Destino, and Russian Red

    Motel Mozaique (Netherlands): Architecture in Helsinki, James Blake, Battles, and Fenech-Solder

    Les Eurockeennes (France): Added Beady Eye and Beth Ditto

    The Lovebox Festival (UK): Lineup is official, includes Robyn, Scissor Sisters, Lykke Li, and Blondie

    Main Square Festival (France): Added Moby, Fleet Foxes, Cold War Kids, Limp Bizkit, Tame Impala, and Underworld

    Open’er Festival: Added The National, Big Boi, Deadmau5, and Two Door Cinema Club

    Lightning in a Bottle: Official lineup includes Pretty Lights, Beats Antique and a Thievery Corporation DJ set

    Summerfest: Added Def Leppard, Heart, Jason Aldean

    Harmony Festival: Official lineup includes The Flaming Lips, Primus, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, and Ghostland Observatory

    High Sierra Music Festival: Official lineup includes My Morning Jacket, Neko Case, Ween, Dr. Dog, and Yonder Mountain String Band

    Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival: Official lineup includes Modeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood, Soulive, Lettuce, Beats Antique, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, The Funky Meters, John Scofield & Piety Street

    The Fest: Official lineup includes Less Than Jake, Bouncing Souls, and Against Me!

    Sunfest: Schedule is up

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