Festivals in Brief: Electric Picnic, KahBang, Summerfest


Consequence of Sound‘s Festival Outlook is an online database featuring the latest news, rumors, and ticket information for the world’s many music festivals. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to keep up with everything, especially on a day like today. So, this is where our “Festivals in Brief” feature comes in.

Today brings a whole slew of lineup news, including Hangout Music Festival, KahBang Film, Music and Arts Festival, Summerfest, Flow Festival, EXIT Festival, Electric Picnic and more. Below, you can find all the pertinent information.

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When/Where: November 11-13 at Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL

What’s New: Galactic, Big Gigantic, Chali 2Na, and Garage A Trois

Who Else is Playing: Modeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood, The Funky Meters, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Soulive, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk

Tickets: $195 five-day tickets, $175 four-day tickets, $135 three-day tickets available now at the festival’s website.


When/Where: October 5-9 in Los Angeles, California

Who’s Playing: CSS, Liam Finn, Lindstrom, Rainbow Arabia, with more to be confirmed

Tickets: $20 via Ticketweb


When/Where: September 2-4 at Stradbally Hall Estate in Stradbally, Ireland

What’s New: Public Enemy, Sinead O’Connor, Best Coast, Blonde Redhead, Joan As Policewoman, The Walkmen, Santigold, The Drums, and Trentemoller

Who Else is Playing: Arcade Fire, Pulp, PJ Harvey, Chemical Brothers, Interpol, Beirut, Big Audio Dynamite, Lykke Li, The Go! Team, Twin Shadow, Yuck, and Mogwai

Tickets: €240 Weekend Camping Passes available here.


When/Where: July 7-10 at the Petrovardian Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia

What’s New: Bad Religion, M.I.A., and Groove Armada presents Red Light

Who Else is Performing: Arcade Fire, Pulp, Portishead, Grinderman, Underworld, Deadmau5, Jamiroquai and Beirut

Tickets: Four-day festival passes available for £89 here, VIP passes also available now


When/Where: August 12-14 in Helsinki, Finland

Who’s Playing: Kanye West, Q-Tip, Lykke Li, Mogwai, Janelle Monae, James Blake, Royksopp, Warpaint, Destroyer, Iron & Wine, Twin Shadow, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, and Midlake

Tickets: €115 three-day passes on sale now via the festival’s website.


Where/When: May 20-22 in Gulf Shores, Alabama

What’s New: Motorhead, Justin Townes Earle, and Tony Clifton and the Katrina Kiss-My-Ass Orchestra

Who Else is Playing: Widespread Panic, Foo Fighters, Paul Simon, My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips, The Black Keys, STS9, The Avett Brothers, and Michael Franti and Spearhead

Tickets: $174 three-day passes on sale now via Front Gate Tickets.


Where/When: June 17-19 in Scheessel & Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany

What’s New: Incubus

Who Else is Playing: Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire, The Chemical Brothers, Portishead, Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, My Chemical Romance, Clueso, and The Hives

Tickets: € 120 now available here


When/Where: August 5-13 in Bangor, ME

Who’s Playing: My Morning Jacket, Chromeo, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Atmosphere, Surfer Blood, The Gay Blades, Blueprint, Atomic Tom, Prof, and Evidence

Tickets: Early Bird Film ($15), Music ($70), and VIP ($80) passes available now via festival’s website.


When/Where: July 8-11 at Punchestown Racecourse in Naas, Ireland

What’s New: Slash, Tiga, Fenech-Soler, Afrojack, and Ocean Colour Scene

Who Else is Playing: The Black Eyed Peas, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, My Chemical Romance, Brandon Flowers, The National, The Script, and Paolo Nutini

Tickets: €179.50 (No Campaign) and €199.50 (camping) passes are available via festival’s website.


When/Where: June 29-July 10 at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, WI

What’s New: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Meat Puppets, Alkaline Trio, Wanda Jackson, Yonder Mountain String Band, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, The Max Weinberg Experience, and De La Soul

Who Else is Playing: Kanye West, The Black Keys, Buddy Guy, Hall and Oates, Meat Loaf, Katy Perry, Matisyahu, Florence & the Machine, Peter Gabriel, O.A.R., Peter Frampton, Sheryl Crow, Styx, Sugarland, and Goo Goo Dolls, and 311

Tickets: GA passes and Marcus Amphitheater headlining tickets are available via Ticketmaster.