Festivals in Brief: Glastonbury, Rock in Rio, Roskilde


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 Glastonbury, Roskilde, Rock in Rio, Sonar, Summerfest, Movement: Paxahau Electronic Music Festival, and more. Below, you can find all the pertinent information.

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Glastonbury Music Festival

When/Where: June 22-26 in Pilton, UK

What’s New: Ce-Lo, The Go! Team, Hercules and Love Affair, Jimmy Cliff, Omar Souleyman, Kool & the Gang, Chase & Status, and Little Dragon

Who Else is Playing: U2, Coldplay, Beyonce, Chemical Brothers, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons, Big Boi, Primal Scream, Crystal Castles, and Warpaint

Tickets: Sold Out

iTunes Festival

When/Where: July 1-31 at The Roundhouse in London, UK

What’s New: Foo Fighters and Paul Simon

Who Else is Playing: Duran Duran, Linkin Park, Beady Eye, Glasvegas, Magnetic Man, and White Lies

Tickets: Free with RSVP

Movement: Paxahau Electronic Music Festival

When/Where: May 28-30 in Detroit, Michigan

What’s New: Flying Lotus, Little Dragon, Daedalus, Paul Kalkbrenner, Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, and Com Truise

Who Else is Playing: 69 (Carl Craig), Fatboy Slim, Felix Da Housecat, Martin Buttrich, The Gaslamp Killer, Skrillex, Scuba, Loco Dice, Goldie, Dubfire, Ana Sia, Beardyman, and Green Velvet

Tickets: Tickets are priced at $60 via the festival’s website.

Rock in Rio

When/Where: September 22 – October 1 in Rio de Janerio, Brazil

What’s New: Jay-Z

Who Else is Playing: Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Motorhead, Elton John, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Snow Patrol

Tickets: GA passes are available via the festival’s website.

Roskilde Festival

When/Where: June 30 – July 3 in Roskilde, Denmark

Who’s Playing: Arctic Monkeys, Iron Maiden, Kings of Leon, The Strokes, M.I.A., PJ Harvey, Deadmau5, Bright Eyes, Janelle Monae, Battles, Destroyer, The Walkmen, Swans, Foals, Odd Future, and The Tallest Man on Earth

Tickets: Tickets are priced at DKK 1,725 via the festival’s website.

Sonar Festival

When/Where: June 16-18 in Barcelona, Spain

What’s New: James Murphy (DJ Set), Four Tet, Toro Y Moi, Yelawolf, and Dizzee Rascal

Who Else is Playing: Aphex Twin, Underworld, M.I.A., Trentemøller, Janelle Monae, Cut Copy, Little Dragon, Die Antwoord, and Boys Noize

Tickets: Tickets are priced at €130.00 via Ticketweb.


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

What’s New: Amos Lee, George Clinton, Meat Loaf, Raphael Saadiq, The Jayhawks, The Wailers, and Phil Vasser

Who Else is Playing: Kanye West, The Black Keys, Florence & the Machine, Peter Gabriel, Katy Perry, Buddy Guy, and Dropkick Murphys

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