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.

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