Festivals in Brief: Voodoo Experience, Pygmalion, Rifflandia


    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. So, this is where our “Festivals in Brief” feature comes in.

    This week brings a whole slew of lineup news, including Voodoo Experience, Rifflandia, Outside Lands, Electric Zoo, Epicenter, Pygmalion, TakLiberty, 4Knots, Truck America, and more. Below, you can find all the pertinent information.

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    When/Where: July 3o at Nos Events Center in San Bernadino, CA

    Who’s Playing: Crystal Castles, Diplo, Major Lazer, Lil B, Doctor P, Flux Pavilion, Benga, Datsik, Porter Robinson, Chris Lake, The Cool Kids, Chiddy Bang, Plastician, Super8 & Tab, Bingo Players, AC Slater, Daedelus, Bobby Burns, Zoo Brazil, Moren Breum, Mat Zo, Jaytech, araabMUZIK, and Showtek

    Tickets: $55 GA passes are available via the festival’s website.


    When/Where: September 2-4 at Randall’s Island Park in New York, NY

    What’s New: High Contrast, Daedelus, SBTRKT, Josh Wink, Egyptrixxx, and Tokimonsta

    Who Else Is Playing: Tiesto, David Guetta, Armin Van Buren, Moby (DJ Set), Chromeo, Diplo, Richie Hawtin, MSTRKRFT, Boys Noize, Ferry Corsten, ATB, Plastikman Live, Super Mash Bros, Dubfire, Benny Benassi, Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Tiga, and Rusko

    Tickets: $249 GA passes, $294 GA passes with ferry trips included, and VIP options are available via the festival’s website.

    EPICENTER 2011

    When/Where: September 24th at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA

    Who’s Playing: Limp Bizkit, Staind, P.O.D., Puddle of Mudd, Papa Roach, Skillet, Five Finger Death Punch, and Redlight King

    Tickets: On sale Saturday, June 25th at 10 am PDT via


    When/Where: July 16th at South Street Seaport in New York, New York

    What’s New: Yeasayer (DJ Set), Dan Deacon (DJ Set), and Mr. Dream

    Who Else Is Playing: The Black Angels, Titus Andronicus, Oberhofer, Eleanor Friedberger, and Orbits

    Tickets: Free!


    When/Where: August 12-14 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA

    What’s New: Eskmo, K. Flay, New Orleans Klezmer Allstars, Kelley Stoltz, and Arann Harris and the Farm Band

    Who Else Is Playing: Muse, Phish, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Deadmau5, The Shins, MGMT, Girl Talk, The Decemberists, John Fogerty, Erykah Badu, Beirut, The Roots, Arctic Monkeys, STS9, Big Boi, Big Audio Dynamite, and Warren Haynes Band


    Tickets: $199.50 GA passes and $450 VIP passes are available via the festival’s website.


    When/Where: September 21-24 in

    What’s New: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Gang Gang Dance, Joan of Arc, Bass Drum of Death, Bear Hands, The Luyas, MiM0SA, and Marty Party

    Who Else Is Playing: Explosions in the Sky, Cut Copy, Braid, Toro y Moi, The Dodos, Washed Out, Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, Japandroids, STRFKR, The Hood Internet, and Owen

    Tickets: $65.00 GA passes are available via the festival’s website.


    Where/When: September 22-25 in Victoria, British Columbia

    Who’s Playing: Broken Social Scene, Ra Ra Riot, Blackalicious, De La Soul, The Cave Singers, AWOLNATION, Suuns, Braids, Pepper Rabbit, The Knocks, and USS, with many more acts still to be announced

    Tickets: Wristbands go on sale Friday, July 8th at 10am via the festival’s website.


    When/Where: September 18th at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ

    Who’s Playing: Coldplay, Richard Ashcroft,The Kooks, Two Door Cinema Club, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Grafitti 6

    Tickets: General public tickets ($49.50 – $109.00) go on sale Friday, June 24th at 10am EDT via


    When/Where: September 9-11 at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY

    Who’s Playing: Okkervil River, The Hold Steady, Ra Ra Riot, and Wye Oak

    Tickets: $99 early-bird tickets are available via the


    When/Where: October 28-30 in New Orleans, LA

    What’s New: Major Lazer, Social Distortion, Mates of State, Fitz & the Tantrums, Givers, and The Stone Foxes

    Who Else Is Playing: Soundgarden, Girl Talk, My Chemical Romance, X, Portgual. the Man, City and Colour, Soul Rebel’s Brass Band, and Ozomatli

    Tickets: $150 three-day weekend passes and $450 VIP passes are available via the festival’s website.

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