Festival Outlook update: Movement, Paid Dues, Optimus Primavera Sound


    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. This is where our weekly recap feature comes in.

    This week brings lineup announcements for Detroit’s Movement: Electronic Music Festival, California’s hip-hop extravaganza Paid Dues, Austin’s South by Southwest and Chaos in Tejas, Vermont’s SnowMont Music Festival, Portugal’s Optimus Primavera Sound, the UK’s Bestival, and Belgium’s Rock Werchter.

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    When/Where: September 6-9th in Isle of Wight, England

    Who’s New: New Order, Friendly Fires, Thundercat, Daughter, The Gaslamp Killer, and Death In Vegas

    Who Else Is Playing: Sigur Rós, The xx, Orbital, Hot Chip, De La Soul, Gary Numan, The Horrors, Major Lazer, Four Tet, DOOM, Azealia Banks, Little Dragon, Warpaint, and King Khan and the Shrines

    Tickets: Festival passes are now on sale via the festival’s website.

    Chaos in Tejas:

    When/Where: May 31st – June 3rd in Austin, Texas

    Who’s Playing: Best Coast, The Clean, No Age, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Municipal Waste, Nasum, Iceage, Screaming Females, Big Freedia, Ceremony, The Abused, Moss Icon, The Mob, Antisect, and more

    Tickets: Four-day passes are now on sale via the festival’s website.

    Movement: Electronic Music Festival:

    When/Where: May 26-28th in Detroit, Michigan

    Who’s Playing: Public Enemy, Lil’ Louis, The Wizard (AKA Jeff Mills), Major Lazer, Lindstrøm, Mr. Oizo, Busy P, Claude VonStroke, Josh Wink, Todd Terje, Damian Lazarus, Cassy, Wolf + Lamb, Roni Size, Loco Dice, and Maya Jane Coles


    Tickets: Three-day and VIP passes are now on sale via the festival’s website.

    Optimus Primavera Sound:

    When/Where: June 7-1oth in Porto, Portugal

    Who’s New: The Flaming Lips, Rufus Wainwright, The Rapture, Atlas Sound, Saint Etienne, Wavves, Lee Ranaldo, Black Lips, Tennis, Death Grips, John Talabot, and Thee Oh Sees

    Who Else Is Playing: Björk, Jeff Mangum, Wilco, The xx, Spiritualized, Death Cab For Cutie, Beach House, Explosions in the Sky, The Afghan Whigs, Yo La Tengo, The Walkmen, Codeine, Shellac, Neon Indian, The Olivia Tremor Control, The Drums, and Other Lives

    Tickets: Festival passes are now on sale via the festival’s website.

    Paid Dues Festival:

    When/Where: April 7th in San Bernardino, California

    Who’s New: Three 6 Mafia, Bother Ali, Mac Miller, Doomtree, Gangrene (The Alchemist & Oh No), Crooked I, K-Flay, and Macklemore

    Who Else Is Playing: Wu-Tang Clan, Odd Future, Kendrick Lamar, Dipset, Heiroglyphics, and Dilated Peoples

    Tickets: Three-day and VIP passes are now on sale via the festival’s website.

    Rock Werchter:

    When/Where: June 28th – July 1st in Werchter, Belgium

    Who’s New: Mumford and Sons, My Morning Jacket, Mastodon, Incubus, Amon Tobin, Bat For Lashes, Rise Against, Gossip, Calvin Harris, and Other Lives

    Who Else Is Playing: The Cure, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blink-182, Justice, Florence and the Machine,  Deadmau5, Garbage, Kasabian, Beirut, Elbow, and Wiz Khalifa

    Tickets: Festival passes are now on sale via the festival’s website.

    SnowMont Music Festival:

    When/Where: March 30th – April 1st in Killington, Vermont

    Who’s New: The Flaming Lips, Big Boi, Diplo, DJ Shadow, Kid Sister, Borgore, and Railroad Earth

    Who Else Is Playing: Snoop Dogg, Chromeo, Kaskade, Slightly Stoopid, Easy All Stars, and Lotus

    Tickets: Three-day and VIP passes are now on sale via the festival’s website.

    South by Southwest:

    When/Where: March 13-18th in Austin, Texas

    Who’s New: Fiona Apple, Kendrick Lamar, Zola Jesus, Braid, Crooked Fingers, Buraka Som Sistema, YACHT, Kaiser Chiefs, Ceremony Bear In Heaven, ScHoolboy Q, Main Attrakionz, Busdriver, Gauntlet Hair, and Cymbals Eat Guitar

    Who Else Is Playing: The Shins, Andrew Bird, Built to Spill, of Montreal, Best Coast, Neon Indian, M. Ward, Cloud Nothings, The Drums, Alabama Shakes, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Caveman, The War on Drugs, The Men, Grimes, Youth Lagoon, Thee Oh Sees, and more


    Tickets: Music badges are now on sale via the festival’s website.

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