New York’s Electronic Music Festival returns for its fourth year to Randall’s Island Park over Labor Day Weekend on August 31, September 1 and September 2, 2012.
July 20th – 22nd in Seattle: Neko Case, Major Lazer, Phantogram, Grimes, Diplo, Youth Lagoon, Cloud Nothings, Twin Shadow, Porcelain Raft, Thee Oh Sees, Trust and lots more.
August 3rd – 5th in Grant Park, Chicago: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White headline a very rock n roll weekned with Florence & The Machine, Bassnectar, The Shins, Justice, Passion Pit, The Weeknd, Santigold, Miike Snow, Alabama Shakes, Tame Impala, Neon Indian, Die Antwoord, M83 and more.
Twin festivals Reading & Leeds announce their lineups for August 24th-26th. Kasabian, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, The Cure, Florence & The Machine, The Shins, Justice, Foster The People, The Horrors, Azealia Banks, OFWGKTA and so forth.
Houston, TX is the place to be June 2nd & 3rd for the Free Press Summer Fest: The Avett Brothers, Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Primus, Flaming Lips, Afrojack, Major Lazer, Best Coast, Danny Brown, Shabazz Palaces, Diplo, JEFF The Brotherhood and lots more.
Washington DC’s Sweetlife Food & Music Festival is back for another year at Meriweather Post Pavilion. This year’s artists include AVICII, A$AP Rocky, The Shins, Kid Cudi, Explosions in the Sky and more.
The Governors Ball 2012 Lineup: one day of dance with Passion Pit, Duck Sauce, Chromeo, James Murphy & Pat Mahoney, Major Lazer, Santigold and Atmosphere. One day of indie & rock with Beck, Modest Mouse, Explosions In The Sky, Devendra Banhart, Cage The Elephant, Built To Spill, Cults, Phantogram and the return of Fiona Apple.
The fifth annual Austin Psych Fest is on it’s way. April 27th – 29th, this year features The Black Angels, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Lips, Wooden Shjips, Lotus Plaza, Pure X, Ringo Deathstarr, Moon Duo, Woods, Prince Rama and the list keeps growing.
Memorial Day weekend brings the Sasquatch Festival to The Gorge outside of Seattle. Jack White, Bon Iver, Girl Talk, Tenacious D, The Shins, Kurt Vile and lots more.
OK, the lineup for this year’s Primavera Festival is outrageous: A$AP Rocky, AraabMUZIK, Atlas Sound, Beirut, Björk, Black Lips, Danny Brown, Death Cab For Cutie, Death Grips, Dirty Beaches, Girls, Grimes, Hype Williams, Japandroids, Justice, Liturgy, Mazzy Star, Melvins, Napalm Death, Neon Indian, OFF!, Real Estate, Refused, SBTRKT, Sharon Van Etten, Spiritualized, The Cure, The Drums, The Rapture, The War On Drugs, The xx, Trash Talk, Washed Out, Wavves, Wilco, Yo La Tengo and about a hundred other bands.
Jazzfest 2012 is coming up: The Eagles, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Reunion, John Mayer, Al Green, Herbie Hancock, Bon Iver, My Morning Jacket, Bunny Wailer, Steel Pulse, Levon Helm Band with Mavis Staples, The Funky Meters and so many more.