FESTIVAL SEASON PREVIEW (UPDATES)

By Ian Bremner

Every year new music festivals are popping up. Every year the lineup unveiling becomes an event. Every year is a competition for which festival can create the most buzz. Which festival has the best lineup? What is the most creative way to release the lineup? How fast can tickets sell out? Who’s going? You going? What? Why not, bro?

It has been dubbed, the “Festival Generation” for many reasons. One reason, is that festivals can be goddamn money-making machines. People of all ages -well, mostly college students, will travel all over the country in search of the perfect experience and spend a lot of someone’s money. The festivals themselves shell out big dough for bands to re-unite, booking legends, big names and up-and-comers alike. The broadest appeal means the more target markets for companies to #giveaway and enter @twitter and #instagram contests. Passed-out forehead sunburn brought to you by @Doritos!

Once you get past the commercialism, they can undoubtedly be fun as hell. We’ve all seen the parody Coachella posters that highlights the drugs, vomiting and shame that comes along with not showering or eating for 3 days, all the while testing your body’s limits with warm vodka and that “Miley” drug the kids are taking these days..

Nonetheless, it’s festival season and should you perfect the proper recipe of sleep, substances, and god forbid you don’t forget that festival STYLE, LADIES, it can be a fun time with friends. As the lineups for various festivals trickle out, they will be posted here. Standby… (just not by the Honey BucketsAHHhh!)

(click the festival names for the festival website OR click the mini-posters to see full image)

LollapaloozaChicago, Illinois

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Pickathon – Pendarvis Farms in Happy Valley, Oregon

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Pemberton FestivalPemberton, British Columbia

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Bunbury FestivalCincinnatti, Ohio

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Sloss FestivalBirmingham, Alabama
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End Of The Road Festival Larmer Tree Gardens, Great Britain, UK

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Capitol Hill Block PartySeattle, Washington

Sasquatch!The Gorge in George, Washington

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BonnarooManchester, Tennessee

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Coachella – Indo, California

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Governor’s Ball Randall’s Island Park, New York

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Hangout FestGulf Shores, Alabama

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Mountain JamHunter Mountain, New York

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Boston Calling – Boston, Massachusetts

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New Orleans Jazz FestivalNew Orleans, Louisiana

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Firefly FestivalDover, Delaware

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Eaux ClairesEaux Claires, Wisconsin

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Primavera SoundBarcelona, Spain

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Shaky KneesAtlanta, Georgia

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StagecoachIndio, California

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WakarusaMulberry Moutain, Ozark, Arkasas

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SXSW – Austin,Texas

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Bottlerock Festival  – Napa Valley, California 

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