Category Archives: Festivals

Coachella Announces 2012 Lineup

California’s largest music festival, Coachella, has announced the lineup for this year, which, for the first time in its history, will take place over two weekends, April 13-15 and April 20-22.

The festival will see feature the likes of Radiohead, Pulp, Bon Iver, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, M83, the Weeknd, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Jeff Mangum, the Black Keys, Mazzy Star, Azealia Banks, Frank Ocean, Girls, Cat Power, Neon Indian, Justice, Florence and the Machine, Beirut, WU LYF, AraabMuzik, the Shins, Feist, A$AP Rocky, Andrew Bird, Explosions in the Sky, EMA, and much more.

Check out the official poster below:

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Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi Headlining 2012 Bamboozle Festival

Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi and Blink-182 (yes, you’ve read that right), have all been confirmed to headline the rock version of The Bamboozle Festival.

For those less familiar, Bamboozle is New Jersey’s annual music festival, around since 2003, and slated to happen on May 18-20, 2012, this time, back to its original home in Asbury Park, N.J.

Getting Bon Jovi to headline the festival is an impressive accomplishment, particularly as the band has recently wrapped their enormously successful 2011 tour, which grossed $193 million, second only to U2′s 360 tour which grossed a whopping $736 million.

Foo Fighters have also had an amazing comeback this year, having made numerous appearances at festivals around the world in support of their latest full-length album, ‘Wasting Light’, which earned the band a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year.

If you’re in New Jersey and environs and plan to attend, tickets for the Bamboozle Festival go on sale on Saturday, December 17.

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Pearl Jam Just Added to 2012 Isle of Wight Festival Lineup

The Isle of Wight Festival announced today that Seattle band Pearl Jam has just been added to the festival lineup.

Pearl Jam, set to take to the main stage in the UK Festival on Saturday 23rd June, is the latest addition to a long list of already confirmed heavy weights, which includes the likes of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds, Elbow, Noah and the Whale, Feeder and a lot more.

Festival organizer John Giddings says that the event will feature even ‘more dance and urban acts than ever before’.

The festival will take place on June 22-24th at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, and you can find ticket sales information here.

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Franz Ferdinad Announce First Festival Appearance of 2012

The Scottish post-punk band joins the XX at the Primavera Festival.

It’s been a long two and half years for fans of Franz Ferdinand, as the band has taken a hiatus from the stage and live performances since the release of their last album ‘Tonight: Franz Ferdinand’, back in January 2009.

That said, the band has now regrouped and has joined the The xx in announcing their comeback show at Primavera Sound.

Last week we brought you a list of other acts who have been confirmed to appear at the festival, happening May 30 – June 3, 2012 at Parc Del Forum in Barcelona, which include Bjork, Jeff Mangum, Yo La Tengo, Death Cab, Wilco, The Drums, Godflesh, Guided By Voices, Neon Indian, Josh T Pearson and Death In Vegas.

We will bring you updates as more information becomes available.

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Wilco, Death Cab, The xx, Beach House Added to Primavera Sound Lineup

Barcelona indie fans, rejoice!

Death Cab for Cutie, Beach House, Wilco, Washed Out, Spiritualized, the Dirty Three, the Walkmen, the xx and many others have just been added to the 2012 Primavera Sound festival lineup. The new acts join a powerful list of confirmed artists, featuring the likes of Björk, Guided by Voices, Yo La Tengo, Codeine, Neon Indian and much more.

Primavera Sound will be held on May 30-June 3 in Barcelona, while its new spin-off, Optimus Primavera Sound, takes place in Porto, Portugal, June 7-10, thought not all the acts are slated to perform at both, so do check the festival sites for further details.

Check here for Primavera Sound tickets and here for Optimus Primavera Sound.

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Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup Announced for Chile and Brazil: Foo Fighters, Artic Monkeys, Bjork

Lollapalooza‘s South American festivals-Chile and Brazil (kicking off in 2012)- have announced their respective lineups, though we’ve been told that not every act will be present at both festivals.

The Foo Fighters will play main-stage closing sets  in both Brazil and Chile while festivalgoers in Chile will see Bjork and Avicii, as well as an eclectic collection of bands including progressive rockers Los Jaivas, the socially conscious Juana Fe, punk rock giant BBS Paranoicos, and the Chilean revelation of rockorgánico, Camila Moreno.

Lollapalooza Brazil will host the return of Jane’s Addiction and a special blend of iconic indie rockers from every region of the country, including Plebe Rude from Brasília, Wander Wildner from Porto Alegre and Cascadura from Salvador.

The artist lineup for both Chile and Brazil include:

Foo Fighters

Artic Monkeys

Shrillex

Calvin Harris

MGMT

TV On The Radio

Bassnectar

Band of Horses

Thievery Corporation

Peaches

Cage the Elephant

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Friendly Fires

Foster the People

Tinie Tempah

Both of these two-day music extravaganzas will take place in an urban setting, with multiple music stages, an electronic tent, amazing local fare, and a Kidzapalooza area for the little rockers.
Lollapalooza Chile will return to O’Higgins Park in Santiago on March 31 – April 1, 2012. Discounted two-day passes are on-sale now.

Lollapalooza Brazil will take place at São Paulo’s Jockey Club, April 7-8, 2012. Two-day Pre-Sale passes will be available on November 22 at 0h01 am for current e-list subscribers only. Tickets on-sale to the general public on November, 28 at on the festival’s official website.

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November Festivals

1. SEMIBREVE FESTIVAL-Braga, PORTUGAL (Nov 10-13)

Lineup: Fennesz, Alva Noto, Murcof, Jon Hopkins, Qluster, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, more

2.CROPPED OUT FESTIVAL- Louisville, Kentucky-USA (Nov. 11-12)

Lineup: Scratch Acid, Sun Araw, Bill Orcutt, Angel Olsen, MV & EE, Dope Body, Coliseum, the Men, more

3. CONSTELLATIONS FESTIVAL- Leeds, UK (Nov. 12)

Lineup: Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Wild Beasts, Yuck, the Antlers, the Big Pink, Spectrals, Braids, Gardens & Villa, Exitmusic, more

4. ORLANDO CALLING- Orlando, FL, USA (Nov. 12-13)

Lineup: Pixies, the Raconteurs, the Roots, Iron & Wine, Gogol Bordello, Kid Cudi, the Avett Brothers, Drive By Truckers, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Dr. Dog, Justin Townes Earle, more

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Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris This Weekend

For those in Paris and nearby, the Pitchfork Music Festival in the beautiful City of Lights is happening this weekend, October 28-29, at La Grande Halle de la Villette.

Though the lineup has been confirmed for some time now, we received word today that Danish punk band Iceage  have canceled their entire tour due to injury and will not be performing.

We’ve also learned that two-day passes and one-day tickets are now sold out, though festival organizers have said that Friday, beginning at midnight, based on availability, tickets will be sold at the door for the rest of that night’s performances, which run until 6am. Tickets will be €20 per admission.

This year’s lineup is nothing short of spectacular, and show times are as follows:

October 28:

5:20 pm Fucked Up
6:30 pm Real Estate
7:30 pm Washed Out
8:35 pm Wild Beasts
9:45 pm Mondkopf
11:00 pm Aphex Twin
1:00 am Pantha du Prince
2:10 am Cut Copy
3:00 am Four Tet (DJ set)
4:15 am Erol Alkan (DJ set)

October 29:

2:20 pm Rosebuds
3:25 pm Kathleen Edwards
4:30 pm Stornoway
5:40 pm Jens Lekman
7:00 pm Lykke Li
8:20 pm Bon Iver

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Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival 2011-Line up

For those of  in the New York area on November 11th and 12th, the 4th Annual Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival will be a multi-night, multi-venue music extravaganza taking over North 6th street in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Since its inception in 2008, BEMF has established itself as Brooklyn’s most influential genre bending musical event by bringing together fans from across the US to celebrate this city’s electronic musical landscape proudly featuring both emerging and established artists locally and beyond sharing the same stage.

This year’s line up will feature 40 artists, including Dubbel Dutch, Matthew Dear, Stretch Armstrong, Braille, Daedelus, Ecelectic Method and much more.

Tickets are $45 for both days, and they can be purchased at http://www.brooklynemf.com.

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Tickets Still Available for the SF Treasure Island Music Festival


If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend (and if you’re not, there’s still time), the team behind the Treasure Island Music Festival is planning a huge bash to celebrate the festival’s fifth birthday.

Festival producers Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment have put together a lineup for what promises to be an amazing experience.

Saturday will be headlined by Empire of the Sun and Sunday by Death Cab For Cutie; with the lineup to be rounded out by Cut Copy, Explosions in the Sky, Beach House (in one of their only live shows of 2011!), Death From Above 1979, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Chromeo, The Hold Steady, Dizzee Rascal (making a very rare Stateside appearance!) Flying Lotus, St. Vincent and many more.

Regular, two-day General Admission tickets are still available as of this writing, as well as single day VIP ($119.00) and two-day VIP tickets ($219.00). All tickets for parking on the island have been sold out, so ferry and bus are the only remaining alternatives now.

More information on tickets can be found at http://www.treasureislandfestival.com/2011/tickets/

Indiepopnation will be covering the festival and will be bringing you highlights next week.

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