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Summer Festival Previews

Alexandra Kilpatrick | Monday, April 27, 2009

Bonnaroo Music and Arts FestivalManchester, TennesseeThursday, June 11 to Sunday, June 14This annual festival features an eclectic mix of live musical entertainment, including indie, hip hop, jazz, country, reggae, electronica and other alternative music styles, as well as comedy acts.Lineup: Bruce Springsteen and the E street Band, Phish, Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, Wilco, Ben Harper and Relentless7, TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Public Enemy, Girl Talk, Jimmy FallonBumbershootSeattle, WashingtonSaturday, September 5 to Monday, September 7This international music and arts festival held every Labor Day weekend grounds on Pacific Northwest musical talent but also features international artists and includes hip hop and alternative rock styles. The festival also incorporates new arts forms such as poetry slams and break dancing.Lineup: Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, The All-American Rejects, Katy Perry, De La Soul, Raphael Saadiq, Brett Dennen, The Ting TingsEssence Music FestivalNew Orleans, LouisianaFriday, July 3 to Sunday, July 5Sponsored by Essence Magazine, the festival takes place every July 4th weekend with three days of cultural activities and three nights of musical performances by African-American artists.Lineup: Beyoncé, Maxwell, Lionel Richie, Anita Baker, John LegendAll Points West Music and Arts FestivalJersey City, New JerseyFriday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2The second annual music and arts festival will feature music, comedy and artLineup: Beastie Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, The National, Fleet Foxes, Tool, My Bloody Valentine, The Ting Tings, Coldplay, MGMTVans Warped TourThursday, June 26 to Sunday, August 23This touring music and extreme sports festival, sponsored by BMX/skateboarding shoe manufacturer Vans, features punk rock, electronica, alternative rock, emo, post-hardcore, metalcore and Christian rock.Lineup: Anti-Flag, Flogging Molly, Less Than Jake, The White Tie Affair, TSOL, FlipperLollapaloozaChicago, IllinoisFriday, August 7 to Sunday, August 9This American music festival features alternative rock, hip hop and punk rock bands, dance and comedy performances and craft booths.Lineup: Depeche Mode, Tool, The Killers, Jane’s Addiction, Beastie Boys, Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Snoop Dog, TV on the Radio, Vampire Weekend

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Maija Gustin | Monday, April 27, 2009

Pitchfork Music FestivalChicago, Ill.Friday, July 17- Sunday, July 19Held each summer in Chicago’s Union Park, this three-day festival features some of the best-established and up-and-coming indie acts. There are also booths with everything from old records to do-it-yourself guides.Lineup: Yo La Tengo, The National, The Flaming Lips, Built To Spill, The Black Lips, Grizzly Bear, M83, The Walkmen, Yeasayer and others, with more to be announced soon

SummerfestMilwaukee, Wis.Thursday, June 25- Sunday, July 5Calling itself the World’s Largest Music Festival, this Milwaukee favorite offers a cheap entrance fee for its main grounds, and offers separate tickets to amphitheater shows.Lineup: Bon Jovi, Keith Urban, Bob Dylan, No Doubt, Kenny Chesney, The Fray, Conor Oberst, Rise Against, The Offspring, Dropkick Murphys, Barenaked Ladies, Lupe Fiasco, Asher Roth, Kevin Rudolf and others

Sasquatch Music FestivalQuincy, Wash.Saturday, May 23- Monday, May 25Sasquatch is the Pacific Northwest’s preeminent rock and alternative music festival. It presents an impressive array of some of rock’s best artists, new and old.Lineup: Kings of Leon, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Decemberists, Bon Iver, Animal Collective, Jane’s Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, TV On The Radio, Of Montreal, Deadmau5, Ben Harper, Erykah Badu, Silversun Pickups, Fleet Foxes, Girl Talk and many others.

10,000 Lakes Festival Detroit Lakes, Minn.Wednesday, July 22- Saturday, July 25The 10,000 Lakes Festival is designed especially for people looking for some great music and a fun camping experience. It celebrates green causes and artists interested in being green.Lineup: Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, Wilco, Umphrys McGee, Atmosphere, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Cloud Cult and others

Rothbury FestivalRothbury, Mich.Thursday, July 2- Monday, July 5This young festival has already turned into a popular venue, due in great part to its dedication to environmental sustainability. Rothbury wholeheartedly celebrates the coming together of music and mission.Lineup: Bob Dylan & His Band, The Dead, Willie Nelson & Family, The Black Crowes, Damien “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas, STS9, G. Love & Special Sauce, Broken Social Scene, Cold War Kids, Chromeo, Girl Talk, Flogging Molly, MSTRKRFT, The Hold Steady and others