I don’t watch much of “the Simpsons” but I definitely had a d’oh moment when I realized how easy it would be to catch one of the many music festivals happening this summer. With all the worry over the Rapture, it would've been such a waste for those organizers who rallied to put together well-rounded line-ups (Leftover Crack in Las Vegas! Snoop Dogg in Hartford!). Lucky for us, the world didn't burst into hellfire and we were not all condemned to eternal buttfuckery in the netherworlds. So we can all enjoy these summer festivals in hopes that they may help us keep our minds off of the next, impending doomsday.

 
WHAT: Bringing it Back for the Kids Fest
WHERE: Rocketown, Fort Lauderdale, FL
WHEN: 13-14 May
HOW MUCH: $30 for a 2-day pass, $20 each day
WHO: Strengthen What Remains, Harbinger, ...Break ties, The Dead Legs, The World We Knew, Knock Em Dead, The Mongoloids, Xbishopx, Hope For The Dying, In Reference To A Sinking Ship, Thick As Blood, Call To Preserve, All Hell Breaks Loose, Remembering Never, Casey Jones, Evergreen Terrace, Time Ends, 40 Winters, ...Ether, Warfare, Venia, Foundation, Endwell, Know the Score, Until the End (Final Show), Shai Hulud, Hivemind, Every passing Dream, Grenade Face, Lions Lions, Your Demise, Close Your Eyes, Trapped Under Ice, Stick To Your Guns, Terror

 
WHAT: Operation Restore Maximum Freedom Fest XI
WHERE: UC Davis, Plainfield, California
WHEN: 14 May
HOW MUCH: $10 pre-sale, $15 at door
WHO: UC Davis Samba School, Produce Produce, Kites Sail High, Alak,, Moonpearl, The Rain in Endless Fall, Charles Albright, Ellie Fortune, NO BUNNY, Appetite, Zach Hill, R. Stevie Moore

 
WHAT: NYC Pop Fest
WHERE: Cake Shop, Paul Smith Sale Shop, Cameo Gallery, Spike Hill, Santos Party House, The Rock Shop, New York City
WHEN: 19 - 22 May
HOW MUCH: Depends on which show, ranging from free to $15 at most
WHO: Pet Milk, Amida, Gold-Bears, Sea Lions, Dream Diary, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Ian & Emma of Pocketbooks, Rose Melberg, Soda Shop, Caucus, The Felt Tips, Betty and the Werewolves, Go Sailor, Balun, Geoffrey O’Connor, Smilelove, Tiny Fireflies, The Specific Heats, Cuffs, Chalk & Numbers, The Sunny Street, Summer Fiction, Darren Hanlon, Days, The Hairs, Kids on a Crime Spree, Persian Rugs, Silver Swans, Procedure Club, Panda Riot, The Motifs, Fan Modine


WHAT: Reclaim the Streets
WHERE: Backstage, Munchen, Germany
WHEN: 20 May
HOW MUCH:
WHO: Booze & Glory, Botox Combo, Bovver Boys, Civet, Evil Conduct, Frontkick, Gimp Fist, Guv’nors, Johnny Wolga, Klingonz, Kotzreiz, Lazy Bastards, Rasta Knast, Razors in the Night, Roger Miret and the Disasters, Skarface

 
WHAT: Primavera Sound
WHERE: Parc del Forum, Barcelona, Spain
WHEN: 26-28 May
HOW MUCH: $265.65 if bought on Ticketmaster
WHO: The Flaming Lips, Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective, Grinderman, Belle&Sebastian, DJ Shadow, Interpol, Explosions in the Sky, Einstürzende Neubauten, Public Image Limited, Low, Fleet Foxes, Suicide, The National, Mogwai, Pulp, PJ Harvey, Das Racist, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Grafitti, Darkstar, Emeralds, Julian Lynch, Gang Gang Dance. Glasser, Male Bonding, Gonjasufi, Gold Panda, Kode9 Burial set, Odd Future, The Walkmen, Twin Shadow, Kode9 and the Space Ape, Of Montreal, Avi Buffalo, The Tallest Man on Earth, Triangulo De Amor Bizarro, M. Ward, Cloud Nothings, Baths, Ford & Lopatin, Cuzo + Damo Suzuki, Blank Dogs, James Blake, Jamie XX, The Fresh & Onlys, Lindstrom, tUnE-yArDs, Matthew Dear, The Album Leaf, Toundra, Autolux, Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500, Caribou, Half Japanese, Factory Floor, Pissed Jeans, Phosphorescent, Glenn Braca Ensemble, Shellac, Wolf People, Islet, Tennis, Yuck, Seefeel, Battles, The Black Angels, Oneohtrix Point Never, Carte Blanche, Caspa, Salem, Pere Ubu plays "The Annotated Modern Dance, Holy Ghost!, Big Boi, The Fiery Furnaces, Papa Fritas, El Guincho, The Monochrome Set, Swans, Girl Talk, Simian Mobile Disco, Warpaint, Sonny & the Sunsets, Arto Lindsay, Davila 666, Suuns, Dan Melchior und Das Menace, John Cale & Band + BCN216 perform PARIS 1919, Connan Mockasin, Del Rey, DM Stith, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Ducktails, Field Music, Nosoträsh "Popemas", Smoke Fairies, No Joy, Perfume Genius, Zurych, Rubik, Eladio y Los Seres Queridos, Nouvelle Cuisine, The Soft Moon, The Car is on Fire, Maryland, Ty Segall, Fernando Milagros, Julia Kent, DJ Coco, Kyst, Jason Collett, Woody Allen, Garotas Suecas, Pajaro Jack, Moon Duo, Perrosky, Igloo, Deerhunter, Prince Rama

 
WHAT: Summer Camp Festival
WHERE: Chillicothe, Illinois
WHEN: 27-29 May
HOW MUCH: $194.60 for Level III
WHO: moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Widespread Panic, STS9, Bassnectar, Huey Lewis and The rUMors, The Avett Brothers, Girl Talk, Yonder Mountain String Band, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Keller Williams (KDubalicious), Slightly Stoopid, Lotus, Wiz Khalifa, Skrillex, EOTO, Cornmeal, Big Gigantic, SOJA, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, 7 Walkers, Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile, The Wood Brothers, The New Mastersounds, Tea Leaf Green, Mimosa, BoomBox, Papadosio, Daedelus, Family Groove Company, Future Rock, The Werks, Gaelic Storm, Greensky Bluegrass, Rebirth Brass Band, The Mother Hips, The Pimps of Joytime, Ryan Montbleau Band, Paper Diamond, The Macpodz, The Ragbirds, Orgone, Euforquestra, Two Fresh, Signal Path, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Ella Riot , Fareed Haque & MathGames, Chicago Farmer, DJ SOLO, Positive Vibr8ions, Dirtfoot, Truth & Salvage Co., Keys N Krates, The Twin Cats, Steez, The Giving Tree Band, The Coop, Van Ghost, Jaik Willis, Brainchild, Lubriphonic, Mountain Sprout, Devil Train, Alabaster Brown, The Main Squeeze, Zmick, Henhouse Prowlers, Big Light, Strange Arrangement, Ed Anderson (of Backyard Tire Fire), Fresh Hops, Savvy Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts, Milk N Cookies, Hogslop String Band, Abigail Stauffer, Spare Parts, Team Bayside High, DJ Thibault, SuperDre, The Polish Ambassador, Babylon System, Ernie Hendrickson

Wyllys, Kaboom Fantastik, Digital Beat Down, Trichome, Cirrus Minor, Wook, Andre And The Giants, The Vibe Raiders, Chasing Shade, Barefoot Fred, The Beeson Brothers, Stone Sugar Shakedown, Shadyside Allstars, Ashes To Immortality

 
WHAT: B.O.M.B
WHERE: Comcast Theater, Hartford, CT
WHEN: 28-29 May
HOW MUCH: $60 for 1-day GA, $100 for 2-day GA
WHO: Weezer, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Coheed and Cambria, Neon Trees, State Radio, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, The New Pornographers, Shpongle presents The Shpongletron Experience, Against Me!, Best Coast, HEALTH, RJD2, Titus Andronicus, The Cool Kids, Wavves, EOTO, Portugal. The Man, Man Man, Dum Dum Girls, The Felice Brothers, Dam-Funk, Freelance, Whales, Holy Fuck, Daedelus, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Dan Deacon, 12th Planet, Free Energy, Woods, Real Estate, Nosaj Thing, The Hood Internet, Toubab Krewe, ESKMO, Small Black, River City Extension, Big Freedia, David Wax Museum, Roots of Creation, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, Walk the Moon

 
WHAT: Lightning in a Bottle Fest
WHERE: Oak Canyon Ranch, Silverado, CA
WHEN: 27-30 May
HOW MUCH: Full Weekend Pass @ pre-sale: $195, door: $225; 2-Day Pass @ pre-sale: $150, door:$160; 1-Day Pass @ pre-sale: $75, door: $80
WHO: Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, Lucent Dossier, Experience, Beats Antique, Bonobo (dj set), MiMOSA, Nick Warren, Pantyraid, Random Rab and the Infinidroid, Claude Von Stroke, Baths, Lee Burridge, Eskmo, Kraddy, Dub Kirtan Allstars, Emancipator, Paper Diamond, Jay Tripwire, Virtual Boy, Android Cartel, Fool’s Gold, John Kelley, Heyoka, Invisible Allies, LYNX, NastyNasty, Low Riderz, Syd Gris, Inspired Flight, La Bama, Jupit3r, Stephan Jacobs, Shawna, Jesse Wright, Desert Dwellers, Gladkill, Idiot Savant, Cohen, Lulacruza, Brad Moontribe, El Circo, dela Moontribe, Russ Liquid, Phutureprimitive, Melanie Moore, Stilt Circus, ill-esha, The Great Mundane, Metal Mother, Joplin, Kaminanda, Love in the Circus, Dj Maggie, The Malah, Mark Zabala, Octopus Nebula, Wobs, MAV3N, The Mowgli’s, Joe Rodriquez, Brutus, J Cush, duckbuter, Pussy Monster, GoldRush, Flook, Matt Xavier, SuperDuGs

 
WHAT: Sasquatch!
WHERE: The Gorge Ampitheatre, George, Washington.
WHEN: 27-30 May
HOW MUCH: $79.50 per day, $295 for 4-day pass
WHO: Foo Fighters, Death Cab for Cutie, Wilco, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, The Decemberists, Bright Eyes, Iron & Wine, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Bassnectar, Death from Above 1979, Robyn, Flogging Molly, Pink Martini, Cold War Kids, Old 97’s, MSTRKRFT, Ratatat, Wolf Parade, Chromeo, Guided by Voices, Yeasayer, Beach House, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Local Natives, Matt & Kim, Deerhunter, Trailer Park Boys, Sleigh Bells, Major Lazer, Flying Lotus, Skrillex, Tokyo Police Club, Fitz & the Tantrums, The Scott Aukerman and Paul F. Tompkins Show, !!!, Archers of Loaf, Against Me!, The Thermals, Best Coast, Biffy Clyro, Surfer Blood, Jenny & Johnny, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Head & the Heart, Bonobo, City and Colour, Reggie Watts, KOS, Gayngs, Tim Minchin, The Drums, Sam Roberts Band, The Radio Dept., Young the Giant, The Antlers, Sharon Van Etten, Villagers, Stornoway, Aloe Blacc, Black Mountain, Rival Schools, The Moondoggies, Noah & the Whale, Smith Westerns, Wavves, Givers, the Secret Sisters, Twin Shadow, Das Racist, Wye Oak, J.Mascis, Tig Notaro, Wheedle’s Groove, Alberta Cross, Foster the People, S. Carey, Seattle Rock Orchestra, White Denim, Typhoon, Washed Out, Gold Panda, Dan Mangan, Axis of Awesome, The Globes, Cotton Jones, Jaill, Mad Rad, Basia Bulat, Other Lives, The Bronx, Rebecca Gates & the Consortium, Pepper Rabbit, White Arrows, Talkdemonic, Head Like a Kite, The Young Evils, DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid, Hari Kondabolo, Bob Mould, Matt Mccarthy, the Glitch Mob

 
WHAT: Punk Rock Bowling & Outdoor Music Fest
WHERE: 6th st, Downtown Las Vegas
WHEN: 27-30 May
HOW MUCH: $35/day, $90/wknd
WHO: Dropkick Murphys, Stiff Little Fingers, Aggrolites, Filthy Thieving Bastards, Krum Bums, Off With Their Heads, The Grim, Dirty Filthy Mugs, Descendents, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Bouncing Souls, Undertones, Black Pacific, American Steel, Larry and his Flask, Johnny Madcap and the Distractions, Cock Sparrer, Killing Joke, Leftover Crack, the Dwarves, Manic Hispanic, Citizen Fish, Reducers SF, Stagger and Fall

 
WHAT: Starscape Festival
WHERE: Fort Armistead Park, Baltimore, MD
WHEN: 4 June
HOW MUCH: GA - $69.50, VIP - $169.50
WHO: Bassnectar, Lotus, Infected Mushroom, Rabbit, Eoto, Daedelus, Mux Mool, Segway, Steve Aoki, Feed Me, Donald Glaude, Le Castle Vania, Charles Feelgood, Doorly, Klever, Hot Pink Delorean, Tittsworth, Alvin Risk, Uncle Jesse, Dj Sun, Proxxy and Lantern, Monsterz Under The Bed, Trigga Happy, Leko, Skrillex, Excision & Datsik, Borgore, Flux Pavillion & Doctor P, Zeds Dead, Mark Instinct, Subvert, Paper Diamond, NumberNin6, SBTRKT, Tokimonsta, The Juggernaut, Dave Gee, Nuemann, Dirtyphonics Live, TC, Dieselboy, Original Sin, Sigma w/ MC Sharpness, AK1200, Evol Intent (DJ Set), Terravita, Mayhem, Star Eyes, Gangsta Fun w/ Checkwun, The Cannon, Seraph, Hyx and Houston, HeadHunterz Inc, DJ Who, Riot Gear, Elemental, Latigid, Lock Danan, Nixsin, Reed Rothchild, Rsk, RX, Sean 216, Tek Subport

 
WHAT: Wakarusa Festival
WHERE: Mulberry Mountain, Ozark, Arkansas
WHEN: 2-5 June
HOW MUCH: $169 for 3-day pass
WHO: My Morning Jacket, Ben Harper and RELENTLESS7, Thievery Corporation, STS9, Bassnectar, Umphrey's McGee, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mumford & Sons, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Toots & the Maytals, Ghostland Observatory, Buckethead, Shpongletron, Hallucinogen, Ozomatli, Rebelution, Galactic, Lotus, The New Deal, Skrillex, JJ Grey & MOFRO, Quixotic, Dark Star Orchestra, North Mississippi Allstars Duo, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses, Lucero, Minus the Bear, The Heavy, Perpetual Groove, Wookiefoot, Budos Band, Grupo Fantasma, Split Lip Rayfield, Cornmeal, Ekoostik Hookah, MarchFourth Marching Band, EOTO, Beats Antique, Stanton Warriors, Big Gigantic, The Beautiful Girls, Here Come The Mummies, Hot Buttered Rum, Langhorne Slim, Truth & Salvage Co, Iration, John Brown’s Body, Delhi 2 Dublin, Dana Fuchs, Hugo, Ott, VibeSquaD, Peelander-Z, Roy Davis Jr., Eliot Lipp, Karsh Kale, SBTRKT, Two Fresh, Resident Anti-Hero, Janover, Paper Diamond (Alex B), ANA SIA, Syd Gris, Lance Herbstrong, An-Ten-Nae, Emancipator, TOKiMONSTA, Random Rab, Those Darlins, Jay Nash, Carrie Rodriguez, TFDI, Dubskin, Dirtfoot, The Pimps of Joytime, The Stone Foxes, Ha Ha Tonka, Mountain Sprout, Mountain Standard Time, Lubriphonic, Papa Grows Funk, Papadosio, Hoots & Hellmouth, Scythian, Spoonfed Tribe, Zoogma, Family Groove Company, These United States, Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Marrakesh Express, Honey Island Swamp Band, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Spiritual Rez, Chamberlin, Frontier Ruckus, The Werks, Moon Taxi, Kinetix, The Congress, Fresh 2 Death, Nadas Warriors, The Floozies, Somasphere, Quiet Corral, The Ben Miller Band, Radiohiro w/ MC Zulu, MO7S, TAKE, Mouth, SPANKALICIOUS FSTZ, Jason Sterling, The E.Z. Brothers, Dave Brock, Miss J, Saturday Sirens, Coleslaw, Brother Bagman, Vibenhai, Totojojo, STEEZ, The Boys 'n the Barrels, The Workshy, iLLPHONiCS, MONTU, The Coop, Lightajo, Tyrannosaurus Chicken, Soul Rebel and the Beast, Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy, Vagabond Swing, Holding Space, Ugly Lion, Trichome, James and The Devil, Reelfoot

 
WHAT: Harmony Festival
WHERE: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA
WHEN: 10-12 June
HOW MUCH: $180 for 3-day pass, $45 per day
WHO: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Primus, The Flaming Lips, Railroad Earth, David Nelson Band with Jesse McReynolds, Moon Alice, Audiopharmacy, Makuru, Audiafauna, Shovelman, Stephen Kent & Friends, Salt Water Heelers & Friends, Classical Revolution, Jazz Brunch, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Rootz Underground, Jose Netoband with Steve Kimock, Jesse McReynolds, El Radio Fantastique, Fishtank Ensemble, Old Jaw Bone, Choksam-pa, Three Legged Sister, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, SOJA, Krishna Das & Friends, Natacha Atlas, The Soft White Sixties, MaMus

 
WHAT: Woodsist Festival
WHERE: Big Sur & Echo&Echoplex (respectively), CA
WHEN: 12 & 15 June
HOW MUCH:
WHO: Real Estate, Woods, Kurt Vile, Abe Vigoda, The Art Museums, The Mantles, Nodzzz, Sun Araw, All Saints Day, The Baths, Moon Duo, The Fresh and Onlys, The Art Museums, The Mantles, Eat Skull, Spectre Folk

 
WHAT: Northside Festival
WHERE: in and around Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC
WHEN: 16-19 June
HOW MUCH: prices vary between $60-$200
WHO: Guided by Voices, Beirut, Wavves, Surfer Blood, Deer Tick (performing as Deervana), Sharon Van Etten, Theophilus London, DOM, Mount Eerie, The Strange Boys, Iceage (U.S. debut), Twin Sister, Javelin, Frankie Rose & the Outs, Cult of Youth, Alela Diane & Wild Divine, White Fence, Grouplove, Allo Darlin' , Lucky Dragons, Takka Takka, Blondes, Tanka Nabay, Holiday Shores, Eternal Summers, The Babies, Xeno and Oaklander, Houses, Teengirl Fantasy, Delicate Steve, Grooms, Slowdance, Grand Rapids, Radical Dads, Mainland, Easter Vomit, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Ava Luna, Sean Bones, Dream Diary, The Loom , Pursesnatchers, Gatekeeper, Nicholas Krgovich (No Kids), Pop. 1280, World Atlas, The Black Hollies, I'm Turning Into, The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!, Quiet Lights, The Secret History, Tiny Victories, Indian Rebound, Kindest Lines, Coyote Eyes, Yellow Tears, Xray Eyeballs, Epee du Bois, Marie Stella, Mussels , Diehard, Sensual Harassment, Wires Under Tension, Dry the River, RYAT, The Gypsy West, Dirty Dishes, Grandfather, Bangladeafy, Grass Is Green, Anasazi, The Men, Pillow Theory, Lost Tribe, A Lull, The Brooklyn What, Gabriel & the Hounds

 
WHAT: Ende Tymes Noise Fest
WHERE: Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NYC & Outpost Ridgewood, Queens, NYC
WHEN: 24-26 June
HOW MUCH: $25 for a weekend pass or pay-as-you-go for tons of swag
WHO:  Phill Niblock, GX Jupitter-Larsen / aka The Haters, Gen Ken Montgomery, AMK, Damion Romero, The Rat Bastard Experience, Vertonen, Mike Shiflet, Crank Sturgeon, IDM Theftable, Tom Grimley,  Sick Llama, Work/Death, Andrew Coltrane, Dog Lady, Bran(…)Pos, Novasak, Fatale, BWT, KILT, Monsturo, Page27, Postcommodity, Brown, Jeff Carey, Liam Mooney, Don Haugen, Twisty Cat, Yellow Tears, Hex Breaker Quartet, Kyle Clyde, Cowards, ISA Christ, EID, Rust Worship

 
WHAT: Electric Forest
WHERE: Rothbury, MI
WHEN: 30 June - 3 July
HOW MUCH: $20.50 at Price Level 1, and $21.75 at Price Level 2 per day. $239.50 for 4-day pass.
WHO: The String Cheese Incident, Tiesto, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Reo Speedwagon, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Stephen Marley, Kaskade, Shpongle Presents the Shprongletron Experience, Galactic, Railroad Earth, JJ Grey & Mofro, Skrillex, Excision, The New Deal, EOTO, Emmitt-Nershi Band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Toubab Krewe, Bonobo (dj set), Beats Antique, 12th Planet, Big Gigantic, Chiddy Bang, Eskmo, Lettuce, Eliot Lipp, Paper Diamond, The Infamous Stringdusters, Zion I & the Grouch, Greesky Bluegrass, Feed Me, Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band, Mat.McHugh (the Beautiful Girls), The Pimps of Joytime, Rubblebucket, Vibesquad, Archnemesis, Emancipator, Break Science, Two Fresh, The Ragbirds, The Macpodz, Euforquestra, The Hood Internet, Lynx, Kraz (dj set), The Treasures, Steez, Superdre, Panic Bomber, Dragon Wagon

 
WHAT: High Sierra Festival
WHERE: Quincy, CA
WHEN: 30 June - 3 July
HOW MUCH: Adult 4-day pass - $185.
WHO: My Morning Jacket, Ween, Neko Case, Warren Haynes Band, Yonder Mountain String Band , Rebelution, Maceo Parker, Dr. Dog, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, ALO, Beats Antique,Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Ernest Ranglin, Bill Frisell’s Beautiful Dreamers feat. Eyvind Kang and Rudy Royston, Rebirth Brass Band, The Travelin' McCourys, Los Amigos Invisibles, Delta Spirit, The Infamous Stringdusters, MarchFourth Marching Band, Dawes, Ruthie Foster, Pimps of Joytime, Emancipator, Big Gigantic, Danny Barnes, Nathan Moore, Orgone, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Spanish Bombs featuring Chuck Prophet and Chris Von Sneidern performing London Calling By the Clash, Materialized feat. Scott Law, Toubab Krewe, Oka, Zach Deputy, Gary Clark Jr., Youssoupha Sidibe and the Mystic Rhythms Band, Counterclarkwise, Morning Teleportation, Jessica Lurie Ensemble, The Sweetback Sisters, Mia Dyson, Head for the Hills, Elephant Revival, Zoe Keating, He's My Brother She's My Sister, Diego's Umbrella, The Congress, MaMuse, Dead Winter Carpenters, The Brothers Comatose, Rebecca Loebe, Tracorum, Living Folklore, Skerik, Josh Clark, Audio Angel

 
WHAT: Camp Bisco
WHERE: Indian Lookout Country Club, Albany, NY
WHEN: 7-9 July
HOW MUCH: $160 for 3-day pass
WHO: Disco Biscuits, Cut Copy, Wiz Khalifa, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Death from Above 1979, MSTKRFT, Ghostland Observatory, Yeasayer, Rusko, Lotus, Wolfgang Gartner, Skrillex, Neon Indian, Nero, Break Science w/ RJD2, Holy Ghost!, Lettuce, Easy Star All Stars, Beats Antique, Damon Dash’s DD 172, Das Racist, 12th Planet, Up Until Now ft. David Murphy of STS9, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Treasure Fingers, The Hood Internet, Nadastrom, Emancipator, Araabmuzik, The Magician, Paper Diamond, Bluetech, Two Fresh, Tobacco, Savoy, Nickodemus, Opiuo, Papadosio, Martyparty, SBTRKT, Archnemesis, Pimps of Joytime, TOKiMONSTA, Mr. Life, Kraz, Auto Body, Harvard Bass, Run DMT, Munchi, Dillon Francis, Jillionaire, Indobox, Freekbass & Tobotius, Afrobeta, Keys n Krates, Sonic Spank, Zoogma, Pex Village

 
WHAT: Clitfest
WHERE: Washington, D.C
WHEN: 8-10 July
HOW MUCH: Donations on a sliding scale
WHO: the Ambulars, Appalachian Terror Unit, Aye Nako, Bad Banana, Big Eyes, Cat Vet, Condenada, Death First, Emilyn Brodsky, Foreign Objects, The Gift, Hot Mess, Lemuria, Lion Eater, Livid, Lolita Black, New Creases, Nuklear Blast Suntan, Shellshag, Shoppers, Something Prescribed, Teen Wolves, Titfit, Trophy Wife, Zombie Dogs

 
WHAT: Lollapalooza
WHERE: Grant Park, Chicago, IL
WHEN: 5-7 August
HOW MUCH: 3-day pass - $215
WHO: Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse, My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, A Perfect Circle, Cee-lo Green, Damian “Jr.Gong” Marley & Nas, The Cars, Ween, Bright Eyes, Arctic Monkeys, Big Audio Dynamite, Deftones, Beirut, Explosions in the Sky, Death from Above 1979, Ratatat, Crystal Castles, Flogging Molly, Atmosphere, Cold War Kids, Lykke Li, Cage the Elephant, OK Go, Local Natives, The Kills, White Lies, Portugal, the Man, Two Door Cinema Club, Ellie Goulding, Delta Spirit, Beats Antique, The Mountain Goats, Sleigh Bells, Machester Orchestra, Smith Westerns, Best Coast, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, The Drums, Black Lips, Fitz & the Tantrums, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, City and Colour, Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses, Cults, Noah & the Whale, Sam Adams, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Tinie Tempah, Lissie, Dom, The Vaccines, Foster the People, Titus Andronicus, Mayer Hawthorne & the County, Chico Trujillo, The Naked and Famous, Phantogram, Rival Schools, Friendly Fires, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Reptar, Maps & Atlases, Fences, Tennis, An Horse, Young the Giant, Los Bunkers, Imelda May, Grouplove, Wye Oak, The Joy Formidable, Lord Huron, Disappears, Walk the Moon, Gold Motel, Iration, Ryan Leslie, Tab the Band, Skylar Grey, Christina Perri, Black Cards, The Pretty Reckless, Boy & Bear, Patrick Stump, Kids These Days, Young Man, The Kingston Springs, Lia Ices, The Chain Gang of 1974, Ximena Sarinana, Typhoon, Electric Touch, Kerli, Ruby Jane, Julian Easterlin, DJ Mel

 
WHAT: Kah Bang Festival
WHERE: Waterfront & Music Concert Grounds, Bangor, ME
WHEN: 5-13 August
HOW MUCH: early bird price - $70, advanced - $75, final - $80
WHO: My Morning Jacket, Chromeo, Atmosphere, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Evidence, Blueprint, The Gay Blades, Surfer Blood, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Prof, Atomic Tom, DOM

 
WHAT: Outside Lands
WHERE: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
WHEN: 12-14 August
HOW MUCH: 3-day pass - $199.50
WHO: Muse, Phish, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Deadmau5, The Shins, MGMT, Girl Talk, The Decemberists, John Fogerty, Erykah Badu, The Original Meters, Beirut, The Roots, Arctic Monkeys, STS9, Big Boi, Big Audio Dynamite, Warren Haynes Band, Major Lazer, Little Drago, Julieta Venegas, Sia, OK Go, The Greyboy Allstars, Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band, Old 97’s, Mavis Staples, !!!, Latyrx ft. Lyrics Born & Lateef, Best Coast, Collie Buddz, Phantogram, Charles Bradley, Foster the People, Lotus, STRFKR, Junip, Pajama Party, the Infamous Stringdusters, the Vaccines, Toro y Moi, Vetiver, the Limousines, the Stone Foxes, the Joy Formidable, Macklemore & Ryan Lewish, Wye Oak, Ana Tijoux, Orgone, Lord Huron, Tamaryn, Grouplove, the Fresh & Onlys, Ximena Sarinana, Ty Segall, Sunbirds, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, Diego’s Umbrella, Ghost Robot