Another week, another round of summer festival announcements! Can’t you just taste the sunburnt, lawn-dancing goodness (and also, the parking-lot tacos), readers? With Coachella mere days away, it’s time to look at some of our later-season picks:
First up, today’s just-released Bumbershoot lineup: The long-running music, art and food event, held every Labor Day weekend in Seattle since 1971, has three-day passes for $80 through August, and $35 single-day passes on their website. That gets you Modest Mouse, Katy Perry, De La Soul, Sheryl Crow, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Raphael Saadiq, and a bunch of excellent local indie bands.
As for the ever-enduring Lolla, a full, official lineup for the August 7-9 event in Chicago won’t be released until April 21, but early-bird passes are on sale now, and Billboard confirms that the docket already includes the Beastie Boys, Jane’s Addiction, Depeche Mode, Tool, Kings of Leon, the Killers, Fleet Foxes, Andrew Bird, Lou Reed, Neko Case, the Decemberists, and Peter, Bjorn and John, among others.
Also announced this week: July 31-August 2 event All Points West, the East Coast Coachella counterpoint (it happens in New Jersey’s Liberty State Park, right across the water from NYC) is set to feature Coldplay, the Beastie Boys, Tool, Echo & The Bunnymen, My Bloody Valentine, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, MSTRKRFT, Gogol Bordello, The Black Keys, Fleet Foxes, Neko Case, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arctic Monkeys.
So what do you think, Mixers? What will you be heading to near you? Or what’s worth driving, flying—even unicycling—a thousand miles to see?