A new day, a new slew of festival news. Lets round up all the important info in todays edition of CoS Festivals in Brief:
Coachella Music Festival:
Could Coachella be up to something? We won’t speculate other than say rumors of a big last second addition have been a float over the last week. Then, there’s this thing and that thing.
Brooklynites will get a small taste of what it’s like to attend South by Southwest later this summer when the first annual Northside Festival brings hundreds of independent artists to over fifty of the boroughs venues between June 11 and 14. Sunset Rubdown, Bishop Allen, The Dodos, Bill Callahan, Vivian Girls, The Van Pelt, Brightblack Morning Light, ODeath, Asobi Seksu, and John Vanderslice highlight the recently unveiled initial lineup with even more names yet to be announced. Badges – just $45.00 – are currently available via northsidefestival.com.
And the adds keep on coming for Summerfest’s 2009 lineup. Included in the latest batch of artists scheduled to perform at Milwaukee, Wisconsin festival from June 25-July 5 are STS9, Talib Kweli, Guster, Femi Kuti, Gavin DeGraw, Asher Roth, and Shiny Toy Guns. Both general admission passes and Marcus Amphitheater tickets are currently available via Ticketmaster.com.
After bringing the likes of The Flaming Lips, The Roots, Jakob Dylan, Andrew Bird, and Drive-By Truckers to downtown Des Moines, Iowa for its inaugural edition, 80/35 will look to follow things up with another Fourth of July extravaganza – this time around, however, in a brand new location. Ben Haper & Relentless7, Public Enemy, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Matisyahu, and G. Love & Special Sauce head the list of acts set to perform in the eastern section of Western Gateway Park from July 3-4. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks. Two-day passes can be had via 80/35.com.
All Good Music Festival:
The All Good Music Festival finalized its 2009 lineup today with the additions of Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Galactic, Assembly of Dust, and BK3, and Bill Kreutzmann’s BK3. All in all, some 30 artists will take the stage at Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, West Virginia from July 9-12. Tickets are still available via allgoodfestival.com.
10,000 Lakes Music Festival
As if Dave Matthews Band, Wilco, two nights of Widespread Panic, and Umphrey’s McGee wasn’t enough to get you to this year’s 10,000 Lakes Music Festival, the Detroit Lakes, Minnesota based festival has added a few more names to its 2009 bill. Atmosphere, Ozomatli, and The Parlor Mob highlight the newest names set to perform at 10KLF from July 22-25.
San Diego’s Street Scene will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer, from August 28-29 to be exact. No additional details just yet, but based on last year’s lineup and the fact the festival does take place in San Diego, it probably once again will be a must attend event.
As always, be sure to check out CoS FestivalOutlook.com for all your latest festival news and rumors. And if youve got a friend overseas, be sure to let them know that the Outlook just aint for Americans – we are constantly updating the European section. Oh, and got a tip? Drop us a line…