Festivals in Brief: South by Southwest, Coachella, Byron Bay Bluesfest


    November is here, and the festival news continue to pile up. To start, South by Southwest has begun its onslaught of lineup announcements, gearing up for their annual monster of a festival in March. And while the injury sustained by Devo guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh did cause the legendary outfit to cancel their MoogFest and Fun Fun Fun Fest sets at the last minute, it did pave the way for the latter to make one of the sickest last-minute additions… ever? After all, it isn’t everyday you tap a legendary punk band for their first performance in nearly a decade.

    On top of all that, we have lineup updates for festivals ranging from Coachella to Australia’s Byron Bay Bluesfest, as well as complete coverage of last week’s MoogFest. So, yeah, it really is in your best interest to scroll down and see what’s up.

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    — South by Southwest released the first .00001% of their 2011 lineup.

    — The Descendants are to play their first show in forever at Fun Fun Fun Fest!

    — Read our recap of the inaugural Moogfest.

    Lineup Additions:

    Coachella: Arcade Fire, Interpol (Rumored)

    South By Southwest: Initial lineup including Erykah Badu, Klaxons, MSTRKRFT, Micachu and the Shapes, Toro Y Moi, El Guincho, and more

    Byron Bay Bluesfest (AU): Initial lineup including Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Ben Harper, BB King, and more

    Fun Fun Fun Fest: Added The Descendants

    The Bowlie Weekender (UK): Added The Go! Team, Camera Obscura, Saint Ettiene, Lætitia Sadier (of Stereolab), Wild Beasts


    ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas (UK): Added Awesome Tapes From Africa, DJ Rupture, DJ Shitmat

    Together As One: Official lineup including Major Lazer, Laidback Luke, Nero, and more

    Tomorrow Never Knows: Official lineup including The Besnard Lakes, The Helio Sequence, Freddie Gibbs, and more

    Mountain Jam: 2011 dates

    Wakarusa Music Festival: 2011 dates

    Lightning in a Bottle: 2011 dates