Festivals in Brief: Coachella, Ultra, Rock Ness, Pinkpop


    Things we learned over the last seven days: Every major outfit — or, at very least, System of a Down, Foo Fighters, Portishead, The Cure, and Coldplay — will be returning next summer, Kings of Leon will never go away, Paolo Nutini is considered a headliner in Scotland, Coachella needs to call a plumber, and with the exception of Bestival, every European festival shares the same headliners.

    Intrigued? Then scroll below and check out our weekly Festivals in Brief recap. Also, don’t forget to bookmark Festival Outlook and/or follow us on Twitter. That way you won’t have to wait until Wednesday before getting your festival fix.


    — System of Down will their end four-year long hiatus next summer by playing a bunch of European festivals.


    — Thanks to Robert Smith and Brian Wilson, Bestival sets itself apart from most other European festivals.

    — The annual emo roadshow known as Warped Tour will return in 2011. This time with tube socks.

    Lineup Additions:

    Coachella: Interpol (Expected), Cold War Kids (Rumored)


    Bonnaroo: Florence & The Machine (Rumored)

    Ultra Music Festival: Deadmau5, Adam Beyer (Expected)

    Summer Camp: Initial lineup announced, including The Avett Brothers, moe., Umprhey’s McGee, STS9, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and Daedelus


    Rock Am Ring & Rock Im Park (Germany): System of a Down and Kings of Leon confirmed as headliners

    Nova Rock (Austria): System of a Down confirmed as headliner

    Download Festival (UK): System of a Down and Avenged Sevenfold confirmed


    Benicàssim (Spain): Added Portishead

    Bestival (UK): Initial lineup announced, including The Cure, Diplo, 65daysofstatic, Robyn, and Crystal Castles

    Rock Ness Festival (Scotland): Chemical Brothers, Kasabian, & Paolo Nutini confirmed as headliners


    Hurricane & Southside Fests (Germany): Initial lineup announced, includes Blind 182, Chemical Brothers, Friendly Fires, and Two Door Cinema Club

    ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror (UK): Added Grinderman

    Roskilde (Denmark): Kings of Leon confirmed as second headliner


    Pinkpop (Netherlands): Coldplay confirmed as headliner

    Rock Werchter (Belgium): Coldplay and Iron Maiden confirmed as headliners

    Evolution Festival (UK): Iggy and the Stooges and Plan B confirmed as headliners


    Bloc Weekend (UK): Added Daedelus, Drop the Lime, Four-Tet, Magnetic Man, Roska

    Lollapalooza Chile: Sigur Ros (Rumored)

    Byron Bay Bluesfest (Australia): Added Jethro Tull, Booker T, Nat Cole & The Kings, and Wolfmother


    Isle of Wight (UK): Added Tom Jones

    Vans Warped Tour: 2011 dates announced

    Mayhem Fest: 2011 dates announced


    Exit Festival (Serbia): 2011 dates announced

    Quebec Summer City Festival: 2011 dates announced

    Mariposa Folk Festival (Canada): 2011 dates announced


    Newport Folk Festival: 2011 dates announced

    Meltdown Festival (UK): 2011 dates announced

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