Festivals in Brief: A.C.E. (After Coachella Edict)


    Were any of us foolish enough to believe this week would be all quiet on the Festivals news front? In the wake of Coachella’s 2011 lineup announcement countless other premium festivals, both domestic and abroad, proved that they were not ready to go gentle into that good night. The New Orleans Jazz Fest dropped a formidable, genre-spanning bill, while Spain’s Bilbao BBK Live proved that Amy Winehouse is not only alive, but still capable of being booked.

    We’d also be remiss not to note last night’s surprising, yet totally kick ass bombshell. Reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum and UK trip-hop icons Portishead will headline All Tomorrow’s Parties “I’ll Be Your Mirror” festival, set to run from September 30 – October 2nd in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

    And all this is addition to the always-churning festival rumor mill, which has led to a slew of recent updates for Bonnaroo, Sasquatch!, Lollapalooza, and even Austin City Limits.

    For a complete report on all the latest rumors and news, get ready for your weekly allowance of Festivals in Brief; and to keep up with it all, remember to bookmark Festival Outlook and follow us on Twitter. After all, Wednesday only comes once a week.



    — The inaugural Snowball Festival will take place in Vail Valley, CO the first week of March. Pretty Lights, Bassnectar and The Flaming Lips are set to headline the three-day snowboard/ski/music extravaganza. While lift-ticket/music passes are already sold-out, there is still hope as music-only passes are available now.

    — The New Orleans Heritage and Jazz Festival is planning for another triumphed year with a bill that includes Arcade Fire, The Strokes, and Wilco. The Festival will take place over two weekends, first April 29th-May 1st, and the following May 5-8th. Weekend and VIP passes now on sale.

    — Who cares if it’s in Jersey; you’ll want to hit ATP’s latest edition of “I’ll Be Your Mirror”.

    Lineup Additions:

    Bonnaroo Music Festival: The Decemberists (Rumored), Black Star (Expected), Willie Nelson (Rumored), Kylesa (Expected), Fitz and the Tantrums (Rumored), Girl Talk (Rumored), Scissor Sisters (Expected),


    Sasquatch! Music Festival: Fitz and the Tantrums (Expected), Neon Indian (Expected), Sleigh Bells (Expected)

    Lollapalooza: Fitz and the Tantrums (Rumored), Sleigh Bells (Rumored)

    ATP “I’ll Be Your Mirror” New Jersey: Initial lineup announced, including Jeff Magnum, Portishead, Shellac, The Autumn Leaf, Chavez, and Cults

    New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival: Official lineup announced, including Arcade Fire, The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, The Decemberists, Bon Jovi, Lupe Fiasco, and more

    Glastonbury Festival: Jimmy Cliff (Expected)

    Austin City Limits Music Festival: Fitz and the Tantrums (Expected)

    Wanee Music Festival: Official lineup announced, including Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Steve Miller Band, Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy, and more

    Summerfest: Katy Perry confirmed as headliner

    Snowball Festival: Added The Flaming Lips, Brother Ali, EOTO, and Twin Shadow

    Beale Street Music Festival: B.O.B. (Expected), Cee-Lo (Expected), Jimmy Vaughn (Expected)

    Hangout Music Festival: The Flaming Lips (Expected)

    Summer Camp: Added Slightly Stoopid, Van Ghost, Keys N Krates

    Bilbao BBK Live (Spain): Added Amy Winehouse, Chemical Brothers, The Black Crowes, Jack Johnson, and Crystal Castles

    Reading and Leeds Music Festival (UK): Pulp (Rumored)

    Ottawa Bluesfest (Canada): Downhere (Expected)

    Edgefest (Canada): Official lineup announced including, A Perfect Circle, Rise Against, and Tokyo Police Club

    Download Festival (UK): Gaslight Anthem, Thin Lizzy, Korn, GWAR and Alice Cooper are among the twenty bands added to the official lineup, which already includes headliners System of a Down, Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold and Rob Zombie

    Lollapalooza Chile: Cold War Kids (Expected), Ghostland Observatory (Expected)

    Exit Festival (Serbia): Added Portishead

    Rock Werchter (Belgium): Added Robyn, PJ Harvey, Portishead, Arctic Monkeys, Elbow, The Gaslight Anthem, and Two Door Cinema Club

    Melt! Festival (Germany): Pulp to headline, other first confirmations include Robyn, Cut Copy and The Streets

    Vans Warped Tour: Initial lineup announced, including Simple Plan, The Aggrolites, Lucero, I Set My Friends On Fire, Mc Lars with Weerd Science, Foxy Shazam, The Dance Party, and Abandon All Ships

    Mayhem Festival: Official lineup announced, including Disturbed, Megadeth, Godsmack, and Machine Head

    Hard Miami: Weekend lineup announced, including Tiga, Diplo, and Tinie Tempah

    Arenal Sound (Spain): Added Delorean, Vive La Fete, El Guincho

    iTunes Festival (UK): Added White Lies

    Open’er Festival (Poland): Added Caribou, Fat Freddy’s Drop

    Benicàssim Festival (Spain): Added Mumford & Sons and The Streets

    The Great Escape (UK): Initial lineup announced, including Friendly Fires, Katy B., and Warpaint

    Lightning in a Bottle: Ticket pricing info announced