Festivals in Brief: Lollapalooza, Splendour in the Grass, Oya Festival


    Consequence of Sound‘s Festival Outlook is an online database featuring the latest news, rumors, and ticket information for the world’s many music festivals. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to keep up with everything, especially on a day like today. So, this is where our “Festivals in Brief” feature comes in.

    Today brings a whole slew of lineup news, from North American heavyweights like Lollapalooza and Ottawa Bluesfest to such foreign favorites as Splendour in the Grass and Rock Werchter. Below, you can find all the pertinent information.

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    When/Where: July 2-3 at Western Gateway Park in Des Moines, IA

    Who’s Playing: Girl Talk, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Titus Andronicus, Galactic, Bear Hands, and Jessica Lea Mayfield

    Tickets: 2-day passes are priced at $45.00 and are on sale via MidwestTIX.

    ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror UK

    When/Where: July 23-24 at Alexandra Palace in London, UK

    What’s New: Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Alan Moore & Stephen O’Malley

    Who Else is Playing: Portishead, PJ Harvey, Grinderman, Swans Beach House, Caribou, and The Books

    Tickets: 2-day passes are priced at £107.00 and are on sale via Seetickets.

    Hove Festival

    When/Where: June 29 – July 1 at Tromøy in Arendal, Norway

    What’s New: Deadmau5, Big Boi, The Mars Volta, Odd Future, and Toro Y Moi

    Who Else is Playing: Linkin Park, Kasabian, Bright Eyes, Brandon Flowers, Robyn, Magnetic Man, and Jenny & Johnny.


    Tickets: GA passes are priced at 2250.00 NOK and are on sale via the festival’s website.


    When/Where: August 5-7 at Grant Park in Chicago, IL

    Expected Acts: Eminem, Foo Fighters, Muse, Girl Talk, Cee-Lo, Lykke Li, Crystal Castles, Best Coast, Titus Andronicus, Tennis, G. Love, Fences, Wax, Electric Touch, Crash Kings, Civil Twilight, and Anberlin

    Rumored: Jane’s Addiction, The Decemberists, Bright Eyes, A Perfect Circle, Sleigh Bells, Eels, 30 Seconds to Mars, Portugal. the Man, Fitz & the Tantrums, Phantogram, and The Glitch Mob


    Tickets: 3-day passes are priced at $215.00 and are available via the festival’s website.

    Northside Festival

    When/Where: June 16-19 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

    What’s New: Guided By Voices and Wavves

    Who Else is Playing: Beirut, Twin Sister, Deer Tick, Javelin, Sharon Van Etten, Javelin, and Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!, with 250+ acts still to be announced

    Tickets: Advanced GA passes are priced at $70.00 and are available via Ticketfly.

    Ottawa Bluesfest

    When/Where: July 5-17 at LeBreton Flats Park in Ottawa, Ontario

    Expected Acts: The Black Keys, Girl Talk, Cage the Elephant, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Downhere, John Butler Trio, and Honey Island Swamp Band


    Rumored: My Morning Jacket, Mumford & Sons, Steve Miller Band, and Skrillex,

    Tickets: TBA

    Oya Festival

    When/Where: August 9-13 at Medieval Park in Oslo, Norway

    What’s New: Kanye West, Janelle Monae, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, and James Blake

    Who Else is Playing: Pulp, Fleet Foxes, Explosions in the Sky, The Avett Brothers, Lykke Li, OFF!, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Warpaint

    Tickets: 4-day passes are priced at 1995.00 NOK and are on sale via

    Rock Werchter

    When/Where: July 30 – July 3 in Werchter, Belgium

    What’s New: The Hives, Odd Future, and James Blake

    Who Else is Playing: Coldplay, Kings of Leon, PJ Harvey, Portishead, Arctic Monkeys, Brandon Flowers, The National, TV on the Radio, Fleet Foxes, Grinderman, and Underworld

    Tickets: GA passes are priced at €195 and are on sale via the festival’s website.

    Splendour in the Grass


    When/Where: July 29-31 in Woodford, Australia

    Expected Acts: The Kills, The Vaccines, and Cornershop

    Rumored: Coldplay, Kanye West, Pulp, Elbow, and Noah and the Whale

    Tickets: TBA