Festivals in Brief: Capitol Hill Block Party, Wicker Park Fest, Hop Farm Fest


    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, including Capitol Hill Block Party, Bumbershoot, Wicker Park Fest, DeLuna Fest, ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas, Hop Farm Fest, Summerfest, Musicfest NW and more. Below, you can find all the pertinent information.

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    When/Where: December 9-11 at the Butlins Holiday Centre in Minehead, England

    What’s New: Toro Y Moi, Wild Flag, Surfer Blood, Underground Resistance Presents Interstellar Fugitives, and Four Tet


    Who Else is Playing: Battles, Caribou, Les Savy Fav, Flying Lotus, The Dodos, Holy Fuck, Junior Boys, No Age, Washed Out, and Factory Floor

    Tickets: Various packages including £340 Double Rooms, £535 Triple Rooms, and £1,323 Seven-People Rooms with self-catering now available via seetickets.


    When/Where: September 3-5 at the Seattle Center in Seattle, WA

    What’s New: Atari Teenage Riot, Toro Y Moi, Over the Rhine, The Presidents of the USA, Mavis Staples, Minus the Bear, STRFKR, and Urge Overkill

    Who Else is Playing: Hall & Oates, Wiz Khalifa, Broken Social Scene, Leon Russell, The Kills, and Ray LaMontagne, with many more acts still to be announced. One act is being revealed each day during the month of May.


    Tickets: $29 single-day tickets and $75 three-day tickets are available via the festival’s website.

    Capitol Hill Block Party

    When/Where: July 22-24 in Seattle, WA

    Who’s Playing: TV on the Radio, Battles, Explosions in the Sky, Ghostland Observatory, Thurston Moore, The Cave Singers, Ra Ra Riot, Les Savy Fav, Handsome Furs, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Fucked Up, Cults, Cold Cave, Yuck, and Papercuts

    Tickets: Tickets on sale Friday, May 20 at 10:00am PDT


    When/Where: October 13-16 in Pensacola Beach, FL

    What’s New: Ra Ra Riot, The Airborne Toxic Event, AWOLNATION, The Constellations, and Betty LaVette

    Who Else is Playing: The New Pornographers, Cut Copy, Matt & Kim, Mute Math, Manchester Orchestra, and wallpaper.


    Tickets: $99.95 Early Bird three-day passes are available via the festival’s website.


    When/Where: September 3rd in Los Angeles, CA

    Who’s Expected: Death From Above 1979, Descendents, and Girls

    Tickets: TBA


    When/Where: July 1-3 at Hop Farm Country Park in Kent, England

    What’s New: Prince and Manu Chao

    Who Else is Playing: Morrissey, The Eagles, Lou Reed, Death Cab For Cutie, Brandon Flowers, Iggy & the Stooges, Patti Smith, Bryan Ferry, Gang of Four, The Duke Spirit, The Head and the Heart, and The Walkmen

    Tickets: £141 Weekend Passes and £75.70 Day Tickets. Camping, disabled, and Campervan Tickets also available now, via


    When/Where: September 8-11 in Portland, OR

    Who’s Expected: Explosions in the Sky, Archers of Loaf, and Sebadoh

    Tickets: TBA

    North by Northeast

    When/Where: July 13-19 in Toronto, ON

    What’s New: Fucked Up, Handsome Furs, Superhumanoids, Grimes, and Diamond Rings

    Who Else is Playing: Devo, Descendents, Stars, Deerhoof, The Pharcyde, Men Without Hats, Hot Water Music, Shad, The Dodos, OFF!, Twin Shadow, Art Brut, Cults, Bouncing Souls, PS I Love You, and Digable Planets

    Tickets: $50 CA 5-day wristbands, $200 CA priority passes are now available via festival’s website.


    When/Where: June 29-July 10 at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, WI

    What’s New: Britney Spears, Makeshift Prodigy, Ezra Furman and the Harpoons, Funeral Party, Nicole Atkins, Walk The Moon, Gabby Young And Other Animals, UME,  and Chamberlin


    Who Else is Playing: Kanye West, The Black Keys, Buddy Guy, Hall and Oates, Meat Loaf, Katy Perry, Matisyahu, Florence & the Machine, Peter Gabriel, O.A.R., Peter Frampton, Sheryl Crow, Styx, Sugarland, and Goo Goo Dolls, and 311

    Tickets: GA passes and Marcus Amphitheater headlining tickets are available via Ticketmaster.


    When/Where: July 23- 24 on Milwaukee Ave (between North Avenue to Wood Street)

    Who’s Playing: Wavves, Wild Flag, Murder By Death, Dead to Me, Ezra Furman and the Harpoons, Jesse Malin and the St Marks Special, Off With Their Heads!, Van Ghost Joe Pug, Ana Sia, and Netherfriends

    Tickets: A $5 donation is suggested.