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Festivals in Brief: Halifax Pop Explosion, HARD Haunted Mansion, SoundLand

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    As most of you know, 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. So, this is where our “Festivals in Brief” feature comes in.

    This week brings a whole slew of lineup news, including Best Fest, Halifax Pop Explosion, HARD Haunted Mansion, Lowlands, SoundLand, and Voodoo Experience. Below, you can find all the pertinent information.

    And while we have your attention, please be sure to bookmark Festival Outlook and follow us on Twitter. That way, you’ll get more timely updates! And if you see something missing from one of the thousand pages listed on Festival Outlook, please drop us a line, and we’ll fix it asap. Of course, tips are also welcome!

    BESTFEST

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    When/Where: September 24-25, 2011, in Houston, Texas, (Midtown Superblock)

    Who’s Playing: Cake, Deer Tick, Bun B, and Buxton, with more acts still to be announced

    Tickets: Early-bird tickets are priced at $25 (GA) and $95 (VIP) and can be purchased on the festival’s website.

    HALIFAX POP EXPLOSION

    When/Where: October 18-22, 2011, in Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Who’s Playing: Fucked Up, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Titus Andronicus, Suuns, The Thermals, Timber Timbre, Chad Vangaalen, Bonjay, Braids, Demon’s Claws, Gobble Gobble, JEFF the Brotherhood, The Jean Maclean, Miracle Fortress, and Ohbijou

    Tickets: Multiple ticketing options are are available; price depends on date of purchase. The early bird sale is from August 8th-12th. Advanced sale tickets are available from August 13th-October 12th, and tickets are also available at the door. Tickets can be purchased on the festival’s website.

    HARD Haunted Mansion

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    When/Where: October 28-29, 2011, in Los Angeles, California, (Shrine Expo Hall)

    Who’s Playing: Fatboy Slim, Fake Blood, Rusko, Skrillex, Destructo, SBTRKT, Soulwax, Tiga, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Beatacue, Clockwork, Goose, Jackmaster, and Kingdom

    Tickets: Single day tickets are $60 (GA) and $125 (VIP), and 2-Day Passes are $115. Tickets can be purchased here.

    Lowlands

    When/Where: August 19-21, 2011, in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands

    Who’s Playing: Interpol, Lykke Li, Fleet Foxes, Friendly Fires, Flogging Molly, Joan as Policewoman, Noah and the Whale, Mayer Hawthorne & the County, The Offspring, Odd Future, Fake Blood, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Crystal Castles, Chromeo, and Cage the Elephant

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    Tickets: SOLD OUT. Find out more on the festival’s website.

    Soundland

    When/Where: September 21-24, 2011, in Nashville, Tennessee, (Various Venues)

    What’s New: Cults, Foster the People, Yelawolf, Those Darlins, The Low Anthem, Big K.R.I.T., and Ben Sollee

    Who Else is Playing: Ghostland Observatory, JEFF the Brotherhood, M.Ward, Reptar, Bonobo, Carl Broemel, Keegan Dewitt, Madi Diaz, Mikky Ekko, Mynameisjohnmichael, Pujol, Paper Route, Robert Ellis, Tristen, and Uncle Skeleton

    Tickets: Tickets are $55-$65 and are available on the festival’s website.

    VOODOO EXPERIENCE

    When/Where: October 28-30, 2011, in New Orleans, Louisiana

    What’s New: Dirty South, Bloody Beetroots, Alberta Cross, and Fort Knox Five

    Who Else is Playing: Soundgarden, Blink-182, The Raconteurs, Snoop Dogg, Fatboy Slim, Social Distortion, My Chemical Romance, TV on the Radio, Girl Talk, Odd Future, Major Lazer, X, A-Trak, Cheap Trick, Portugal. The Man, The Bloody Beetroots, X, and Kreayshawn

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    Tickets: $150 3-Day and $450 VIP passes are available via the festival’s website.

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