A Little Traveling Music, Please: More summer festivals announce

02.27.09 9 years ago

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Get on your boots, as U2 sings. There’s traveling to be done to hit some of the upcoming festivals. A lot are still holding back on announcing their lineups, and, sadly, some, like the Langerado Festival, cancelled outright this year. You can start with Coachella, which, as we’ve previously reported, is April 17-19 at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif. Top acts include Paul McCartney, TV on the Radio, Morrissey, Amy Winehouse, Leonard Cohen and the Cure. Then hang out in Cali until the next weekend, for Stagecoach, at the same site, April 25-26. Headliners are Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, Kid Rock and Miranda Lambert.

Rest until Bonnaroo, which takes place June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Headliners include Bruce Springsteen and a reunited Phish, who are performing both Friday and Sunday nights.

But today brings the announcement that three more festivals will continue this year, so mark your calendars.

They’ll be jamming at the fifth annual Wanee Festival, June 5-6 in Live Oak, Fla. with headliners Allman Bros. Band, Drive-By Truckers, Derek Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, Doobie Bros., Little Feat, the Wailers and more. Snarky indie rockers unite for the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival will take place in Chicago’s Union Park, July 17-19. Tickets go on sale March 13, by which time we’re hoping they’ve announced some of the line up. Past performers include Vampire Weekend, Hold Steady, the Decemberists, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Spoon and Public Enemy.

Three weeks later, the much larger, and much more mainstream Lollapalooza will take place in Chicago’s Grant Park. That line-up is also still top secret, but last year’s headers included Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Kanye West and Nine Inch Nails.

New Orleans’ Voodoo Experience will take place Oct. 30-Nov. 1. No announcement of headliners yet, but last year’s event featured Lil Wayne, Nine inch Nails, REM and Stone Temple Pilots.Want more music news and analysis?

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