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Summer music festival preview: Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza and more

Vampire Weekend’s got a busy summer planned: Big Ears, Coachella, Sasquatch! and Lollapalooza.

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Vampire Weekend’s got a busy summer planned: Big Ears, Coachella, Sasquatch! and Lollapalooza.

South by Southwest

When and where: March 17-21, Austin, Texas

Headliners: Cheap Trick, Stone Temple Pilots, Broken Social Scene, Deerhunter, Drive-By Truckers, Metric, Spoon, Robyn Hitchcock, jj, Surfer Blood, Mayer Hawthorne,

Tampa Bay artists performing: King of Spain, Zillionaire, Rec Center, Nervous Turkey, Matt Hires, Blind Man's Colour, the Beauvilles


Savannah music festival

When and where: March 18-April 3, Savannah, Ga.

Headliners: Wilco, Derek Trucks Band, She & Him, Susan Tedeschi, Wynton Marsalis, Del McCoury, Lang Lang


Big Ears Festival

When and where: March 26-28, Knoxville, Tenn.

Headliners: Vampire Weekend, The National, Joanna Newsom, Dirty Projectors, St. Vincent, Andrew W.K.



When and where: May 1-2, East Rutherford, N.J.

Headliners: Weezer, Paramore, MGMT, Ke$ha, Angels & Airwaves, Girl Talk, Drake, Matt & Kim, Say Anything. OK Go, Motion City Soundtrack, Hanson



When and where: April 16-18, Indio, Calif.

Headliners: Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke, Phoenix, Faith No More, Tiesto, MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Spoon, Devo, Sly and the Family Stone, Orbital, Grizzly Bear, Echo and the Bunnymen, Grace Jones, the Dead Weather, Hot Chip, De La Soul, Yo La Tengo


New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

When and where: April 23-May 2, New Orleans, La.

Headliners: Simon and Garfunkel, Allman Brothers Band, Black Crowes, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, King Sunny Ade, My Morning Jacket, Aretha Franklin, Pearl Jam, Lionel Richie, Jeff Beck, the Neville Brothers, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Widespread Panic, Van Morrison, Drake


Rites of Spring

When and where: April 24-25, Nashville, Tenn.

Headliners: Ben Harper, Phoenix, Passion Pit, Drake, Cold War Kids, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue



When and where: April 24-25, Indio, Calif.

Headliners: Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Sugarland, Brooks & Dunn, Merle Haggard, the Avett Brothers, Jamey Johnson, Billy Currington, Jason Aldean



When and where: April 30-May 1, Memphis, Tenn.

Headliners: Jeff Beck, Jerry Lee Lewis, Blues Traveler, Leon Russell


The Hangout

When and where: May 14-16, Gulf Shores, Ala.

Headliners: Trey Anastasio and TAB, John Legend, Ben Harper, Zac Brown Band, Flaming Lips, Black Crowes, Ray LaMontagne, Gov't Mule, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Girl Talk, Matisyahu, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Guster, OK Go, Ozomatli, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Matt Hires


Rock on the Range

When and where: May 22-23, Columbus, Ohio

Headliners: Three Days Grace, Coheed and Cambria, Deftones, Godsmack, Limp Bizkit, Mastodon, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Rob Zombie, Rise Against, Seether, Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Anberlin



When and where: May 28-30, Prior, Okla.

Headliners: ZZ Top, Godsmack, Buckcherry, Chevelle, Tesla, Cinderella, Theory of a Deadman



When and where: May 29-31, Quincy, Wash.

Headliners: Pavement, Public Enemy, the Hold Steady, My Morning Jacket, LCD Soundsystem, Massive Attack, New Pornographers, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Tegan and Sara, Kid Cudi



When and where: June 3-5, Enterprise, Ala.

Headliners: Kenny Chesney, Hank Williams Jr., Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Miranda Lambert, Jamey Johnson


Mountain Jam VI

When and where: June 4-6, Hunter Mountain, N.Y.

Headliners: Levon Helm, Drive-By Truckers, Avett Brothers, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, Gov't Mule, Jay Farrar, Les Claypool, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Toots and the Maytals, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Yonder Mountain Spring Band



When and where: June 10-13, Manchester, Tenn.

Headliners: Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Jeff Beck, Tenacious D, Weezer, Phoenix, Tori Amos, Norah Jones, Flaming Lips (doing Dark Side of the Moon), LCD Soundsystem, Zac Brown Band, the Dead Weather, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers


Crossroads Guitar Festival

When and where: June 26, Chicago

Headliners: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, B.B. King, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Allman Brothers Band, Sheryl Crow, Robert Randolph, ZZ Top, Vince Gill, Steve Winwood, Los Lobos


Essence Music Festival

When and where: July 2-4, New Orleans, La.

Headliners: Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, LL Cool J, Earth Wind and Fire, Gladys Knight, Keri Hilson, Trey Songz, Jill Scott, Raphael Saadiq, De La Soul, Estelle


Pitchfork Music Festival

When and where: July 16-18, Chicago

Headliners: Pavement, Modest Mouse, LCD Soundsystem, St. Vincent, Sleigh Bells, Raekwon



When and where: Aug. 7-9, Chicago

Headliners: Tool, the Killers, Depeche Mode, Jane's Addiction, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kings of Leon, Lou Reed, Ben Harper, TV on the Radio, Snoop Dogg, Thievery Corporation, Rise Against, Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Neko Case, Bon Iver, Of Montreal, Gomez



When and where: Sept. 3-5, Monticello, N.Y.

Headliners: Sonic Youth, Iggy and the Stooges, Mudhoney, Explosions in the Sky, the Breeders, Raekwon, Brian Jonestown Massacre, F---ed Up


On the Web

Looking for more info on these or any of the dozens of other spring and summer music festivals out there? Check out the blog Consequence of Sound, whose "Festival Outlook" is updated often with lineup announcements and rumors. See

Summer music festival preview: Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza and more 03/04/10 [Last modified: Thursday, March 4, 2010 1:28pm]
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