Finally, it’s starting to feel Summer! With summer, comes some amazing concerts! Coachella and SXSW have passed, but there are still so many amazing festivals on the horizon. We’ve broken it down for you guys month-by-month so you can plan your summer accordingly. Happy Camping!
…..wait….do people still camp at these things anymore?
The Bamboozzle 2012 – Ashbury Park, NJ – May 18th-20th
Ever want to go to an Ocean Front festival? Now’s your chance. Bamboozle is a three-day festival, with a main stage on the beach and eight other stages covering the best in mainstream pop, rock, metal, comedy and more. The festival evolved out of the Skate and Surf Festival, prominent years ago. This year, Bamboozle is bringing back favorites from that era including a re-creation of the Skate and Surf in the Convention Hall Complex as well as a $10,000.00 B-Boy Challenge. Artist’s this year include: Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Blink 182, Skrillex, Incubus, Mac Miller, and over 50 other artists.
Also in May:
Hangout Music Festival – Gulf Shores, Alabama – May 18th-20th
Electric Daisy Carnival NY 2012 – East Rutherford, NJ – May 19th-20th
Sasquatch! 2012 – The Gorge, WA – May 25th-28th
Bonaroo Music Festival – Manchester, Tennessee – June 7th-10th
Bonaroo is a hallowed named among festival lovers. If you couldn’t tell back in January, Bonaroo is one of the major festivals that we’ve been keeping our eye out for. The festival is the definition of eclectic. You can find almost any style of musician on any one of the four days of the festival. This years line-up features: Radiohead, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foster the People, The Roots, SBTRKT, The Shins, and the Alabama Shakes, I’m ready for it to be June already!
Also in June:
Vans Warped Tour 2012 – Nationwide – June 15th-August 5th
Wanderlust 2012 – Stratton, VT – June 21st – June 24th
Spring Awakening 2012 – Chicago, IL – June 16th-17th
Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago, IL – July 13th-15th
The three-day event is a chance to catch 40 of the best independent acts of today’s music scene all in one place. You can catch Hip Hop underground giants like A$ap Rocky, Big K.R.I.T. and, Kendrick Lamar. If Indie and Electronic Music’s more your scene, Atlas Sound, Beach House, Dirty Projectors, OuterMinds and Wild Flag will all be in attendance.
Also in July:
All Good Music Festival – Thornville, OH – July 19th-July 20th
The Underground Music Showcase – Denver Colorado – July 18th-22nd
Firefly Music Festival 2012 – Dover, Delaware – July 20th-22nd
Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL – August 3rd-5th
Do I really need to tell you what Lollapalooza is? If your even half the music lover that we are at Altavoz, I’m sure you this epic festival needs no introduction. Grant Park is going to be the craziest this year with artists like Black Sabbath, The Black Keys, Frank Ocean, Florence + the Machine, Childish Gambino, and the list goes on. Watch the video below for the full line up, and get your tickets now……if they’re not already sold out.
Also in August:
Outside Lands 2012 – San Francisco, CA – August 10th-12th
Rock The Bells 2012 – Nationwide – TBA
Electric Zoo 2012 – Randall Island Park, New York City, NY – August 31st-September 2nd