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The official lineup for Lollapalooza 2014 has been announced.  Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys lead a list of more than 130 bands and DJs that will hit the stages August 1-3, 2014 for the 10th year at Grant Park in Chicago.  The large and medium font bands are heavy on repeat Lolla acts which will draw some criticism but the vets are bands that you should not complain about seeing again. Past breakout artists Foster the People, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant, Grouplove, Manchester Orchestra, and Fitz and the Tantrum will likely graduate to larger stages.  But if you really want to experience this great festival be prepared to get there early each day as the real strength of the lineup comes further down the list.  Grab your magnifying glass and look at the 6 point font for the great list of up and comers, many of which have been included in recent TheSystemOfSound.com Mixtapes.  Highlights include Bear Hands, Parquet Courts, The So So Glos, Bleachers, Nonono, Kongos, Jagwar Ma, Kodaline, RAC, Royal Blood, and Warpaint.   No real surprise bands or reunions this year but I am excited to see a rare U.S. appearance by British indie rockers, The Kooks.  If you want to take molly, wear a pink tutu and flail around “dancing” like a maniac then you will not be disappointed by the EDM lineup on Perry’s Stage which includes superstar button pressers Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Zedd, Krewella, and Sebastian Ingrosso.  Good luck finding tickets if you haven’t already purchased them as the 3 day passes sold out before the lineup was even announced.  3 day VIP passes are still available and limited 1 day passes go on sale today.  See you in Chicago!

Lollapaloza 2014

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A couple days late on sharing this but the 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival lineup has been announced.  Tickets went on sale today for the annual festival taking place June 12-15 in Manchester, TN.  Always one of the most eclectic festival lineups, this year will not disappoint.  Headliners include Elton John, Kanye West, Jack White, Lionel Richie, and Vampire Weekend.  Move a bit further down the list and you get festival circuit veterans Grouplove, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Flaming Lips, Cage the Elephant, and The Naked and Famous.  Bonnaroo tradition continues with multiple Superjams including an EDM jam with Skrillex and the always exciting mystery jam.  Other highlights I found digging deeper include Robert Delong, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Ice Cube, Warpaint, Ms Mr, Polica, The Bouncing Souls, Vintage Trouble,  and Lucero.  Grab your tickets now as they sell out fast then pack your camping gear and head on down to The Farm

Bonnaroo 2014 lineup

The Boston Calling music festival has announced their 2014 dates and lineup.  May 23-25, 2014 in City Hall Plaza.  Highlights include Jack Johnson, Modest Mouse, Deathcab, The Neighbourhood, Bastille and Frank Turner.

Another Festival announcement.  This time of year is so exciting.  The Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival lineup has been announced for May 16-18, 2014 in Gulf Shores, AL.  Haven’t attended this one before but have to look into it this year.  What better place for a festival than the beach!  Starting to get an idea of what the festival circuit is going to look like this year and this one is pretty standard.  Not saying that it is not a great lineup, just no big surprises.  Good to know that Outkast is going to do the circuit this year so there is no need to deal with the craziness of Coachella to see them.  Also looks like Jack Johnson and Queens of the Stone Age are going to be at it all summer.  And you can never go wrong with The Black Keys and The Killers to round out the headliners.  Looking further down to the medium sized print Fitz and the Tantrums, Portugal. The Man, Flaming Lips and Capital Cities always entertain.  Then we get to the small print which is the most exciting for me.  I would definitely arrive early to see Amos Lee, Bastille, Black Lips, Bad Sun, and RDGLDGRN.  Finally, DO NOT MISS Robert DeLong who blew me away at the Life Is Beautiful Festival in Vegas last fall

Hangout Festival Lineup

Vegas definitely needs this. Great local bands showcased in a series of events run by people who know music. I will be at The Artifice Bar on Wed. Feb. 6 for the first gig.  More info from the Las Vegas Weekly http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2013/jan/23/no-wait-necessary-life-beautiful-fest-plans-monthl/

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