Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Here are some of the major festivals coming up in the next few months. No word on whether Broken Social Scene are hosting another day out at Olympic Island in Toronto.

Manchester, Tennessee
June 14th - 17th

The 2007 Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival will be held on June 14-17. This year, more than 100 bands and 20 comedians are scheduled to perform on 13 stages during the 4 day weekend.

The incomplete list of bands/musicians announced to appear are as follows: The Police (as part of the reunion tour), Tool, The White Stripes, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, Manu Chao, Franz Ferdinand, The Roots, The Decemberists, Wolfmother, Spoon, Fountains of Wayne, Feist, Lily Allen, and more

Lollapalooza 2007
Grant Park in Chicago
August 3rd-5th

After a failed revival as a travelling festival in 2004, the show was re-tooled into an annual festival in Chicago.
Lollapalooza Line-Up:
Pearl Jam, Daft Punk, Ben Harper, Muse, Iggy & The Stooges, Modest Mouse, Interpol, My Morning Jacket, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Snow Patrol, The Roots, Patti Smith, Kings Of Leon, Spoon, Lupe Fiasco, TV On The Radio, Pete Yorn, G. Love, Amy Winehouse, LCD Soundsystem, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Silverchair, Femi Kuti, Yo La Tengo, Hold Steady, M.I.A., Blonde Redhead, Sparklehorse, Son Volt, Motion City Soundtrack, Polyphonic Spree, Peter Bjorn & John, Silversun Pickups, Tapes N Tapes, The Fratellis, Tokyo Police Club, Cold War Kids, Sam Roberts and more

Ottawa Bluesfest
A series of shows at various sites in Ottawa
July 5th - 15th
Performers include: Bob Dylan, George Clinton & P-Funk, Metric, Kanye West, Sarah Harmer, Manu Chao, INXS, Joel Plaskett, The White Stripes, Steve Miller Band, Shout Out Out Out, Cat Power, AlexCuba, DJ Champion. Well, that line-up is all over the map.

Wolfe Island Musicfest
Wolfe Island, Kingston
August 10th and 11th

Wolfe Island is one of the Thousand Islands outside Kingston, Ontario

Headlining act on the Saturday, the main day of the fest, will be Wolf Parade.
Rest of the lineup includes Holy Fuck, Apostle Of Hustle, Chad Van Gaalen, Born Ruffians, Spiral Beach, Basia Bulat, The Abrams Brothers, The Ride Theory, Nich Worby and Weeping Tile.

Hillside Festival
Guelph Lake, Guelph
July 27-29, 2007

Line-up includesAni DiFranco, The Dears, Alejandro Escovedo, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Ron Sexsmith, Shout Out Out Out Out, Apostle of Hustle

Weekend passes are sold out already but day and evening may still be available

The Rogers Picnic
Fort York, Toronto
July 29th

Featuring The Roots, Bad Brains, Bedouin Soundclash, Apostle of Hustle and others. Sounds like a block party in the sunshine to me. Tickets are around $49.50

Virgin Festival
Toronto Islands, Toronto
Sep 8-9, 2007

Day 1: Bjork, Interpol, M.I.A., Artic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse, and more
Day2: Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers, Metric, The Hives, Tokyo Police Club, and more
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