A new days, a new slew of festival news. Let’s round up all the important info in today’s edition of CoS’ Festivals in Brief:
Popped! Music Festival:
I think it’s safe to say we enjoyed last year’s Popped! Music Festival. So needless to say, we were a bit bummed out to recently learn that plans for this year’s version will probably be scrapped. According to Popped! attorney Conor Corcoran in an interview with Make Major Moves, the Philadelphia based festival is in serious jeopardy after concert promoter Live Nation back out of its planned involvement: “Its incredibly devastating, not only for the organization but for the city. Were talking about the most successful concert festival that this city has seen in God knows how long…Were looking around but for all intents and purposes were going to have a very hard time putting on a show this summer.”
10,000 Lakes added to its 2009 lineup earlier this week; Gomez, Mason Jennings, Steve Kimock Crazy Engine, and Akron/Family are among the new names now scheduled to join Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, Wilco, Umphrey’s McGee, and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings from Jully 22-25 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
Osheaga Music Festival:
One festival that will be returning in 2009 is Canada’s Osheaga Music Festival. The festival’s website was recently dated with the 2009 dates, and at first look, it appears Oshega will be broken down into two portions: one in the “city” from July 30-31 and one on the “island” from August 1-2.
We’re still a little ways off until Lollapalooza announces its 2009 lineup, but we do have a few new “confirmations” to chew on. Ben Folds and Friendly Fires are the two newest names set to descend on Chicago’s Grant Park from August 7-9. If you believe the rumors, so will Sam Roberts Band, Passion Pit, and Ezra Furman & The Harpoons
As always, be sure to check out CoS FestivalOutlook.com for all your latest festival news and rumors. And if youve got a friend overseas, be sure to let them know that the Outlook just aint for Americans. Weve spent a good deal of time over the last month adding all your favorite European festivals to the docket!