Hot damn, I forgot how awesome it feels to attend music festivals. Last weekend’s Pitchfork Music Festival was my first fest of the summer, and although I had some pretty high expectations, Pitchfork met every one of them. While standing at Girls’ set under the blazing hot sun, a cool breeze began to pick up right at the pinnacle of “Hellhole Ratrace” and reminded me that festivals are truly my favorite place to be. Between the dozens of fantastic acts, stand after stand of delicious food, and the good ol’ outdoors, no place /event on earth can compete with a good music festival. In order to keep you all up-to-date in the world of music festivals, we’ve gathered the latest news — like interviews, recaps, and lineup additions — for our resurrected Festivals in Brief feature. If you haven’t already, get out to a festival this summer. They’re real, and they’re spectacular.
— Jeremy Larson offered his thoughts, feelings, and impressions on Pitchfork Music Festival.
— Michael Showalter discussed musicals, his ideal festival, and being a capital A- Artist before his set at Pitchfork Music Festival.
— The Insane Clown Posse-hosted Gathering of the Juggalos unveiled its 2010 lineup. Included? Method Man and Redman, Lil’ Kim, and yes, Tila Tequila.
— The Virgin Mobile FreeFest also dropped its 2010 bill. LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., and Pavement lead the pack, while Jimmy Eat World, Chromeo, and Yeasyaer are also set to play… for free.
— Glastonbury Festival 2011: Eminem (rumored), Radiohead (rumored), Take That (rumored), U2 (rumored)
— Osheaga Festival: Day-by-day schedule
— Big Day Out: Die Antwoord (expected)
— Pop Montreal: Big Freedia, Holy Fuck, Les Savy Fav, Mary Margaret O’Hara with Doveman, The Budos Band, The Dears, Xiu Xiu
— Mile High Music Festival: Snake Rattle Rattle Snake Bobby Long, The Chain Gang of 1974, The Epilogues, Thile; Day-by-day schedule also announced
— HARD Summer: Flying Lotus, Switch, The Gaslamp Killer, Theophilus London
— Matador at 21: Times New Viking (expected)
— Outside Lands: Freelance Whales
— Imagine Concert: Jet Black Stare (expected), Peter Buffet (expected), Colby O’Donis (expected), Ronny North (expected)
— Rock ‘N Rev Festival: Daughtry, Guns N’ Roses
— Fun Fun Fun Fest: Best Coast, Slick Rick performing The Great Adventures Of, Suicidal Tendancies
— Musicfest NW: The Black Lips, The Dodos, Male Bonding
— La Route Du Rock: Official lineup released including The National, The Flaming Lips, Caribou, and many more
— ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas: Sick Llama, The Berg Sans Nipple
— The Bowlie Weekender 2: Dirty Projectors, Jenny and Johnny, Sons and Daughters, The 1900s, The Zombies, Trembling Bells
— Electric Picnic: Robyn, Laura Marling, The Antlers, The Tallest Man on Earth, Cymbals Eat Guitars
— Decibel Festival: Modeselektor (feat. Bonaparte), Monolake
— Underage Festival: Chiddy Bang, Family Force 5, Los Campesinos!, Professor Green, Pulled Apart by Horses, Rye Rye
— Ozzfest UK: Steel Panther
— Soundwave Festival: Asking Alexandria, The Sword
—Nocturnal Festival: Texas: Above and Beyond, Bassnectar, Fedde Le Grand, Lotus, Ed Rush & Optical
— Las Tortugas Festival: Official lineup released including ALO, The Mother Hips, Tea Leaf Green, and many more