Things we learned over the last seven days: Every major outfit — or, at very least, System of a Down, Foo Fighters, Portishead, The Cure, and Coldplay — will be returning next summer, Kings of Leon will never go away, Paolo Nutini is considered a headliner in Scotland, Coachella needs to call a plumber, and with the exception of Bestival, every European festival shares the same headliners.
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— System of Down will their end four-year long hiatus next summer by playing a bunch of European festivals.
— Thanks to Robert Smith and Brian Wilson, Bestival sets itself apart from most other European festivals.
— The annual emo roadshow known as Warped Tour will return in 2011. This time with tube socks.
— Coachella: Interpol (Expected), Cold War Kids (Rumored)
— Bonnaroo: Florence & The Machine (Rumored)
— Ultra Music Festival: Deadmau5, Adam Beyer (Expected)
— Summer Camp: Initial lineup announced, including The Avett Brothers, moe., Umprhey’s McGee, STS9, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and Daedelus
— Rock Am Ring & Rock Im Park (Germany): System of a Down and Kings of Leon confirmed as headliners
— Nova Rock (Austria): System of a Down confirmed as headliner
— Download Festival (UK): System of a Down and Avenged Sevenfold confirmed
—BenicÃ ssim (Spain): Added Portishead
— Bestival (UK): Initial lineup announced, including The Cure, Diplo, 65daysofstatic, Robyn, and Crystal Castles
— Rock Ness Festival (Scotland): Chemical Brothers, Kasabian, & Paolo Nutini confirmed as headliners
— Hurricane & Southside Fests (Germany): Initial lineup announced, includes Blind 182, Chemical Brothers, Friendly Fires, and Two Door Cinema Club
— ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror (UK): Added Grinderman
— Roskilde (Denmark): Kings of Leon confirmed as second headliner
— Pinkpop (Netherlands): Coldplay confirmed as headliner
— Rock Werchter (Belgium): Coldplay and Iron Maiden confirmed as headliners
— Evolution Festival (UK): Iggy and the Stooges and Plan B confirmed as headliners
— Bloc Weekend (UK): Added Daedelus, Drop the Lime, Four-Tet, Magnetic Man, Roska
— Lollapalooza Chile: Sigur Ros (Rumored)
— Byron Bay Bluesfest (Australia): Added Jethro Tull, Booker T, Nat Cole & The Kings, and Wolfmother
— Isle of Wight (UK): Added Tom Jones
— Vans Warped Tour: 2011 dates announced
— Mayhem Fest: 2011 dates announced
— Exit Festival (Serbia): 2011 dates announced
— Quebec Summer City Festival: 2011 dates announced
— Mariposa Folk Festival (Canada): 2011 dates announced
— Newport Folk Festival: 2011 dates announced
— Meltdown Festival (UK): 2011 dates announced