The Music Festival Junkies 50: May 2014 Recap

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The Northside Festival in Brooklyn, New York City.

Every month on Music Festival Junkies, we run our traffic numbers through a high-tech analysis providing us with The MFJ 50! So pull up some grass in the middle of the street and check out what happened during May. 

Top Ten Scene
One of our favorite summer parties, the Northside Festival claimed the top spot for their first time in MFJ 50 history. Mega-festivals Bonnaroo (#9) moves into the top 10 along with Outside Lands (#3) and Governor’s Ball (#5). The Hudson Project (#6) which only debuted last month jumped seven spots.

Everything is Electric
A happy little accident as three EDM fests in a row all start with the same word — Electric Forest (#13), Electric Daisy Carnival New York (#14), and Electric Zoo (#16).

Welcome to the 50
First timers to the MFJ50 this month include new festival Forever Never Land (#11), Atlanta’s IMR Festival (#31), and the second edition of Arise (#44) in Colorado.

The MFJ 50: May 2014

  1. Northside Festival Brooklyn 2014
  2. Sunset Music Festival 2014
  3. Outside Lands 2014
  4. Northern Nights 2014
  5. Governors Ball Music Festival 2014
  6. The Hudson Project 2014
  7. Hard Summer 2014
  8. Mysteryland USA 2014
  9. Bonnaroo 2014
  10. Gulf Coast Jam 2014
  11. Forever Never Land 2014
  12. Aftershock 2014
  13. Electric Forest 2014
  14. Electric Daisy Carnival NYC 2014
  15. Electric Zoo 2014
  16. Free Press Summer Fest 2014
  17. High Sierra Music Festival 2014
  18. Mountain Jam Festival 2014
  19. Lollapalooza 2014
  20. Lightning In A Bottle 2014
  21. BottleRock Napa Valley 2014
  22. First City Festival 2014
  23. Spring Awakening 2014
  24. Gathering of the Vibes 2014
  25. Holy Ship! 2015
  26. Sonic Bloom 2014
  27. Sierra Nevada World Festival 2014
  28. Austin City Limits 2014
  29. Voodoo Music Experience 2014
  30. Field Trip 2014
  31. IMR Music Festival 2014
  32. Joshua Tree 2014
  33. Grassroots 2014
  34. Rockfest Kansas City 2014
  35. Common Ground 2014
  36. Clearwater Festival 2014
  37. Bunbury Music Festival 2014
  38. Pitchfork Music Festival: Chicago 2014
  39. Neon Desert 2014
  40. Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2014
  41. Nelsonville Music Festival 2014
  42. Sun City 2014
  43. Bear Creek Music Festival 2014
  44. Arise 2014
  45. Summerfest 2014
  46. Motorboat 2014
  47. Jam Cruise 2015
  48. Amsterdam Open Air 2014
  49. What The Festival 2014
  50. The Ride Festival 2014

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the Chief Festival Junkie's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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