New Fests, New Lineups…It’s the Weekly MFJ Roundup!

Ben Harper is going to mellow rock your face off at Wakarusa

It’s been a busy week (yes, in our world a week is roughly ten days). A bunch of new festivals have been added to the 2011 guide, mostly European ones. Wakarusa announced a huge lineup and other bits of news are down below. Enjoy!

Upcoming Festivals

Updated Fests in the Guide

New Fests Added to the Guide

Music Festival News

Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Strokes Headline Summer Sonic 2011
The 2011 Summer Sonic Music Festival in Japan will feature the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Strokes. This massive music festival takes place in two locations — Tokyo and Osako. Bands usually play one venue the first day and the other one the next… [Read more]

Wakarusa Unveils 2011 Lineup
Photo Credit: Wakarusa Facebook With every other festival releasing their lineup slow drip style via Twitter/Facebook, it was more than refreshing to receive an email that simply listed every act at Wakarusa 2011. My Morning Jacket, Ben Harper, and Grace… [Read more]

Portishead, PJ Harvey @ I’ll Be Your Mirror London Festival 2011
There’s a partial lineup confirmed for the I’ll Be Your Mirror London Festival presented by All Tomorrow’s Parties. The always trippy Portishead will be curating both nights. They will be joined by PJ Harvey, Grinderman, Doom, Beach… [Read more]

Dates and Tickets for 2011 Essence Music Festival
The 2011 dates for the Essence Music Festival presented by Coca-Cola are July 1-3, 2011. The show will be held once again at the Superdome in New Orleans. Advance tickets are on sale. You’ll find everything from weekend general admission to full… [Read more]

Foo Fighters, Black Eyed Peas, Blink-182 to Headline Oxegen Festival
Some fans from Oxegen Festival 2010. Photo Credit: Oxegen Festival There has only been five artists announced to Ireland’s 2011 Oxegen Festival lineup, but they are big ones. Some of the headliners for the July 7-10, 2011 show will be Foo Fighters,… [Read more]

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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