The Music Festival Junkies 50: January Recap

Every month, the MFJ crew pores over hours of data to determine the most popular festivals on the site. Here is the January edition of the most popular festivals on Music Festival Junkies (aka the MFJ Top 50).

#1 Spot: The Belgium dance festival, Tomorrowland, tops the list. The main reason for the surge of interest is that they only had a placeholder for their website which directed traffic toward a Facebook page (and little info).

#8 Spot: Searches ran high for the ganja themed Cypress Hill Smokeout which was originally scheduled for November of last year and moved to March of 2012.

#18 Spot: Wakarusa revealed their gigantic sized lineup during January and moved up into the Top Twenty. The festival takes place over four days in the Arkansas Ozarks.

#25 Spot: Combine tattoos, punk rock, and southern California, and its easy to see why Musink climbed up to claim the #25 spot on the MFJ 50.

#28 Spot: The late March Treefort Fest is adding Boise, Idaho to the music festival circuit with a eclectic lineup of SXSW performers.

#36 Spot: BamaJam ran into trouble last year culminating in its cancellation. New organizers have taken over and interest in the project has launched the southern Alabama festival into the MFJ 50.

#49 Spot: Rusted Root and Dark Star Orchestra are just a few of the acts at this indoor music festival that takes place next weekend.

The MFJ 50

1. Tomorrowland
2. Bonnaroo
3. Lollapalooza
4. Beyond Wonderland
5. Sasquatch
6. SXSW
7. Hangout Festival
8. Cypress Hill Smokeout
9. Ultra
10. Summerfest
11. Electric Forest
12. Sunfest
13. The Snowball
14. Coachella
15. The Bamboozle
16. Mountain Jam
17. Never Say Never
18. Wakarusa
19. Electric Daisy Carnival
20. Summer Camp
21. Noise Pop
22. 9 Mile Music Festival
23. Austin City Limits
24. All Good
25. Musink
26. Nocturnal Wonderland
27. Suwannee Sprinfest
28. Treefort
29. Rock on the Range
30. Beale Street
31. Electric Zoo
32. Wanee
33. Clearwater
34. Paid Dues
35. The Voodoo Music Experience
36. BamaJam
37. Secret Stages
38. Abbey Road on the River
39. Mission Creek
40. Rock Fest
41. The Governors Ball
42. Riverbend Festival
43. DelFest
44. 35 Denton
45. NYC Popfest
46. GrassRoots Festival Virginia
47. McDowell Mountain Music Festival
48. Sierra Nevada World Music
49. Cabin Fever Campout
50. Primavera Sound

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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