The Music Festival Junkies 50: May 2013 Recap

The MFJ 50

Here we go again, Music Festival Junkies, into the summer and another season of groovin’ festivals. As always, we’re keeping track on what’s hot on this website with The MFJ 50. Some of the highlights for May:

EDM is Dead, Long Live EDM
The demise of the EDM festival has been rumored for years, but it certainly isn’t happening this month. From Electric Zoo (#2) to Camp Bisco (#11) to Impulse (#39), electronic shows are still the darlings the of the festival scene.

But Moonrise Really is Dead
Loads of buzz for the debut Moonrise Festival in Baltimore (#5) didn’t stop city officials from pulling the plug. At least they waited until three weeks before kickoff to hatchet the festivities.

Movers and Shakers
DIY festival, The Big Up (#18) moves up 12 spots this month. Electric Forest (#31), a staple on The MFJ 50, finally moves from the end of the list. A lineup announcement this month gives FYF Fest (#15) a nice six spot bump from April.

The Best of the Rest
This month we’re featuring fests “on the bubble” — spots from #51-#75 — to give you an idea of who’s coming up in the world of The MFJ 50.

  1. Rockfest Kansas City 2013
  2. Electric Zoo 2013
  3. Hard Summer 2013
  4. Outside Lands 2013
  5. Moonrise Festival 2013
  6. Governors Ball Music Festival 2013
  7. Make Music Pasadena 2013
  8. Northside Festival Brooklyn 2013
  9. NYC Popfest 2013
  10. Lightning In A Bottle 2013
  11. Camp Bisco 2013
  12. Afropunk 2013
  13. Mountain Jam Festival 2013
  14. Bonnaroo 2013
  15. FYF Fest 2013
  16. Sierra Nevada World Music Festival 2013
  17. Sunset Music Festival 2013
  18. The Big Up 2013
  19. Nerdapalooza 2013
  20. Gulf Coast Jam 2013
  21. Made In America 2013
  22. Wavefront Music Festival 2013
  23. Summerfest 2013
  24. TomorrowWorld 2013
  25. Lollaplooza 2013
  26. Tomorrowland 2013
  27. Spring Awakening 2013
  28. High Sierra Music Festival 2013
  29. Ink N’ Iron 2013
  30. Electric Forest 2013
  31. Clearwater Festival 2013
  32. Mad Decent Block Party 2013
  33. Bear Creek Music Festival 2013
  34. Musikfest 2013
  35. Austin City Limits 2013
  36. All Good Music Festival 2013
  37. BamaJam 2013
  38. Culture Collide 2013
  39. Impulse Music and Arts Festival 2013
  40. Grassroots Festival 2013
  41. Roots Picnic 2013
  42. Essence Music Festival 2013
  43. CBGB Festival 2013
  44. Gentlemen Stopover St. Augustine 2013
  45. Joshua Tree Music Festival 2013
  46. Sonic Bloom 2013
  47. Optimus Alive 2013
  48. Mayhem Festival 2013
  49. Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013
  50. XPoNential Music Festival 2013
  51. Quebec City Summer Festival 2013
  52. Warped Tour 2013
  53. The Peach Music Festival 2013
  54. Bunbury Music Festival 2013
  55. California Roots 2013
  56. Chaos in Tejas 2013
  57. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2013
  58. Uproar Festival 2013
  59. iHeartRadio 2013
  60. Electric Daisy Carnival NYC 2013
  61. Mixtape Festival 2013
  62. Catskill Chill Music Festival 2013
  63. Riverbend Festival 2013
  64. What The Festival 2013
  65. Moe.Down Festival 2013
  66. Firefly Music Festival 2013
  67. Coast West Music Fest 2013
  68. Berlin Festival 2013
  69. Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2013
  70. Electronic Family 2013
  71. MusicfestNW (MFNW) 2013
  72. Pitchfork Music Festival: Chicago 2013
  73. Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit 2013
  74. Madsummer Meltdown #4 2013
  75. The Grove Music Festival 2013

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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