The Music Festival Junkies 50: October Recap

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The Treefort Music Festival (#50) makes its 2013 debut on The MFJ 50.

Welcome the October edition of The MFJ 50, our monthly rundown of the most popular festivals on this website. This month sees the return of the festival heavy hitters like Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, and Lollapalooza, as their 2013 editions climb back to the top of the list. Also filling up The MFJ 50 are winter cruise festivals. For more info on sailing the seas aboard a festival yacht, check out this article where we exhaustively run down your options.

[one_half last=”no”] 1. Voodoo Music Experience 2012
2. Beyond Wonderland 2013
3. Electric Daisy Orlando 2012
4. Tomorrowland 2013
5. Holy Ship! 2013
6. Ultra Miami 2013
7. Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012
8. HARD Day of the Dead 2012
9. Coachella 2013
10. South By Southwest 2013
11. SnowGlobe 2012
12. Lights All Night 2012
13. Bear Creek Music Festival 2012
14. Escape from Wonderland 2012
15. Sun and Sand Festival 2012
16. Shiprocked 2012
17. Solid Sound Festival 2013
18. UR1 Music Festival 2012
19. The Groove Cruise 2013
20. Essence Music Festival 2013
21. Governors Ball Music Festival 2013
22. Bonnaroo 2013
23. Time Warp Holland 2012
24. Amsterdam Dance Event 2012
25. AURA Festival 2013
26. Moogfest 2012
27. Barge to Hell 2012
28. Sasquatch 2013
29. Pitchfork Fest: Paris 2012
30. Lollaplooza 2013
31. Cayamo 2013
32. New Orleans Jazz Festival 2013
33. Country Thunder Arizona 2013
34. Suwannee River Jam 2013
35. Future Sound Festival 2013
36. CMJ Music & Film Marathon 2012
37. Full Metal Cruise 2013
38. 30A Songwriters Festival 2013
39. The Rock Boat 2013
40. Simple Man Cruise 2012
41. Austin City Limits 2013
42. Electric Elephant 2013
43. Magnolia Fest 2012
44. Osheaga Festival 2013
45. The KISS Kruise 2012
46. Snowbombing 2013
47. Primavera Sound 2013
48. BPM Festival 2013
49. Austin City Limits 2012
50. Treefort Music Festival 2013
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#1 Spot: Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day has a meltdown. Voodoo swaps out the pop punk band for the decidedly un-pop Metallica.

#7 Spot: Any festival that offers wrestling in its lineup is okay by us.

#9, 10, 22, 28, 30 Spots: They’re baaaack. The big 5 festivals return in their 2013 incarnations to once again dominate The MFJ 50.

#15 Spot: While all those chumps up north are sticking out snowstorms, the Sun and Sand Festival will be relaxing on the beach with music and movies.

#19 Spot: I’m having a tough time justifying taking a music festival cruise vacation when I’ve been on a music festival vacation for most of the year.

#22 Spot: Bonnaroo 2013. ‘Nuff said.

#26 Spot: When you throw a music festival during Halloween, we’re expecting some kick-ass costumes. Moogfest does not disappoint. Check out their costume contest. Dude has a giant eyeball for a head.

#33 Spot: Country Thunder Arizona comes out with a lineup this week, pardner.

#35 Spot: New festival alert! Future Sound Music Festival is coming this May to the Midwest and bringing a bunch of EDM artists along for the ride.

#42 Spot: So apparently Electric Elephant is like this massive beach festival held in Croatia — and it’s coming back for 2013. Radical.

#44 Spot: Any excuse to head back to Montreal next year is all the excuse I need.

#49 Spot: First time in The MFJ 50 history that we’ve had the same festival, but two different years. Dang. Austin City Limits is hella popular.


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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