What’s Happening This Weekend? Music Festival for June 22-24, 2012

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, one of the many fests this weekend.

What’s happening this weekend? How about everything as the most stacked schedule of music festivals so far in 2012 tears into a town near you.

Life’s a Ball
The second year Governor’s Ball returns to NYC along with Beck, Passion Pit, Fiona Apple, Modest Mouse, and Kid Cudi. Governor’s Island, which the festival is named for, is under construction this year, so we’ll be checking out the new digs at the uptown Randall’s Island locale.

Masters of Atlantic City
Metallica, following the trend of artist sponsored festivals kicks off the debut Orion Music +More in New Jersey. The lineup will feature Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, The Gaslight Anthem, and Best Coast and no Bruce Springsteen.

Spend a Day in the Park
Nobody knows how to throw a free festival like The Netherlands. Parkpop, argubably the largest free pop event in the world, will once again host thousands at The Hague.

New Kids on the Block
First year festivals abound this weekend: The EDM Paradiso Festival at The Gorge, mega-fest River’s Edge in St. Paul, Metallica’s Orion in New Jersey, and Granite State in New Hampshire. Good luck!

Music Festivals This Weekend for June 22-24, 2012

C/O Pop Festival 2012 - Cologne, Germany
Sled Island Music Festival 2012 - Calgary, AB
Beach Break Live 2012 - Pembrey Country Park, South Wales, UK
Telluride Bluegrass 2012 - Telluride, CO
Mantra Bash 2012 - Ferguson, NC
Country Jam Colorado 2012 - Grand Junction, CO
Country Stampede 2012 - Manhattan, KC
Wanderlust Vermont 2012 - Stratton, VT
Sonic Bloom 2012 - Georgetown, CO
Bergenfest 2012 - Bergen, Norway
Isle of Wight 2012 - Newport, Isle of Wight, UK
Sierra Nevada World Music Festival 2012 - Boonville, CA
Hurricane Festival 2012 - Scheeßel, Germany
Southside Festival 2012 - Tuttlingen, Germany
Moondance Jammin Country 2012 - Walker, MN
Plan-It-X Fest 2012 - Bloomington, IN
Body & Soul Festival 2012 - Westmeath, Ireland
Solidays 2012 - Paris, France
4 Peaks Music Festival 2012 - Bend, OR
Danube Island Festival (Donauinselfest) 2012 - Wien, Austria
Madsummer Meltdown #3 2012 - Schuylkill Haven, PA
Graspop Metal Meeting 2012 - Dessel, Belgium
Africa Oyé 2012 - Liverpool, UK
The Governors Ball 2012 - Randall’s Island, NYC
Granite State Music Festival 2012 - Concord, NH
Westword Music Showcase 2012 - Denver, CO
Orion Music +More 2012 - Atlantic City, NJ
Radio 1 Hackney Weekend 2012 - London, UK
Rock A Field 2012 - Roeser, Luxembourg
Paradiso Festival 2012 - George, WA
River’s Edge Music Festival 2012 - St. Paul, MN
Parkpop Festival 2012 - The Hague, Netherlands

We are the Music Festival Junkies -- a loose coalition of writers, photographers, artists, and musicians roadtripping around the world in search of the "perfect" music festival.

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