What’s Happening This Weekend? Music Festivals for August 17-19, 2012

The Green Man Festival. Photo Credit: Green Man FB

What do Davy Crockett, Mae West, and Bill Clinton all have in common? Their birthdays are this weekend and we happen to know for a fact if Davy Crockett was still alive, you’d probably catch him fist pumping at one of the many music festivals below.

This Breeze Will Knock You Over
With artists like Bullet, Cattle Decapitation, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Toxic Holacuast, and Six Feet Under, the Summer Breeze Music Festival is more like a summer hurricane of hell. It’s a metal fest, not to be confused with its soothing, gentle name.

This is The End
Each year, the Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles selects a legend to pay tribute to over three days. This year: The Doors. Freakin’ awesome.

Sponsors NOT Wanted
Beautiful Days in the UK celebrates its tenth year keeping true to a mission of no corporate sponsors, no branding, and no advertising. It’s working. Tickets are sold out for this year and they won the “Best Family Festival” award last year.

Headliners: Coldplace and Black Eyed Peaz
Sometimes it feels like we’ve seen it all and then we come across a festival of only tribute bands and realize that we’re only scratching at the front door. Who know there was a tribute band to Snow Patrol?

Music Festivals This Weekend

Tribfest 2012 - East Yorkshire, UK
Summer Breeze 2012 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany
Rootwire Music & Arts Festival 2012 - Logan, OH
FM4 Frequency Festival 2012 - St. Pölten, Austria
Sunset Strip Music Festival 2012 - West Hollywood, CA
Pukkelpop 2012 - Kiewit-Hasselt, Belgium
Bella Terra Festival 2012 - Stephentown, NY
Rototom Sunsplash 2012 - Benicàssim, Spain
Beautiful Days 2012 - Escot Park, Devon, UK
Green Man Festival 2012 - Hay, UK
Just So Festival 2012 - Staffordshire, UK
Willamette Country Music Festival 2012 - Brownsville, OR
Lowlands Festival 2012 - Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands
Vail Soul Music Festival 2012 - Vail, CO
Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival 2012 - Salmon Arm, BC
Folks Festival 2012 - Lyons, CO
Philadelphia Folk Festival 2012 - Upper Salford Township, PA
Pstereo Festival 2012 - Trondheim, Norway
Beacons Music & Arts Festival 2012 - Skipton, UK
A Bear’s Picnic 2012 - Laurelton, PA
Equifunk 2012 - Equinunk, PA
World Electronic Music Festival (WEMF) 2012 - South Algonquin, ON
V Festival 2012 - Chelmsford & Staffordshire, UK
Summer Sonic Tokyo 2012 - Tokyo, Japan
Summer Sonic Osaka 2012 - Osaka, Japan
Rock The Bells 2012 - USA Tour

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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