What’s Happening This Weekend? Music Festivals for August 3-5, 2012

Osheaga Crowd in 2011. Photo Credit: Pat Beaudry/Osheaga Facebook

Ukraine. Bulgaria. Poland. Eastern Europe has caught the music festival bug and nowhere is that more apparent than the first week of August. Over here in North America, country music festivals throw down in a big way this weekend with WE Fest, Oregon Jamboree,  Watershed, and the Big Valley Jamboree. Down below you’ll find the complete schedule for this weekend.

The Nerdocalypse Has Begun

If you haven’t heard of Metroid Metal, The NESkimos, DJ Robocob, Professor Shyguy, and D&D Sluggers, then you’re probably not plugged into the nerdcore movement. Check out the annual gathering known as Nerdapalooza which takes place this year at a Crowne Plaza near the Orlando airport. There’s even a nerd-style burlesque show.

Bonjour Montreal

Back in high school, we used to roadtrip to Montreal  to drown ourselves in Molson XXX beer and gorge on the buffet (not a euphemism –there’s really a buffet of food) at Club SuperSex. This weekend the MFJ crew returns as adults to hit up the Osheaga Festival…and probably the other stuff we just mentioned.

Life With No Pants

So there’s this Ukraine beach rave held on the shores of the Crimean Sea for two weeks that we never heard of until a couple months ago. KaZantip sounds like a EDM cousin of The Burning Man Festival complete with its own PreZident, city, and laws. If you’re considering going, make sure to steer clear of the ripoff version being held in Portugal.

All Hail The King

It’s not just that Lollapalooza is one of the biggest and most popular festivals of the year, but the way that the former touring festival has reinvented itself over the years always makes Lolla stand out. The South American editions held in the spring were merely a warmup to one massive weekend in Chicago.

Music Festivals This Weekend: August 3-5, 2012

Kazantip 2012 - Popovka, Ukraine
WE Fest 2012 - Detroit Lakes, MN
Wacken 2012 - Wacken, Germany
Big Valley Jamboree 2012 - Camrose, Alberta
Cambridge Rock Festival 2012 - Cambridge, UK
Stop Making Sense 2012 - Petrcane, Croatia
Arenal Sound Festival 2012 - Burriana, Spain
Fieldview Festival 2012 - Chippenham, UK
Woodstock Festival Poland 2012 - Kostrzyn nad Odra, Poland
Lollapalooza 2012 - Chicago, IL
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2012 - Beauly, Scotland
Musikfest 2012 - Bethlehem, PA
Y-Not Festival 2012 - Derbyshire, UK
Osheaga Festival 2012 - Montreal, QC
Oregon Jamboree 2012 - Sweet Home, OR
Hevy Music Festival 2012 - Kent, UK
Hard Summer 2012 - Los Angeles, CA
Pickathon 2012 - Happy Valley, OR
Ultra Music Festival Korea 2012 - Seoul, Korea
Spirit of Burgas 2012 - Burgas, Bulgaria
Off Festival 2012 - Katowice, Poland
Nature One 2012 - Kastellaun, Germany
Castlepalooza 2012 - Tullamore, Ireland
Kiss My AFF 2012 - Genk, Belgium
SappyFest 7 2012 - Sackville, NB
Telluride Jazz Celebration 2012 - Telluride, CO
Watershed Music Festival 2012 - George, WA
Nerdapalooza 2012 - Orlando, FL
Center of Gravity 2012 - Kelowna, BC
Woodist Festival 2012 - Big Sur, CA
Eastern Electrics Festival 2012 - London, UK
VELD Music Festival 2012 - Toronto, ON
Dance Valley 2012 - Velsen, The 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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