What’s Happening This Weekend? Music Festivals for July 20-22, 2012

Just campers or artists? You never know at The Gathering of the Vibes.

What’s happening in the third weekend of July? How about everything? The festival year of 2012 is pushing forward with another stacked weekend of raves, campouts, hoedowns, concerts, shows, and even a picnic in Russia. Take a gander below at the list and we’ll see you on the gypsy road.

Block Party!
The Capitol Hill Block Party tried to scare us earlier this year by starting a rumor that this may be the final one. We hope not because this Seattle bash is one of our favorites in the Northwest.

It’s Finally Summer in Norway
The eyes on the official page for Slottsfjell have been tripping me out for the last ten minutes. Plus, they’ve got New Order, Wolfmother, and Friendly Fires in the lineup.

Rave in the Desert
Better bring along plenty of water for the Monegros Desert Festival. 22 hours of electronic music in the middle of Spain — you’re gonna want a drink.

The Jammiest Weekend of the Year
With All Good in Ohio, Gathering of the Vibes in New England, and String Cheese Incident Festival in Oregon, I predict at least one song will go past the ten minute mark.

Not the Jam
You would guess that the Moondance Jam would be like, you know, jam bands, but you sir would be wrong. Skid Row, Kid Rock, Hinder, Grand Funk Railroad, and a Motley Crue tribute band? More like Moondance Rock!

Music Festivals This Weekend

Country Thunder Wisconsin 2012 - Twin Lakes, WI
Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival 2012 - Bridgeport, CT
Moondance Jam 2012 - Walker, MN
Rock Fest 2012 - Cadott, WI
Port Eliot Festival 2012 - St Germans, Cromwell, UK
The Secret Garden Party 2012 - Abbots Ripton, UK
Country Jam Wisconsin 2012 - Eau Claire, WI
Slottsfjell 2012 - Tensberg, Norway
Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance 2012 - Trumansburg, NY
All Good 2012 - Thornville, OH
The Underground Music Showcase (UMS) 2012 - Denver, CO
Merritt Mountain Music Festival 2012 - Merritt, BC
Jamboree in the Hills 2012 - Morristown, OH
Vieilles Charrues Festival 2012 - Carhaix, France
Riot Fest Philadelphia 2012 - Philadelphia, PA
Folk on the Rocks 2012 - Yellowknife, NWT
String Cheese Incident Festival - Horning’s Hideout, OR
Motion Notion 2012 - Golden, BC
Deer Shed Festival 2012 - Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, UK
Rewind Festival Scotland 2012 - Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland
Capitol Hill Block Party 2012 - Seattle, WA
Starbelly Jam 2012 - Crawford Bay, BC
Positivus Festival 2012 - Salacgrīva, Latvia
Das Fest 2012 - Karlsruhe, Germany
Bristol Harbour Festival 2012 - Bristol, UK
Chagstock 2012 - Chagford, UK
CockRock 2012 - Cockermouth, UK
Evolve Festival 2012 - Antigonish, NS
The Wickerman Festival 2012 - East Kirkcarswell, Scotland, UK
Tramlines 2012 - Sheffield, UK
Redfest 2012 - Redhill, UK
XPoNential Music Festival 2012 - Camden, NJ
Firefly Music Festival 2012 - Dover, Delaware
Sunrise Festival 2012 - Kołobrzeg, Poland
Picnic Afisha 2012 - Moscow, Russia
Glasgowbury 2012 - Draperstown, Northern Ireland
Monegros Desert Festival 2012 - Huesca, Spain

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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