What’s Happening This Weekend? Music Festivals for July 6-8, 2012

Wakestock takes over the beach this weekend in North Wales. Photo Credit: Wakestock FB

Yes, I know What’s Happening is usually posted earlier in the week, but a Wednesday holiday is always going to throw a monkey wrench into the works. Instead of forecasting the festival awesomeness coming this weekend, we celebrated some tunes at Summerfest and some beers in a boat. Better late than never we always see here at MFJ.

Get Your Park On
Spend Saturday in the Park listening to Wilco and the Chris Robinson Brotherhood in Iowa. Tear it up on Sunday dancing to twelve hours of techno at Love Family Park in Germany. Or just spend the whole weekend at Scotland’s T in the Park.

For Those About to Alt Rock, We Salute You
Indietracks is the only fest in the world to combine indie rockers and antique trains. CBGB comes back to life in New York City this weekend with a showcase festival of alt-rockers. Dinosaur Jr., Fucked Up, and Death Cab for Cutie will be at 80/35 in Iowa.

Canada Gets Invaded
More specifically, Quebec comes under assault for the next ten days by the Quebec City Summer Festival.  With more than a 1,000 artists and a price tag of under $20, you and a million of your closest friends will have a blast in Quebec.

Off the Beaten Track
Music festivals have popped up all over the world and this weekend provides plenty of opportunities to get out your comfort zone. Pohoda in Slovakia. B’estfest in Romania. Ruisrock in Finland. It’s time to pack your bags and go!

Music Festivals This Weekend: July 6-July 8, 2012 

Pohoda Festival 2012 - Trenčín, Slovakia
Roskilde Festival 2012 - Roskilde, Denmark
High Sierra Music Festival 2012 - Quincy, CA
Quebec City Summer Festival 2012 - Quebec City, QC
Wanderlust Colorado 2012 - Copper Mountain, CO
Urban Art Forms Festival 2012 - Wien, Austria
CBGB Music Festival 2012 - New York, NY
Essence Festival 2012 - New Orleans, LA
Indietracks 2012 - Derbyshire, UK
T in the Park 2012 - Balado, Kinross-shire, Scotland
Lounge on the Farm 2012 - Canterbury, UK
Relentless NASS Festival 2012 - Somerset, UK
Calgary Stampede 2012 - Calgary, AB
Wireless Festival 2012 - London, UK
80/35 Music Festival 2012 - Des Moines, IAJ
Wakestock 2012 - Cardigan Bay, North Wales, UK
Cavendish Beach Festival 2012 - Cavendish, PE
Corbridge Festival 2012 - Corbridge, UK
Vancouver Island MusicFest 2012 - Vancouver Island, BC
B’estfest 2012 - Bucharest, Romania
Basilica Block Party 2012 - Minneapolis, MN
Sonisphere UK 2012 - Knebworth, UK
Ruisrock 2012 - Turku, Finland
Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Fest 2012 - Burton Agnes, UK
Festival Beauregard 2012 - Herouville St-Clair, France
Great Blue Heron Festival 2012 - Sherman, NY
Bloc 2012 - London, UK
Dancity 2012 - Foligno, Italy
FreeRotation 2012 - Wales, UK
Boise Music Festival 2012 - Boise, ID
Sonisphere France 2012 - Amneville, France
Blues at The Fold 2012 - Worcester, UK
Saturday in the Park 2012 - Sioux City, IA
Love Family Park 2012 - Hanau, Germany

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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