What’s Happening This Weekend? Music Festivals for June 14-16, 2012

Get lost at the Glade Electronic Festival this weekend in the UK.

There’s still plenty o’ festival action this June in a post-Bonnaroo world. Let’s take a gander at the mid-month weekend picks:

The Electronic Revolution Continues
Electric Daisy Carnival may have wrapped up in Vegas this past weekend, but there’s still plenty on the EDM horizon. Spring Awakening on Chicago’s Soldier Field will be the city’s largest dance-only festival ever while California’s Bounce Festival will provide a more organic experience.

Get Back to Nature
The Frendly Gathering in Vermont is your best bet for chill vibes in the prettiest state in the US (okay, I did grow up there). Railroad Earth, Dr. Dog, and Mason Jennnings will be on hand to provide the chill tunes. Need some more electronics, light shows, and amateur Big foot hunts in our weekend? Check out Impulse down in Georgia.

Lighten the Wallet
One of our picks for best free festivals, Make Music Pasadena, takes over the streets on Saturday. Group Love, Grimes, Cults, Dengue Fever, and more play on a variety of stages around downtown Pasadena.

Europe Rocks
You know the Azkena Rock Festival in Spain and Provinssirock in Finland are gonna to rock because the word is in the name of the music festival.

Fill Up in the Big Apple
The Northside Festival in Brooklyn is one of those fests where you won’t be able to see everything. It’s a music festival, a film festival, an art show, and an entrepreneruship trade show all wrapped up in on massive eight day show. The music kicks off this weekend with 350+ acts.

The Canadian Weekend
Speaking of all-you-can-hear buffets of music, North by Northeast finishes up its weeklong feast of 625 artists on 57 stages. Yeah, it’s a fripping huge festival. Speaking of huge, the D-Tox Rock Fest will tear up a tiny town in between Montreal and Ottawa.

Best Festival Name of the Week — This week it’s a tie between Hellfest and Lovebox.

Music Festivals This Weekend: June 14-16, 2012

North By Northeast (NXNE) 2012 - Toronto, ON
10 Giorni Suonati 2012 - Vigevano, Italy
Azkena Rock Festival 2012 - Vitoria, Spain
BamaJam 2012 - Enterprise, AL
Sónar Barcelona 2012 - Barcelona, Spain
Hultsfred Festival 2012 - Hultsfred, Sweden
Glade Festival 2012 - Norfolk, UK
The Frendly Gathering 2012 - Windham, VT
Northside Festival Brooklyn 2012 - Brooklyn, NY
Beverley Festival 2012 - Beverley, UK
Gold Coast Oceanfest 2012 - Croyde, UK
Hellfest 2012 - Clisson, France
Northside Festival 2012 - Aarhus, Denmark
Provinssirock 2012 - Seinäjoki, Finland
Impulse Music and Arts Festival 2012 - Union Point, GA
The Bounce Festival 2012 - Belden, CA
Summerburst Festival Stockholm 2012 - Stockholm, Sweden
Lovebox 2012 - London, UK
D-Tox Rock Fest 2012 - Marina de Montebello, QB
Clearwater Festival 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Vans Warped Tour 2012 - USA Tour
Spring Awakening Music Festival 2012 - Chicago, IL
Make Music Pasadena 2012 - Pasadena, CA
Rock The Garden 2012 - Minneapolis, MN

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the Chief Festival Junkie's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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