Festival Updates – Boston Calling, Lockn’, Woodsist, XPoNential, Moogfest, more

Following up March and April‘s festival announcements, below is a recap of the news concerning music festivals. The Future Heart 2014 Music Festival Guide is here.

  • Much of last weekend’s Hangout webcast can now be watched on demand
  • Single day tickets are still on sale for Boston Calling this weekend, and for a second Boston Calling September 5-7th highlighted by The National, Neutral Milk Hotel and The Replacements
  • The Replacements’ festival-only reunion also includes Kentucky’s Forecastle Festival in July, Seattle’s Bumbershoot Labor Day weekend, Arizona’s Summer Ends Music Festival in September and Austin City Limits in October
  • Moogfest announced free programming open to the public including free concerts featuring Giorgio Moroder, Zed’s Dead, The Fool’s Gold Showcase, and more (plus free daytime programming with Nick Zinner, Bradford Cox, and others)
  • Lollapalooza revealed its livestream this year will include multiple channels and be available online at Redbull.tv, as well as on Samsung Smart TVs, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox 360, Amazon TV, iOS and Android
  • Though weekend passes have sold out, Pitchfork Music Festival still has $60 tickets available for all three individual days (day 1 is especially strong with Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, Giorgio Moroder, Sun Kil Moon and others all leading up to a headlining set by Beck. St Vincent and Neutral Milk Hotel)
  • Merge is commemorating it’s 25th anniversary in 2014 with reissues, a subscription-only 7” singles series and box set, a 25K road race and now a festival. Set for this summer, Merge 25 is set for July 23-26 in Carrboro, North Carolina with Neutral Milk Hotel, Bob Mould, Lambchop (performing Nixon in its entirety), the Clientele, Destroyer, Wye Oak, Caribou, and more
  • Hopscotch Music Festival will feature Spoon, Mastodon, St. Vincent, Sun Kil Moon, Thurston Moore and more September 4-6 in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • XPoNential Music Festival returns July 25 through Sunday, July 27 at Camden County, NJ with Beck, Jenny Lewis, Dawes, Band of Horses and more at Susquehanna Bank Center and The Hold Steady, Lucius, and others in Wiggins Park
  • 2014 Woodsist Festival returns to the Henry Miller Library on August 5 and 6 with Woods, Angel Olsen, White Fence, Foxygen, Real Estate, and more
  • Wilco were added to play two nights at Lockn’ Festival (in Arrington, VA, September 4 -7 with Bob Weir & RatDog, Gary Clark Jr., Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Phil Lesh & Friends, Steve Winwood, The Allman Brothers Band, The String Cheese Incident, Widespread Panic and Willie Nelson)
  • Cincinnati’s Bunbury Music Festival still has tickets for their third annual event July 11-13 (Fall Out Boy, Paramore and The Flaming Lips headline; other top acts include Fitz And The Tantrums, Young The Giant, Veruca Salt, Cults, Holy Ghost!, Heartless Bastards, ZZ Ward, Andrew W.K and many more)
  • Summerfest is returning to Milwaukee’s Marcus Amphitheater and Henry Maier Festival Park from June 25-29 and July 1-6. It’s one of the odder line-ups of this year. The headliners cover all sides of current Top 40, with a dose of older rock bands – Bruno Mars (June 25), Lady Gaga (June 26), Brad Paisley with special guest Darius Rucker (June 27), Outkast with special guest Gary Clark Jr. (June 29), Dave Matthews Band (July 2), Zac Brown Band (July 3), Motley Crue with special guest Alice Cooper (July 4) and Fall Out Boy and Paramore (July 5).  What makes this odd is the rest of the bill is very jam scene centric: Umphrey’s McGee, Yonder Mountain String Band, Ray LaMontagne, The Head And The Heart, Ziggy Marley, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, O.A.R., The Wailers, Rusted Root, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Matisyahu and The Taj Mahal Trio. The Hold Steady will also be there. So will New Order (?!)…
  • JamBase has numerous contests offering free admission to various festivals


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