2012 Music Festival Roundup (Jazz Fest, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, Noise Pop, ACL, Coachella, Bamboozle, SXSW, Bumbershoot & more)
a Sasquatch 2011 patron (more by Josh Darr)
The new year is approaching, and while you’re making last minute plans and thinking up your resolutions, you can also start thinking about what festivals to attend in 2012. Here are some updates on next year’s US festivals (not in any particular order).
SXSW, which is taking place from March 9-18 in Austin, with the music portion form March 13-18, has already announced a bunch of bands. If you register before January 13, you’ll be able to save a bit.
New Orleans Jazz Fest is taking place from April 27 – May 6. The lineup includes The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Reunion, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Bon IverMy Morning Jacket, Feist, Janelle Monae, and others. The full lineup is below. Tickets are on sale now.
Sasquatch is taking place this year from May 25-28 in Gorge, Washington. 4-Day passes will be on presale through New Year’s Eve, and general sale starts February 11. New for 2012, “Patrons who purchase a 4-day festival ticket will be allowed re-entry from the Festival grounds! This will not apply to any other ticket, only the 4-day pass.”
Bonnaroo will be taking place from June 7-10 this year in Manchester, TN. Presale tickets have sold out but tickets will go on sale to the general public in the coming months. Also check out a Spotify playlist of the Bonnaroo staff’s favorite songs of 2011.
Coachella, will take place over the course of two weekends this year (April 13-15 and 20-22). Other than a fake lineup poster that has been floating around, no artists have been officially announced yet.
Noise Pop will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2012 from February 21-26 in San Francisco. So far the lineup includes Archers of Loaf, Built to Spill, Big Freedia, Surfer Blood, Grimes, Bleached, John Vanderslice, Ume, and others. Check out the full list below.
Lollapalooza will take place in 2012 from August 3-5 in Grant Park in Chicago. Tickets will go on sale this spring. As BVChicago mentioned, Lollapalooza is also taking place in Chile and Brazil this year.
Bamboozle, now in a new location, is taking place from May 18-20 in Asbury Park in New Jersey this year. So far the scary lineup includes Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Skrillex, Blink 182, Incubus, and Mac Miller. 3-Day wristbands are on sale now.
Bumbershoot is taking place from September 1-3 at Seattle Center in Seattle, WA. Tickets are available and Bumbershoot are currently having a holiday sale where single day tickets are half off (originally $150, now $75).
NYC’s own Governors Ball, which took place at Governors Island in 2011, has been moved to the bigger Randall’s Island and will take place over the course of two days, June 23 and 24. Like last year, there will be no overlapping sets. Compared to the others listed here, this is not quite a big “festival”, but unlike anything else listed above, it does happen in NYC. Artist announcements and tickets are coming soon.
Current NoisePop and Jazz Fest lineups below…
Noise Pop — 2012 Lineup
20 MINUTE LOOP
ARCHERS OF LOAF
BUILT TO SPILL
CHAINS OF LOVE
CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE
LAURA VEIRS & THE HALL OF FLAMES
LAURA VEIRS & THE TUMBLE BEES
SAD BABY WOLF
SEA OF BEES
THE SOFT PACK
New Orleans Jazz Fest — 2012 Lineup
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Foo Fighters
The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Reunion
Zac Brown Band John Mayer
The Neville Brothers
Herbie Hancock and his Band Ne-Yo
My Morning Jacket
Jill Scott Florence + the Machine
Bonnie Raitt Irma Thomas
Maze feat. Frankie Beverly
Dr. John & the Lower 911 Janelle Monae
Iron & Wine
Rodrigo y Gabriela Steel Pulse
Rebirth Brass Band
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society
funky Meters Levon Helm Band with special guest Mavis Staples, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Galactic Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s 50th Anniversary Jam Little Anthony & The Imperials
GIVERS Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers
Dianne Reeves Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Better Than Ezra Carolina Chocolate Drops
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
Bruce Hornsby Dave Koz
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
The Pedrito Martinez Group Bounce Shake Down feat. Big Freedia, Katey Red, Keedy Black, and DJ Poppa •Israel & New Breed
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Amanda Shaw James Cotton “Superharp” Band
Asleep at the Wheel Papa Grows Funk
David Sanborn and Joey DeFrancesco
Bobby Rush Chuck Leavell & Friends
Marcia Ball Voice of the Wetlands Allstars
Gary Clark Jr. The Texas Tornados feat. Flaco Jiménez, Augie Myers, and Shawn Sahm Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Band feat. Terence Blanchard
Regina Carter’s “Reverse Thread”
Bombino of Niger Glen Hansard
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Sarah Jarosz Bonerama
Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Ruby Wilson’s Tribute to Bessie Smith & Ma Rainey
Wycliffe Gordon Donald Harrison
Lindigo of Reunion Islands feat. Fixi
Sonny Landreth Buckwheat Zydeco
The Stars of Heaven Jewel Brown & the Heritage Hall Jazz Band Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters
Anders Osborne Honey Island Swamp Band
John Mooney & Bluesiana Eric Lindell
Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
Pine Leaf Boys James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys Big Chief Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs
Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band feat. Thais ClarkDr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band feat. Thais Clark
Banu Gibson Hot 8 Brass Band
George French & the New Orleans Storyville Jazz Band and more