Posted in music | tour dates on December 28, 2011

a Sasquatch 2011 patron (more by Josh Darr)
Sasquatch

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.

Austin City Limits is taking place from October 12-14 in Zilker Park in Austin. Souvenir 3-day passes and early bird 3-day passes have sold out but regular 3-day passes are on sale now.

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...

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Noise Pop -- 2012 Lineup
20 MINUTE LOOP
ALLAH-LAS
ARCHERS OF LOAF
AU
BARE WIRES
BIG FREEDIA
BIG TREE
BLEACHED
BORN GOLD
BRILLIANT COLORS
BUDOS BAND
BUILT TO SPILL
CARLOS FORSTER
CHAINS OF LOVE
CHAPTER 24
CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE
CRAIG FINN
CURSIVE
DIE ANTWOORD
DIRTY GHOSTS
DISAPPEARS
FIDLAR
GIGGLE PARTY
GRIMES
HOLLERADO
HOSPITALITY
IMPERIAL TEEN
JOHN VANDERSLICE
JOLIE HOLLAND
LAURA VEIRS & THE HALL OF FLAMES
LAURA VEIRS & THE TUMBLE BEES
LILAC
MATTHEW DEAR
MOUNT MORIAH
OOOOO
PICKWICK
PORTER ROBINSON
SAD BABY WOLF
SEA OF BEES
SURFER BLOOD
TAXES
THAO
THE DODOS
THE SHE'S
THE SOFT PACK
TYLER LYLE
UME
VERONICA FALLS
VIRGIN ISLANDS
WYE OAK
YALLS

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New Orleans Jazz Fest -- 2012 Lineup
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Eagles
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Foo Fighters
The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Reunion
Zac Brown Band John Mayer
The Neville Brothers
Al Green
Herbie Hancock and his Band Ne-Yo
My Morning Jacket
Bon Iver
Paulina Rubio
Jill Scott Florence + the Machine
Allen Toussaint
Feist
Bunny Wailer
Bonnie Raitt Irma Thomas
Maze feat. Frankie Beverly
Dr. John & the Lower 911 Janelle Monae
Yolanda Adams
Iron & Wine
Pete Fountain
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
Aaron Neville
Steve Earle
Galactic Preservation Hall Jazz Band's 50th Anniversary Jam Little Anthony & The Imperials
Ani DiFranco
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
Gomez
The Pedrito Martinez Group Bounce Shake Down feat. Big Freedia, Katey Red, Keedy Black, and DJ Poppa •Israel & New Breed
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Zebra
Amanda Shaw James Cotton "Superharp" Band
Cowboy Mouth
Asleep at the Wheel Papa Grows Funk
David Sanborn and Joey DeFrancesco
Bobby Rush Chuck Leavell & Friends
Ellis Marsalis
Marcia Ball Voice of the Wetlands Allstars
John Boutté
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
Cheikh Lô
Tab Benoit
Regina Carter's "Reverse Thread"
Bombino of Niger Glen Hansard
Big Sam's Funky Nation
Jeremy Davenport
Sarah Jarosz Bonerama
Evelyn Turrentine-Agee
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
Soul Rebels
The Stars of Heaven Jewel Brown & the Heritage Hall Jazz Band Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters
Anders Osborne Honey Island Swamp Band
Theresa Andersson
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
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Banu Gibson Hot 8 Brass Band
George French & the New Orleans Storyville Jazz Band and more

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Comments (33)

"Compared to the others listed here, this is not quite a big "festival","

SXSW and Noise Pop are not big festivals either.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 2:48 PM

Stop telling people about JazzFest. Keep it secret, keep it safe.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 3:09 PM

ATP AP ?

Posted by Bono & the Edge | December 28, 2011 3:30 PM

Which of these festivals will have the best hummus booths?

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 3:58 PM

I heard that Daft Punk will be headlining most of these shows. Frohawk will be manning most of the hummus booths, with his secret recipe of hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 4:37 PM

Sasquatch last year was hands down the best festival I've ever been to. And I've been to every festival on that list over the years with the exception of SXSW and Austin City Limits. Texas, and the people that live there, suck ass. We should give Texas back to Mexico.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 4:55 PM

ATP is all you needed

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 5:31 PM

you know, i went to governor's ball last year, and i really think that it has the potential to be an excellent festival. they just need to improve their lineup and reduce the cost of food. i dont know how many of you went last year, but the food prices were so freakin ridiculous, especially when you already were raped by the ticket price. but the nice weather made it a perfect day for a ferry ride, and surprisingly the long ass line for the ferry moved quickly. now that they've moved it to randall's island (so much more convenient), i'm anxious to see if they'll pull off a good lineup. two days makes it a little more exciting to wonder who they'll book. the bottom line is, anyone hating on the gov's ball can SMFD. let's see what they pull out of their hat this year. at the very least, it had a better location than APW two years ago (remember liberty park?)

Posted by frustrated with haters | December 28, 2011 5:44 PM

Radiohead @ APW was special....bring APW back!

Imagine Daft Punk, Sigur Ros, & Bjork as headliners for APW 2012...

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 6:13 PM

Why no mention of the FORMS festival?

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 6:24 PM

Liberty State Park is a good space with beautiful views of Manhattan. But it takes for freakin' ever to get to. Even after you get off the ferry you have to walk a mile to the stages. If they ever bring it back they should follow the paths of Gov's Ball/Electric Zoo and do it on Randall's Island. Convenience > View

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 6:28 PM

austin city limits is NOT on sale! silly rabbit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 7:02 PM

except for sxsw all these festivals are the same. the same acts, the same $, the same food. sxsw is free and there is free food and drink.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 8:13 PM

@4:55
SXSW and ACL...
How can you say that those two festivals represent Texas?

I agree though...Sasquatch is the Best.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 9:24 PM

Coachella > Every Fest

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 10:45 PM

BROchella

Posted by AnonHUMMUS | December 29, 2011 1:33 AM

um ACL is awesome. AUSTIN IS AWESOME. but coachella is the best fest and ive been to sasquatch. ktksbye

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 2:28 AM

Fuck all this shit...PORTLANDIA SEASON 2!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 2:45 AM

I don't like festivals. I don't like to leave my apartment anymore, really.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 7:25 AM

ATP UK > Primavera > Coachella > rest...

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 8:23 AM

Where will the Stone Roses play?

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 9:07 AM

"Fuck all this shit...PORTLANDIA SEASON 2!!!!"

Fred?

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 9:11 AM

best thing about these festivals is that they are webcast and you do not have to leave your apartment. they deliver food to your apartment and the trash shoot is across the hall.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 9:57 AM

"best thing about these festivals is that they are webcast and you do not have to leave your apartment. they deliver food to your apartment and the trash shoot is across the hall."

and they only feature a fraction of the bands and you totally miss out on the festival atmosphere. get outside you sloth

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 10:55 AM

@9:24 ACL & SXSW are not by themselves representative of Texas. However, the obnoxious Texans that attend these shows are what keeps me from going. I have a long list of reasons why I hate Texas. A lot of it has to do with my deep hatred of everything that resides south/south-west of the North East (Pacific NW isn't included in my hatred bubble). As a Brooklyn transplant from Cambridge, MA, being a WASP-y blue blood gives me the self confidence that if you are from the "boring/shitty/conservative" states I am better than you.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 1:04 PM

...I feel like BBG making the aforementioned comment. But seriously, I don't like people that are brought up in cities/towns/states that lack culture and glorify the use of the car as a mode of transportation. There are people raised in such situation that are exceptions to the rule, but they are very few and far between.

Anyway, I am so bored at work. I think I am going to get high with one of my coworkers now.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 1:17 PM

Fun Fun Fun Fest is Nov 2, 3, 4 and sold out it's earlybird tickets too.

Posted by Anonymous | December 30, 2011 3:41 AM

austin psych fest covered in tahini

Posted by Anonymous | December 30, 2011 4:13 AM

"Bumbershoot...Tickets are available and Bumbershoot are currently having a holiday sale where single day tickets are half off (originally $150, now $75)."

Correction: All three days are available now through the New Year for just $75. It'd be $150 for all three days, not *per day*.

Thanks for including us!

Posted by Bumbershoot | December 30, 2011 3:26 PM

ATP UK > all others

Posted by G | January 2, 2012 12:51 PM

Thanks for the info.

Posted by The Lawyer | February 8, 2012 7:31 AM

ATP UK > all others

Posted by ads | February 10, 2012 6:38 AM

amazing music.

Posted by jordon | August 9, 2013 7:41 PM

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