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We love intimate shows with our favorite bands but sometimes you want to share all of that energy with a couple thousand strangers. Check out our list of summer festivals from the east coast to the west coast and back again. Let us know who you're excited to see!
Sasquatch! Music Festival - George, Washington
When you're not busy rocking out you can laugh your ass off as Patton Oswalt (United States of Tara, Caprica), Rob Riggle (UCB) and other comedians take the stage. British songstress Martina Topley Bird (Tricky) is this summer's siren.
Roots Picnic - Philadelphia, PA
Ill Philly sons the Roots put the L-O-V-E in The City of Brotherly Love with Nneka, Vampire Weekend, Method Man/Ghostface/Raekwon (backed by The Roots), Jay Electronica and more.
Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN
Braveheart Nas and reggae royalty Damien Marley, united as one.
Lilith Fair - Various Locations, USA
June 27-August 16
Lilith Fair covers the ABC's of grrl power with acts ranging from The Bangles to Tegan and Sara.
Camp Bisco 9 - Mariaville, NY
One of the most colorful festival crowds descends on Upstate New York. Since the lineup includes Break Science with Talib Kweli and Major Lazer, it's pretty certain asses will literally be danced off.
Osheaga - Montreal, QB
July 31st-August 1st
Pretty much every indie act you know and love will be at one of the largest music festivals in Canada. Newish electro-rockers Metric, old faves Pavement and artists on the verge such as Jamie Lidell round out the lineup.
HARDfest - Various Locations, USA
Various Dates, July-August
M.I.A. post-baby birthing and ready to bring the fiyah one more time! South African action heroes Die Antwoord support several dates with their stealth punk-hop Ninja skills.
Lollapalooza 2010 - Chicago, IL
The house Perry Farrell built is back for another year. Acts range from the internationally known Lady Gaga to relatively unknown garage rockers The Ettes. Also, buying a ticket to Lollapalooza means you're giving back; a portion of each ticket benefits the Parkways Foundation.