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Flying Festival Madness:
Summer Music Festivals Start Announcing Lineups


It's that time of year again - summer festival lineups are starting to fly and there's lots of bands at a lot of festivals. Coachella, Benicassim, Bonnaroo, and Noise Pop all announced either initial or complete lineups last week.

The biggest news was definitely Coachella, one of the biggest and most fun of all. They announced a complete lineup after a listing of bands first leaked on the web site's message board. Within a day or two, Coachella organziers had released a full and official listing of all bands and headliners.

This year the 2 day festival has polar opposites in terms of each day's headlining acts - Depeche Mode on day one and Tool on day two. In a way, this reflects the diversity of the Coachella lineup, which also includes Sigur Rós, Atmosphere, Animal Collective, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bloc Party, Mogwai, TV On The Radio and more.

More on the Coachella Music Festival:
Coachella Festival Overview

 

San Francisco's Noise Pop Music Festival has announced an initial lineup and shifted the dates to later in the year. Noise Pop is usually one of the first festivals of the year, but has now shifted to the end of March, possibly to avoid media collision with now epic SXSW festival. Noise Pop is now over 10 years in existence and going strong with experimental and indie bands
of integrity.

More on the Noise Pop Music Festival:
Noise Pop Music Festival Overview

 

An interesting turn of events that you would never expect: Radiohead will headline Nashville's Bonnaroo Festival. More than just a footstompin' romp in the hayloft, Bonnaroo 2006 ain't messin' around with a lineup that includes Death Cab for Cutie, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Atmosphere (Atmosphere is everywhere), Devendra Banhart, Dungen, and Cat Power.

Bonnaroo has set its sights on being all it can be with a diversified lineup that includes jazz, Americana, hip-hop, electronica. There's also film compnents, an experimental 'digital music lounge' and silent disco. Plus beer.

More on the Bonnaroo Festival:
Bonnaroo Festival Overview

 

Spain's Benicassim Festival also jumped in the ring with names like Depeche Mode, Franz Ferdinand, and Echo and the Bunnymen. Benicassim is part of a larger group of European Festivals called Un Pop Classik, which tries to bring some European unity to individual festivals across the continent.

More on the Bennicassim Festival:
Benicassim Festival Overview

 

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