Festival Briefs: Justin & Jay Double Team, LED Accidents, The Boss in the UK, Wacken, Boonstock

Happy Saturday, festival fans. Just a few links, stories, and tidbits from the past few days that you might have missed.

North American News

Not the Best Start…
While setting up for the massive Ultra Festival, an LED sign crashed down severely injuring a few of the workers. Ultra kicks off today and will run for the next few weekends.

Phase Ones
Boonstock launched their initial wave of artists this weeks which includes a mashup of rock and EDM (think Godsmack, Nervo, Limp Bizket, and Knife Party). The High Sierra Festival out of California confirmed a bunch of acts. The Ponderosa Stomp, which strives to celebrate legendary and soon to be legendary artists while they’re still alive, announced their first batch of names.

UK News

Suit Up UK
Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake will tag team a headlining spot at the Wireless Festival this year. Am I the only one that thinks that song is just terrible?

New Digs, Same Big Names
Hard Rock Calling moves to a new home in Olympic Park and will celebrate with newly announced Bruce Springsteen and Kasbian.

EDM shows are releasing lineups fast and furious this week. Check new artists from Gottwood, Brighton Shakedown, and South West Four (SW4).

Europe News

Best Name for a Festival Ever
The Wacken Fest out of Germany must have a complete lineup by now. If they don’t, that’s a hell of a lot of metal artists.

16 Is a Magic Number
The Pitch Festival in The Netherlands is now up to 16 artists in their lineup including James Blake, Disclosure, and Bonobo. 16 new additions were made to Spain’s Bilboa BBK Festival.

New Festival Guides

Gottwood Festival 2013
Brighton Shakedown 2013
South West Four (SW4) Festival 2013
Hard Rock Calling 2013
Pitch Festival 2013
Ponderosa Stomp 2013
Wireless Festival 2013
Watershed Festival 2013
Coast West Music Fest 2013
Ansan Valley Rock Festival 2013

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