The Music Festival Wizard 50: August 2014 Recap

Welcome to the end of summer edition of The Music Festival Wizard 50, our pseudo scientific rundown of the most popular music festivals on this website. That chill bite of autumn may be in the air, but there’s plenty of festivaling left in the gas tank — check out the roster of shows for the rest of September.

Let’s dive into The MFW50 for August.

Long Live The King
Despite some competition from Treasure Island (#2) and EDC Orlando (#3), Electric Zoo (#1) remains on the throne for a second month. We’re guessing that their how-to video about tripping on Molly and golden waterfall hair¬†helped keep the buzz going strong into Labor Day Weekend.

The European Invasion
Lots of international action this month as The Amsterdam Dance Event (#7) makes their Top 10 debut while the Berlin Festival (#21) makes a 26 point run up the ladder. Mysteryland (#42) just narrowly edges out Pitchfork Paris (#43) which shot up an incredible 98 ranks this month.

Movers and Shakers
Now that summer is over and thoughts turn to the next festival season, Coachella (#13) is moving towards regaining their home in the Top 10 screaming up 78 places during August. Life is Beautiful (#30) for this festival with a 43 point move and just on the bubble, we’re declaring the Toronto edition of Riot Fest (#51) the big winner this month with a huge 117 point jump.

The Music Festival Wizard 50: August 2014

  1. Electric Zoo 2014
  2. Treasure Island 2014
  3. Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando 2014
  4. Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014
  5. Forever Never Land 2014
  6. Hard Day of the Dead 2014
  7. Amsterdam Dance Event 2014
  8. FYF Fest 2014
  9. Snowglobe 2014
  10. Aftershock 2014
  11. Catskill Chill Music Festival 2014
  12. Austin City Limits 2014
  13. Coachella 2015
  14. Voodoo Music Experience 2014
  15. Imagine Festival 2014
  16. First City Festival 2014
  17. North Coast Music Festival 2014
  18. Trillectro 2014
  19. Moe.Down 2014
  20. Joshua Tree Fall 2014
  21. Berlin Festival 2014
  22. Gulf Coast Jam 2014
  23. Fashion Meets Music Festival 2014
  24. Way Over Yonder 2014
  25. Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014
  26. Campfire Music Festival 2014
  27. Midpoint Music Festival 2014
  28. The Fest 2014
  29. Boston Calling Fall 2014
  30. Life is Beautiful 2014
  31. Americana Music Festival 2014
  32. Coral Skies 2014
  33. Jam Cruise 2015
  34. Summer Set Music Festival 2014
  35. Bumbershoot 2014
  36. Hideout Block Party 2014
  37. The Peach Music Festival 2014
  38. Bear Creek Music Festival 2014
  39. Camp Barefoot 2014
  40. Holy Ship! 2015
  41. Sun City 2014
  42. Mysteryland Netherlands 2014
  43. Pitchfork: Paris 2014
  44. Lockn’ 2014
  45. Riot Fest Chicago 2014
  46. Phases of the Moon 2014
  47. Dancefestopia 2014
  48. Outlook Festival 2014
  49. Decibel 2014
  50. Outside Lands 2014

    On the Bubble
  51. Riot Fest Toronto 2014
  52. Dimensions Festival 2014
  53. Rendezvous Music Festival 2014
  54. Riot Fest Denver 2014
  55. Fly Free Fest 2014
  56. LouFest 2014
  57. Pop Montreal 2014
  58. Uproar Festival 2014
  59. A3C Hip Hop Festival 2014
  60. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014
  61. The Love Festival Hawaii 2014
  62. Pacific Festival 2014
  63. Summer Ends 2014
  64. Rifflandia 2014
  65. Meeting of the Minds 2014
  66. AURA Music & Arts Festival 2015
  67. Rockaholica 2014
  68. MusicfestNW (MFNW) 2014
  69. Harvest Music Festival 2014
  70. Southern Brewers Festival 2014

Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.