The Music Festival Wizard 50: February 2013 Recap

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Our ace reporter, Coco Mendez, getting vertical.

The MFW 50 took a short break over the last few months, but we’re back and running down the hottest music festivals on this here website. As always it’s a wild ride into the Top 50. Below we run down some of the highlights.

The Top Dog: Rockfest Kansas City(#1) took the top spot this month mainly because the official website had crashed during the month of February. With no outlet for news, fans soared to MFW to post their ideal lineup. Never fear — KC Rockfest is back up and running along with a new lineup.

New Kids on the Block:  The highly anticipated debut Bottle Rock (#5) climbed into the Top Ten, while the recently announced Tortuga Festival (#42) made its first appearance as well in the Top 50. Also, Summerfest (#31) booked The New Kids on the Block for 2013.

Will They or Won’t They: The mercurial BamaJam (#10) has run into its fair share of problems over the last few years and with only three months to go until the previously announced dates and zero information, festival junkies flocked to our site to see what we know — which is to start making plans for an alternate festival.

Hola Adictos a la Musica del Festival: Major spring festivals in Barcelona, Sonar(#47) and Primavera Sound (#45), squeaked into the bottom of The MFW 50 and we’re happy to see them. As if we needed any more reasons to visit one of the best cities on the Mediterranean.

The Top Dogs Take a Nap: This marks the first month that the heavyweights of The MFW 50 ( Bonnaro0, Ultra, Coachella, Austin City Limits, and Sasquatch)  didn’t make it into at least one of the top five spots. It’s also the first time that two of the top five spots are claimed by festivals located outside the United States (Osheaga, Tomorrowland). Go world.

The Music Festival Wizard 50 for February 2013 

  1. Rockfest Kansas City 2013
  2. Beyond Wonderland 2013
  3. Osheaga Festival 2013
  4. Tomorrowland 2013
  5. Bottle Rock Napa Valley 2013
  6. Electric Daisy Carnival NYC 2013
  7. Ultra Music Festival Miami 2013
  8. Governors Ball Music Festival 2013
  9. BamaJam 2013
  10. Sunfest 2013
  11. Ultra Croatia 2013
  12. Coachella 2013
  13. Electric Zoo 2013
  14. Bonnaroo 2013
  15. South By Southwest (SXSW) 2013
  16. Beale Street Music Festival 2013
  17. All Good Music Festival 2013
  18. Camp Bisco 2013
  19. Hangout Music Festival 2013
  20. Essence Music Festival 2013
  21. Mountain Jam Festival 2013
  22. Northside Festival Brooklyn 2013
  23. Electric Elephant 2013
  24. Lollaplooza 2013
  25. Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 2013
  26. Outside Lands 2013
  27. Sasquatch 2013
  28. Roots Picnic 2013
  29. Love Family Park 2013
  30. Electric Daisy Carnival Chicago 2013
  31. Summerfest 2013
  32. Rock on the Range 2013
  33. Hipnic 2013
  34. Magnetic Music Festival 2013
  35. Welcome to Rockville 2013
  36. Firefly Music Festival 2013
  37. The Peach Music Festival 2013
  38. Hard Summer 2013
  39. Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013
  40. Bunbury Music Festival 2013
  41. Spring Awakening 2013
  42. Tortuga Music Festival 2013
  43. EXIT Festival 2013
  44. Electric Forest 2013
  45. Primavera Sound 2013
  46. Paid Dues Festival 2013
  47. Sonar Barcelona 2013
  48. Clearwater Festival 2013
  49. Sweetlife Festival 2013
  50. Suwannee River Jam 2013

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the editor-in-chief's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.


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