The Music Festival Wizard 50: April 2012 Recap

Temperatures are heating up along with the music festival season. New York City continues to crush The MFW 50 during the month of April capturing nine of the top twenty spots. New entries into the list include some our picks of the best free 2012 festivals. Come on and dip your toe the April edition of The MFW 50.

1. Austin City Limits
2. Lollapalooza
3. Bonnaroo
4. CBGB Music Festival
5. Norman Music Festival
6. NYC Popfest
7. Catalpa
8. 4 Knots Festival
9. The Great Googa Mooga
10. Electric Daisy Carnival NYC
11. The Governors Ball
12. Vans Warped Tour
13. Hard Summer
14. Pitchfork Chicago
15. The Voodoo Music Experience
16. Summerfest
17. The Bamboozle
18. Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
19. Spring Awakening
20. Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
21. I Love This City: San Francisco
22. Starscape
23. Electric Forest
24. Electric Zoo
25. Wanderlust California
26. Sasquatch
27. Joshua Tree Music Festival
28. Wicker Park
29. Clearwater
30. Sweetlife
31. Sunstrip Strip
32. Sunfest
33. Mountain Jam
34. Orion Music More
35. Summer Camp
36. I Love This City: San Diego
37. Mayhem Festival
38. All Good
39. North Coast
40. Camp Bisco
41. iHeartRadio
42. Hangout Festival
43. Hozack Blackout Fest
44. Electric Daisy Carnival Vegas
45. Burning Man
46. Bunbury Music Festival
47. Soundtown
48. Rock on the Range
49. Musikfest
50. Xponential Festival

#4 Spot: The legendary CBGB venue in NYC will be reincarnated as a music festival this summer. Just the announcement alone catapulted CBGB into the top 5 most popular festivals on MFW.

#7 Spot: Catalpa, another first year NYC festival, also jumped into The MFW 50 out of nowhere. With a lineup that includes The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, and Girl Talk, expect this July festival to stay popular for the next few months.

#13 Spot: The Los Angeles based Hard Summer climbed 17 spots last month as EDM festivals continue their domination of 2012.

#21 and #36 Spots: The announcement of a dual-city electronic music festival taking place in both San Francisco and San Diego launched I Love This City into the MFW 50.

#28 Spot: With no lineup yet, fans are searching hard for any information about Chicago’s Wicker Park Music Festival.

#31 Spot: Motley Crue and Slash are just a few of the metal acts honored at SSMF. Who’s it going to be this year?

#37 Spot: The traveling metal Mayhem Festival makes its debut on The MFW 50 this month.

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.