What’s Happening This Weekend? Music Festivals for August 10-12, 2012

Hope you’re having a rocking summer, fellow festival junkies. We’re coming into a strong August weekend of music around the world. The Music Festival Wizard will be spending a fine couple of days in the always bizarre and entertaining city of San Francisco for Outside Lands. As always, there’s so much to see, so much to do. Below you’ll find that to be true…

Metal, Metal, and More Metal
Bang your head for the heaviest weekend of festival metal this year. Bloodstock in the UK, Heavy T.O. and Heavy MTL  in Canada, and the Gathering of the Juggalos in Illinois will feature some of the hardest rocking artists in the world.

Hey Man, Chill Out
For those of on the opposite spectrum of metal, check out the One Love Festival in the UK for a dose of reggae, Shambhala for a taste of the surreal, and the moe.down in New York for a fix of mellow jams.

New Kids on the Block
No, not the band, but we do have two music festivals making their debut this week. The first is The Festival of Gnarnia which takes place at a ski area in North Carolina. Over at another ski area in Pennsylvania, the Allman Brothers will debut The Peach Music Festival.

Pastry Beer Shotguns?
We may not speak Danish, but we do speak music festival which is why even though we don’t understand much on the Smukfest website, we do understand that this festival looks bitchin’. One click took us to blindfolded girls and a dude spitting up pastry puffs while shotgunning a beer.  And Ice Cube will show up to perform.

Music Festivals This Weekend

Smukfest 2012 – Skanderborg, Denmark
Shambhala Music Festival 2012 – Salmo River Ranch, Salmo, BC
Flow Festival 2012 – Helsinki, Finland
Gathering of the Juggalos 2012 – Cave-In-Rock, IL
Northwest String Summit 2012 – North Plains, OR
Edmonton Folk Music Festival 2012 – Edmonton, AB
Bloodstock Open Air 2012 – Derbyshire, UK
Way Out West 2012 – Goteborg, Sweden
Boomtown 2012 – Bristol, UK
Rockin’ River MusicFest 2012 – Mission, BC
The Festival of Gnarnia 2012 – Beech Mountain, NC
Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival 2012 – Lunenburg, NS
Haldern Pop Festival 2012 – Haldern Pop, Germany
Wilderness 2012 – Charlbury, Oxfordshire, UK
MS Dockville 2012 – Wilhelmsburg, Germany
Capital Hoedown Country Music Festival 2012 – Ottawa, ON
Taubertal Festival 2012 – Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
Summer Meltdown 2012 – Darrington, WA
Outside Lands 2012 – San Francisco, CA
Brussels Summer Festival 2012 – Brussels, Belgium
Croissant Neuf Summer Party 2012 – Monmouthshire, UK
Rocco del Schlacko Festival 2012 – Püttlingen, Germany
Boots and Hearts Music Festival 2012 – Bowmanville, ON
moe.down 2012 – Turin, NY
The Peach Music Festival 2012 – Scranton, PA
Rockin’ The Rivers 2012 – Three Forks, MT
One Love Festival 2012 – Kent, UK
Sonne Mond Sterne Festival 2012 – Saalburg Beach, Germany
Heavy MTL 2012 – Montreal, QC
Heavy T.O. 2012 – Toronto, ON
MAHA Festival 2012 – Omaha, NE
House Clubbing 2012 – Torhout, Belgium
Cloud 9 Festival 2012 – Cheshire, UK

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