What’s Happening This Weekend? Music Festivals for August 17-19, 2012

This Breeze Will Knock You Over
With artists like Bullet, Cattle Decapitation, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Toxic Holacuast, and Six Feet Under, the Summer Breeze Music Festival is more like a summer hurricane of hell. It’s a metal fest, not to be confused with its soothing, gentle name.

This is The End
Each year, the Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles selects a legend to pay tribute to over three days. This year: The Doors. Freakin’ awesome.

Sponsors NOT Wanted
Beautiful Days in the UK celebrates its tenth year keeping true to a mission of no corporate sponsors, no branding, and no advertising. It’s working. Tickets are sold out for this year and they won the “Best Family Festival” award last year.

Headliners: Coldplace and Black Eyed Peaz
Sometimes it feels like we’ve seen it all and then we come across a festival of only tribute bands and realize that we’re only scratching at the front door. Who know there was a tribute band to Snow Patrol?

Music Festivals This Weekend

Tribfest 2012 – East Yorkshire, UK
Summer Breeze 2012 – Dinkelsbühl, Germany
Rootwire Music & Arts Festival 2012 – Logan, OH
FM4 Frequency Festival 2012 – St. Pollten, Austria
Sunset Strip Music Festival 2012 – West Hollywood, CA
Pukkelpop 2012 – Kiewit-Hasselt, Belgium
Bella Terra Festival 2012 – Stephentown, NY
Rototom Sunsplash 2012 – Benicàssim, Spain
Beautiful Days 2012 – Escot Park, Devon, UK
Green Man Festival 2012 – Hay, UK
Just So Festival 2012 – Staffordshire, UK
Willamette Country Music Festival 2012 – Brownsville, OR
Lowlands Festival 2012 – Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands
Vail Soul Music Festival 2012 – Vail, CO
Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival 2012 – Salmon Arm, BC
Folks Festival 2012 – Lyons, CO
Philadelphia Folk Festival 2012 – Upper Salford Township, PA
Pstereo Festival 2012 – Trondheim, Norway
Beacons Music & Arts Festival 2012 – Skipton, UK
A Bear’s Picnic 2012 – Laurelton, PA
Equifunk 2012 – Equinunk, PA
World Electronic Music Festival (WEMF) 2012 – South Algonquin, ON
V Festival 2012 – Chelmsford & Staffordshire, UK
Summer Sonic Tokyo 2012 – Tokyo, Japan
Summer Sonic Osaka 2012 – Osaka, Japan
Rock The Bells 2012 – USA Tour

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