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Festivals in Brief: Electric Daisy Carnival, Quebec City, Hard Rock Calling

on April 21, 2011, 9:25am

Consequence of Sound‘s Festival Outlook is an online database featuring the latest news, rumors, and ticket information for the world’s many music festivals. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to keep up with everything, especially on a day like today. So, this is where our “Festivals in Brief” feature comes in.

Today brings a whole slew of lineup news, including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Electric Daisy Carnival, Quebec City Summer Fest, Hard Rock Calling, The Big Chill, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, and more. Below, you can find all the pertinent information.

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Where/When: May 28-29 at the Comcast Theater in Hartford, Connecticut

What’s New: The festival has been officially moved from its previous home to the Comcast Theater in Hartford, CT.

Who’s Playing: Weezer, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Coheed and Cambria, George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, The New Pornographers, Best Coast, Wavves, Titus Andronicus, RJD2, and Man Man

Tickets: $99 two-day tickets are now available via Ticketmaster.

The Big Cill

Where/When: August 4-7 in Herefordshire, England

Who’s Playing: Kanye West, Chemical Brothers, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, Janelle Monáe, 2manydjs, Warpaint, and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

Tickets: £75 day tickets £165 weekend passes are available via Ticketline.


Where/When: June 9-12 in Manchester, Tennessee

What’s New: Fences, Civil Twilight, Greensky Bluegrass, Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons, Bobby Long, Givers, Gary Clark Jr., The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, River City Extension, Jamie McLean Band, Jeff the Brotherhood, The Apache Relay, Infantree, Rotary Downs, The Band of Heathens, The Black Box Revelation, and The Pimps of Joytime

Who Else is Playing: Eminem, Arcade Fire, Buffalo Springfield, The Black Keys, Widespread Panic, The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, String Cheese Incident, Mumford & Sons, The Decemberists, Bassnectar, Girl Talk, and more

Tickets: $2495.0 GA passes are available via the festival’s website.

Electric Daisy Carnival

Where/When: June 24-26 at Motor Speedway Las Vegas, Nevada

Who’s Playing: Tiësto, Swedish House Mafia, and David Guetta

Tickets: On sale April 23rd via the festival’s website.

Hard Rock Calling

Where/When: June 24-26 at Hyde Park in London, England

Who’s Playing: The Killers, Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks, and Train

Tickets: Standard tickets for all three nights are available via the festival’s website.

Live 105’s BFD

Where/When: June 5th at Shoreline Ampitheater in Mountain View, California

Who’s Playing: Linkin Park, The Strokes, Snoop Dogg, Cage the Elephant, Bad Religion, Neon Trees, The Airborne Toxic Event, Manchester Orchestra, Foster the People, Biffy Clyro, Wolfgang Gartner, and Innerpartysystem

Tickets: $39.50 for lawn, $59.50 for reserved seating. Members only presale Thursday, April 21 until Friday, April 22nd. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Saturday, April 23rd at 10am via the festival’s website.


When/Where: August 5-7 at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois

What’s New: Nas and Damien Marley (Expected), Grace Potter and The Nocturnals (Expected), Delta Spirit (Expected), Feed Me (Expected), and J. Roddy Walston and the Business (Expected)

Who Else is Expected/Rumored: Eminem, Foo Fighters, Muse, A Perfect Circle, Girl Talk, Bright Eyes, Cee-Lo, Kid Cudi, The Mountain Goats, Titus Andronicus, Best Coast, Sleigh Bells, and Tennis

Tickets: Three-day passes, VIP passes, and travel packages all on  sale now via the festival’s website.

Quebec City Summer Festival

Where/When: June 7-17 in Quebec City, Quebec

Who’s Playing: Metallica, Elton John, The Black Keys, Girl Talk, and Cage the Elephant

Tickets: TBA

Rock the Garden

Where/When: June 18 at Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Who’s Playing: My Morning Jacket, Neko Case, Booker T. Jones, and Tapes N’ Tapes

Tickets: Members-only presale began April 19th, remaining tickets will go on sale May 3rd via the festival’s website. They’re priced at $46 for GA and $175 for VIP.


Where/When: June 29-July 10 at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

What’s New: Girl Talk, 311, Maroon 5, Rise Against, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Paul Rodgers, Loretta Lynn, Peter Frampton, and Blue Oyster Cut

Who Else is Playing: Kanye West, Katy Perry, The Black Keys, Kid Cudi, Florence and the Machine, Peter Gabriel, Dropkick Murphys, The Jayhawks, George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic, and Buddy Guy

Tickets: GA passes and Marcus Amphitheater headlining tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Where/When: September 16-18 in Telluride, Colorado

Who’s Playing: Willie Nelson, The Flaming Lips, moe., Mavis Staples, Fitz & the Tantrums, Bid Head Todd and the Monsters, and Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa

Tickets: $160 three-day passes are now available via the festival’s website.