This summer brings warm beer in plastic cups, long lines for port-a-pottys and the omnipresent music festival circuit. Stateside, saddle up for Lollapalooza’s resurgence. However, the iconic alt-rock fest is no longer a traveling circus–it’s only one weekend in Chicago this July 23rd-24th. Lollapalooza promises 70 bands on five stages in Chicago’s sprawling Grant Park.
For the hippie in you, Manchester, Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Festival offers the Dave Matthews Band and ex-Phish guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio headlining on June 10th-12th.
Across the pond, the UK offers an amazing two-day extravaganza of indie rock with the Carling Weekend, featuring Hot Hot Heat, Bloc Party, the Pixies, Iron Maiden, and the Foo Fighters. The action takes place in both Reading and Leeds August 26th-28th.