Location: Indio, CA
Dates: April 25-27
I'd really love to go to Coachella, but I won't make it this year. Santogold is playing! Hot Chip, Manchester Orchestra, My Morning Jacket, Love & Rockets!?, Black Mountain, Annuals, The National and so many more bands.
Location: Manchester, TN
Dates: June 12-15
Many bands I've seen are playing Bonnaroo. Artists you may have heard at The Sixty One include State Radio, Tegan & Sarah, Ghostland Observatory, Chromeo, The Felice Brothers and Vampire Weekend. Lez Zeppelin are playing!
Rothbury Music Festival
Location: Rothbury and Double JJ Resort, Rothbury, Michigan
Dates: July 3-6
Website: Rothbury Festival
This is the first year for the Rothbury Festival in West Michigan. The line up is impressive and features such 61 artists as State Radio, Tea Leaf Green, The Dresden Dolls and lots of artists I'm dying to see.
Location: Chicago's Grant Park
Dates: Aug. 1-3
Lollapalooza is a festival I've attended many times. I went to the first five and then to the last two years in Chicago. They haven't announced the lineup yet, but you bet your sweet ass I'll be there.