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West Coast Music Festivals Roundup

Alexandra Aftalion |
March 23, 2014 | 9:27 p.m. PDT


(Candice Navi/Neon Tommy)
(Candice Navi/Neon Tommy)
For music lovers, the best part of summer may very well be the music festivals. From indie rock to country, here is Neon Tommy’s compilation of the biggest West Coast festivals to look forward to in the coming months.


#1: Bottle Rock Napa Valley 

Location: Napa, CA 

Dates: May 30-June 1, 2014 

Sample Of This Year’s Lineup: The Cure, Outkast, Eric Church, Weezer, The Fray, LL Cool J, Dearhunter, Matt and Kim, Heart, TV On The Radio, Third Eye Blind


#2: Outside Lands

Location: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

Dates: August 8-10, 2014

Sample Of Last Year’s Lineup: Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Kaskade, Vampire Weekend


#3: FYF Fest

Location: L.A. State Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA

Last Year’s Dates: August 24-25

Sample Of Last Year’s Lineup: MGMT, Beach House, My Bloody Valentine, Yo La Tengo, Kurt Vile, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio


#4: Sunset Strip Music Festival

Location: Los Angles, CA

Last Year’s Date: August 3

Sample Of Last Year’s Lineup: Linkin Park, Wale, Awolnation, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Logic


#5: Sasquatch

Location: George, WA 

Dates: Weekend 1—May 23-25, 2014; Weekend 2—July 4-6, 2014

Sample Of This Year’s Lineup: Weekend 1—Outkast, The National, Queens of The Stone Age, M.I.A., Foster The People, Haim, Kid Cudi; Weekend 2—Soundgarden, Kraftwerk (3D), New Order, Frank Ocean, Spoon, Broken Bells, Neutral Milk Hotel, Tegan & Sara, Atmosphere, Jake Bugg


#6: Lighting In A Bottle

Location: Lake San Antonio Recreation Area, Bradley, California

Dates: May 22-26, 2014

Sample Of This Year’s Lineup: Moby (DJ Set), Little Dragon, Phantogram, Gold Panda, Ryan Hemsworth, Ambassador 


#7: Watershed Festival

Location: George, WA 

Dates: August 1-3, 2014

Sample Of This Year’s Lineup: Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, Cassadee Pope, Chase Rice, Jake Owen


#8: Bumbershoot

Location: Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

Last Year’s Dates: August 31-September 2

Sample Of Last Year’s Lineup: Death Cab For Cutie, Fun., Heart, Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, Bassnectar, Tegan & Sara, Allen Stone, Alt-J, Matt And Kim, Ra Ra Riot, Deerhunter


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