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Regional Music Festival Roundup - 2014

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman

If you live for getting right up close to your favorite musical acts, having your ear-drums blown out and getting pushed around by strangers, then you're probably eagerly anticipating multiple summer and fall music festivals. 

But how do you determine which fests to attend and which to pass up?

Here's a handy little chart to help you assess which festival is worth your time, energy and money.

Warped Tour June 26 Wheatland (Sacramento) Less Than Jake, MC Chris, Saves The Day, Yellowcard, Anberlin $55
High Sierra Music Festival July 3-6 Quincy Beats Antique, Greensky Bluegrass $207
Wanderlust July 17-20 Squaw Valley RJD2, Big Gigantic, Polyphonic Spree - and lots of Yogis   $395-$900
Outsidelands August 8-10 Golden Gate Park, SF Kanye West, Arctic Monkeys, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Killers SOLD OUT
First City Festival August 23-24 Monterey Beck, Phantogram, The Nationals $80 - $230
Monster Energy Aftershock
Discovery Park, Sacramento
Weezer, Offspring, Awolnation, Rob Zombie $110 - $225
TBD (Formerly LAUNCH) October 3- 5 West Sacramento Limited line-up announced includes Blackalicious, Cherub, RAC, Yacht, Explosions In The Sky, The War On Drugs, bigger names yet to come $130 - $250
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October  3-5 Golden Gate Park, SF TBA Free
Treasure Island Music Festival October 18-19 Treasure Island, SF Outkast, Massive Attack, Zedd, Alt-J, TV-On The Radio, The New Pornographers $165 - $295

What's your favorite regional festival? Are there any we missed? Let us know in the comments!


BONUS: We're currently giving away tickets to Wanderlust, enter here.


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