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!
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