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The Rock and Roll Report 2009 Summer Festival Guide

glastonbury-crowd-300Every summer there seems to be more and more summer festivals popping up all over the world. Here is an incomplete guide to some of them. We only included those that we (a) know about and (b) have some kind of rock and roll featured on at least one of the stages. If we have missed any just drop a comment or email us at and we’ll add it to the list.

Last updated: August 25, 2009 (Champlain Valley Fair, Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, After the Jump Fest)


29-May 1 Sunfest, West Palm Beach, Florida


May-Aug Pandemonium Tour Festival, Various cities across North America

1-2 Bamboozle Festival, East Rutherford, New Jersey

7-10 Rogers Spring Music Festival, Hamilton, ON, Canada

14-16 Seaside Music Festival, Seaside, NJ

13-16 Florida Music Festival, Orlando, FLA

16-17 Rock On the Range, Columbus, Ohio

22-24 South Texas Rock Fest, San Antonio, Texas

23-25 Sasquatch!, George, WA

23-25 Topanga Days Music Festival, Topanga, CA

28 Mamapolooza, NYC, NY

29-31 Mountain Jam, Hunter Mountain, NY

30-31 Bufest, Malibu, CA

30 M3 Rock Festival, Baltimore, MD

30-June 1 Pink Pop, Landgraef, Netherlands



3-6 Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg, Sweden

4-7 Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival, Lawrenc, KS

9-12 All Good Music Festival, Masontown, WV

11-14 Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN

12-14 Isle of Wight Festival, Newport, UK

12-14 Download Festival, Donnington Park, UK

13 Monkey Island Music Festival, Berlin, Germany

17-21 NxNE, Toronto, ON, Canada

19-20 Virgin Festival Canada, Montreal, Canada

20 Edgefest, Toronto, ON, Canada

20-21 Blackfield Festival, Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen, Germany

21 Make Music Pasadena, Pasadena, CA

25-26 Primitive Festival, Dutch International Garage Festival, Rotterdam, NL

24-28 Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury, UK

19-21 Southside Festival, Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany

21 Make Music Pasadena, Pasadena, California

22-25 Hove Festival, Arendal, Norway

25-July 5 Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI

26-28 Hard Rock Calling, Hyde Park, London, England

27-29 Rock Al Parque, Bogota, Colombia

26-28 St. Gallen Festivals, St. Gallen, Switzerland

28 Devil Side Festival, DuisburgerLandschaftspark, Germany

28 S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival, St. Catherines, ON, Canada

26- August 23 Warped Tour, Canada & U.S.


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tba ThisDay, Abuja/Lagos, Nigeria

1-4 Indie Week Festival, Ireland

2- 5 Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium

2-5 High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy, CA

3-5 July Eurockeennes de Belfort, Malsaucy, France

4 Virgin Music Fest, Halifax, NS, Canada

4-5  O2 Wireless Festival, London/Leeds, UK

09-06 August Plage De Rock, St. Tropez, France

9-11 Summerslam, Grand Prarie, AB, Canada

9-12 Rocklahoma, Pryor, Oklahoma

9-12 EXIT, Novi Sad, Serbia

10-12 Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY

10-12 T in the Park, Kincross, Scotland

10-12 Oxygen ’07, Naas, Ireland

10-12 Tonefest, Wareham, Dorset, UK

9-12 All Good Music Festival, Masontown, WV

11 Warrington Music Festival, Warrington, NW UK

18- Siren Music Festival, Coney Island, NY

16-19 Italia Wave Love Festival, Florence, Italy

16-19 Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, Benicàssim, Castellón

16-19 Dour Festival, Dour, Belgium

17-19 Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL

17-19 Melt Festival, Berlin, Germany

16-19 Rock Fest, Cadott, WI

22-25 10,000 Lakes Festival, Detroit Lakes, MN

24-26 Hillside Music Festival, Guelph Lake Island, ON, Canada

24-26 Wanderlust Festival, North Lake Tahoe, CA

24-26 XPoNential Festival, Camden, NJ

24-26 Fuji Rock Fest, Naeba Ski Resort, Japan

25-26 Virgin Fest BC, Deer Lake, BC, Canada

31-Aug 2 All Points West Music and Arts Festival, Liberty State Park, NJ

31-Aug 2 Venice Airport Festival, Venice, Italy


1-2 Osheaga Festival, Montreal, QC, Canada

1-3 U Turn Festival, Downsview, ON

2 Underage Festival, London, UK

6-9 The Big Chill, Eastnor Castle Deer Park, London and South East
United Kingdom

7-9 North Coast Music Festival, Cleveland, OH

7-9 Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL

8-9 Spittle Seaside Festival, Spittal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northeast
United Kingdom

15-16 Woodstock 2009, Bethel, New York

18 Download Festival, Boston, MA

20-23 Rock Gone Wild, Algona, Iowa

22-23 V Festival 2009, Hylands Park, UK

23 Rock Make Street Festival, San Francisco, CA

28-30 Leeds Festival, London, UK

28-30 After the Jump Fest, Brooklyn, NY

28-30 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA

28-30 Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco, CA

28-30 Reading Festival, Reading, UK

29-30 Virgin Festival Ontario, Toronto, ON

29-September 7 Champain Valley Fair, Essex Junction, Vermont

30 Get Loaded in the Park, London, UK

30 Virgin Mobile Freefest 2009. Columbia, MD



Sept-Oct Parklife, Australia

4-5 Wild Weekend II, Austin, Texas

4-6 Rock For Hope, Warrenton, Missouri

5 HomegrownRadioNJ Music Festival, Harmony NJ

5-7 Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA

10-12 Sunset Strip Music Festival, Hollywood, CA

11-13 Bestival, Isle of Wight, England

11-13 End Of Road Festival, Dorset, England

12 IndieFest 2009, Louisville, Kentucky

12-13 Monolith Festival, Denver, Colorado

16-19 Musicfest NW, Portland, OR

18-20 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, Telluride, CO

19 Bufest Hawaii, Waikiki, Hawaii

24-26 Goner Fest 6, Memphis, TN

24-27 Charlotte Pop Fest, Charlotte, North Carolina


2-4 Austin City Limits, Austin, TX

7-10 Indie Week Music Festival, Toronto, Canada

17-18 Treasure Island Music Festival, San Francisco, CA

20-24 CMJ Music Marathon, New York City

30-1 Nov Voodoo Music Experience, New Orleans, LA


27-30 Woodstock, Johannesburg, South Africa


SUNBURN, Goa, India

How many will you get to this year?



5 replies on “The Rock and Roll Report 2009 Summer Festival Guide”

Do you hav any festivals scheduled for 2010 and if so what , when and where? Thank you! diane a rocker that just won’t quit rocking

so many cool festivals to visit and not enough time and money to get to them all. How fortunate we are to have these events all year long. I will never stop going to them. one of the best festivals ever is the burningman festival in reno. See ya all there/

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