Pop-Break Festival Round-Up #1

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There are so many festival line-ups dropping this week that it’s hard to keep up with sometimes. So, in order to bring our readers a quick and comprehensive look at music festival line-ups announcements we created this festival round-up. Enjoy!

Festival Round-Up #1

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When: May 15-17, 2015
Where: The Legendary Gulf Shores in Alabama
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The Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival is a beachfront musical festival that takes place on the legendary Gulf Shores of Alabama. Headlining the fest will be: The Foo Fighter, Zac Brown Band, Beck, Skrillex, Paramore, Spoon and past Pop-Break interviewees Phantogram, Dirty Heads, Umphrey’s McGee and J. Roddy Walston & the Business. All these bands literally by the beach sounds absolutely amazing.

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When: Memorial Day Weekend May 22-24, 2015
Where: City Hall Plaza, Boston MA
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Spend a wicked awesome Memorial Day Weekend in Beantown as Beck, My Morning Jacket, St. Vincent, Run the Jewels, Skrillex and others bring the noise to Boston. What we dig about Boston Calling 2015 is the inclusion of Tenacious D, TV on the Radio, and Gerard Way all of whom are not the typical festival band for the Summer of 2015. The fact this will also be happening in the heart of the city separates this from the “field tests” that proliferate the summer.

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When: May 8-10
Where: Central, Atlanta, GA
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Now THIS could be our favorite line-up so far because the diversity is so wide. Sure, every fest is diverse but hot damn you’re telling me that hard ass bands like Clutch and Death from Above 1979 will be sharing a bill with one of my all-time faves, Flogging Molly as well as Best Coast, Trombone Short and Pres Hall Jazz Band? Do I have friends in Atlanta? Also, look at the rest of this line-up, it’s got a ton of bands no one else has booked. Plus there’s Pop-Break interview alum like: Manchester Orchestra, Kaiser Chiefs, Black Lips, Fidlar, Speedy Ortiz, Frank Turner, Surfer Blood and the aforementioned Clutch and Flogging Molly.

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When: May 8-9, May 15-16
Where: The Vegas Strip
Tickets: Click Here

The famed South American festival comes to Vegas. May 8-9 will be the “rock weekend” and will feature: Metallica, No Doubt, Mana, Linkin Park, The Pretty Reckless, Rise Against, and Hollywood Undead on the Main Stage. Foster the People, Deftones, Gary Clark Jr., Sepultura, Bleachers, Coheed & Cambria, Saints of Valory and Of Mice & Men will perform on the Sunset Stage. May 15-16 will be the pop weekend and will feature: Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Echosmith, Empire of the Sun and Ivete Sangolo on the Main Stage. Jessie J, John Legend, Charli XCX, Joss Stone, Tove Lo, Magic!, James Bay and Mikky Eko take over the Sunset Stage.

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When: June 4-7, 2015
Where: Hunter Mountain, NY
Tickets: Click here

Man, this jam is going to be off the charts. Any time you can get The Black Keys and Robert Plant on a fest, it’s definitely a good time. But we’re kinda stoked on the undercard which features the amazing Budos Band, Benjamin Booker, Trigger Hippy, Dopapod and Lake Street Drive. We’re also stoked to see our old pal Marco Benevento and Pop-Break interviewees Rusted Root, Big Gigantic and Rebelution on the bill.

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Bill Bodkin is the gray bearded owner, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Pop Break. Most importantly, he is lucky husband, and proud father to a beautiful daughter named Sophie. He can be seen regularly on the site reviewing The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, and is the host of the site's podcast, The BreakCast. He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Journalism & English. Follow him on Twitter: @BodkinWrites