Festival Round-Up #2


Festival Round-Up #2

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!


When: Saturday, March 21
Where: RFK Stadium Fairgrounds – Washington, D.C.
Tickets: Click here.

America’s largest Saint Paddy’s Day celebration happens four days after the high holy day. There will be five stages for band performances, tons of beers on tap, food from a number of D.c-area pubs and eateries, an Irish market filled with enough Saint Paddy’s swag plus party games through the fairground. Performing will be Pop-Break interview alum Reel Big Fish and one of our favorite Irish bands The Fighting Jamesons. Also on the show will be Carbon Leaf, Scythian, Street Dogs, Celtica, Gaelic Mishap, and Bastard Bearded Irishmen.


When: July 17-19
Where: Union Park, Chicago
Tickets: Click here.

One of the premier, hip music websites in all the world, Pitchfork is throwing a huge bash with bands the reflect the site’s editorial tone and content. Chicago-based site, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, is bringing in Wilco, The New Pornographers, Sleater Kinney, Run the Jewels, A$ap Ferg, Chance the Rapper and a slew of hip, cool bands.


When: May 22-25
Where: Downrown Vegas
Tickets: Click here.

“Punk Rock Bowling was started back in 1999 as a way to bring the independent music community together for an annual party. It has since grown into a 3 day festival in downtown Las Vegas that brings out fans and bands alike from all over the world. Three days of outdoor festivals, four nights of club Shows, a two-day bowling tournament, hotel pool parties, a Punk Rock poker tournament and comedy shows to boot, all wrapped up into one amazing weekend in the City never sleeps.” Check out our interviews with Punk Rock Bowling performers: Dropkick Murphys and Sick of it All.


When: June 25-28
Where: Rothbury, Michigan
Tickets: Click here for tickets.

This is one of he big ones. Electric Forest is one of the most wild and eclectic festival out there featuring the best from the world of EDM, jam, funk, soul, jazz, indie, alternative and reggae. Just think about it — all those jam sessions under the night’s sky. Oh it’s just a beautiful thought. We fear tickets might be sold out, but keep your eyes open for extra tickets if they become available. Check out interviews with performers: Big Gigantic, Break Science, Datsik, Lettuce, and Phantogram.


When: March 7-8
Where: Tampa, Florida
Tickets: Click here.

Wait, wait, wait. You’re telling me for $60 you can get a two-day pass to see this line-up? Man, do I wish I was in Florida this March. The festival will take place right in the heart of downtown Tampa by the Hillsborough River at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens Parks. Outside of the major bands performing this will be a celebration of the local arts scene and will feature a biergarten for the attendees. The show has an absolutely killer line-up and if you’re in the area we cannot recommend checking out sets from Jersey boys Gaslight Anthem, alt-heroes Mutemath, NOLA funk heads Dumpstaphunk and stoner jam gods, Budos Band. You can also check out our interview with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

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