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Monday, February 15, 2010

Local Acts on the Big Festival Circuit: Who's Playing Where

Posted By on Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 3:20 PM

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One measure of musical success is being invited to one of the premiere music fests in the U.S. Among the most established and prestigious, of course, are Bonnaroo, Coachella, and All Tomorrow's Parties, the latter having the added cred of being curated by a different hipster of the arts world every year.

We decided to tally up all the locals being picked up for gigs on the big stages around the country, and into Mexico--with one exception, SXSW has too many acts performing to list 'em all. If you're taking a festication in 2010, here are the familiar faces to look out for.


When: April 16-18
Indio, CA
Street Sweeper Social Club (1/2 local); Faith No More; Les Claypool; Bassnectar; Girls, Sly Stone

MtyMx All Ages Festival of Art and Music

When: March 20-22
Monterrey, Mexico
Locals:Hunx and his Punx; Thee Oh Sees; Sandwitches; Baths

When: June 10-13
Where: Manchester, TN
Locals: Michael Franti & Spearhead; Les Claypool; Bassnectar; The Dodos

All Tomorrow's Parties NY, curated by Jim Jarmusch
Sept. 3-5
Where: Monticello, NY
Sleep (performing Holy Mountain!); Girls; Wooden Shjips

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